It is a fact that companies who have managed to master the Chinese language and to understand China’s customs and etiquette are far more successful in reaching their foreset goals than those who failed to do so.
More and more companies realise this and have found the way to our school to engage in our Corporate Training. Our training, laid out to accommodate each company’s specific needs, will not only result in significantly better communication between your foreign employees and your Chinese clients but also in a better mutual understanding within your team.
They trust us
Our private students highly value our teaching method and our teachers. They enjoy their classes a lot and quickly are able to actually speak Mandarin! Apart from that they appreciate the warm family kind of atmosphere.
Go Abroad Reviews
“I started studying Chinese at Silk Mandarin after two of my friends with excellent Chinese highly recommended them. I had already lived in China for 2 years while working full-time and studying (in a half-assed way) on the side and had taken 1 year of university Chinese. But I felt really inspired at Silk Mandarin that my studying was going to pay off, which energized me a lot. One great part was that I was able to dictate what I wanted to learn and what would be useful for my work and daily life. That in and of itself was great, but it’s not the thing that sets Silk Mandarin apart from other schools I’ve gone to. Instead the big things these guys do is teach you the logic of the language, using a very straightforward and easy to understand method, but one that I’d never heard anything about before in university or other private schools. Once my teacher started teaching me this, so many pieces were coming together for me in terms of sentence structure and how Chinese works. I think my language was really inconsistent before and I was never sure where to put which words because I knew different rules but not a unified one. So I’d say these guys are incredibly friendly and flexible and cool, but they also really know their stuff. I’m a native English-speaking editing/writing professional who majored in lit and my Chinese teacher knows the English parts of speech better than I do– you have to understand language to teach it and these guys have it down :)”
Over the last few years I have tried over 5 different Mandarin schools and found that Silk Mandarin is by far the best. What I find intresting about Silk Mandarin is that they seek to constantly improve their teaching methodology, something very different from any other Mandarin school I have encountered so far. The teachers and the management are all extremely involved and passionate about teaching Chinese: it really is something special. After two years of Silk Mandarin part time studies and no prior experience of studying Mandarin, I am now about to start with HSK5 classes. I would not have expected to improve my Mandarin this quick. This school is really something special and I have (successfully) recommended it to many friends in Shanghai who are now also fixed customers.
“Upon entering the school the motto says “More Than Just Talking!”, which made me think most Chinese schools would say this plus initially I found them on a map app. Honestly, the space is quaint, comfortable and staff is very personable. Final decision to join came after taking a level assessment and them expertly finding my level to help push and support me. Still figuring out what “More than just talking!” means but most definitely feel a better connection using the language with their patient and earnest effort for my development. Highly recommend to join, my suggestion is to let them know your personality and best way to learn, then they can correctly accommodate your speed of learning. It’s a safe environment!”
“I couldn’t be happier to have chosen Silk Mandarin as my Chinese School. The entire team is very friendly and supportive. My one-on-one lectures are fun, very interactive and the learning techniques multifaceted. I highly recommend this school!”
“The learning environment, great atmosphere and ‘family-feel’ of the school is why I love to go to class each time, even after a long day in the office!”
The design and teaching methods are easy to understand, interesting, professional and enjoyable. I’m actually enjoying learning this language. Teachers are always available and the Saturday speaking corner is a good exercise to practice and also make new friends!
“I have been in Shanghai for over 7 years and I had tried to learn Mandarin before but I failed. When I won free classes with Silk Mandarin, I had just signed up for trial classes with another school to support my roommate in her effort to learn Mandarin. I attended those classes with her and thought I would come just for those free lessons at Silk Mandarin and then continue at the other place which was closer to where I live. However, Andy is an amazing teacher. Silk Mandarin’s teaching methodology, the cards and the talking pen as well as the other two students, Heidi and Sisay soon had me signing up to continue taking lessons at Silk Mandarin. Since then I have recommended Silk Mandarin to other people and I will continue to do so!”
“Having studied in many language schools in different countries during my life gives me the confidence to say that Silk Mandarin stands out from other schools for different reasons. The foundation is made of enthusiastic and friendly people that are always encouraging our learning process; then it’s noticeable how they are really motivated in making us learn through different approaches, not only by using books, but offering their own material like flashcards, talking pens, customised apps and even SMS groups to keep us constantly engaged; and finally, their openness in asking for feedback is legitimate and they will always try to improve our experience with tailored classes, according to our needs, in the best way possible.”
