(Mandarin) Chinese school in Shanghai: Mandarin House

From 702.- EUR
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Key points

  • Economic centre of China and a rapidly expanding city
  • Modern and well-equipped school located in a magnificent area
  • Friendly environment with committed teachers available to help you

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
26 years
Nationality mix
Germany, France, Sweden, etc..
ratings
22 authentic opinions

Mandarin House is ideally situated in the very centre of Shanghai, near the pedestrian Nanjing Road, with a huge array of restaurants, cafés and shops nearby. The language school boasts qualified, multilingual staff that are highly experienced in teaching Mandarin. Lessons take place in 22 classrooms and the school enjoys excellent multimedia equipment and free Wi-Fi.

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  • Level and needs assessment
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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From EUR 702.-
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
2
702
1444
3
1014
2084
4
1262
2596
6
1854
3812
8
2318
4772
12
3246
6692
16
4302
8868
24
6030
12452
Extra week (24+)
248
512
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
28.01 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 24.06 / 22.07 / 19.08 / 16.09 / 21.10 / 18.11 / 16.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 05.04 / 01.05 / 07.06 / 13.09.2019
Holidays
10.02.2019 - 16.02.2019
29.09.2019 - 05.10.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Note: On Sundays, the arrival to host family homes must take place between 12:00 and 16:00.

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From EUR 922.-
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-15:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
2
922
1664
3
1344
2414
4
1702
3036
6
2514
4472
8
3198
5652
12
4566
8012
16
6062
10628
24
8670
15092
Extra week (24+)
358
622
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
28.01 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 24.06 / 22.07 / 19.08 / 16.09 / 21.10 / 18.11 / 16.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 05.04 / 01.05 / 07.06 / 13.09.2019
Holidays
10.02.2019 - 16.02.2019
29.09.2019 - 05.10.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Note: On Sundays, the arrival to host family homes must take place between 12:00 and 16:00.

Combined course

Beginner to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From EUR 1046.-
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 5 one-to-one)
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
2
1046
1788
3
1530
2600
4
1950
3284
6
2886
4844
8
3694
6148
12
5310
8756
16
7054
11620
24
10158
16580
Extra week (24+)
420
684
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
28.01 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 24.06 / 22.07 / 19.08 / 16.09 / 21.10 / 18.11 / 16.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 05.04 / 01.05 / 07.06 / 13.09.2019
Holidays
10.02.2019 - 16.02.2019
29.09.2019 - 05.10.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Note: On Sundays, the arrival to host family homes must take place between 12:00 and 16:00.

Options/Extras

Course material (to be paid on site) (per level) 23 EUR
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) ((02.06-31.08.19): +15%
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Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) ((02.06-31.08.19): +15%
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Administrative fee for visa (shipping fee, 1-3 months) 86 EUR
Administrative fee for visa (shipping fee, 4+ months) 133 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) 78 EUR

Other accommodation options

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4/5
Overall rating

95% of students recommending this school

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/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5

22 students gave their opinion about this school

18 years old - Réunion
/ 5
2 weeks, December 2017 – January 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui j'ai effectivement fait des progrès dans les deux langues, chinois et anglais grâce au fait d'être plongé au quotidien avec la population locale »
19 years old - France
/ 5
3 weeks, July – August 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.5 / 5) (Host family)
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25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, February – May 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (3 / 5) (Host family)
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24 years old - Germany
/ 5
5 weeks, March – April 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, schnelle Vorschritte, aber hoher Lernaufwand um gut mitzukommen »
School highlights
« Zentral, freundlich, hilfsbereit »
65 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, October – November 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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School highlights
« La qualité de l'enseignement m'a bien convenu. Le professeur s'est toujours donné de la peine à faire participer tout le monde et à ce que chacun s'efforce à parler. Il y avait beaucoup d'exercices oraux, en groupe, en bilatérale, en individuel selon l'exercice. Le prof donnait beaucoup d'importance à l'expression orale et à développer les questions de base, sur les problèmes de la vie existentielle.Son discours était bien rôder, fluide et jamais à court de réponses très pertinentes.En fait c'est tout ce qui m'a manqué lors de mon séjour chez DonQuijote à Salamanque cet été en Espagne. »
25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, October 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) ()
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Der Unterricht hatte eine sehr gute Qualität; ich hatte den Eindruck, dass ich in den kurzen 3 Wochen extrem viel gelernt hatte. »
22 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2016
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Sehr gute Lehrer (sehr intensives Kursmatrial)!
12 weeks, April – July 2016
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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« Gute Lage der Schule und Appartment. Tolle Lehrer. »
Top tips
« Möglichst viele Ausflüge/Reisen unternehmen. »
47 years old - France
/ 5
3 weeks, June – July 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
10 weeks, June – September 2015
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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Overall impression of the country
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School (4.8 / 5)
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School facilities
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
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Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Testimonials

Doris Schneider
Doris Schneider
Mandarin House, Beijing
Duration: 8 weeks

Going to China had always been a dream of mine and I'm really happy to have done it with a language study trip. For me, it's the best way of travelling. I already had some basis in Chinese but thanks to the classes, I was really able to speak. Not only in class, but also in the street, in the shops and going out at night! In addition, I was able to benefit from the ESL offer to combine Beijing (2 months) and Shanghai (3 months)...it was really great!

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Host family
Living around 50 minutes from the school, you will have a single room with half-board provided, share the bathroom with your host family and have access to the kitchen. This type of accommodation gets you closer to the Chinese way of life and gives you the unrivalled opportunity to practise your Chinese with native speakers in total immersion.

The Yuyuan Garden, where wooden bridges and red pagodas surround tranquil ponds, or the merchant’s gallery, its roofs adorned with fortune-brining dragons, are beautiful places to relax after class. Or, visit any number of spectacular art galleries, with artwork from all over the world. Don’t miss the Temple of the Jade Buddha, the city’s most venerated Buddhist temple, and the Yuyuan Gardens Bazaar, which is a prime location for picking up unique souvenirs. And if you want to treat yourself to something really special, go on a helicopter ride or a cruise on the Huangpu River. Whatever activities you choose, you will get a taste of the great history of Shanghai and China.

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