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That’s Mandarin’s 1-on-1 courses are available in Beijing and Shanghai. They offer flexible schedule and a variety, of course, curriculums that allow students to make significant progress in a short time. The student has the chance to practice Chinese as much as he likes in class and apply the language knowledge acquired in his daily life right after the class.

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  • Highly experienced teachers
  • Conducive learning environment
  • Affordable
  • Vibrant & cultural school life
  • Dynamic Chinese lessons

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  • Academics 9.3
  • Support 9.6
  • Fun 8.9
  • Housing 9
  • Safety 9.7
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佳奈
10/10

Learn Chinese With Pleasure

My daughter and I have been learning at That's Mandarin Beijing for almost half a year, and we feel very much satisfied with the school.

Teachers are all very professional; they're not only patient enough to let us talk as much as we want to, but also careful enough to point out grammatical and/or pronunciation errors as soon as they find ones in our Chinese.

The school provide us with a high tech teaching material both online and on a smart phone application, which is so convenient that we are able to review lessons anywhere anytime. Easy access to the class material as such is really helpful especially for those who are not full-time students like me.

I also appreciate the kind assistance of administration staffs. They're always taking care of us and give us a prompt reply when we ask them to reschedule our appointment.

I'd like to thank them all and I hope our Chinese would be better soon with the great help of That's Mandarin!

我和我女儿会不断地坚持下去!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Liz
10/10

Lovely School

I went to the school as a student. It is a good school. It have people lovely people at school who can help you whenever you are in need. The class is good and fun. The school provides the excellent teaching methods, which helps me to remember the news words and new knowledge everyday. They combing with their online system. This is a great help for me to after the class, as I can access to all the class notes and learning materials. In the school, they also give me a spare classroom in the afternoon to do my homework.
I definitely recommend this school for those who are into mandarin learning. I hope you will enjoy it. It is great opportunity !!!!!!!

How can this program be improved?
Everything is wonderful.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Michaela
10/10

One-to-one lessons

I just took 5 days of 6 one-to-one lessons per day in That's Mandarin Beijing and I have to say that it was really great experience. Last year while I was in Beijing I had lessons in some other school so I can compare, and lessons in TM were 1000 times better. I appreciate very much also the App which help me to review what I have learned. After just 30 lessons I have noticed a big progress in my Chinese. I also have to mention that all members of TM staff are really lovely, Liu Song Yu and Holly especially. I highly recommend That's Mandarin to anyone who'd like to significantly improve hers/his level of Chinese in such a short time.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Anna
10/10

Effective classes with useful curriculum

I take one-to-one classes. I used to go in person but recently my company moved far away so now I take online classes with the same teacher. In the two months that i have been going, I can see a definite improvement in my Chinese level. Compared with my old school, TM has allowed me to improve my skills more effectively. The topics I have gone through so far have helped me in my daily life in China (eg. ordering take away or a taxi). TM is very organised!

How can this program be improved?
More locations
Yes, I recommend this program
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Matheus
10/10

Great Experience

I absolutely loved my experience in Beijing. I would personally recommend the 1-on-1 classes since the benefits you get from having a teacher that accommodates what you know and don't know is extremely beneficial (students in group programs often study Chinese in different ways and have significantly-varying strengths and weaknesses in different parts of the Chinese language). The city of Beijing itself was the safest cities I've ever been to and I have never at any point felt unsafe or uncomfortable when visiting different parts of the city by myself at night or during the day.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Jon
10/10

That's Mandarin Intensive Programme

That’s Mandarin is an excellent language school catering to students of all ability. With a unique teaching style of taking notes on PC during lesson and printing these off for students to revise from, I was able to grasp the Chinese language in a rather short period of time (albeit, I participated in a 6-hour, 5-day a week programme). While I was a little worried when informed I would have to experience changes in teachers and schedule halfway through the programme while the school moved locations, it is a testament to the professionalism of the school that I was largely unaffected – particularly given that all the teachers are trained in the same style of teaching.

How can this program be improved?
Wider activities outside the classroom that provide an opportunity for students of all ages and abilities to intermingle.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Eric
10/10

Amazing learning experience with truly attentive staff。

I had the opportunity to spend two weeks in Beijing to learn Mandarin and chose the That's Mandarin school based on their stellar online reviews. And I was not disappointed! The entire staff at That's Mandarin made the whole experience truly exceptional: from the initial registration process (Thanks Holly for building a personalized program that fit my budget and schedule), to the brand new location and equipment, to the classes themselves where the teaching staff (special kudos to Meng Meng and Xiao Dan!) adapted the speed and content of the courses to my progress, while keeping every class fun, lively and ultimately super productive. I now feel prepared to go out and do much better than just survive in Beijing. I'll definitely come back to further learn about this amazing country and culture, and I already know in which school it will be!

Yes, I recommend this program
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JANNICKE
9/10

My experience with That's Mandarin

I like my classes at That's Mandarin. I'm focusing on spoken Chinese so I usually pick a subject together with my teacher to discuss during class. This way the classes are always interesting.

That Mandarin's teachers are really good. I've had a couple of teachers and I've enjoyed the classes with all of them. They are very good at adjusting the level and class content depending on my needs and current knowledge.

