Learn Chinese Language & Culture to Connect with a Wider World
Fun & Effective Language training lessons taught by experienced and well-cultured teachers
Why Study Chinese (Mandarin)?
Either you learn Chinese for professional consideration, cultural exploration, family relationship or network extension, or just to challenge your language learning skills, each year there are millions more people joining you to learn to speak Mandarin Chinese, for it being one of the most ancient languages and one of the important languages most wanted in the labour market today.
Mandarin Chinese Speakers around the World
Of the World Population Speaks Mandarin
People Learning to Speak Chinese by 2020
Learners Taking Chinese HSK Tests Each Year
Our Language Training Methods
Interactive & Fun | Speaking Focus | Motivating | Well Planned-Out
We teach you language relevant to life outside of classroom by you interacting with tutors, engaging with classmates to talk, discuss even debate on interesting topics in our lives.
Speak in Correct Sentences
Sentences are the King! Communicating in any language is all about speaking sentences that other people understand. We train all level in practical sentences you can use right away.
From Input to Output
We focus on active learning, task-based activities from speaking practise in class to presentation tasks or group project, you will be able to internalise what you learnt to perform in theses tasks or in real life.
Sanjit: "I would love to be able to speak all the most spoken languages in the world ! Having studied Hindi for a few years, I thought perhaps I should learn Chinese. This was confirmed, when I travelled to china and [...]
Teacher: When I think of it's OK to be smart and beautiful, I think of Nini. Bringing the Greek passion with her, she's a great student to have who loves learning languages and ticking off tasks in the process. Currently [...]
Teacher: Jack is a self-driven student with a lot of passion in learning to speak Mandarin fluently, which was his goal from day one, and he has very much so put in the due effort into every lesson and homework. As [...]
Bekah: I have been attending Practical Mandarin classes for a few months now and have thoroughly enjoyed each lesson. I had good knowledge of the language before hand and my aim is to build on what I know and become [...]
I can't recommend learning at Practical Mandarin enough. I loved my classes with Juliette so much that I'm now doing the follow-on course. The class sizes are small which is fantastic as you gain confidence speaking in front of everyone. My teacher was really encouraging and I've learnt loads! Also they're really helpful if ever you need to swap a class time etc. I'm so glad I decided to study here.
Really outstanding Mandarin course - brilliant teaching ability, consistently great feedback and top level course materials. Natalie is a pleasure to learn from and as such I look forward to the lessons every week. Highly reccomend to anyone looking for a challenge!
My Chinese improved at least 10 fold since I started the course here. Natalie, our teacher, has a passion for teaching that's very contagious. I looked forward to our classes every Thursday very much! Highly recommended, and make sure you ask for Natalie.
I have been taking evening classes at Practical Mandarin for two years now. I could not imagine studying anywhere else. The lessons are well prepared, the teachers are great and the classes attract an interesting crowd, so the discussions in the speaking exercises never fail to entertain. I took a fluency course during the summer break, that I really enjoyed and found to be very beneficial. I look forward to the next term and hope another fluency class will be offered during the winter break.
Excellent teaching in a fun class. I'm not a natural linguist and am not the best in the class but it doesn't matter. The teaching is fun and you always get an opportunity to speak and practice because the classes are small. Annie our teacher is very patient and makes the classes interesting and stimulating. We have lot of laughs as well.
Great class for learning Mandarin. The lessons are well-structured and go at a good pace. The resources provided to continue learning out of class hours are very helpful. Our teacher (Anne) is a very patient teacher as well as cheery and fun and made learning in the classes a very pleasant experience.
A great place to learn mandarin in London! I was a little apprehensive to learn a new language as I’m not someone who finds learning languages easy – particularly one with four tones! Practical Mandarin provides a friendly and professional programme that is structured to ensure step-by-step progression with continued support throughout. The class occupancy is small which allows for a more personal delivery of each session and the opportunity to clarify / strengthen areas of difficulty or concern. Annie – who teaches the entry beginner class – is brilliant and her style of teaching makes the classes fun and interactive – thank you! I have completed my first term with Practical Mandarin this year and look forward to commence the next course in 2017.
Ginny makes you at ease and I like that she also pushes you out of your comfort zone; very useful tools such as books, apps and material that enables me to understand one of the most difficult aspects, the writings.
Even after the course she was able to help me there and then.
I recommend Ginny highly!
Great Mandarin classes! Small groups (we are 4 in my class) and awesome tutor! Anne is a fantastic teacher, she turns everything into something easy and fun to assimilate. I have made huge progress in just a few weeks 🙂
I booked the entry beginner course not really knowing what to expect, but my experience with Practical Mandarin over the past couple of months has been incredibly positive.
The lessons with Juliette are engaging and fun, they cover the basics and demands of the course but the informal and freestyle approach to the classes allows a lot of flexibility and opportunity to learn more.
The small class sizes allow everyone to be involved and unlike in other situations where speaking up might be daunting the class tutor always makes an effort to get all the students engaging with the language.
Learning Mandarin with Practical Mandarin isn't a chore, but in fact something I actively look forward to as part of my week and the great support they have if you miss a lesson and willingness to work flexibly around your schedule is a huge bonus.
I would highly recommend this centre for people looking to take the first few steps into learning Mandarin