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Learn Chinese Language & Culture to Connect with a Wider World

Effective Training Programmes designed for Professionals and Companies

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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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 4 Ways to Learn with PM

Top Quality Training | Budget Friendly | Professional

Private Tutoring

Available 24/7 with flexible scheduling service, learn intensively and effectively towards your goal, starting from £40 per hour.

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Group Classes

Best affordable small group classes on weekday evenings and weekends, to learn progressively towards Total Fluency.

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Corporate Training

Choose the Mandarin Specialists to train your staff in Mandarin language and culture awareness, starting from £100 per hour.

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Online Lessons

Available 24/7 for students to learn remotely, to top up in speaking practise or to make up lessons, starting from £20 per hour.

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Why Choose PM?

We are the Specialists | Students Success | Trusted Training Quality

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Speak From Day One

Students practice speaking Chinese in class

Full Teacher Supports

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After 40 Hours of Study…

ITV “More are learning”

Reuters “it’s booming”

Modern Language Training Techniques

Total Fluency Focus  | Contextual Practise | From Input to Output

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Total Language Fluency

Language is for communication, we want our students to be confident and ready to engage in a Mandarin conversation, that’s why our training focus is to engage students to actively participant in speaking.

Contextual Practice

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, and real contexts in our lives.

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, then in real life.

PM Signature Training Modules

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

Want to Know How Others are Learning Chinese?

Here are some insightful stories from our students who have been taking PM Lessons in London 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 [...]

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What the Students Say About PM

Here are the happy learners who enjoy the challenge of learning Chinese, and the whole experience of attending our lessons

Practical Mandarin Reviews
Ashling Chin
Ashling Chin
11:50 27 Sep 18
Just finished the entry beginner course, and it was very enjoyable! It was a nice small class so you get plenty of time with the teacher and lots of opportunities to practice speaking. Hoping to start the next course in a few weeks!
Irene sinay
Irene sinay
21:13 24 Sep 18
Very nice school and very active teacher, there were some games between the class, learning without feeling bored. I love that I can access to the app they provide which is good for me to keep practising and have fun while I learn Chinese language.
Jonas Spoden
Jonas Spoden
18:35 02 Sep 18
I joined the beginner weekend class and I can really recommend it to everyone. The class is fun and the teacher engages and motivates you to keep up improving your language skill. Never had so much fun learning a new language.
Andrea Lioy
Andrea Lioy
11:40 28 Aug 18
Excellent school in a very interesting location. My teacher Michelle was friendly and extremely well prepared. She obviously had a lot of experience in class management and in teaching Chinese, as she was able to involve and motivating everyone and her explanations were always clear. Thank you!
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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