Learn Mandarin…

in one of the following cities:


Discover China…

The People’s Republic of China, abbreviated as China, is situasted in the east of Asia faces the Pacific Ocean in the sea,  and borders to 14 countries. Chinese (Putonghua or Mandarin) is the official language of China, and it is also the most used language in the world. Chinese is based on northern dialects, and close to Beijing dialect, and it is the official language used in schools, and every Chinese learns it. In daily conversation, people may use dialects or Chinese, but in written course, only Putonghua is used. In China, there are lots of dialects, and over eighty dialects can’t communicate with each other. Among decades of ethnic groups in China, most ethnic groups have their own dialects. Dialects usually have regional limits. Because of historical and geographical reasons, there are many dialects in the Chinese language, such at Wu, Guangdong and Fujian dialects.

Where we are…

Our partner school is located in the heart of Xi’an City, near the old town, south-east of the old wall. The office is located in a modern two storey building and provides a friendly atmosphere for learning tangerine: 16 classrooms, a library, a computer room with Internet access, a student room. This small school also hosts Chinese students attending English, German, Spanish and French courses in the evenings and at weekends. This is a great opportunity to make friends with the locals who will make you discover their beautiful city and with which you can apply your language skills.


Available Courses

We offer multiple courses in China in the heart of Xi’an.

Standard Mandarin Course

This Mandarin language course is ideal for students who wish to improve their Mandarin language very quickly. It focuses on combining the most important skills when learning a language: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

One-to-One Mandarin Course

A one-to-one course offers you the opportunity to focus on your needs and on your Mandarin skills with the full attention of a tutor.

Combonation Mandarin Course

The ideal way to improve your Mandarin rapidly, combining the advantages of the standard group and those of individual lessons.

Accommodation Options..

Our accommodation is carefully selected and visited regularly throughout the    year        by our accommodation department. You can choose from one of the following possibilities:

Host Family…

Homestays are carefully selected and offer students the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in a comfortable setting, while studying Chinese Mandarin in Xi’an. These homes are often between 5 – 15 minutes away from the school by public transport. Families usually offer affordable meal plans that allow you to discover and taste the local cuisine.


It is possible to live in a rented apartment during your study in Xi’an, but this tends to be more expensive. International House provides some assistance with apartment rentals or you can rent an apartment on your own.


International House provides some assistance with hotel or hostel reservations or you can reserve a room on your own.

Social Activities…

Using language in a sporting or social context is a very good way to develop skills that you have acquired in class during your Mandarin lessons. Our school offers students the opportunity to participate in activities and outings, some free or at a reduced price, both during the week and at weekends. From the vestiges of the prestigious Tang capital to the effervescence of the ultramodern Xi’an…you will have numerous lovely moment to remember!


For more information and information about fees please call us at 091-381110 or contact us through our contact page.


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