Online Mandarin Chinese Classes

Learn Chinese online with experienced, native teachers. Our lessons follow a structured curriculum and are designed for serious learners. You can start learning Chinese anytime, anywhere on Zoom!

Chinese Courses

Culture Yard offers Mandarin courses for adults and children online via Zoom and in-person in Beijing. Courses are designed in-house and prepare you for all four language skills - reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Why Choose Us

Culture Yard is a professional Chinese school. We have been teaching Chinese since 2009 and have won multiple awards. But more importantly, we will give you the personal attention you deserve and help you to achieve your Mandarin learning goals.

Our Teachers

We believe that you can't learn Mandarin by repetition and memorization only. Instead, our native and experienced Chinese teachers will encourage you to ask questions, have real conversations and learn the cultural context in which the language is used. Meet our teachers, who will share their passion for the Chinese language and culture with you.


“I've been taking Chinese classes online with Culture Yard for about two months. My teacher is so much fun and does a great job of keeping her students engaged through explanations of history of characters, and even jokes! She also explains grammar concepts in thoughtful ways and uses additional resources, not just the textbook.”

Rebecca French, USA

“Studying at Culture Yard has enhanced my expat experience tenfold. It is so satisfying when a local Beijinger smiles with joy when you can communicate with them in Chinese… The teaching style is geared toward Western learning standards, which makes learning accessible. No drills, no rote memorization. Instead, the gifted teachers are patient and teach practical communication skills. Culture Yard’s technique and attitude are second to none. Highly recommend!”

Annie Markway, USA

“Fantastic school that provides a high standard level of education. I’ve finished the beginner level in 1 month and already am able to understand the basics and can arrange some things in a restaurant. Definitely will go for a few more levels to improve my Chinese language skills.”

Sergiy Pudich, Ukraine

Our Blog

We write weekly about Chinese language and culture. Our writers break down complex Chinese grammar structures and introduce you to the life and culture of China.