Established in 2004, Mandarin House is a pioneer of the Chinese language industry. Set up to provide a more personal, flexible alternative to universities, Mandarin House was the first private Chinese school in China to develop its own structured, holistic curriculum based on the fundamental principle of providing real-life Chinese communication training. Once again, Mandarin House was also the first to do the same with junior courses offering China’s first summer camps and self-developed junior curriculum also focused on real-life Chinese.
Our managing director, Ms. Jasmine Bian was the first person to introduce to China the widely accepted operation model for group class programs seen in private schools across China today, for example one can see that the majority of China’s private schools share the same course start dates, 4 week levels and similar programs to Mandarin House.
Mandarin House is also leading the industry in terms of quality and international recognition. As China’s only school to be accredited by the International Association of Language Centres (IALC), Mandarin House has proven it has reached international quality standards for its curriculum, teaching staff, venue and operations. Moreover, the Mandarin House Shanghai School hosted the 2011 IALC workshop; China’s largest ever language abroad event, showcasing the school to nearly 300 language professionals worldwide to great praise and acclaim. Other recognitions include those by Bildungsurlaub (German governments) and CSN (Swedish government).
Mandarin House is also a former winner of our industry’s highest honour in receiving Study Travel Magazine’s ‘World Language Provider of the Year’ in 2009 and a shortlisted nominee every other year since 2008. This is in recognition of the outstanding service we have provided to our students and overseas referral network consisting of 100’s of cooperative partners.
Mandarin House’s students are split between local expatriates, employees of our corporate clients and overseas students that come specifically to China to study at our school. Each year, our schools in the city centres of Beijing and Shanghai as well as through our teacher network throughout China receive around 2,000 students from 50-70 nationalities. We have around 200 teachers, all trained at Mandarin House with a combined average teaching Chinese to foreigners experience of 5,000 hours.
Programs at Mandarin House include group classes for a minimum of 8 sub-levels of Chinese competency, private lessons, business Chinese, HSK preparation, work experience, junior summer camps, study tours and more. We also offer modern accommodation options and other living services to our students too.
Mandarin House has a separate Education Department for the publication and revision of our teaching materials and curriculum, teacher training and content development. They have been responsible in ensuring our curriculum has been brought into line with both the new HSK levels and European CEF levels.
Unlike other schools, Mandarin House also has a separate VIP department dedicated to servicing our 100+ company partners with their expatriate language training that include household names such as Unilever, Nike, GM and many, many more.
Looking to the future, Mandarin House is just beginning a stage of major expansion with new schools planned for Guangzhou and other cities in AND outside of China.
在教學品質上，美和漢語也引領行業標準，并贏得廣泛的國際認可。作為唯一通過IALC認證（International Association of Language Centres）的中國語言學校，美和漢語已用實力證明其課程體系、教師團隊、校區規模和運營規范度完全達到了國際水準。另外，作為中國對外漢語領域重大的事件，美和漢語成功舉辦了2011年度IALC年會，向來自全球近300位語言行業專家展示了其實力，并獲得了高度贊譽。美和漢語的品質還得到了來自德國政府、瑞典政府的認可。