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Learn Chinese Language & Culture to Connect with a Wider World

Fun & Effective Language training lessons taught by experienced and well-cultured teachers

learn-Chinese 学习中文

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.

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Our Language Training Methods

Interactive & Fun | Speaking Focus | Motivating | Well Planned-Out

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Contextual Training

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.

What & How You Will Learn

Pronunciation/Tones | Characters/Vocabulary | Grammar/Structure | Culture/Society

Have Fun

Speak From Day One

Learn On The Go

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If you tick any of these, we’ve got the right course for you

  • I want to learn Chinese to communicate with my other half and his / her family
  • I want to learn Chinese to do business in China or with my Chinese partners
  • I want to learn Chinese to communicate with my colleagues or branch office in China
  • I want to learn Chinese to understand better its culture, society and market
  • I want to learn Chinese to talk to friends and local people in China
  • I might be relocating to study / work or live in China in the near future
  • I’m very enthusiastic about Asian languages & Learning empowers me
  • I’m a complete beginner ready to start learning
  • I learnt some words from Chinese friends or my trip to China, and now would like to learn properly
  • I bought a Chinese book or a phone app, but don’t know how to continue
  • I learnt in my university or other group class, I need to continue learning
  • I’ve lived in China for some time and I picked up the language quickly
  • I grew up with a Chinese or Cantonese family background, would like to speak properly now
  • I’ve passed some Chinese proficiency tests, I’m aiming for the next level

 Available Courses

Entry Beginner

Get started from beginner to simple daily communication!

IN LINE WITH HSK LEVEL 1

Course Introduction Here

Advanced Beginner

Let's continue to achieve Beginner Fluency & aim for HSK Level 1 now!

IN LINE WITH HSK LEVEL 1

Course Instruction Here

Elementary

You enjoy Learning Chinese now! Let's build up more!

IN LINE WITH HSK LEVEL 2

Course Instruction Here

Intermediate

Let's get confident in speaking and get speed in reading.

IN LINE WITH HSK LEVEL 3

Course Instruction Here

Upper Intermediate

Great job! We are onto more in-depth topics now.

IN LINE WITH HSK LEVEL 4

Course Instruction Here

Advanced / Business

了不起!Use Chinese in 360 degree in life & business.

Private Tutoring

One to One Tutoring at Any Level

Flexible time and place to suit your study plan

Book Private Lessons Here

Business Short Course

Use your Chinese & Culture Awareness to Build Confidence

Rewarding Personal Development & Learning

Course Instruction Here

Company Course

Tailored Communication & Cultural Training

Essential Language & Cultural Training

Course Instruction Here

Want to Know How Others are Learning Chinese?

Here are some insightful stories from our students who have been taking Mandarin Lessons in London with our classes for the past few years.

Sanjit

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 [...]

Nini

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 [...]

Jack

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

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 [...]

What the Students Say About the Classes & the Community

Here is a group of happy learners who enjoy the challenges of learning Chinese and the whole experience of attending our Mandarin Lessons.

Agnieszka Osiadacz
Agnieszka Osiadacz
08:14 13 Jun 18
Absolutely fantastic! I couldn't recommend a course more, it's very practical, you'll be speaking Mandarin from day one. They use a lot of mobile apps so it's easy to keep practicing and learning on the go in-between the lessons. The venue (Bank) is very comfortable and accessible. And our teacher Fay is simply brilliant! Of all the teachers I had over the years with different languages she is the only one who seems to magically open up my brain and drop new vocab in for it to stay there forever. 老师Fay - you're a magician!! 谢谢!
Michael Cutler
Michael Cutler
08:05 29 May 18
The classes offered by Practical Mandarin are simply exceptional! No amount of textbooks or apps can replace experienced professional teachers guiding you through well structured coursework. I rapidly progressed from the HSK 1 (Beginner) syllabus to the HSK 3 (Intermediate) level in a matter of months. Gaining the confidence and ability to engage in conversation with native speakers and enjoy their rich historical culture. Attaining a HSK 3-4 level is considered sufficient to apply for job opportunities in China where the employment market is booming. Whether you are in technology, finance or management, learning Mandarin is a wise investment for future job prospects. I would like to highlight my tutor Michelle Wu in particular, who brings her classes to life with fun and engaging dialogue examples, exercises and homework. Her classes are always well prepared, flexible on times and locations for even the busiest of professionals and delivered at just the right pace. I thoroughly recommend Practical Mandarin if you wish to learn the Chinese language. One in every six people on the Earth is a native Mandarin speaker, why not join them!
Rory Cave
Rory Cave
11:31 17 Mar 18
I have completed the Entry level beginners class and have learned a lot in 10 weeks. Teachers are great at making the experience of learning Mandarin fun.
Henry Van
Henry Van
19:16 17 Feb 18
Really puts the practical in mandarin. I’ve had Sophia as my 老师 for 9 months now - she emphasises the importance of speaking and interacting over repetitive tasks. My Chinese colleagues now understand (some) of what I say. Would highly recommend!
Steph
Steph
15:00 02 Feb 18
Great Chinese class in London. Fantastic teachers, small groups, interactive classes, reasonable price. I have taken classes since August 2017 and they really helped improve my Mandarin level. Return on investment is amazing so don't look any further!
Oliver Chen
Oliver Chen
21:14 22 Jan 18
Took 3 courses since May 2017, and signed up for another one in the new year. Have had the same great teacher (Sophia) all the way through, small class size, and like using the app and doing the various exercises.
Filiz-Theres Erel
Filiz-Theres Erel
17:04 18 Dec 17
Really enjoyed the foundation course. recommend it to everyone who wants to give it a try! Its not as difficult as you would expect 🙂
Yana Abramova
Yana Abramova
15:20 19 Oct 17
Love my learning experience here! I am finishing entry beginner level right now and going to take Intense Chinese class after that!
Lola Alaska
Lola Alaska
06:42 05 Oct 17
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.
Adam Doffman
Adam Doffman
11:16 08 Sep 17
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!
Yaniv Mazin
Yaniv Mazin
23:58 07 Sep 17
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.
Maximilian Batstone
Maximilian Batstone
12:16 31 Aug 17
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.
Jo Wright
Jo Wright
08:49 31 Aug 17
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.
Amir Bazazi
Amir Bazazi
09:21 10 Feb 17
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.
Gone Travelling
Gone Travelling
11:25 04 Dec 16
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.
Alberto Gardin
Alberto Gardin
13:41 25 Oct 16
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!
Raphaëlle Cousteix
Raphaëlle Cousteix
22:36 23 Oct 16
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 🙂
Gibran Dar
Gibran Dar
14:46 28 Jun 16
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
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