About Course Package

I’m a corporate customer. Can I expect a custom package for my group?

Of course, for organization customer, we can create a custom offering and pricing. MasterChina has over a decade of experience serving corporate customers in Shanghai, hence we are very used to tailoring our offering to the specific needs of such clients.

I like the sound of your approach, but your packages don’t quite match my needs.
What should I do?

Please get in touch, we are happy to try to accommodate your needs. One of our strengths is the ability of our operations to support
customization for multiple customers and organizations. In any case, our “standard” offering is highly customized for
individual students; depending on their needs and learning objectives.

I’ve already been learning Mandarin for a while, do you cater for me too?

Yes, we can.We first need to assess your level and then we can create a suitable program. We have helped many advanced students
to achieve even greater proficiency.

I prefer not to do one to one practice with local practice partner as I’m
nervous/self-conscience, is that possible?

We firmly believe in the power of one to one practice lessons to develop your practical communication skills. That’s why they are an integral part of our online package. This is a great opportunity for you to test out your new knowledge with a local, as well helping you to understand locals’ thinking and attitudes.

All practice partners are carefully chose by MasterChina and undergo extensive training before they begin practice classes. They all have passion in helping others to understand China and its language. They know how to encourage students to express themselves and will patiently work at the right pace for each student.

I’m already fluent in Mandarin. Do you offer anything for me?

Yes, we have a range of advanced courses, including reading, listening, writing and speaking. If you need further improve your Mandarin, we are willing to give some advice after you explain your specific needs clearly.

I only want to learn to read/write Chinese Characters is that possible?

Yes, but, we have some advice. In MasterChina, we regard the Chinese Characters course as the elementary part for reading comprehension course. It means, in this course, you start to read Chinese sentences from very beginning, rather than learn individual characters. Students are required to translate the text they read. Due to this unique operation, we suggest you have already understood some basic grammars and vocabulary before learning characters. In our experience, this approach is the most effective way to learn to read Mandarin. Please contact us to get more advice.

How can I measure my progress?

You can very easily see your progress with MasterChina. Not only are in regular assessments, but in your weekly one on one practice sessions.You will quickly be able to feel your progress, as you gain confidence in expressing your opinions in Mandarin in more and more contexts. We also encourage (and support) our students to take external qualifications; for example, the HSK (China’s officially recognized language proficiency exam) which is available in 120 countries.

What is the HSK?

The HSK or Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (Chinese language standard exam) is a series of 6 exams which measure Mandarin proficiency for foreigners i.e. the Chinese equivalent of TOEFL. The exam is accepted by universities and employers inside China and can be taken around the world in 120 countries. Try typing HSK exam into your preferred search engine to learn much more.

I’m studying for my own country’s exam qualification (for example in the UK GCSE
and a specific exam board) with its own syllabus. How can you help me?

We are happy to tailor a course for your specific exam syllabus. Please approach us with your syllabus and
we will create a package for you (see pricing section).

Do you teach any specific dialect of Chinese, like Cantonise?

Sorry, our focus is solely Mandarin. Although, like in any country, there are different “regional” languages spoken in China, Mandarin is China’s official language and for most foreigners is the natural choice to be understood throughout China.

Do you operate loyalty or referral programs?

We do operate a simple referral program. Refer a friend and if they enrol in our communication Chinese course then we will credit 50% of their first month payment to your account. You are free to refer as many friends as you like. You can only refer a friend once you are a paying subscriber of our service.