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Campus In Shanghai


Our Shanghai campus is located in the heart of downtown Shanghai, a 10-minute walk away from Jing’an Temple subway station, Line 2, and less than 5-minute walk from Changping Road subway station, Line 7.

Wuding Road No. 881, Bldg 1, 5/F, Jing’an District, Shanghai, China 200040

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(+86) 21 6095 8317

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For the taxi

Jìng’ān qū Wǔdìng lù 881 hào (jìn Chángdé lù)

lit. “Jing’an district, Wuding road, number 881 (near Changde road)”

Around the campus

Jing’an Temple (10 mins); expat area full of restaurants and bars


Nearby subway stations

You can get to our school by taking Line 2 to Jing’an Temple Station or Line 7 to Changping Road Station, and, in both cases, get out at Exit 3.

Shanghai subway is one of the most convenient ways to get around the city. Shanghai has more than 17 subway lines that link the city, with stations mainly set near top destinations and hubs. Fares typically average anywhere from 3 to 9 yuan, depending on the distance traveled. You can get a Shanghai subway card at nearly any station - via an automated machine or a ticket counter.


Students’ Feedback

What Our Students Say

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I was invited by a friend to enjoy 2-hour long FREE ONLINE Chinese language classes during 2 weeks! Being long time without classes, I found myself missing Chinese language learning... 🤓 Thanks to That's Mandarin for this opportunity!

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Ramona M, Bulgaria

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Enjoy Learning Chinese at That's Mandarin! It was a great refresher to brush up my Chinese before school starts again

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Justin R, the US

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If you're living in Shanghai, Beijing or Shenzhen you can have 2 weeks worth of lessons for free at ANY level! The lessons are in small groups and don't use standard textbooks, focusing on everyday language, so it's really efficient to learn 👌

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Luke J, Croatia

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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the course schedule?

You will have 2 classes* in 1 day.
There are two options for the group schedule:
Tuesday classes in the morning (10:20am-12:00 pm with a 10-min break in between) or in the evening (7:00-8:40 pm pm with a 10-min break in between).

*1 class = 45 minutes

What are your teachers like? Are they native speakers?

All our teachers are native Chinese speakers, highly qualified and experienced in teaching Chinese to foreigners. They are university graduates with majors in Chinese language education or Chinese literature.

Before they join us, they have to obtain a Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL, or TCSOL) certificate, and successfully complete That’s Mandarin’s mandatory Teachers Training Course (TTC).

What teaching materials do you use?

We’ve developed our own teaching and learning methods.

We use our own in-house learning platform NihaoCafe for both online and offline Chinese classes. On this platform, you’ll be able to access your learning materials, connect with your teachers, review your lessons, and schedule your classes.

For HSK 1-3, the standard course is built around a TV series we filmed featuring 64 episodes, and the story set in modern China with over 70 characters in 45 locations. Students can watch the videos, read interactive dialogues, learn new words & grammar, and practice with exercises on the platform.

For HSK 4, more advanced learners can read articles on various topics – Chinese culture, modern China, China’s economy & job market, dialogues from daily life, and many more. This level has the same set of interactive exercises as the previous levels.

Will the classes be taught in English?

All our classes are taught in Chinese to give students a fully immersive Chinese experience. Even for absolute beginners, our teachers will only use limited English to help you understand them. Our teacher will use pictures, videos, signs and gestures to help you learn.

As your Chinese level progresses, less and less English will be used in your classes and you will be able to understand more and more Chinese every day.

Will I be able to improve my Chinese with only 2 days of classes a week?

Sure! Our program is specifically made for students who don’t have enough free time to study non-stop but still want to ace their Chinese. You will be surprised with great results and improvement of your Chinese skills by the end of the course.

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