It is our mission to spread the beautiful Chinese language by delivering our students the highest teaching quality possible, whatever their ambition, background or age, and wherever they are.

To be able to do so we have enlisted the best teachers and developed our unique teaching concept, yielding results beyond expectation.


  • urgency to continuosly innovate and improve our methods and products;
  • ambition to provide our students with the best possible service;
  • warm family feeling in all our classrooms of all our schools

In order to further improve our Mandarin service to our students CIIC and Silk Mandarin started this partnership.

CIIC and Silk Mandarin now enjoy four locations in the city, Pudong Lujiazui, Xujiahui and Hongqiao developing zone, boasting over 1,500m2 area, 75 classrooms and 150 teachers. We are a certified HSK Test Center, issuing official HSK Exam Certificates and have been authorised by Government to provide our students with a student’s Visa with a duration ranging from 1 month to 1 year.

CIIC was founded in 1987 and by now is a China Fortune 500 company. Since 2010 CIIC provides outstanding Mandarin language training for foreign students from all over the world.


Mandarin is a very vivid and colourful language. Listening to a Chinese conversation is as if the words you are listening to, simultaneously trigger a series of short animations that appear before your eyes. No wonder, with its Han Zi (Chinese Script), the characters which are all derived from pictures, tell stories of their own! Those Chinese characters structure the language while at the same time allow for enormous flexibility, giving you the ability to express yourself accurately and powerfully. And no wonder we emphasize the importance of adequate listening skills, as aural skills are mandatory for learning to communicate in the so typical Chinese way.

Our in-house designed 1-2-3 Learning Cycle fully recognises these and other fundamentals of the Chinese language. We decompose the language to make you see and understand the core of it, at the same time, we just start using it. And isn’t that like you learned your mother tongue, where using and understanding go hand in hand?


Based on our vision our main features are as follows.

Silk Mandarin appproach
Traditional approach
2 IN 1 and 2 PLUS 1 Curriculum
Our Curriculum makes you achieve your Mandarin learning goal, while at the same time preparing you to pass Chinese exam
Extra courses required to prepare for exam
CLEVER Learning, using our Slow Motion Technique
Our Slow Motion Technique reveals the true core of Mandarin, which boosts your learning speed enormously
The core of Mandarin is not revealed
EASY Memorization, using our Structure Map
We decompose the Chinese language into a number of essential building blocks. This makes it easy to understand and hence easy to remember it
Memorizing just by repetition
FUN Using, turns your Knowledge into Skill by multiple ways of practicing
Games, music, poetry, movies, activities e.a.. make up an important part of our method, not only during our courses but also off camopus and after graduation
One way practicing: only use books
Standardized teaching method
Silk Mandarin teaching method used by all teachers to secure teaching quality
Teaching method depends on teachers: different teachers use different method
Continual curriculum improvement
Based on student’ s feedback and teachers growing experience we continually improve our courses using the PLAN-DO-ACT-CHECK cycle
No pro-active curriculum improvement


As Silk Mandarin’s founders are from China and The Netherlands Silk Mandarin literally brings together the best of both worlds, the best from the East and the best from the West: home-grown methods of teaching Chinese and China’s culture, combined with modern European teaching techniques and sound European management.