Yi Mandarin focuses on practical aspects of the language – learning how to converse and communicate efficiently in Mandarin. Our teaching methodology is especially designed for adults. In just 24 hours, you will be able to speak Mandarin. After you learn Mandarin, Singapore will be a different place.

Contact us for a free trial class :
Call:  +65 6222 0583


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Johan level 6 (6 months)
Marten level 1 (24 hours)
Kiruthika level 1 (24 hours)


About Yi Mandarin

Yi Mandarin is located in the heart of Singapore’s Chinatown, at just 1 minute walk from Chinatown MRT Station. We can also arrange private classes at a time and place of your choice.

Our Philosophy

We believe that small classes will enable maximum participation and practice. What is a better way to learn Mandarin than to practice it in class by speaking Mandarin? That’s why our group classes have a maximum of 5 students.

Learning through play turns a boring class into an interesting experience. We stimulate your learning through word play, group games and scenario based learning. From the games, you will practice and understand Mandarin really fast!

At Yi Mandarin, we understand that great friendships are built on sharing and networking. That’s why we organise meet up sessions once every month on Saturdays. They offer a great opportunity to make friends and use your newly acquired Mandarin skills! As a student of Yi Mandarin, you are welcome to bring your friends!

Hopefully this give you a good idea of who we are and whether our classes are a good fit for you. You can also refer to this page if you’d like to learn more about our Mandarin courses.

The people behind Yi Mandarin

Candy Lee - Founder of Yi Mandarin

My name is Candy Lee, Centre Manager of Yi Mandarin. You can also call me Ling Nie. Originally from Surabaya, Indonesia, I came to Singapore to learn Mandarin and have been here ever since. Having studied Mandarin myself, I understand that it can be challenging.

That’s why at Yi Mandarin, we have developed a method that will empower even complete beginners to learn Mandarin and understand Chinese culture. And we are never done improving upon ourselves.

Learning Mandarin is a very personal journey and we strive to support you in every way we can. If you have any questions, I’m happy to answer them!

Our Mandarin language Trainers

Ms. Mina Zheng MinYi Mandarin
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Mina started her teaching career in China since 1999. Since she came to Singapore in 2003, she has been training foreign and local adults Chinese in beginner, social and business levels. From years of experience, she has built her teaching method and style which has helped many foreigners in Singapore in their quest to learn Mandarin.

Mina has taught in many companies such as DBS, Philips electronics, OCBC, Aberdeen, Tod’, INSEAD, BBC News, Cambridge University Press, Deutsche Bank, Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) and BP.

Her teaching method, passion and a nice personality enable her students learn Chinese with fun and impressive results.

Ms. Ivy Chen JingYi Mandarin
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Ivy Chen has been teaching expats to learn Mandarin in Singapore since 2008. She started specializing in home tuition for primary and secondary school students for several years, and has accumulated tremendous experience in teaching academic Chinese.

Since 2010, Ivy also started training expatriate adults in social and business Mandarin. With her vast knowledge in the Chinese Culture, our expatriate students has gain valuable insights to living and working in a Chinese society.

Ms. Steffie WangYi Mandarin
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Steffie was born in Liao Ning province, Northeastern part of China. She started her Mandarin teaching since 2001 and is with Yi Mandarin since 2011. Steffie is a dedicated and caring language trainer.

Steffie has taught many foreign executives, including those from UBS, AIG, RBS, Kraft Foods and Deutsche Bank etc. Her passion to promote Chinese language and culture is an added value for her to teach Mandarin.

Learning Mandarin with her is a fun, interactive experience. She always make extra effort to design the class materials based on the personal needs and interests of her students.

Ms Ge TianshuYi Mandarin
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Tianshu has lived away from her family in China since she was a teenager. She completed a double major undergraduate in the US seven years ago. Her first experience of teaching Mandarin to adult beginners was during her study time in the United States.

She started a full-time teacher career in 2012, after she realized how much she enjoys helping others learn Mandarin. She tutors international school students on their IB Chinese, and teaches Mandarin to adult beginners.

Ms. Shieh KailingYi Mandarin
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Kailing is a Singaporean with a passion and talent for languages. She lived in Beijing for 4 years, where she majored in Education at the prestigious Beijing Language University. While living in Beijing, she has perfected the pronunciation of her Mandarin to communicate effectively in a mainland Chinese setting. Together with her education background in Singapore, she has developed strong intonation skills necessary to communicate with our students. Our students find her easy to understand, key in teaching conversational Mandarin.

Kailing has over 6 years of experience in teaching social and business Mandarin. Her students are mostly expatriate adults, working in large corporations like Deutsche Bank, Essilor Amera, Goldman Sachs and Keppel Corporation. Being fluent in more than 4 languages, she is best suited to teach expatriates who are keen to learn Mandarin in Singapore.

Ms. Wang HongYi Mandarin
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Wang Hong from Beijing, China, started teaching Mandarin in 2008. She came to Singapore in 2010 and taught elementary Chinese in a local school for 3 years.

Wang Fang uses her own special method of teaching and has helped hundreds of local students to develop their Chinese skills both orally and written. She is known for her passion in inspiring people to learn with her dynamic presentation style. Her forte lies in her ability to connect with people and to bring out the best in them.


If you’re interested, please feel free to give us a call or send us a message through the form toward the top right. We are happy to set up a free trial class for you.

Call: +65 6222 0583