“At Silk Mandarin I found the right teacher. The teachers are qualified, motivated and always in a good mood. The atmosphere in the class is really refreshing, that’s why I really like to take lessons there. Thanks to Silk Mandarin I now can engage in a real conversation with my Chinese friends, that’s such a great feeling!”
“I have been learning Chinese with many different schools and teachers and Silk Mandarin is the best so far. The teachers are patient and always encourage me to speak Chinese and the prices are very competitive.”
“After trying many unsatisfactory Chinese schools, I have finally found in Silk Mandarin an effective Chinese program custom-tailored both to my language needs and my schedule at a very affordable rate. No matter what your goals are for studying Chinese, Silk Mandarin can build a curriculum to help you achieve them.”
“I’m very happy with my class, I’m learning all aspects of Chinese language, from talking to writing at the same time. They always try to adapt the class as much as possible and are doing an extra effort to find ways to improve my skills.”
“I spent 1 year working in China in the Investment sector. Silk Mandarin has been of great help for me to succeed in passing both HSK 3 and Jiao Tong Daxue exams. More than this, the lessons were designed so I could tackle interesting subjects and discover them at my pace. The teachers helped me to reach my objectives with creativity, patience and a lot of enthusiasm!”
“Silk Mandarin has excellent teachers that are both professional and proficient. Realizing that it takes more than a Mandarin speaker for you to learn the language is your first step in learning. Your second step is to sign on to Silk Mandarin.”
“At Silk Mandarin I definitely found the best teachers so far. They are very competent, patient and always in a good mood. Thanks to them not only my speaking- but also my reading skills improved a lot. I can only say good things about Silk Mandarin and would definitely recommend this school to anyone who wants to learn Chinese!”
“Silk Mandarin is a quality school with very professional teachers, always very well prepared and very patient. Plus, they always adapt the class according to my needs and my learning pace. I would definitely recommend Silk Mandarin to anyone interested in learning Mandarin!”
“I was referred to Silk Mandarin by a friend and I have never looked back. The teachers have helped me pass my HSK 6 and I am very grateful to them for making it easy and fun for me.”
“The school is very professional as well as down-to-earth and easy-going. The teachers are dedicated and versatile. I am not the easiest student to teach but I am learning a lot from my classes.”
“Silk Mandarin is a great place to learn Chinese. Their center provides an excellent learning environment, and their teachers are very professional, experienced and well-qualified, as well as being willing to accommodate all levels and language needs.”
“I highly and truly recommend Silk mandarin to anyone who wants to kick off their mandarin competence or bring their skill in short time to the next level. Their didactic approach, which they can easily adapt to any student level, paired with her energy and dedication as well as the “hands-on” character of the teaching will provide you a fast-paced learning curve, visible to you and others in and outside the classroom.”
“After two years learning in a bigger Mandarin school I decided to choose Silk Mandarin for my further lessons. I was excited regarding the differences to my old school. And I was very surprised regarding the learning success. Then even after only some lessons, the improvement of my spoken Chinese was enormous. They only have very experienced full-time teachers which using advanced teaching methods The teaching books are up to date and not so old-fashioned like at my old school. And because the school is still not so big the atmosphere there is very familiar. So all in all the right choice for myself.”
“The teachers are not only very professional but also able to mix fun and learning at the same time. They follow their own scheme and structure for each class, and there is always a positive outcome. The precise and correct method allows you to reach your final goal. I have improved my Chinese level at a very fast pace and I can definitely say that in one month in silk mandarin I have learned more than I would ever expect before. Thank you 老师!!”
“I tried 4 different Chinese teachers before finally choosing Silk Mandarin for their knowledgeable teachers, family-oriented hospitality, and experienced approach to teaching.”
“Before starting to learn with Silk Mandarin, I got one private teacher but I didn’t improve a lot. Now after 3 months and a half, I can read, write and speak. Their methods to teach Chinese are really funny and dedicate to each classmate. Thanks Silk Mandarin!”