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Joy Mandarin Center is a small, friendly Beijing-based Mandarin language training school, founded and run entirely by teachers.

We provide fun, professional and affordable Mandarin lessons to help you learn Chinese faster.

What you need to know...

Our School我们的学校

Our School

Our place or yours?

You can find our small (Beijing rental prices, eh!), cozy school just a few minutes walk from Dawanglu (大望路) subway station in downtown Chaoyang District, Beijing.

You're welcome to take lessons here (and sample our complimentary tea and coffee). Or if you prefer, our teachers can come and meet you at a place of your choice.


Choose from our...

  • One-on-one classes: The best way to maximize your speaking time and personalize classes and materials according to your needs and learning style.
  • Small group classes: (3-4 students) Great if you're on a tight budget, or prefer learning in the company of others.
  • Skype classes: Study in the comfort of your home, anywhere in the world - at Chinese prices!

Our Classes课程

Our Classes

What we can do for you...

Most Chinese leaners quickly realize that simply living in Beijing and studying a little in your spare time is not enough to become fluent. What's necessary is practice. Lots and lots of practice!

Unlike more traditional Chinese language schools, here at Joy Mandarin we understand that you'll only get good at Chinese by opening your mouth and using Chinese. Our teachers will...

  • Focus on the topics and language situations that interest you.
  • Encourage you to do most of the speaking.
  • Help you to speak more naturally by providing feedback and coaching on pronunciation, grammar and word choice.

Joy Mandarin Center is a great place to study Mandarin. Their teachers are professional and friendly and committed to ensuring that a minimum of English is spoken in the learning of Mandarin. My teacher uses a student-centered teaching way that has helped me improve quickly. I highly recommend studying at Joy Mandarin Center!

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Courses at JMC

We offer a selection of courses based on the most common requirements of our students. But this doesn't mean you have to follow a fixed curriculum. While beginners and low-level students will benefit from our structured courses, for students at intermediate level and above, we will work together with you to create a tailor-made study plan that suits your needs and learning style.

Spoken Chinese口语汉语

Spoken Chinese Classes

The fastest way to improve your spoken Chinese is to get lots of practice speaking Chinese! Our student-centered speaking classes will focus on maximizing your speaking time, while teaching the language as it's really spoken by native Chinese speakers.

Business Chinese商务汉语

Business Chinese Classes

If you do business in China or work with a Chinese company, you'll need to pick up some specialist vocabulary to help you get by in a variety of business situations. Our business Chinese courses will prepare you with the language and cultural insights you need to succeed.

HSK/BCT考试培训

HSK/BCT Exam preparation Classes

HSK (Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì) is China's only official test of Chinese language proficiency for non-native speakers. Our HSK courses will help you prepare for and practice all aspects of the test so you'll be ready to achieve your full potential when the test day arrives.

Chinese characters汉字

Chinese Character Course

Once you've mastered the basics of spoken Chinese, learning characters will help enormously in taking your Chinese to the next level. It's a daunting task for sure, but our Chinese Character courses will help make the process as painless as possible.

Kids' classes儿童课程

Kids' Chinese Courses

Our kids' courses focus on learning through games, stories, cartoons, images, props and fun topics that are most relevant to each child's age and interests. At the same time, kids will learn practical language that they can use in their daily lives.

Intensive Chinese强化培训

Intensive Chinese

Our intensive Chinese courses are aimed at students who want to make big improvements in a short time. You will be studying 4-5 hours a day, five days a week, each day continuing to build upon your knowledge and skills from the previous classes.

What next?

Give us a go...

We want you to be sure Joy Mandarin Center is the right place for you before you hand over any of your hard-earned cash.

Sign up for a free trial class to see what we can do for you.