Open Class

Chinese Open Classes in Shenzhen


Our free Chinese open classes for newcomers are held every Wednesday at That's Mandarin campus in Shenzhen. Join our next open class!


1 day/week
2 classes/day


10:00-11:50 am
or 7:00-8:50 pm


Max. 8 students


Shenzhen, Shekou


2020 Course Start dates for total beginners


Wednesday Mornings

10:00-11:50 am


Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 3, Nov 11, Nov 18, Nov 25, Dec 2, Dec 9, Dec 16, Dec 23, Dec 30

Wednesday Evenings

7:00-8:50 pm, Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 11, Nov 18, Nov 25, Dec 2, Dec 9, Dec 16, Dec 23, Dec 30

Other level students can join on any day.


The group size is small enough to make sure that every student gets personalized attention, and that the teacher can easily track your progress.

You can choose a group that fits your level – from absolute beginners to advanced learners.

Learn with Your Peers

You will be placed in a group of students of different backgrounds/nationalities but similar Chinese level as you.

Small Group

Being in a small group means you still have personalized learning and the teacher can keep track of your progress.

Unique Methodology

Our special methodology ensures students can learn effectively and achieve their learning goals even in limited time.


Compare That's Mandarin (TM) to Other Chinese Language Schools

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Free access to our online/ mobile app

Others: No online/mobile platform.

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Classrooms equipped with Apple computers

Others: No computers/high-tech learning aids.

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Well-lit, clean, modern classrooms

Others: Old design classrooms.

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Over 15 years of hands-on experience

Others: Freelance teachers, often hired with no experience/certification.

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Free beverages. Unlimited coffee and tea

Others: No free beverages.

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Full-time, experienced teachers who completed our training course.

Others: Freelance teachers, often hired with no experience/certification.

Campus In Shenzhen

How to Get to Our Chinese Language School

That’s Mandarin Shenzhen campus is located in the downtown city area of Shekou, close to public transportations, restaurants and shops. You will be right where all the actions are.

E-Cool Bldg 1, Room 302, Xinghua Rd, Shekou, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
(86) 0755-2683 2393

Around the campus

Sea World (5 mins); Lizhi Park (8 mins); Nan shan Park (10 mins)

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Nearby subway stations

Subway is one of the most convenient ways to get around in Shenzhen. While it just opened in 2004, there are now eight lines that criss-cross the city You can easily get here by taking Line 2 (orange) to Sea World Station and then take Exit A. The school is located just 3 minutes away.

FREE per 2 weeks
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Not sure about your Chinese level? Learn more about our levels here


I had my 2nd free Chinese today with That's Mandarin. I have tested other Chinese classes but like the structure of this one. They put you in small groups so you can speak with other people as well as the teacher. They also give you full access to their teaching platform website where you can review what you learned, and even learn new concepts at your own pace.

I was invited by a friend to enjoy 2-hour long FREE ONLINE Chinese language classes during 2 weeks! Being long time without classes, I found myself missing Chinese language learning... 😖 Thanks to That's Mandarin for this opportunity!

If you're living in Shanghai, Beijing or Shenzhen you can have 2 weeks worth of lessons for free at ANY level! The lessons are in small groups and don't use standard textbooks, focusing on everyday language, so it's really efficient to learn 👍🏼


Frequently Asked Questions

Get your questions answered

What is the course schedule?

You will have classes 2 classes a day, 1 day a week.
There are two options for the group schedule:
Wednesday classes in the morning (10:00-11:50 am with a 10-min break in between) or Wednesday classes in the evening (7:00-8:50 pm with a 10-min break in between).

What are your teachers like? Are they native speakers?

All our teachers are native Chinese speakers, highly qualified and experienced in teaching Chinese to foreigners. They are university graduates with majors in Chinese language education or Chinese literature.

Before they join us, they have to obtain a Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL, or TCSOL) certificate, and successfully complete That’s Mandarin’s mandatory Teachers Training Course (TTC).

What teaching materials do you use?

We’ve developed our own teaching and learning methods.

We use our own in-house learning platform NihaoCafe for both online and offline Chinese classes. On this platform, you’ll be able to access your learning materials, connect with your teachers, review your lessons, and schedule your classes.

For HSK 1-3, the standard course is built around a TV series we filmed featuring 64 episodes, and the story set in modern China with over 70 characters in 45 locations. Students can watch the videos, read interactive dialogues, learn new words & grammar, and practice with exercises on the platform.

For HSK 4, more advanced learners can read articles on various topics – Chinese culture, modern China, China’s economy & job market, dialogues from daily life, and many more. This level has the same set of interactive exercises as the previous levels.

Will the classes be taught in English?

All our classes are taught in Chinese to give students a fully immersive Chinese experience. Even for absolute beginners, our teachers will only use limited English to help you understand them. Our teacher will use pictures, videos, signs and gestures to help you learn.

As your Chinese level progresses, less and less English will be used in your classes and you will be able to understand more and more Chinese every day.

Will I be able to improve my Chinese with only 2 days of classes a week?

Sure! Our program is specifically made for students who don’t have enough free time to study non-stop but still want to ace their Chinese. You will be surprised with great results and improvement of your Chinese skills by the end of the course.

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