Welcome to learn Mandarin Chinese with Cheltenham Mandarin School. 欢迎跟我们学中文-Zhōng wén,汉语- Hàn yǔ ,普通话-Pǔ tōng huà!

New Year's resolution? Learn a new language - Chinese. You already know all the reasons why: the most widely spoken language, the biggest economy, great job and business opportunities, looks great on your CV. China is where the most jobs are being created.

Cheltenham Mandarin offers tailor-made Mandarin Chinese courses. Our flexible One-to-one programmes allow you to choose the time, place and intensity of the teaching schedule to fit in with your personal and work commitments. Designed to be effective, stimulating and practical, so you can learn to speak Mandarin quickly and learn how to write Chinese characters correctly. We will do a pre-course needs analysis and language assessment to design your learning plan with you. Private lessons are ideal for students who need to maximise their progress. We offer a trial lesson and free learning materials for beginners. We also provide online Mandarin Chinese learning via Skype or FaceTime lessons. Some former students continue their studies when they are relocated.

Our Mandarin learners, yet again, are celebrating outstanding examination results with a 100% GCSE pass rate, all achieved the very top grades of A*, except one who achieved an A after 2 months of pre-exam tuitions.

Congratulations Olivia, Duncan, Mollie, Carson, Ami, Tom, James, Kate, and Rob. A special mention of Rob, jiggling between his job, family duty, and his younger son is studying at university, and somehow managed a remarkable - narrowly missed full marks.

Mandarin Chinese Tuition

One-to-one or Small groups class (you and your friends) Mandarin and Japanese language tuitions for children and adults of all levels. Mandarin clubs in school. Free learning materials online. Free trial lesson for new learners. Find out more

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Chinese Translation & Interpreting

We are linguists with mother tongue of Chinese and near native level of in the source language. Localised style and clarity is important to ensure consistency with your company style and terminology. Find out more

Intercultural workshops

We provide an insight into Chinese history, its people, culture and business practices. By helping you understand the cultural differences between the two societies, you will be able to communicate more effectively. Find out more

News - On Echo At a School

Language Fun: Teacher Yingshi Helsby from Cheltenham Mandarin School with Mandarin language pupils of St Edward School Freddie Taylor, Otto Martin and Hannah Othan.

Language become popular among Years 1, 2 and 3 pupils who have been quick to grasp its pronounciation and uncomplicated grammar. Prime Minister David Cameron said he wanted Mandarin on the school curriculum as children will benefit in the future when China becomes the biggest economy in the world.

Headmaster Stephen McKeman said: "We are providing an option for Mandarin which includes understanding the geography, history and culture of China, providing a very worthwhile enrichment for our pupils."

Book 'Talking with the New Business Dragons'

"It provides essential insights into the changing China business environment, its people and how to trade and do business successfully."

Lord Powell of Bayswater KCMG

The book (ISBN-10: 1852527218) can be ordered via Amazon.

One of our students

Angel Parker learned Mandarin 8 months from a total beginner. At the National Speech Competition 2014, she finished as a runner-up in the beginner's category. In her GCSE Chinese exam - Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing, she achieved 319 marks out of 320. She did her Cambridge Pre-U exam.

If she can do it, so can you.

Free online videos tutorials

Our free online Learning Materials (see links on the right) is offered to all our learners. Printable version can be downloaded from our website.

The recordings below Will who is one of our student. He is relocated to Taiwan.

In this lesson, you'll learn greetings, pronounciation and other basics.

Learn through songs

Our free online Learning Materials (see links on the right) is offered to all our learners. Printable version can be downloaded from our website.

Emily and Ellie are enjoying the moment.

Chinese tongue twister

Our free online Learning Materials (see links on the right) is offered to all our learners. Printable version can be downloaded from our website.

This was recorded during Callum's 2nd lesson. He is studying Engineering in China now.

What our students say
My daughter has been learning Mandarin for nearly 8 years, but YingShi is the person anablered her to speak it in 20 lessons!
Mrs S littleton of Oxford
An excellent teacher! The lessons are enjoyable as well encouraging. I found her approach to each lesson easy to understand and this really helped me grasp what I was being taught. I thoroughly recommend her lessons to anyone wanting to learn Chinese.
Kevin Herbert of Dezac
I feel that much of what I'm learning is sticking and it's great fun. Her fees are bit higher than the other tutors I've learned with, but I'm learning so much faster, so I think it's worth every penny. I look forward to my weekly lessons.
James Colman
YingShi taught my older son Japanese and he achieved A* for his A level. He then learned Mandarin and within 6 months, he achieved an A in GCSE Chinese. We had so much faith in her, when my younger son expressed an interest in learning Chinese, we had no hesitation in asking her to tutor him. He loved his Mandarin lessons! Now he is studying at Cambridge University.
Celia Collins
Thanks for sending Emily's reading audio, we are suitably impressed. We are thankful for all your hard work and for travelling over here. All the best to you all.
Charles Martell
Yingshi’s experience does shine through in the work that she does, the lessons are engaging and the time goes quickly as well as a feeling afterwards that your brain has had a work out. It's quite a moment when you can put the first sentence together, a bit like seeing a child make its first few words into a sentence. Yingshi varies the lessons to keep it moving forward without following a particular text being followed, she is also great at fitting the lessons in around the working day, and can accommodate changes at quite short notice without a cancellation fee.
Paul Mitchell of HMMH