As one of the most spoken languages in the world, Mandarin Chinese is an essential language for many purposes, including business and travel. Mandarin is a tonal language, which makes the conversational, immersive learning techniques used in Berlitz's Mandarin classes essential in acquiring the language. You'll speak and hear the language throughout every Mandarin course with a Berlitz-certified native-fluent instructor. This exposure to the language will help you gain confidence in speaking, listening, and understanding Mandarin in any real-life setting.

Cultural lessons are also included in Mandarin classes with Berlitz. With these lessons, you'll understand the cultural nuances of using the language, as well as acquire nonverbal language skills. This cultural element of the lessons can be just as important as the language skills you'll gain. Learn Mandarin with us and familiarize yourself with all aspects of the Chinese culture!

Berlitz offers face-to-face Mandarin courses in many schools in France. Find a Berlitz school near you and discover the course options!

We have Mandarin classes for everyone

Our courses are available for everyone who wants to learn Mandarin no matter their age, goals or learning style.

Language courses for kids and teens

Language courses for adults

Language courses for businesses

Target group

teens between 12 and 17 years old, available upon request

all adults

business professionals, available upon request


for all levels

for all levels

for all levels

Class size

  • private courses
  • private courses
  • private courses
  • courses for teams

Class format

  • in-person courses
  • online courses
  • holiday courses
  • in-person courses
  • online Mandarin lessons
  • intensive courses
  • phone/video call courses
  • language test preparation courses
  • language study abroad
  • business language training in person and online
  • language test preparation courses

Skills you can acquire

  • Communicate in another language spontaneously and naturally with confidence and fluency.
  • Use complex linguistic structures.
  • Talk during discussions, providing detailed and precise answers.
  • Speak about your interests and hobbies and your future academic plans.
  • Build strong Mandarin skills with a focus on proper grammar usage and a wide range of vocabulary.
  • Have smooth, spontaneous conversations and use Mandarin with confidence.
  • Develop your fluency, including proper pronunciation, intonation, and sentence structure.
  • Engage in in-depth discussions about current events, your interests, or professional topics.
  • Expand your business vocabulary and learn the idioms and expressions commonly used in different business fields.
  • Gain the confidence and fluency to participate in meetings, deliver presentations, and negotiate deals with colleagues from around the world.
  • Learn how to write clear, concise, and professional emails, reports, and other business documents.
  • Negotiate contracts, deals, and prices.


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    Mandarin classes available for all levels

    Whether you're a complete beginner or looking to refine your existing skills, Berlitz offers the perfect Mandarin classes for you. Explore our comprehensive range of programs designed to meet your needs and learning goals.

    Beginner Mandarin courses

    Intermediate Mandarin courses

    Advanced and professional Mandarin courses


    Build a solid foundation in Mandarin Chinese with our beginner courses. These classes focus on developing essential speaking and listening skills for everyday communication.

    Our intermediate courses build upon your existing knowledge, enabling you to engage in more complex conversations on a wider range of familiar topics.

    Our advanced and professional courses will refine your grammar, expand your vocabulary significantly, and ensure you can express yourself clearly and effectively in personal, academic, or professional settings.


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    How you’ll learn with our Mandarin classes

    Step 1

    Simply book Mandarin classes through your online student portal or directly at the learning center.

    Step 2

    At the beginning of each lesson, your instructor will outline the goals for the session, so you know exactly what you’re aiming at.

    Step 3

    You will learn with our proven Berlitz Method. This means your instructor will deliver your classes in your target language to equip you with real-life conversational skills.

    Step 4

    Every Mandarin lesson follows the present, practice, and perform structure. Your instructor first presents new learning content, after which you learn through guided and general practice, ending the lesson with a performance of what you have learned.

    Benefits of taking Mandarin classes with Berlitz France

    Why learn Mandarin Chinese?

    With over 800 million native speakers, Mandarin is one of the most spoken languages in the world. In fact, one out of five people in the world speaks Mandarin. With so many people speaking the language, it is easy to understand just how important knowing it can be. For business professionals, China represents one of the largest economies in the world, and speaking Mandarin can open up a wide range of professional opportunities. For travel, China has a host of exciting sites to see.

    Mandarin test preparation and Mandarin language certifications

    We offer preparation courses to help you pass a variety of internationally recognized language tests for the Mandarin language. These tests can also be taken directly at our language centers in France.


    Preparation course



    Bright is a standardized test widely accepted by universities and institutions around the world for those looking to study or work in Mandarin-speaking countries.


    Through role-playing exercises with a native speaker, the LILATE videoconference language test evaluates your communication skills in real-world business scenarios.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    You can decide which Mandarin course suits you the best based on your goals and preferences. Berlitz France offers Mandarin lessons for all ages and learning styles:

    • Face-to-face private classes are a preferred choice for students who are looking for the undivided attention of their instructor to improve their skills.
    • Online group courses are best for people who want to learn Mandarin online in a social environment and to cut time on commuting.
    • Online private classes are a good choice if you want a personalized learning journey in an online setting.
    • Intensive courses are the best fit for those who want to improve their skills at an even faster pace.
    • With business language courses, corporate employees can master the business language of their field. The course is available upon request.
    • Language courses for kids and teens offer young learners a combination of fun and effective learning. The course is available upon request.

    At Berlitz France, we offer Mandarin classes:

    1. In person at one of our language centers in France:
    2. Contact us for courses in other cities where we don't have a physical language center.
    3. For more flexibility, you can choose online classes as well.

    Before you start learning Mandarin with Berlitz France, one of our instructors will conduct an oral evaluation with you to ensure we provide you with the most suitable course. After completing the oral test, our expert team will recommend a course that is adapted to your level. We offer beginner Mandarin courses as well as classes for intermediate and advanced students.

    If you want to learn to speak Mandarin, it is important to speak the language actively. Your progress can be supported with a number of learning techniques that help you improve your skills naturally:

    • watching TV shows
    • listening to music
    • reading books in Mandarin

    You can also enroll for language learning with Berlitz France:

    1. Choose whether you want to learn in a group or take a private language course.
    2. Contact us to determine your current language level with a language test.
    3. Sign up for a course of your preference.
    4. Study with a native-fluent instructor and start speaking Mandarin from your very first class.
    5. Receive feedback and progress reports from your teacher.
    6. Reach your language learning goals quickly and effectively.

    Our experienced native-fluent instructors will always give you feedback after the classes to help you improve your language skills and reach fluency in Mandarin.

    You can learn Mandarin fast by taking an intensive course with Berlitz. To see results quickly:

    • Join Berlitz's Mandarin immersion program.
    • Choose the intensity of your classes and how many hours you want to spend on studying.
    • Focus on actively speaking Mandarin with your instructors.
    • Practice Mandarin during lunch with your instructor in an informal setting.
    • Have real-life conversations.
    • Personalize your lessons to your needs.
    • Improve your language skills by 1 Berlitz level in a matter of a week.

    You can learn to speak Mandarin by practicing your language skills in various conversations. You will do so with our Mandarin courses, where we use the Berlitz Method. Our renowned teaching method focuses on actively speaking Mandarin and practicing real-life situations. You will practice spoken Mandarin during your lessons, irrespective of the class format.

    With our Mandarin course, you will:

    • Understand and use relevant language in different social situations.
    • Improve your communication skills by actively speaking Mandarin.
    • Learn to navigate in both familiar and new environments.
    • Develop your confidence in using Mandarin in everyday conversations.