Learn Mandarin at our Chinese school in Shanghai
Whether you take private Chinese lessons or small group classes, learning on our school in Shanghai is a great way to learn Mandarin while getting face-to-face contact with your teachers and fellow students. Besides, there are plenty of other things before and after class!
Ni hao! This is Lynn from GoEast. Add me on WeChat for any questions you have, or to receive a free placement test and a short tour around campus, either in Yangpu or Shanghai Library.
How would you like to learn Chinese?
Our school has two campuses in Shanghai
When you learn Chinese in Shanghai at GoEast, you’ll be presented with a fantastic environment with teachers, fellow Chinese students, and community events.
Ways to learn at our school
Small-sized group classes schedule
Total beginner to elementary
Intermediate & above
- Each Class Hour is 50 minutes.
How long does it take to learn Chinese?
Join our Chinese school in Shanghai
Do you want a free placement test or a short tour around our campus, either in Yangpu or Shanghai Library?
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Learn Chinese in Shanghai
Cons of learning Chinese in Shanghai
Shanghai is by far the most international city in China, and this may not appeal to you since you want ‘real Chinese culture’. In many modern shopping malls, staff will be able to speak English, so it depends on you to stick speaking Chinese to them to to practice your Mandarin.
Pros of learning Chinese in Shanghai
…. on the upside of Shanghai being a very international city: great services for expats, such as specialized companies dealing with health insurances or moving for foreigners. And there are many high-quality Chinese language schools, such as GoEast Mandarin!
Shanghai has a huge range of places and events to go to, and with around 26 million people, you can choose if you want to hang out with other foreigners, or Chinese locals who do not speak English.
Best Chinese school in Shanghai
GoEast Mandarin is listed by TimeOut Shanghai as one of the top Chinese schools in Shanghai, as well as by ‘Sapore di China‘. Since opening our school in Yangpu, Shanghai, in 2012, our Chinese language students have consistently rated us 4.9 out of 5, with an NPS of 84.
You can come to our Chinese language school in Shanghai not just for Chinese language classes, but also for monthly events. In the last years, we’ve hosted food workshops to make jianbing or dumplings, held movie nights looking at Mulan in Mandarin as well as other Chinese movies, We made art such as Chinese handfans or Chinese ink wash paintings. And so much more. When you take classes at our Chinese school, there’s so much more than just the classes, but a whole environment to make you feel like home in Shanghai.
Pick up your Chinese guide at a GoEast in Shanghai
Speaking some Chinese makes Shanghai much easier: you can tell the taxi driver where to go, or exactly which dish you want (no surprises).
Learning Mandarin also makes Shanghai much nicer: locals will be even nicer to you when you to speak them in their language.
And speaking some Chinese can also possibly make Shanghai safer: you can ask someone to call an ambulance (although we hope you’ll never have to).
So you can do two things. First off, you can come pick up our free twelve-page quickguide at our campus in Shanghai’s Yangpu district or in the French Concession near Shanghai Library. And secondly, you can take Mandarin classes at GoEast, of course, either in Shanghai or online.
So feel welcome to pick up a quick guide for yourself, or for your friends that may need one. And if you decide to sign up for classes, you’ll know where to find us.
The Chinese quick guide covers topics like food, greetings, animals, colors, talking to a taxi driver, ordering a restaurant, and emergencies, as well as some small talk (such as ‘You are cute!’).
Praise for GoEast Mandarin’s Chinese language education:
“The teacher was awesome – really friendly, obviously experienced, and spoke great English but stuck with using Chinese. She really did a phenomenal job.”
— All Language Resources about GoEast Online
I was skeptical about the online learning format in the beginning, but by the end of the course I became a fan of it. A great way to fit regular lessons into my busy schedule without extra commute time. Wonderful, knowledgable teachers who could answer all my questions from why the grammar is the way it is, to how to make the sounds when pronouncing similar sounding words. Overall a very positive experience and I will recommend GoEast to anyone I know looking to learn Chinese.
– Katherine (USA)
After the trial course, I knew that this was the one. They helped me learn not only the vocabulary and the reading, but they also helped me improve my conversational skills. The staff at GoEast really care for you and they teach according to your learning style and your needs. It really is the perfect tutoring institute that I’ve been across!
– Hayeon Kim (South Korea)
GoEast Online is the best place to study Chinese language and culture in a fast and fun way. Before starting my lessons here, I had never imagined I would be able to make such progress.
– Manny Sue (Netherlands)
GoEast’s teaching is effective and efficient. The teaching is well-rounded and certainly puts you ahead of the game, language-wise. The lessons themselves are tailored to your specific language needs, so regardless of your language goals and your reasons for studying, they’ll find a way to help you get your Chinese to the level you want it to be at.
– Chaz Sonoda (USA)
These lessons were my first ever attempt at studying online actively with real people. Wise choice — not only the online self-study videos were excellently crafted and thought provoking, the vocabulary exercises, really helped cement the new words, the structured learning conversations and tests all prepared me. I highly recommend this course for anyone interested in learning the basics of business Chinese.
My GoEast teachers have been the most intelligent, skilled, fascinating, and kind teachers I have ever studied with, and I say this as a former university professor myself.
-Tom Smart (USA)
I am really enjoying the program. I love the self-study lesson platform so much! It is such an efficient way to do things that I have begun creating an online platform for my Spanish language learners modeled off of your design. Also, Clytie is an amazing teacher, she is very lively, so much fun to have class with! Her lessons are always very engaging, and she has such a good memory for details about students’ lives and uses that information to present or review materials, which really helps understanding and retention of the material.
— Jessica (USA)