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New Concept Mandarin

New Concept Mandarin (NCM) is a German owned company established in Hong Kong in 2000 by linguistic experts and University Professors from Australia and China. The NCM teaching methodology is based on University research in Western countries and China into how Western people most effectively learn Mandarin. NCM has training centers in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Guangzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Beijing, the Philippines and Singapore. NCM combines its proven classroom training methods with CD-Rom and Online courses to maximize learning results. Corporate clients include Bosch, Caterpillar, Novartis, Vodafone, Maersk, Veolia, Bosch-Siemens, Disney and many more. In past years we have trained over10, 000 expats in China and overseas to speak Mandarin Chinese, a fact we are very proud of, it’s what we do best.

Our story

The story behind New Concept Mandarin is interesting because it has roots in a linguistic research and teaching program led by the institute's founder and CEO, Fu Xianling, at the Griffith University of Queensland in Australia.

In 1986, Fu Xianling was invited to Australia as a guest of the Australian Government to help teach Australians to become Chinese teachers. With 10 years university teaching experience and a master's degree in applied linguistics from Wuhan in China's Hubei Province, Fu Xianling arrived in Australia when the country, under the leadership of Prime Minister Bob Hawke, recognized the importance of China as an emerging trade partner and the long-term need to understand Chinese language and culture. As a lecturer at Griffith University, Fu Xianling helped develop the first computer based program to help teach Chinese, and focused on a teaching method that taught adults a second-language in the same way that Chinese children learn to speak, read, listen and write from a young age. According to comparative test results supplied by the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington DC, Fu Xianling's innovative teaching methods, helped "westerners" learn Chinese "three times faster" than other standard teachin methods.

After spending 5 years in Australia, Fu was faced with a tough decision - to stay on and enjoy the easy-going Australian lifestyle or accept a new challenge in Hong Kong and Chinese mainland, where he had been encouraged to establish a Mandarin language training institute to meet the need to provide international businesses with Mandarin language skills in anticipation of the international community's closer economic ties with China.

Fu Xianling accepted that challenge and opened the first Mandarin language centers focusing on providing Mandarin skills for the expatriate business sector. New Concept Mandarin is widely known as the leading Mandarin language training institute, with centers throughout China and the region, and an extensive range of teaching programs, online courses and interactive learning tools.

There is always room for questions, my teacher always knows about the character, and has a good structure.


Well structured, with plenty of variety. Fun.


My teacher is usually well prepared for our courses and the time passes quickly.I think I am learning more quickly with more regular lessons. The classes are fun and topics are relevant to things I need to talk about. Beijing flexible on class timing has been very helpful.


I like the flow of the book, and the flow of information best. The base way was good and the determination of the teacher to achieve the target.


I have been able to work on words and phrases that pertain to my life.


I like two things best. One is the words and the cards. The other is the intensive practice.


I have tried several teachers from different school, however, I was very unhappy with them. I like NCM teacher very much. She is always well prepared for the lessons and very well structured.


I had great one-on-one class. My teacher adjust her teaching to suit her student's abilties, capabilities, and mindset.


The teacher is very open to my questions, and not least an extremely patient and qualifies teacher.


Good method, clear target setting.


The teacher has great lessons planned. They are interactive which helps us retain what we are learning. She customized the lessons to what we need.


Very good pace, very organized, learning useful words and phrase early on.