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.
OUR PARTNER CIIC
- 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.
EAST MEETS WEST
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.