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Chinese Courses with optional Internship in Shanghai

Formerly known as the “Paris of the East”, Shanghai is a vibrant metropolis and Asia’s business capital offering you a cosmopolitan lifestyle that swings between the ultra-chic of now and thousands of years of Chinese tradition and culture.  

Considered as Asia’s business capital, Shanghai is full of opportunity and through our practical Chinese language programs, we can help open the door to your future in China!

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Course Types & Prices 2017

To book your place on a program, the non-refundable application fee of $119 USD must be paid. Fees can be paid in USD or by credit card in any currency upon request.

Find the course that meets your interests!

Intensive Courses: 

Comprehensive 30, from $463 USD a week

Covers listening, speaking, reading and writing; the 4 building blocks of language learning and build a strong foundation to master your Chinese skills! The Comprehensive 30 intensive course will allow you to focus on real-life Chinese conversational skills and the reading and writing of Chinese characters

Conversational 20, from $338 USD a week

A great choice to learn the communication essentials of Chinese pinyin, listening and speaking skills, giving you confidence to speak Chinese after the very first lesson! 4 interactive group classes every morning focusing on practical Chinese conversational skills and giving you the rest of the day to practice what you learnt in your own time

Reading and HSK, from $177 USD per week

Characters are an essential part of Chinese culture and by learning them you get a deeper understanding of the language. Take the lunge and look long-term with your Chinese. Learn to read, write and understand some of the mysteries behind a writing system that is  5,000 years old

Business Intensive 25 & Combined course, from $534 USD per week

Four group lessons a day focusing on Chinese general conversational skills as well as an additional daily private lesson to cover business Chinese or any other topic of interest such as Chinese history, culture, HSK preparation etc.


Are you an ambitious young professional who sees potential in China to kick-start your career? Are you open-minded, dynamic, ready to take the initiative to succeed, and able to work independently in a cross-cultural environment? We work with an extensive corporate network and can offer a valuable in-China work experience. Register now to make China your future and obtain a valuable edge in today’s competitive job market.

  • China is the world’s 2nd largest economy and growing at a rate of over 8% a year
  • Of the world’s Fortune 500 companies, nearly 480 have invested in China
  • The number of foreigners in China who can speak Chinese and have in-China work experience is less than 0.05% of China’s population
Advertising, Finance, Hospitality, Event Management , Architecture, Export and Trade, HR, Media & Publishing, Consulting, Education, IT, Tourism,  
Journalism, Logistics, Marketing, Transport, PR, Real estate, Research and more!
Services Included
  • Internship placement (unpaid) with potential allowance
  • Visa application and extension support
  • Welcome package
  • 24/7 continual and emergency support
  • Networking events, cultural and business orientation
  • Internship recommendation letter
  • College graduate
  • Aged 20 to 38
  • Registration complete 12 weeks before internship commencement
  • Intermediate level of Chinese before commencing the internship

  • Beijing - Chinese Courses with optional Internship
  • Our schools are located in the very hearts of Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Suzhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, London and New York City which offer lively, interactive classes and a central location for your study. Contact us for classes in these locations.

Reasons to learn Chinese in Shanghai with us

Established in 2004 and one of the first private Mandarin Schools in China, we have helped over 30,000 foreign students from 100+ nationalities to speak Mandarin!

