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The best Chinese academy in China?

Posted by Valerio00100 on August 09, 2011

Hi everyone,

I'm currently in Shenzhen and I want to know where is the best place to learn Chinese in China.
I heard that OMEIDA in Yangshuo near guilin is the best Chinese academy in China, prices seems Ok according to their website.
Is there anyone who tried that school? How are teachers?
Is it as good as their website describes it? Please reply soon, thank you.

Vali

Reply by StefanFrank on December 21, 2012

I went to Yangshuo as a tourist only, but I would recommend studying in Northern China where Mandarin is spoken as a mother tongue and you will in general learn a better accent.
I am not sure which school is the "best", but I studied at http://www.livethelanguage.cn in Beijing and they are worth recommending. I did individual classes with them and my teacher was great, especially with helping me with my pronounciation and tones.
I lived with a Chinese family they had organised for me, which was very helpful for language practice and also quite a cultural experience.
The school is very well organised and also from what I heard from other students satisfaction with their services is very high. From my personal experience I can confirm this - though there are plenty of schools around, it is worth to google a bit.

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