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Mandarin Chinese Program Details and Structure

Comprehensive Study for Accelerated Mandarin Chinese Learning!

PRC Study offers Mandarin Chinese language programs in many different schools and with multiple Chinese proficiency levels to cater to students from total beginners to advanced.

Mandarin Chinese Duration and Class Options

The Mandarin Chinese Language Programs are available from 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 20 weeks to 1 academic year (36 - 40 weeks depending on the program duration offered at the school of choice).

Students may choose from the Regular Mandarin Chinese or Business Mandarin Chinese classes, which offers 20 hours of lessons per week, or the Intensive Mandarin Chinese or Business Mandarin Chinese classes, which offers 30 hours of lessons per week.

Both the regular and intensive Mandarin Chinese classes focus on teaching topics related to everyday Chinese and Chinese society, whereas the regular and intensive Business Mandarin Chinese classes will place more emphasis on language used in a work place, while still covering Chinese society in general. Please note that the Business Mandarin Chinese classes are offered at the PRC-CIE Academy and UIBE only, and a minimum knowledge of 800 Characters is required for participation.

For a complete listing of Mandarin Chinese programs (start dates, program length, application deadline), please click on Mandarin Chinese Programs Fees and Schedule. For the fees of programs shorter than 4 weeks, please contact [email protected].

Program Hours Hours Per Day Length
Mandarin Chinese or
Business Mandarin
M - F
(20 hrs / week)
4 hrs / day 1 week to 1 year
Mandarin Chinese or Business Mandarin
M - F
(30 hrs / week)
6 hrs / day 1 week to 1 year

Mandarin Chinese Class Size Options

In all of our teaching institutions, the core language classes incorporate all aspects of Mandarin Chinese including phonetics, listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and comprehension.

You can choose to have private 1-on-1 tailor made classes or join small group classes with an average of 4 to 5 students per class offered by the PRC-CIE Academy; or join larger classes with generally an average of 20 students per class, as offered by one of our partnering universities.

Additionally, all of the schools use outstanding teaching materials and classes are taught by qualified instructors; but the smaller class settings often enable students to progress faster due to the smaller teacher-student ratio.

Smaller Versus Larger Class Sizes

The PRC-CIE Academy was established specifically to teach Mandarin Chinese to foreigners within an accelerated learning environment, as well as to meet students demand for high quality teaching in smaller class settings while offering flexible start dates. The Academy employs teachers from our top partnering universities while using an outstanding curriculum that helps students learn Chinese quickly, effectively and efficiently.

The smaller classes averaging 4 to 5 students (with a maximum of 8) per class is the preferred choice by most students, as it offers a much more intensive and faster paced learning environment than the university classes which generally have up to 20 students per class. The private 1-on-1 classes are excellent for those who desire tailor made lessons that are customized to fit all an individual¡¯s needs and preferences.

PRC Study also represents many Chinese universities in China that offer outstanding Mandarin Chinese curriculum. The university programs are generally preferred by students looking for a larger campus atmosphere and a long standing reputation. But please note class sizes are larger, averaging 15 to 25 students per class, depending on the school of choice.

Class Type Students Per Class School
Private 1-on-1 1 PRC-CIE Academy
Small Classes Average of 4 to 5 PRC-CIE Academy
Larger Classes Average of 20 Universities

Mandarin Chinese Program Sample Timetable 

Listed below is a sample schedule for students. Offerings depend on type of service enrolled.
Activities Weekday Mornings
8 am - 12 pm
Weekday Evenings
1 pm - 5 pm
Early Evenings
5 pm - 9 pm
Evenings and
Language Classes yes or yes      
Private Tutorials      
Supervised Homework yes yes    
Electives yes yes yes  
Social Activities     yes yes
Tours / Excursions       yes

Service Options 

At PRC Study, we understand that each student may have different needs. Therefore we offer multiple service options for students to choose from to cater to different budgets and requirements. Student can choose tuition only programs, university direct programs, or full service programs. For more information on the different types of services offered, please click on PRC Study Services.

PRC Study's Full Service Mandarin Chinese Program includes core Mandarin Chinese (Putonghua) language classes, airport pick-up, accommodation, visa, insurance & medical membership, free social and cultural activities, free guided tours, excursions, placement test, 24 hour hotline support and assistance, use of PRC Study student facilities, welcome and farewell dinners, and a range of other essential services. We take care of everything while you focus on studying Mandarin Chinese and learning more about the Chinese way of life.

Mandarin Chinese Program Schedules and Fees 

The Mandarin Chinese Program fee varies according to the program length, service type, accommodation, and school chosen. For a complete listing of Mandarin Chinese programs (start dates, program length, application deadline), please click on Mandarin Chinese Programs Fees and Schedule. For the fees of programs shorter than 4 weeks, please contact [email protected].

Entry Requirements 

All of PRC Study's Mandarin Chinese language programs cater to proficiency levels from total beginner to advance.

To enroll for our programs, applicants must be:

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