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why us

Led by a top linguist
Curriculum design that meets international standards
Student-centered teaching concept
Top-level teaching staff
Doubled learning effects
All-round services and convenient facilities

Led by a top linguist

Led by a top linguist

Professor  Lü Bisong, one of Mandarin Spring’s founders, is an expert in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. He is well known both in China and abroad. Professor Lü, who developed many theories, is also the founder of the very subject of teaching Chinese as a foreign language(TCFL).

Professor Lü used to be the president of Beijing Language and Culture University, chairman of Chinese National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, and the head and founder of Chinese Society for Chinese Language Teaching and International Society for Chinese Language Teaching in the 1980s.
In 1997, Professor Lü got his Doctorate in Humanities from Western Michigan University. They called him a “leader in Chinese teaching” when introducing him, and considered him “dedicate to Chinese teaching and its development in the world...one of the most productive author in this field”

Curriculum design that meets international standards

Curriculum design that meets international standards

All our classes are designed based on Common European Framework, which not only allow students to better compare and refer, but also meet the standards of HSK. Besides 6 levels of standard classes, we also have business Chinese, daily Chinese, HSK preparation classes, and cross-cultural classes.

Student-centered teaching concept

Student-centered teaching concept

We referred to European and American language learning institutes for their established teaching concepts, aka interactive and immersion method of language teaching. The classes would mainly focus on the students, and help them directly communicate in Chinese by means of leading, discovery, induction, etc. In this way, students can get a command of the Chinese language, and at the same time find their own way of studying. Classes will also provide students with certain conversation scenes which enable students to communicate face-to-face with local people, thus getting a better sense of the language. All these concepts have already been used by Institute Cervantes, Goethe-Institute, Alliance française en Chine, and other Internationally famous language institutes.

Top-level teaching staff

Top-level teaching staff

We have strict standards to audition the teachers conducted by Professor Lu. Our teachers do not only have Chinese teaching background, but also are the best in the field. Some are veteran teachers from Confucius Institutes with more than 10 years of experience, some have master’s degrees and experience of teaching abroad. Besides, all of them share one thing in common, that is extremely positive feedbacks and comments from their students.

Accelerated learning

Doubled learning effects

Mandarin Spring has a staff with over 30 years experience and all are working together to provide the best curriculum, environment, and exercises. Once you come to Shanghai, China you'll be emerged in the largest city in China with countless opportunities to use your Mandarin skills. Combining the environment with our teaching methods, you'll not only reach your goals but surpass them within a shorter time than expected.

All-round services and convenient facilities

All-round services and convenient facilities

In addition to best Chinese classes, we also provide services in other aspects, including accommodation, visa proxy, general support in daily life, and professional counseling for clients with business needs. Our school is located in Xujiahui in Shanghai, right outside the Xujiahui Metro station. There are mutliple metro lines, bus stations, and taxi stands nearby so attending class will be no trouble.

what's the programs

Group Course

Group Course

1 To 1 Private Class

1 To 1 Private Class

HSK Course

HSK Course

Culture Activity

Culture Activity

how it works

Register or Online Consultant

Please complete a form here. After completing the form and submitting successfully, one of our course consultants will be in contact to discuss your goals, the next steps, and answer any questions you may have. If you are a corporate client, please send an email to: info@mandarinspring.com with 'corporate client' in the subject line. A consultant will also follow up with your inquiry.

Counseling and proposal

After we receive your initial inquiry, our consultant will scheule a Skype or phone call to discuss the next step. During this consultation, we will review the curriculum, scheduling, assess your current level if you already have had some language training, visa processing, and housing accommodation if needed. If you have any detailed or special concerns, this will be the opportune time to address those concerns.

Sign the contract and payment

Following the the consultation, we will move forward with inacting your enrollment. Once you confirm you schedule and course path, we will introduce the agreement and tuition payment options. Our consultant will go over this document in detail with you addressing the start & finish dates, payment, cancellation, and other questions you may have.

Classes and service

The start and finish dates are based on the agreement. If there are any changes needed or situations that have altered your ability to complete the course, we can discuss alternatives or options. If you need any additional services including visa processing, internships or job placements, and housing arrangements, please be sure to discuss with your course consultant or any of Mandarin Spring's staff.

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