(Mandarin) Chinese school in Shanghai: Mandarin House

From 669.- 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..

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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Mandarin conversation course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 2 - 48 week(s)
2 weeks From 669.- EUR
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
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 accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
2
669 EUR
1381 EUR
3
968 EUR
1993 EUR
4
1207 EUR
2489 EUR
6
1775 EUR
3655 EUR
8
2231 EUR
4589 EUR
12
3143 EUR
6469 EUR
16
4167 EUR
8573 EUR
24
5855 EUR
12085 EUR
Extra week (24+)
241 EUR
497 EUR

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (01.06-28.08.2020) +15%
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (31.05-29.08.2020) +15%

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
per level
21 EUR

Options

Administrative fee
shipping fee, 1-3 months
86 EUR
Administrative fee
shipping fee, 4+ months
171 EUR
Extra night (host family) 50 EUR
Airport transfer (pick-up) 86 EUR
Starting dates beginner
13.01 / 17.02 / 16.03 / 13.04 / 11.05 / 08.06 / 06.07 / 03.08 / 31.08 / 05.10 / 02.11.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 24.01 / 01.05 / 25.06.2020
Holidays
26.01.2020 - 01.02.2020
27.09.2020 - 03.10.2020

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, 20+5 lessons/week

Beginner to advanced (C1), 2 - 48 week(s)
2 weeks From 983.- EUR
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ General (private): 5 of 45 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:30
General (private): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
2
983 EUR
1695 EUR
3
1439 EUR
2464 EUR
4
1835 EUR
3117 EUR
6
2717 EUR
4597 EUR
8
3487 EUR
5845 EUR
12
5027 EUR
8353 EUR
16
6679 EUR
11085 EUR
24
9647 EUR
15877 EUR
Extra week (24+)
399 EUR
655 EUR

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (01.06-28.08.2020) +15%
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (31.05-29.08.2020) +15%

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
per level
21 EUR

Options

Administrative fee
shipping fee, 1-3 months
86 EUR
Administrative fee
shipping fee, 4+ months
171 EUR
Extra night (host family) 50 EUR
Airport transfer (pick-up) 86 EUR
Starting dates beginner
13.01 / 17.02 / 16.03 / 13.04 / 11.05 / 08.06 / 06.07 / 03.08 / 31.08 / 05.10 / 02.11.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 24.01 / 01.05 / 25.06.2020
Holidays
26.01.2020 - 01.02.2020
27.09.2020 - 03.10.2020

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 (C1), 2 - 48 week(s)
2 weeks From 869.- EUR
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
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 accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
2
869 EUR
1581 EUR
3
1268 EUR
2293 EUR
4
1607 EUR
2889 EUR
6
2375 EUR
4255 EUR
8
3031 EUR
5389 EUR
12
4343 EUR
7669 EUR
16
5767 EUR
10173 EUR
24
8255 EUR
14485 EUR
Extra week (24+)
341 EUR
597 EUR

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (01.06-28.08.2020) +15%
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (31.05-29.08.2020) +15%

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
per level
21 EUR

Options

Administrative fee
shipping fee, 1-3 months
86 EUR
Administrative fee
shipping fee, 4+ months
171 EUR
Extra night (host family) 50 EUR
Airport transfer (pick-up) 86 EUR
Starting dates beginner
13.01 / 17.02 / 16.03 / 13.04 / 11.05 / 08.06 / 06.07 / 03.08 / 31.08 / 05.10 / 02.11.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 24.01 / 01.05 / 25.06.2020
Holidays
26.01.2020 - 01.02.2020
27.09.2020 - 03.10.2020

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.

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

96% of students recommending this school

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/ 5
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24 students gave their opinion about this school

21 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
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24 years old - Italy
/ 5
1 week, February 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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18 years old - Réunion
/ 5
2 weeks, December 2017 – January 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 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)
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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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« 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)
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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. »

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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