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关于我们 (guānyú wǒmen) - About us

Who We Are

Joy Mandarin Centre (JMC) is a professional, friendly Mandarin language training center based in Chaoyang District, Beijing. We have been helping friends from around the world to learn Mandarin Chinese since 2009.

Our school is staffed and run entirely by our team of young, enthusiastic teachers, allowing us to focus all our efforts on providing the best-quality and best-value lessons we can to help you learn Chinese faster.

Why Choose JMC?

As someone living in Beijing and looking to learn Chinese, we’re all too aware that you have a huge range of schools or tutors to choose from. Our aim here at Joy Mandarin is simple: to provide high-quality teaching at affordable prices. We do this by focusing our efforts on our teaching and our students rather than marketing and sales.

Our goal is to provide you with...

  • Great teachers

    We take a lot of care when choosing teachers to work with us at JMC. All JMC teachers are university graduates, and the vast majority of us have majored in teaching Chinese as a foreign language or in Chinese language. All our teachers are from northern China and speak with standard Mandarin pronunciation. We also provide teachers with at least 3 months training before they start giving classes.

  • Modern teaching methods

    Traditionally, Chinese language teaching focused on rote learning of grammar rules, structures and vocabulary. We believe the best way to learn is by using the language. We take a student-centred approach, encouraging you to do most of the talking, while at the same time helping you to express yourself in the most natural way.

  • Tailor-made learning

    Because all classes at Joy Mandarin are one-one-one or small-group lessons, we can work with you to provide a course specifically targeted to meet your needs. Before you start classes with us, we'll take time to undestand your current Mandarin ability and goals so we can focus on the topics and language situations that you wish to practice and focus our coaching on the specific language difficulties you have problems with.

  • Flexibility

    You choose the schedule and we’ll provide the teacher. Our teachers can also meet you at your home, office or another place of your choice if it’s not convenient for you to take classes here at our center.

  • Student community

    We are proud to have helped over 500 students from around the world with their Chinese learning goals up to now, and that over 90 percent of our students sign up for additional classes with us. Many students even continue their language studies with us after they leave Beijing through our Skype classes.

    We see our students as the most important part of our Joy Mandarin family and do our best to help you not just with language learning, but with any aspect of life in China. We also periodically organize activities and outings to give you a chance to meet more of your fellow students and share your learning experiences.

What our students say...


I have been a student with JMC for almost 6 months and I am loving it. All the staff are very helpful and very professional teachers. Since the very first day, they always welcome you with the biggest hug and warmth and help if you have any problem. If you are thinking of joining, I highly recommend you to do it. It’s your best choice!

Jaime, Spain

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!

Helika, Estonia

Since coming to Joy Mandarin school it has given me the push in motivation I needed to begin my adventure in the study of Chinese Mandarin. From the moment I walk in the door I feel like I am already learning as I am greeted by all the wonderful teachers here at Joy Mandarin. Sometimes it can be Frustrating learning something new but with the teacher’s professional approach any problem or learning skill can be overcome.

I am so grateful to be learning here with students and teachers who have now become friends and family .Thank you! I hope you are as happy to have met me as I am to have met you. See you soon!

Mikel, US





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