Silk Mandarin - Language Training Institute

Each year hundreds of students from all over the world enroll and value our modern, high-quality teaching in a warm family-like environment. Word of mouth promotion has accounted for, and still accounts for, the high influx of new students.

At Silk Mandarin you will learn Mandarin effortlessly!

Our ground-breaking Slow Motion Technique paves the way, as it teaches as it teaches you Mandarin with just one rule instead of dozens. Which student wouldn't like that?

A wide variety of incredible teaching tools ensures that our classes entertain you from start to finish.

With our technique and our tools, students learn faster and with fun!

And now that you have come over to the world's most vibrant and legendary city of Shanghai, you want to have your fair share of the "China experience", right?

Our amazing activities and dedicated staff will make sure you get the best bite out of China's culture and Chinese life!

Silk Mandarin is located in Shanghai and Suzhou.


Our Features

  • 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
  • CLEVER Learning, using our Slow Motion Technique: Our Slow Motion Technique reveals the true core of Mandarin, which boosts your learning speed enormously
  • 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
  • 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 campus and after graduation
  • Standardized teaching method: Silk Mandarin teaching method used by all teachers to secure teaching quality
  • Continual curriculum improvement: Based on student’s feedback and teachers growing experience we continually improve our courses using the PLAN-DO-CHECK-ACT cycle

Our teachers

All our teachers are full-time employed, native to China and bilingual. They have a University degree in Chinese and their major is Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, they all have ample teaching experience. Our teachers are passionate about teaching and will make sure you will enjoy learning Mandarin!

We offer:

- Full-time and Part-time courses, both offline and online
- Conversational Chinese/HSK and Business Chinese/BCT
- Summer Camps and Summer Programs
- Activities and Excursions
- Visa service
- Accommodation
- Airport/station pick-up

Programs taught in:
  • English (US)
  • Chinese

This school also offers:

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With our Intensive Programs, you will have the possibility to immerse fully in Chinese language and culture. Listening, speaking, writing and reading will be all taught i ... [+]

Intensive 30 & Intensive 20

The Intensive 30 Course is with 30 classes per week our most immersive Course. It focuses on acquiring the highest level of Conversational or Business Chinese, at the same time preparing the student to pass the Chinese HSK exam.

Compared to the Intensive 20 Course the Intensive 30 Course allows for two additional afternoon classes per day in which what has been learned in the morning is being practiced in an effective yet fun way in the afternoon. Apart from that, the Intensive 30 course includes a Friday afternoon out of class Activity: we take the students outside where they can practice their Mandarin in the real world. Class size is small with a maximum of 8 students.... [-]

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Our Summer Camp is ideal for parents who want to give their children a head start in learning Mandarin and get to know China! They will be immersed not only in the Chines ... [+]

Full-Time Camp

This program is ideal for parents who want to give their children a head start at becoming a global citizen by learning Mandarin in China! Not only will they be immersed in the Chinese language, but its magnificent culture. There will be plenty of time for your child to practice their Chinese outside of class, socialize with other campers and locals, and go on once in a lifetime excursions. We specialize in an educational environment which is fun, safe, and motivating.

Our full-time camp is best suited for kids in the age of 13 - 17 years.

Learn Faster and with Fun At our Camp, your kids learn faster and with more fun. That is because we consider learni... [-]
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3 weeks
Silk Mandarin

The increasing importance of HSK has been the reason to design our Express Course. It is undoubtedly the fastest way to pass your HSK exams with good results. In this pro ... [+]

Express Chinese Program

The increasing importance of HSK has been the reason to design our Express Course. It is undoubtedly the fastest way to pass your HSK exams with good results. In this course, we stretch the student’s language skills to the highest extent. The self-study workload is with 15 hours per week the highest of all our courses, the class size is with 4 students small.

The Express course is best suited for those who:

want to sign up for University or apply for a job and now need to pass HSK 4 or 5 as fast as possible; quickly need to acquire extra ‘HSK-points’ to get their VISA under the new VISA rules; want to challenge themselves and see how fast they can go. ... [-]
China Shanghai
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