Learn Chinese with EF in China

Location: China: Shanghai

Term: Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer, Trimester, Academic Year, Throughout the year, May Term

Dates: Year Round

EF International Language Campuses

2 Education Circle Cambridge, MA 02141 United States


Learn Mandarin Chinese and explore the sights and culture of China at one of the best Chinese schools in the country – the EF International Language Center in Shanghai. The EF school is a modern campus located near People’s Square and its facilities are shared with an EF language school for Chinese students, so it’s easy to meet locals and get to know the culture from the inside.

EF Shanghai offers courses for students of all levels, from beginner to advanced, for young people and adults aged 16 and above. Courses start every Monday and you can stay as long as you’d like, from one or two weeks up to a whole academic year. Your course options are Intensive, General, and Basic Mandarin Chinese.

Personalize your program by choosing the intensity of your Chinese course and adding special interest classes like extra conversation classes, calligraphy, or tai chi boxing. You can also prepare for the official HSK Mandarin exam, or combine your studies with an internship that has a minimum 8 or 24 weeks duration.

Stay in one of EF’s student residences, alongside students from all over the world, in a student apartment, or with a local host family to truly immerse yourself in Chinese traditions.

EF’s full-time activities staff arrange excursions, sports, cultural events and weekend trips so you can get to know the country and the culture like a native and practice your Chinese. Live the language with EF!


* Central location in central Beijing
* Modern facilities
* Easy to meet locals, with Chinese students sharing the EF campus
* Courses start every Monday
* Course duration: 2 to 52 weeks
* All ages and language levels, from beginner to advanced
* Choose course intensity (20, 26 or 32 lessons per week)
* Personalize your course with a wide choice of special interest classes
* Prepare for the HSK Chinese language exam
* Combine your studies with volunteer work
* Host Family, residence or apartment accommodation

Degree Level


  • Chinese

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • Chinese
  • English

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

* Course fee
* Accommodation (Host-family, single room)
* Meal plan
* Activities at the school
* Pre-departure information and counselling

Credit Available


This Program is open to

American, European, Canadian, Australian, South African, Kiwi, Worldwide, Asian Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays
  • Apartment/Flat
  • Dormitory

Participants Travel to China


Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
1 week
Post Services Include
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Alumni Network
  • Job and Internship Network
Year Founded