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iMandarin is well known in the teaching community for its professionalism, efficiency and excellent service. In the past 6 years, more than 20,000 students from all over the world have registered for Chinese courses with us, enjoying their time with our friendly staff and teachers and eventually putting into practice the knowledge they gained. In we were endorsed by the“Lonely Planet” guide as your first stop in quality Chinese training. By June of 2008 iMandarin was named among the Top 10 Special Chinese Language Training Schools and Top 10 Best Chinese Language Training Schools by the website“Here's China”.

As an officially approved professional language training school, we provide various levels of Mandarin programs catering to each individual's needs.  Whatever your objectives- either for personal or company training-our customized quality control system ensures that all your needs can be met in a timely fashion.Quality assurance is our foremost concern and we welcome any and all feedback from our students. 
We encourage you to let iMandarin be the bridge between you and China!  

Why Us

- iMandarin is certified by the Education Bureau, Shanghai as a training school for teaching Mandarin.
- We offer year round classes ranging from total Beginner to Advanced with new classes starting every week.
- iMandarin features superb locations in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou Shenzhen & Dalian. Each of our schools is located on major transportation routes in popular residential, business and commercial districts with modern and comfortable facilities.
- We focus on small class size, with an average of 4-6 and maximum 8 students per group. greatly increasing teacher-student interaction
- We create our own feaching materials, which are poblished and used worldwide, covering all level's form Beginner to Advanced.
- We offer over 15 types of Chinese courses to choose from- including ___, ___, and ___.
- Our quality System covers areas such as: academics, teachers, lessons, testing, facilities, social programs and accommodation.
- We featuce varied after-class activities and excursions for free or nominal fees.


Our Teachers

At iMandarin our first priority is providing quality education and stellar service. To ensure this, iMandarin has its own system to select, train and supervise teachers in order to guarantee quality instruction. We are proud to offer a certified teaching staff to all of our students. All of our instructors have either a Master's degree in education or over 2-3 years of teaching experience (about 1000 hours). We also guarantee our clients that our teachers are not only qualified, but outwardly display personal integrity and a high degree of professionalism. The iMandarin Training Department maintains its high teaching standards by systematically training teachers and constantly monitoring their performance in order to guarantee efficiency and professionalism

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Teaching Quality Assured
Teachers at iMandarin are closely monitored to ensure teaching quality. Before our instructors begin, they must first complete our training course outlining iMandarin's guidelines and expectations. After completion of the course, 2-3 in-class observations will take place. In addition, at the end of each course students are asked to evaluate their instructor's performance as well as their own personal progress in the course. If students feel they are having difficulties with a teacher during their course, we encourage them to approach a member of our service staff and voice their concerns.


Nico, 宋晓琼
"It has been six years since I first met Imandarin. Six years ago when I first entered Imandarin, it has only one campus in Shanghai with no more than 6 teachers. Imandarin, to me, means more than just a school that I have been working for. It’s a sister to me who has witnessed my maturing as I have witnessed hers. And I believe that I can’t leave Imandarin just like Imandarin can’t leave any of our top teachers."

Enid, 陈羽丹
"iMandarin is one of the largest Chinese language training schools in China,located in the most international cities of Shanghai,Beijing,Dalian and Guangzhou.As a language training school,the facilities,curriculums here are quite professional-standard.I,as a teacher working here, appreciate a lot the stability and depth of the school. And I feel the school supporting me in many ways. I enjoy teaching here also because the quality of the students studying here is high.This gives me a feeling of self-accomplishment."

Wendy, 山薇依

"The school is full of laughing, sincerity and harmony. Teachers are trying their best to help students to form a confident and eloquent manner in Chinese speaking. Managers are devoting to satisfy the customers need. For me, here is more than a school, it’s a small society, for those who are the beginners aimed at communicating, needing flexible timetable and hoping to master spoken Chinese as quick a s possible."

Ben, 班金城

"After a selected number of teaching and training hours, it is possible to advance quickly from a junior teacher to the senior teaching level. The school provides various types of training throughout the year, such as teaching method, grammar, culture difference, etc. So, in addition to our work, we are also able to continue learning.
iMandarin has a company, which is great for our individual development."

Sherry, 孙勤

"Our school is well established in its field for more than 6 years. Now they own 6 main campuses which located in the heart of shanghai, easily accessed by subways, and this number still is on expansion. Also Its mature facilities and comfortable environment compare to none of other training centers, therefore working here become a pleasure for me and all my students."


Detailed Class Schedule Example:
1. 15 mins for review
2. 60 mins for new lesson
3. 10 mins break
4. 30 mins for speaking practice
5. 15 mins for listening practice
6. 10 mins for summarizing and homework

new lesson
speaking practice
listening practice
& homework

* Above is based on an Intensive Course in the morning as a reference
(3 times/week, 3 hours/time).


Our Students

Since our foundation, iMandarin has successfully provided satisfactory Mandarin training for over 20,000 expats from more than 10 countries.
It is definitely sensible to choose iMandarin to study mandarin.

