For expats moving to or new in Shanghai, learning Mandarin can make an enormous difference to the quality of your life. Our guide to moving to Shanghai lists some of the best Mandarin courses in the city.
Long-established with a wide range of courses of different lengths, and plenty of social activities and cultural classes, just off People’s Square.
Mon-Fri 8:30am-9pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm
12/F, Asia Mansion, 650 Hankou Lu
One of the oldest Chinese language schools in Shanghai, it’s very popular and successful, and has branches in both Puxi and Pudong – as well as overseas.
1195 Fuxing Zhong Lu, by Shaanxi Nan Lu
Room 401, No.10, 396 Wulumuqi Nan Lu
21/F, 319 Changde Lu
98 Rushan Lu, Building 2, Rm 504, by Laoshan Lu
Ambitious and experienced school with branches in Xintiandi, Gubei, Pudong (Lujiazui and Jinqiao) and the former French Concession.
Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat-Sun 9:30am-5:30pm
Suite 720-721, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xikang Lu
Suite 3006, UC18 Building, Block 4, 18 Huangyang Lu, by Lantian Lu, Jinqiao
Suite 2312, Bank of China Tower, 200 Yincheng Zhong Lu, by Century Avenue, Pudong
Suite 1708, Shui On Plaza, 333 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Madang Lu
Suite 1108, Grand Gateway Tower 2, 3 Hongqiao Lu, by Huashan Lu, Xujiahui