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School typeLanguage school
LanguageEnglish, Chinese
Campuses4 (Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen)

Sidaorui (Chinese: 思道睿; English: That's Mandarin) is a Chinese language school. It receives 3000 Chinese learners every year. In 2010, Sidaorui developed its own online learning platform called "Mandarin Café" that they claimed helped students accelerate their Chinese learning process.[1]

Sidaorui was founded in 2005 in Beijing.[2] A few years later, in 2011, the school established a new campus in Shanghai.[3] In 2018, another campus opened in Shanghai, and a new branch opened in Shenzhen. The school provides Chinese-language courses for children and adults,[4] has a Chinese-learning on-line platform, and other programs, such as summer and winter camps and school trips.[5][6]


  • 2005 - First school was founded in Beijing
  • 2010 - Online learning platform "Mandarin Café" created
  • 2011 - New campus in Shanghai opened[7]
  • 2018 - Another campus opened in Shanghai on Jiaozhou Road
  • 2018 - New branch opened in Shenzhen

Business Scope[edit]

Sidaorui offers both online and offline courses, with 1-on-1 and small group classes being the most popular choices. Course modules include survival Chinese, HSK preparation, business Chinese, Chinese for kids, and tailor-made Chinese language program. In addition, Sidaorui also offers Summer Camp Program and school trips. Sidaorui has been working with foreign embassies and Fortune 500 companies, and offering Chinese learning to overseas students and travelers.[8][9][10]


Sidaorui features two innovative teaching methods: Story-telling and Linkwords, which make Chinese learning more enjoyable using specific scenarios. Unlike traditional textbooks, Sidaorui's in-house developed online learning platform Mandarin Café provides students with the opportunity to preview and review their learning materials anywhere at anytime. Mandarin Café also incorporates self-learning and testing materials to help students quickly improve their Chinese language skill through an enjoyable learning experience.[11]

School Values[edit]

Meaning of Sidaorui[edit]

Sidaorui is derived from the English word "story".

  • "Si" means "thinking". Sidaorui aims to make Chinese learning simple and enjoyable using innovative teaching methods;
  • "Dao" means "morality". Sidaorui is dedicated to placing students' requests as its top priority;
  • "Rui" means "wisdom". Sidaorui combines innovative teaching methods with modern technology to make Chinese learning more effective.[12]


The shape of the logo resembles the letter "M" in "Mandarin", and the two-faced silhouette facing opposite directions symbolizes interpersonal communication. The color of the logo is associated with the color of the sun, which symbolizes Sidaorui's love for its students and employees.[12]

Company Culture[edit]

  • Mission: Make Chinese learning simple and enjoyable, and promote Chinese culture.
  • Goal: Become a leader in Chinese language education.
  • Values: Customer First, Solidarity & Dedication, Integrity & Passion[13]


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  2. "Schools for Learning Mandarin". The Chairman's Bao. Retrieved 2019-10-12.
  3. "Success, Insights". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. "Study & Work Abroad - iGap Travel Guide - iGap Travel Guide". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. ""Mandarin More Than Ever"". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. "That's Mandarin Chinese Language School Program Review". Asia Options. Retrieved 2019-10-12.
  7. "That's Mandarin (Shanghai Campus)". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. "That's Mandarin - China Admissions". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. "That's Mandarin Language School Study Abroad program That's Mandarin Chinese Summer Camp in Beijing, China; Shanghai, China". www.studyabroad.com. Retrieved 2019-10-12.
  10. "Traveller's Guide: Summer camps". The Independent. 2014-03-29. Retrieved 2019-10-12.
  11. Yu, Kenneth (2017-06-03). "Mandarin Café Review: The Online Class Experience". Retrieved 2019-10-12.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "New Journey, New Logo | That's Mandarin". 2019-09-09. Retrieved 2019-10-12.
  13. "Home". 思道睿. Retrieved 2019-10-12.

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