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Mandarin Chinese Language Courses

About The Course


Tobian Language School offers a wide range of Mandarin Chinese classes. If you need to learn Mandarin Chinese for school, business or because you are traveling: Tobian Language School has an option to suit your needs. With our comprehensive and international group of teachers we can help you with all kinds of lessons.


We offer both private and group lessons in small groups of 2-3 students. Our teachers use Skype/Zoom/Google Meet and each lesson is 60 minutes.
Many of our teachers are bi- or even trilingual so if you prefer some explanation in your native language, we can get you the right teacher.

Usually we work with packages of 20 lessons. Before you commit, we will arrange an intro chat with the teacher where you can make personalised arrangements.


Our classes are classified by 3 different courses:
General Mandarin Chinese
Business Mandarin Chinese
Exam preparation courses

What's Included In The Mandarin Chinese Language Course?

We offer Mandarin Chinese courses in all different levels from A1 to C2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is an international standard for describing language ability. It describes language ability on a six-point scale, from A1 for beginners, up to C2 for those who have mastered a language.

Our Mandarin Chinese course includes personal support from a private teacher during your journey to improve your Mandarin Chinese
Our goal is to broaden your world by enhancing your Mandarin Chinese skills
At Tobian Language School each student is a unique individual
You will have unlimited access to study materials during the course
Study at your own pace with topics of your interests

Benefits of the Mandarin Chinese language courses

Mandarin Chinese is spoken by about 955 million people and is the official language of Mainland China and Taiwan, and it’s one of the official languages of Singapore and the United Nations. It is the most widely-spoken language in the world. As well as China, Mandarin is spoken in countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei, Phillipines and Mongolia.


China is one of the largest markets and one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. Expanding your business onto Chinese markets can be extremely profitable. But for this expansion to be successful, knowledge of the Chinese language is absolutely essential.


In addition, learning Chinese might be easier than you think. There are no verbs, no plurals, no tenses, no subject-verb agreement, and no conjugations. There are over 80,000 Chinese characters but generally only 3,500 are used in conversation. In fact, it could be regarded as a more logical language. Also, studies have shown that Mandarin speakers use both sides of their brains! This will certainly keep brains motoring.


Despite the Chinese language growing in popularity among learners, there are still fewer people who speak it as a foreign language compared to, for instance, English or Arabic. Being able to speak fluent Chinese, you will instantly stand out among most other employees. As a business owner, you will be able to truly tap into the powerhouse that the Chinese economy is, connect better with your potential partners, and offer unique opportunities to your customers.


Join thousands of people worldwide and come across Chinese learning online at the Tobian Language School.

Shanghai a great place to be after taking our mandarin and chinese language courses at the Tobian Language School

Types Of Courses We Offer

General Mandarin Chinese

LEVEL: A1 - C2

If you need to improve some or many parts of your Mandarin Chinese, our experienced professional (native) speakers can assist you. Lessons can have a personalised focus on grammar, speaking, pronunciation, listening comprehension or writing skills. Together we can concentrate on areas that are most important to you.

Also Includes:

Business Mandarin Chinese

LEVEL: A1 - C2

If you want to prosper in business then having proper communication skills are crucial. If you’ve found it hard to communicate in Chinese with clients or colleagues, we can help you out by improving your business communication skills. Chinese business partners will appreciate your effort.

Also Includes:

Exam preparation courses

LEVEL: A1 - C2

Tobian Language School offers specialised lessons to prepare students who need to pass language proficiency exam HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi). This course is ideal for people who need to quickly pass HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) for their visa, job or university entry.

Also Includes:

Meet Our Chinese Language Course Professors

Hope-Jin is a fantastic mandarin / chinese professor at the tobian language school

Hope-Jin 🇨🇳

From: China
Experience: 4+ Years
Specialist In: Grammar and vocabulary training
Xian will assist you in our mandarin language courses

Xiang 🇨🇳

From: China
Experience: 4+ Years
Specialist In: Grammar training
Mandarin Chinese Language Courses professor Yan-Yan

Yan Yan 🇨🇳

From: China
Experience: 8+ Years
Specialist In: Conversation lessons
A happy and specialist in our Mandarin Chinese Language Courses

Melissa 🇲🇾

From: Malaysia
Experience: 4+ Years
Specialist In: Chinese for children

We Include These Elements

Comprehensive Study Materials

Each class offers complete and structured study materials that can best prepare you for the exam.

All lessons are online

Our classes take place online so that you can improve your language skills wherever you are in the world.

Personal support

In our opinion success comes with a personal approach. We tailor each language course to your needs.

You choose the time

Before you start, meet your teacher to get to know one another, organise and schedule your lessons together.

Our Prices


Private lessons
With our extensive team of excellent teachers, we are always able to offer private lessons for our Chinese language courses at your desired level


Group lessons
The possibility of group lessons is dependent on students having the same language and level

Group lessons

Learning groups of 2 - 3 people
12,5/h This price is based on a package of 20 lessons
  • High-quality study materials
  • Personal support
  • Final exam and certification
  • 20 lessons lasting 60min
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Private Lessons

1-on-1 focused learning
20/h This price is based on a package of 20 lessons
  • High-quality study materials
  • Personal support
  • Final exam and certification
  • 20 lessons lasting 60min
Popular

FAQs About The Language Courses

Yes, all lessons are live online lessons with Zoom/Skype. Each lesson is 60 minutes. In some special cases we have face-to-face lessons in the Netherlands.

Yes, we have experience with teaching children.  We have lessons for all ages.


Yes, we are flexible regarding the schedule. We provide lessons during the morning, afternoon, evening and even during the weekends.

From our experience it highly depends on the language, pace, motivation, commitment and skills of the student but in general we are using the following indication:
A1 level:  20 – 24 lessons. 40 – 48 hours of self study.
A2 level:  20 – 36 lessons. 40 – 60 hours of self study.
B1 level:  30 – 46 lessons. 50 – 70 hours of self study.
For B2, C1 and C2 the hourly volume is variable.

Yes, we provide (online) study materials for the course. At the end of the course we provide an exam and a certificate for our students.

Additional Information

The Tobian Language School has used industry recognised methods and personal experience to provide you with what we consider the most effective way to learn Chinese based on your needs. By combining the advantages of private lessons, improvements in technology and using native speaking professors improving your Chinese language skills can be fun, engaging and truly rewarding. We want all our students to succeed in their courses and we are happy to assist and guide you on your language discovery journey.