Learn (Mandarin) Chinese - courses for adults and students

A Chinese study abroad programme is a unique experience which will offer you the chance to get closer to the language than ever before! With over a billion native speakers, and a 50-million strong Chinese diaspora around the world, learning Chinese will open up new horizons wherever you go! ESL was one of the first language travel companies to offer Chinese courses abroad, so you can count on our knowledge and expertise to help you develop your skills in leaps and bounds as you discover the beauty of Mandarin!

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Why learn Chinese abroad?


It’s safe to say that Chinese is one of the more complex languages for Europeans to learn - but that doesn’t have to be the case! A Chinese study abroad programme will help you immerse yourself in the language, where you’ll dive straight into it and hear Chinese spoken around you everywhere you go! Imagine how fast you’ll pick things up when you find Chinese characters as far as the eye can see, and when you’re practising spoken Chinese every single day. A Chinese course abroad is an incredible opportunity to meet people from around the world and practise your new language skills in an authentic environment.


Where can I study Chinese abroad?


We have a huge portfolio of destinations, with over 250 locations for you to choose from. If you want to take a Chinese course abroad, a wide variety of options will be open to you with ESL - with courses based in both China and Taiwan, you can really take your pick. From the bustling Chinese capital of Beijing to the sprawling megacity of Shanghai, the beach resort of Qingdao to the magical market streets of Taipei, you’ll have no problem creating your ideal Chinese adventure with us.


Why choose ESL for a Chinese study abroad programme?


ESL has over 20 years of experience in the sector, and as one of the first European companies to offer study abroad programmes in Asia, we’ve built a solid background of knowledge that will help you create the ideal Chinese course abroad . Booking and organising your trip is never a struggle with ESL - we support you every step of the way, as we know researching a trip halfway around the world isn’t always easy. You’ll receive free, personalised advice and insider knowledge along your journey with us, so you can easily create the language experience of your dreams.

How to evaluate your Chinese level?

If you wish to know your Chinese level before enrolling in a language course abroad, you can take our free online Chinese test. You will receive an immediate assessment of your Chinese level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The final result will give you an idea of the areas where you are strongest and those where you should work on. Furthermore, it can be used to choose the right level for your Chinese language course.

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