How to Ace a Job Interview With a Chinese Company
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How to Ace a Job Interview With a Chinese Company

China’s growing economy provides numerous job opportunities to locals and foreigners alike. Many people see China as the right place to pursue a career, counting on its huge economic potential. China has recently gone through a series of reforms in different areas, including education, so the so-called “state job allocation for college graduates” now no longer exists....

May 24, 2018May 30, 2018by
Relaunching Our Jiaozhou Road Campus
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Relaunching Our Jiaozhou Road Campus

We have some good news to share with everyone. For the past few months, we have been renovating our second school on Jiaozhou Road, and it is now complete! That’s Mandarin has always been dedicated to providing its students a conducive and cozy learning environment, and we’re confident to say that our newly-renovated school will...

April 27, 2018May 31, 2018by
How to Find a Job in China Easily
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How to Find a Job in China Easily

China’s economy has been growing rapidly in recent years and more and more foreigners set their eyes on China. China has become a popular destination thanks to its magnificent natural scenery and huge success in economic development. The Chinese job market certainly benefits from China’s economic growth and consequently creates more job opportunities for both...

April 17, 2018June 4, 2018by
The Health Factor at Chinese Camp
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The Health Factor at Chinese Camp

Most parents we know are very concerned about their children’s health when they go to camp, especially to a country like China. Beside the activities and content of the camp, the next question we often get is about the food we provide at camp. Rest assured, parents! We’ve got it all covered. As a start,...

April 4, 2018April 27, 2018by
What Is Traditional Chinese Clothing
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What Is Traditional Chinese Clothing

Traditional clothing plays a vital role in any country’s history and life. The features of traditional clothing vary with different geographic areas and different periods of time in history. The design of traditional Chinese clothing also has its unique characteristics in different time periods. Therefore, it’s difficult to generalize the idea of traditional Chinese clothing...

January 8, 2018April 27, 2018by
[RECAP] Christmas Party Photos
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[RECAP] Christmas Party Photos

Santa was coming to That’s Mandarin… but his flight was delayed! So he couldn’t make it to our Christmas Parties in Beijing and Shanghai. But that’s alright because we still had an awesome party at both schools!!! A big thank you to all of you who came to our parties! It was great spending an...

December 20, 2017April 27, 2018by
Bizarre Food Event Recap
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Bizarre Food Event Recap

Every month at That’s Mandarin we organize a few cultural activities and events for our students and their friends. Everyone who is interested in learning about the Chinese culture or just wants to have fun is welcome to our events. This month, one of the events was the Bizarre Food Event, where we brought multiple...

November 30, 2017April 27, 2018by
How to Haggle with Tough Chinese Salespeople
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How to Haggle with Tough Chinese Salespeople

Here is something about you might not want to hear if you’ve been paying full prices for things you bought in China: you’ve been ripped off! In China, paying full price is almost unheard of. Goods that have no price tags bear an invisible invitation to haggle. And haggling is a habit, a custom, and...

October 26, 2017March 6, 2018by
International Experience at Chinese Camp
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International Experience at Chinese Camp

Each kid should be awarded the opportunity to come and learn about a different culture.” In the past few years, there were groups of parents who wanted something different for their children. They wanted to deviate from the usual summer camps in their hometowns or countries. They were looking for new ways for their children...

October 10, 2017April 27, 2018by
Have You Seen Our New Shanghai School? We’ve Moved!
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Have You Seen Our New Shanghai School? We’ve Moved!

We have exciting news to share! That’s Mandarin has a brand new location right in the heart of Jing’an district, Shanghai. Let’s take a look at some of the noteworthy features of the Yuyuan Road school.   1. CONVENIENCE We give our new school 10/10 in terms of convenience, with a location literally less than...

September 11, 2017April 27, 2018by
5 Chinese Noodles You Can’t Miss In China
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5 Chinese Noodles You Can’t Miss In China

Hot days, cold days, mild-weathered days,… It doesn’t matter; noodles are a staple food that can be eaten at any time, especially in China. While most foreigners would steer clear of soup noodles in the summer (due to the heat!), Chinese people wouldn’t say no to a bowl of delicious noodles dish. Here is our...

July 18, 2017April 27, 2018by
The 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals
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The 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals

The Chinese zodiac has been around for thousands of years and used to be the main astrological belief that Chinese people based their actions and predictions on. It is believed that the animals in the zodiac represents the characters of the people born under each zodiac sign. We will explore the following: What is Chinese...

July 3, 2017April 27, 2018by
Top Things to Do in Shanghai This Summer
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Top Things to Do in Shanghai This Summer

Shanghai has long been renowned as one of the must-visit places in the world. With a population of over 24 million residents made up of Chinese nationals and expats, this metropolis has evolved into a sophisticated blend of modern and traditional Chinese cultures. In this big metropolitan city, there is something for everyone. You can...

June 20, 2017April 27, 2018by
How to Say “Internet Celebrity” in Chinese
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How to Say “Internet Celebrity” in Chinese

网 (wǎng) refers to the internet, or the web, 红 (hóng) means popular. 网红 (wǎng hóng) is a term that is used to refer to internet celebrities – people who have gained fame on social media.  

June 12, 2017April 27, 2018by
5 Ways To Enhance Your Life In China
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5 Ways To Enhance Your Life In China

Living in a foreign country always starts off exciting, especially with the amount of new sights and experiences around. When the novelty has worn off and the adrenaline is running out, do you have enough support in your new life to keep you from breaking down in loneliness? Do you have the resources to live...

May 16, 2017April 27, 2018by
Top 3 Shanghai Local Snacks
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Top 3 Shanghai Local Snacks

China is famous for its cuisine. What is so special about Chinese cuisine is that the color, smell and taste are equally important for judging Chinese dishes. That’s why Chinese people regard eating as an art. In China, different regions produce their own local dishes and snacks. Consequently, people from different regions of China have...

February 20, 2017April 27, 2018by
The 8 Most Popular Chinese Breakfast
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The 8 Most Popular Chinese Breakfast

Chinese Breakfast For The Soul There is a Chinese saying that goes “eat breakfast till you’re full, eat lunch well and eat less at dinner”. The idea is that you should not skip breakfast as it is the fuel that gets the engine started in the morning. Here is the list of Chinese breakfast that...

December 29, 2016April 27, 2018by
Where In Asia Do People Speak Chinese?
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Where In Asia Do People Speak Chinese?

Do you speak Chinese? If you do, you’re part of the statistics that makes it the number one most spoken language in the world. You probably already knew China has a population of over a billion people. Add the number of Chinese descendants in the world to that and it’s no wonder Mandarin makes it...

October 18, 2016April 27, 2018by