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Learn Chinese in Shanghai, China

If you choose to study Chinese in Shanghai, you’ll be learning the language in China’s largest city, a city full of history and culture. Shanghai is also a young and vibrant city, known for its cosmopolitan outlook and fast pace of life. The Shanghainese love to celebrate, so as a student in Shanghai, you might find yourself joining the dragon and lion dances at the Spring Festival, or sampling the local beer at the city’s Beer Festival in July! If you want to see the very latest trends and fashions during your Chinese course in Shanghai, look no further than Nanjing Lu, China’s number one shopping street. Alternatively, visit the famous riverside Bund area, for striking architecture and a bit of old-style Shanghai sophistication. Learn Chinese in Shanghai, a city where anything is possible!

Our school in Shanghai

Our Chinese school is located right in the heart of downtown Shanghai in a comfortable, air-conditioned building. There are 10 spacious classrooms, as well as a school garden, where you can relax with fellow students and practise the Chinese you have learnt in class. Our Chinese school in Shanghai has free Internet access and wireless Internet hot zones.

Courses in Shanghai

You can choose from a range of Mandarin Chinese courses at our school in Shanghai. We offer both Intensive and Super-Intensive general group courses (consisting of 20 or 30 lessons each week), designed to help you learn Mandarin as quickly and as effectively as possible. There is a combined course, where you can add 5 private lessons each week to the general group classes and for students who are interested in a future career in China we offer a Business Chinese course, available at all levels, to introduce you to China’s dynamic business environment and culture.

You will learn the necessary Chinese to be able to start a career in China and the lessons are taught using a variety of relevant business topics in Chinese context. The school also provides workplace specific training and work experience opportunities as part of this programme. The maximum group class size is just 12 students, and the teachers are all fully qualified, native Chinese Mandarin speakers.

For students who wish to focus on specific topics relevant for them, or who need a flexible schedule or location, with personalised classes, then Private Tuition is also available in Shanghai.


Our Chinese school in Shanghai offers accommodation with Chinese Host Families, in shared apartments or in private studio apartments.

For students who would like to immerse themselves in the Chinese language and culture then staying in a host family is the very best option. You will have a single room and be able to share the home, meals, conversation and daily activities with your host family, learning more and more Chinese as you practise! You host provides breakfast and the evening meal and you have access to the kitchen, laundry and bathroom, as well as internet access. All water, electricity and gas bills are also included. The host families are all located around 30 - 40 minutes from the school by public transport.

If you choose to stay in a shared apartment during your Chinese course, you will have a private, air-conditioned room and share the bathroom and kitchen with fellow international students. The shared apartments are located a short walk away from the school building, near to the subway and all other conveniences. Free broadband Internet access, is also provided.

Air-conditioning, TV and free broadband Internet access are also available in our school’s private studio apartments, which are all very comfortable and situated in a residential complex in downtown Shanghai. This option is perfect if you’d like your own private space whilst you learn Chinese in Shanghai!


Whilst you are in Shanghai, you are sure to want to gain a better understanding of the culture, as well as the local area. For this reason, our colleagues at the school regularly offer optional activities, such as guided visits of local places of interest, as well as martial arts, culture and history lessons! As with all our schools, our colleagues will inform you of the exact activities offered on arrival, as well as any additional costs involved (usually for things like entrance fees and transport).

How to get there

Shanghai has excellent transport connections, making it easy to arrive by train, boat or plane. Shanghai has two airports, Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao Domestic Airport. We can arrange an airport transfer for you, if required. Please contact us for details.

Location of our school in Shanghai

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