Contact Us
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+86 532 8579 0777
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Students Comments

iMandarin=Professional&efficiency, I will recommend it for sure! I enjoyed both private and group classes. Group classes are really good&motivating(lot of exchanges, good stricture). Provate classes give you time to practice for your own and ensure your progress.
Anyway, to become"fluent-mandarin", the way is long, but with the support of iMandarin, for sure you are on the good way! 谢谢 A LOT!
Paivi Pihkala
I've had a lot of fun studying Chinese here at iMandarin. The staff is always friendly and I have heard a lot.
Sherry, you're the best! Wish I would not be so quick to forget the words, though...
Very welcoming staff, practical way of teaching chinese.
A good mix of chinese culture and language teaching.
I'm happy with everything here!
Christian Kaisser
Project Manager
ETAS Automotive Technology
I am in shanghai for nearly five month now and I started my lessons around three month ago. I am also to reach my targets by telling the way to the taxi driver and I can order some food of the restaurant. Not bad for me …
I can really recommend iMandarin Xie xie!
I came to shanghai half a year ago. Without knowing any Chinese. After half a year lessons I am ask to talk to the taxi driver, the ayi and the waitress in the restaurant. learning Chinese really helped me to feel home in China.
I can really recommend 爱Mandarin. Their teachers are great-especially my teacher Chen xin.She teaches really very useful words and we always have a lot of fun.
Good job!

Robert Vicencio
After travelling all over the world, iMandarin is without a doubt, THE BEST school for Mandarin learning I have come across and within a short time, my Mandarin has excelled faster than I could have ever imagined to study abroad. With extra friendly staff, a professional environment and a warmth and understanding for the customer, I recommend iMandarin to anyone looking for the highest of quality at an affordable price to learn Mandarin in Shanghai. Xie Xie iMandarin!

Katie Jordans
Teacher from UK
Two weeks ago I attended the Chinese Corner offered by the school on Saturday morning to study language in Shanghai and I have to say - it was GREAT! I had more opportunity to just chat and practice my ( admittedly limited! ) Chinese than I have had in a whole year here in Shanghai. It was a chance to actually USE all that passive vocabulary , hear native speakers speaking perfect Mandarin , do some role plays and just generally build up my confidence. In my experience of trying to learn Mandarin Chinese, there is never enough emphasis put on SPEAKING - but now you have it! It's free and it's fun and, believe me, it really helps.
Riadi Sugihtani
Marketing Controller, Oral Category, Unilever China
Following our relocation to Shanghai , we decided to study Mandarin , and chose iMandarin for Mandarin learning in Shanghai. Turn out that we made the right choice . Not only we could tell the progress - Julina could now communicate quite well with the Ayi as well as bargaining in Xiang Yang Market in Mandarin , and I could manage simple business conversation - we found that the flexible arrangement of Mandarin learning classes help a lot to cope with business trip or personal errands. Wise to choose iMandarin to learn Mandarin Chinese in Shanghai.

Marcel Senn
Chief Representative, Zurich Insurance Shanghai Representative Office
Studying Chinese beside a busy working schedule is not easy! Convenient location , good facilities , professional teachers with a clear focus are necessary and important to keep the motivation for Chinese language learning in Shanghai. I found all these elements with iMandarin and I am happy to study Mandarin in Shanghai with them.
Norbert Riezler
Purchasing Director, China Sourcing Office, Ford Motor Company, Shanghai
iMandarin has excellent teachers, and I have made substantial progress in speaking Chinese. Within only a couple of months for Chinese studying in Shanghai, I was able to grasp the basics of the language, and I am progressing towards communicating in Chinese language. Great job.

Scott R.Minoie
Managing Director, the Element Group, Inc. Managing Director, the Element Group, Inc.
As someone who owns their own business in China , I have an extreme need to increase my communication skills with staff and customers . Choosing to study abroad in China at iMandarin has dramatically helped not only my level of Chinese speaking , but has also increased my effectiveness as a company leader. iMandarin's teachers create an atmosphere wherein everyone feels comfortable to learn and grow at their own pace, sometimes very important in a city as diverse as Shanghai . I highly recommend iMandarin to Chinese language study students of any level.

Astrid Janssen
I would like to thank you for your friendly, patient and helpful ways in teaching Mandarin. You not only gave me information included in the book but also explained things that are essential to understand Chinese culture during Chinese learning in China. For future I would like to give you 1 tip: Try to prepare simple examples for different grammar subjects in advance. This makes subjects easier to understand and class goes smoother to study language. Thanks again and keep up the good work !!!
Concerning the teacher during my Chinese language study in Shanghai, I'm glad to tell you that all students like her, they think mainly that she is professional, dynamic and kind.Personally, as I have Chinese studying class with her for language learning, I think that she is a really good teacher, she seems to love her job and it's really motivating.
Diane Chan
I am so glad that I started private lessons at iMandarin shortly after my arrival in Shanghai, because learning to communicate in mandarin helped with my adjustment to living here. I enjoyed participating in iMandarin's activities outside of class, such as going to FengJing watertown. It has been a very good experience and I learned so much from my teacher,Jessica. IMandarin's wonderful staff has also been very helpful expecially. Linda,Vanilla and Elain,Thank you!

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