Small Group Mandarin Classes
Our Small Group Mandarin Courses are just that, small. We keep the number of people in any one group class low. This way you get more opportunities to speak Mandarin and ask questions of your Chinese teacher. Generally we have about 4 or 5 people in a group class and we have set a maximum at 8 people. If you are looking at Mandarin classes elsewhere that have 10, 20 or more people, we suggest you come along and trial our lessons. You will be surprised at just how much time you get to speak and ask questions, as well as listen.
The other benefits of taking small group Mandarin lessons are:
◆Group classes are a very cost effective way to learn Mandarin.
◆You get to meet other people studying Mandarin and, as well as having fun, you can share learning experiences and techniques.
◆Our Mandarin teaching method has students speaking 60% or more of the time in group class.
◆Courses bring together students of similar language ability and can be tailored to the needs of the people on the course.
◆We allocate a teacher to your group for the duration of a course, so they really get to know your study requirements.
Students taking part in a small group Students at the end of a fun Chinese Group Class
Upcoming Group Classes
Our group classes start on an ongoing basis and we often have more than 1 new small group Mandarin class starting each week. Here is the schedule of some of our upcoming classes. Let us know if you need something different in terms of start date or days of the week you want to study, and we can build a group around your needs. Classes can be scheduled between 9:00AM and 9:00PM Mondays to Fridays, and between 9:00AM and 5:00PM on Saturdays and Sundays.
Customising the Study to You
Whilst group Mandarin classes don’t offer the same flexibility you get from Private Study, we make sure you join a group that suits you needs and learning objectives. When you arrive here at Beijing Mandarin School, we will assess your level of Chinese and also discuss what your language goals are – these may be to learn survival Chinese, learn vocabulary and sentences in particular specialty fields (business, law, medical etc.), focus on improving tones or spend more time on Chinese characters.
Can’t make it to one of your group classes?
Your teacher and classmates will miss you, but we don’t want you to miss the lesson completely! If you can’t make it to a class then you can simply go along to the next group class that covers the content you missed (for free!). This way you can stay on track and keep your Mandarin study going.
Combination Private and Small Group Classes
Some students like the idea of mixing private and small group classes into their study diet. Attending private lessons means you get 100% focus. You are talking, asking questions and listening solidly and the teacher can really help you in particular areas. Often students taking private and group classes use the private classes to either review group lessons in more detail or to add additional practice time.
Most of our Group Lessons take place at our Learning Centers. We also offer small group lessons to organizations or groups of friends that want to study together and these are held in locations throughout Beijing.
Rates for Small Group Mandarin Classes
We think you will find our per hour rates for small group Mandarin lessons to be great value for money. We often offer special prices based on current promotions or on the number of levels of study you buy. Contact us for our current rates, to join a free trial or to find out when a group class starts that will meet your needs.
Words from Students
” I’ve joined the Beijing Mandarin School for the first steps in learning Chinese. I had 60 hours with a small group of 5-6 persons and our excellent teacher Lihui, she taught us this difficult language skill with great patience and Humor.”
——–Lovisa from Sweden
” I really enjoyed level 2 class and found the new words and grammar very useful for learning Chinese. Thanks to Louise for all the helpful advice and tips. Xie Xie”
———Ronar from Spain
“This school is great because teacher and all assistance have emphothy tome. For the way that teacher teaches me is easy to memorize it. In addition, one reason that I like this school is all classmates are come from many countries, I can share my culture with them and they also always share their culture to me I love it.
———–Sathit from Thailand