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Chinese Classes in Johannesburg

Looking for Mandarin Chinese Classes in Johannesburg? Access China’s business-oriented classes offer a powerful and structured approach to learning the Mandarin Chinese language.

Access China is the only Mandarin Chinese learning institution in Johannesburg that caters exclusively to interested adults including company directors, business executives, industrialists, bankers, commodity traders, entrepreneurs, and those that plan to visit or travel within the People’s Republic of China.

Our focus is exclusively on the more serious adult learner who maintains an interest in China and likely has some interaction with Chinese people. For this reason we regret that we are unable to enrol high school learners or children in our Johannesburg-based Mandarin Chinese classes.

Access China has a well-established student base and runs classes throughout the year. Our dedicated Chinese classes in Johannesburg aim to equip South African business people with at least basic Mandarin, so that they may forge closer links with their counterparts in China.

In the normal course of events, Johannesburg-based business people wishing to learn Mandarin Chinese, the official language of China, would have to travel to the People’s Republic to do so.  Now you can do so right here in the heart of Johannesburg. Access China provides you with the unique opportunity to learn Mandarin Chinese in Sandton.

Access China’s senior teachers are fluent native-speakers of standard Mandarin, or putonghua (common speech), as it is known in China. Our teachers will take you through pinyin and the other basic building blocks of Mandarin Chinese, helping you to master this fascinating language.

It is our firm belief that regular classes are necessary to master a language as challenging as Mandarin Chinese. Learning Mandarin Chinese outside the environment of formal lessons or classes is a task of Herculean proportions. To effectively learn Mandarin Chinese it is recommended that you join proper classes and follow the guidance of a native-speaking Chinese teacher who is competent, motivated and dedicated. In reality, it is doubtful that Westerners could adequately learn Mandarin Chinese from audio CD’s alone, despite marketing promises to the contrary. Audio CD’s are of course a useful learning aid, but can never replace the discipline and complex interaction of regular classes. It is our view that the classroom environment is also more conducive to steady progress than home visits for one-on-one tuition.


Our Mandarin Chinese Courses are geared for the real world of Commerce and Business. We offer Continuity in Learning and cater to all Proficiency Levels from Beginner through to Advanced. Enrolled Students can elect to either join interactive Group Classes or dedicated Private Lessons.