The staff is also very nice and always helpful. Due to an extremely busy work schedule I sometimes have to change the class schedule but there are never any problems.
The reason I decided to start studying at That's Mandarin is that they instead of using a textbook customize the classes for each student. The classes are very flexible and the teachers always adjust the topic of the classes according to my needs and wishes.
This way I've learned a lot of new expressions that are useful but you won't learn if you strictly follow a textbook.

when I first started studying at That's Mandarin I was living in Beijing so I had classes at the school but when I moved back home they helped me to arrange online classes. Even though it's more difficult to study abroad where you don't have as many opportunities to practice Chinese I've managed to improve my Mandarin level.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Mariko
9/10

Great school to learn Chinese

I have been taking classes at That’s Mandarin since 2014 when I was living as working in Beijing. I returned to Australia in 2017, but have continued taking classes and have a face-to-face lesson once a week using the school’s online portal. This is a testament to the excellent teachers and online resources at That’s Mandarin. I would particu like to commend the dedicated and enthusiastic teachers. Not only did they teach me about Chinese grammar, but they also taught me about Chinese culture and history.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Maka
10/10

Online Class

When I decided to start taking online classes with That's Mandarin, I didn't really know what to expect. I had heard from some friends who had tried online classes elsewhere that it was a waste of time and that the student was not given enough attention. But I am glad that I followed my intuition and enrolled for That's Mandarin online courses! There are so many advantages that I just don't know where to start! First, I have to point out the quality of the service and teachers at That's Mandarin. From the moment I got in touch with them, they have always been prompt to reply while at the same time delivering complete information. As for the scheduling of sessions, they really try to find a time that would fit your timetable. I started the online lessons when I was still in the U.K and then pursued them once I got to China; and even with time difference, they were able to find a proper time for me. In terms of the quality of classes, I can honestly say that I have been more than satisfied. The teacher are competent and attentive to your needs. They design the lesson in a way that will help you improve in the domain you want to work on. My experience with That's Mandarin's online classes has been great so far and I intend to continue learning with them in the future.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Susanne
10/10

Best Mandarin School in Beijing

I am 47 years old and arrived in Beijing with no Mandarin. However, only 7 months of part-time classes at That's Mandarin helped me to manage everyday life situations.

My teachers’ approach responds to my immediate needs. From the beginning I was able to practice in shops and restaurants, with neighbours and bank clerks. My teachers encouraged me and made sure that little achievements counterbalance the frustration that inevitably occurs when learning a very difficult language.

The one-to-one-classes are very focused, lively and often funny. It is obvious that the teachers are responsive to individual learning styles on the basis of years of teaching experience. Their sound expertise enables them to apply a range of different teaching methods, which cover structural grammatical knowledge as well as playful exercise. The classes deepened my interest in Chinese language and culture and they motivated me to pursue my studies. A thousand thanks to the school and to my teachers for this great gift!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Marta
10/10

Family camp at TM, great summer course

As for the whole program , teachers and staff at That´s Mandarin have been very kind and the online system I think is very useuful, as we can review every day lesson.

Nivira
Morning excursions are very fun,
I think 2 hours of class per day is not enough, I would introduce more classes, writing, listening, etc..
As for the teacher, she learnt more the first week than the second, maybe cause the group she was in was more advanced
In general she was very happy about the teacher.
It was very kind of you to give them the final day presents and the certificate...

Marta
Teacher was pretty good and I learnt a lot. She also helps me moving around Beijing. Online system is very good.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Zlata
10/10

I had a great Summer Camp in That`s Mandarin

Places:We went to the Great Wall, The Forbiden City, The Zoo, National Museum of China, Fake Beach and we also went to a different shoping places and other.

We have eaten amazing chines food and we also had pizzas , sushi and many other delicious types. I loved going to many different places on the week, after school me and the kids in my apartment and in the school went out to play sports, go shopping, go to the movies and many other places that i forgot the name of but had amazing experience. The classes are fun we have a 45 minute class than we have a brake for 15 minutes till the hour is other. During those 15 minutes you can do whatever you would like to do, you can play outside, listen to music, go to a market and ask a teacher before you go so they would know where are you. The teachers are usually very very nice including the master but master can sometimes be stricker than other teachers because she is the rule maker and you have to get used it and just listen, by the rules that she made the school lives for 12 years even more! The Great Wall of China is very hard to climb but it’s amazing experience and you have a slide down if you are very tired. The Fake Beach is fake because instead of the ocean it’s 4 to 5 different pools and 5th one is the biggest. The Forbidden City was great but the garden is very very beautiful. And just saying i went crazy on the souvenirs and because of this i had to buy another suitcase but that will be a carry on! And i will be back for sure next summer:)

Yes, I recommend this program
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Joanna
9/10

Engaging, enjoyable and effective learning

I am enjoying my 1-on-1 classes at That's Mandarin Beijing. I do them part time, so not really intensive, but it suits me well having 4 hours of class a week.

I find the school very well organised, and easy to communicate with. The class structure is very flexible allowing for me to continue even when very busy, and the process if I need to cancel is simple.

I find the teachers very skilled and patient, and excellent at motivating me and also at mixing it up and creating tailored content (as well as following a curriculum).

The Smart Lingo website and app are also great – and just keep improving with new features. It is excellent to be able to revise anywhere.

How can this program be improved?
More written exercises (even if pinyin not characters) and structured "homework" to help students study between classes would be good, but it's really a 'nice to have' because if the student is motivated they will do it!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Jan
10/10

Great Learning Experience in That`s Mandarin

I am very pleased with the integrated approach of That’s Mandarin. It has helped me a lot to pass HSK3 and now to prepare for HSK4. The big advantage as that the progress is recorded in personal files in That’s Mandarin self developed IT and in this way speaking, writing and memorizing new words is dealt with in a very effective way. The teachers are also very committed and diligent in helping the students to make progress. Availability of the teachers is flexible with allows for changes in the individual programs to adapt teaching to changing working times.

Yes, I recommend this program

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