Our Advantages
There are countless language schools in China, so why would you want to take a Chinese course with us?
  • We're in a great location 
  • A real nice atmosphere in a lovely building 
  • Qualified and experienced teachers. All are degree qualified, bilingual, comprehensively trained and have an average of 5,000 Chinese teaching hours experience
  • Self-developed teaching curriculum. Regularly updated and revised, designed by our best teachers
  •  A wide range of programs for 11 levels of Chinese, small group classes, private tutoring, business specialized Chinese, HSK exam preparation, Chinese teacher training, internship and junior summer programs
  • Great Student Life. Cultural activities organised every week such as Chinese cooking, calligraphy, city tours, kung fu and much more
  • Attended by a nice mix of students 
  • A range of quality accommodation options – homestay, private studio apartments and shared apartments
Our Students 
  • There are students from over 80 different countries coming from all around the world. Depending on circumstances, 25% of our students come from North America, 25% come from Western Europe and the rest come from other parts of the world
  • One of the great things about our school is the mixture of people you will meet here at any given time
  • Students of all ages have studied at the school ranging from 7 to 87 years! Most of our students average age between 23 and 45 years old
School's Location
  • The school at Shanghai People's Square is located in the heart of the city, just off the famous Nan Jing Road Pedestrian Street
  • within walking distance to the Bund - Shanghai's well known waterfront
  • There are 4 subway lines at People's Square station
  • Starting dates: Any Monday (Specific start dates for total beginners)
  • The minimum age is 16 years old
  • All levels from complete beginners to very advanced
  • Classes are held from Monday to Friday
  • Maximum 10 students and minimum 3 students
  • Intensive Courses have been carefully designed with just one thing in mind to help you with your goal to master Mandarin as quick and effective as possible
  • We are certainly aware of the challenges our students may face, from our experience, then through our unmatched teaching staff and updated learning materials, you will find Mandarin is not so difficult and you will be speaking Chinese before you know it!
  • Our intensive courses have been carefully designed from the ground-up, basing the curriculum and personal teaching approach around modern pedagogy methods and the valuable feedback received from our countless students, teachers and education department.
Included in the price
  • Selected Chinese course
  • Language Certificate at end of the course
  • Books and/or course materials 
  • Level test
  • Chinese immersion with our social program 
  • Access to all the school facilities 
  • Application fee $119 USD
  • Housing placement fee $98 USD
  • Visa invitation document $98 USD
  • Summer Supplement +15% (4 Jun -27 Aug)
  • Shanghai Airport transfer fee (one way) $89 USD
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Optional accommodation during your Chinese Course in Shanghai

The accommodation can be arranged on request in a Chinese host family, shared apartment or private studio apartment.

Homestay, from $320 USD a week

Do you want the complete China experience?  Aside from your own single room, you will be sharing life with a Chinese family at their home. Through conversation, meals and daily activities shared with your host family, this is the perfect way to put your Chinese into practice and learn more about modern Chinese life and culture. You will learn Chinese language and culture through daily life making this is the best option for a full immersive experience. Clean and safe, you will be expected to live and eat in the way the family does. The family will provide breakfast and dinner introducing you to the real Chinese food you can’t find in typical Chinese restaurants.

Surroundings: As a general rule, our host families are between 30 to 45 minutes from the school by public transportation. You will find all services like shops, banks and post office in the area.

Shared Apartment

In the heart of the city center, you will find our apartments just a short walk away from the school and next to the subway and many conveniences. The apartments are furnished and equipped with all essential modern appliances and located in residential buildings. This is the best option to make new international friends and share your China experience.  You will your own private room and shared access to an equipped kitchen, laundry and bathroom. Internet is complimentary as is water, gas and electricity. There is also a cleaning service once a week.

Surroundings: Between 2 to 20 minutes walk from the school, you will find all daily services like shops, banks, restaurants, cafes and the post office all close by. Located near easy public transportation, you can explore the city with ease and convenience

Private Studio Apartment

Situated in prime locations just a short distance from the school, Mandarin House’s Private Studio Apartments give you the privacy and comfort you deserve. Clean and fully equipped with modern furnishings you will not need to worry about anything. You will have your own private room, equipped kitchen, laundry and bathroom. Internet is complimentary as is water, gas and electricity. There is also a cleaning service once a week.

Surroundings: Between just 2 to 20 minutes walk from the school, you will find all daily services like shops, banks, restaurants, cafes and the post office all close by. Near easy public transportation, you can explore the city with ease and convenience.

Activities: Learn to speak Chinese and have fun!

We will be here to help and support you before your arrival and during your stay until you return home. Make friends, practise your Chinese, and visit Shanhai's iconic locations and hidden gems!

With height-defying skyscrapers to the west of the HuangPu River and the historic Bund on the east; Shanghai has one of the world’s most memorable skylines and it is a great reflection of Shanghai’s character; historic, modern and international.

Every morning on the nearby Nanjing Road you can find elder people doing exercises, practicing Tai Chi or dancing. Walk into any park and you will discover new things unique to China; people walking backwards, unusual stretching or playing MahJong.

Real Life Chinese Activities 
  • Tea culture and ceremony 
  • City brief intro and explore neighborhoods on foot 
  • Learn Chinese songs
  • Play Mahyong
  • Play Ping-Pong
  • Kung Fu
  • Tai Chi

Cultural Workshops
  • Go wild with a Chinese brush 
  • Cook your own dumplings 
  • Enjoy a Chinese banquet 
  • Make huntun
  • Chinese painting and calligraphy

  • The historic Yuyuan Garden 
  • Contemporary Shanghai at Taikang Road 
  • Hop through the Ancient Water Village 
  • Visit China’s tallest building in Lujiazui 
  • Shanghai Museum  


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