Mando Mandarin Privacy Policy

Updated October 2007

This is the Privacy Policy for the Web site ("Site") for Mando Mandarin ("Mando").

Your privacy is very important to us and we are committed to protecting it. We understand that you need to be in control of your personal data. This Privacy Policy explains the manner in which the Mando Site assists Mando in collecting personal data from you and the purpose for that collection. This Privacy Policy is designed to ensure that you are aware of how your personal data is being used and to provide you with choices about that use.

By visiting the Mando Site or submitting your personal data, you accept the terms described in this Privacy Policy. From time to time we may modify these rules. We will notify you of any significant change by posting a notice on our home page and information collection forms. Your continued use of the Mando Site after any modification indicates your agreement to the new terms.

Collection and Use of Personal Data
Mando collects and uses your personal information to operate Mando and deliver the services you have requested. Mando does not use or disclose sensitive personal information without your explicit consent. Mando does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists or your personal information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) to third parties.

We might hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

Security of your Personal Information
Mando is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited outside access that are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as a credit card number) over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Use of Cookies
Mando may use "cookies" to help you to personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

Anonymous Information
We collect anonymous data when you visit most pages on the Mando Site. Your visit may automatically provide us with data that is not linked to your personal information, such as your IP (Internet Protocol) address, browser type, operating system, domain name, access times, and referring web site addresses. Some parts of the Mando Site use embedded pixel technologies to facilitate your use of the Web site and to track general traffic.

We use your anonymous data to obtain general statistics regarding the use of the Mando Site and its specific Web pages and to evaluate how our visitors use and navigate our Web site on an aggregate basis. We do not link your anonymous data with personal data.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
Mando may update this policy as and when required without any prior notification.

Contact Information
Mando welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If you have any comments, please contact Mando by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Mandarin Chinese has become a much more relevant language recently. As educators we'd like to provide children with cultural sensitivity

We specialize in teaching Chinese language and culture online. Using webcams and virtual classrooms, we connect individuals, schools, and businesses to our certified teachers who are located in China. Lessons are taught in real-time by highly trained instructors. Each lesson is recorded, and our students can watch the video recordings at any time.

We have taught over 1100 students from around the world; over 500 have come from 40 public and private schools in the US.

We currently offer both Group and 1-on-1 lessons.
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“I have been traveling to China for 10 years and I learned more Chinese with Mando Mandarin in one lesson than I did in all those visits. My Mandarin teacher is helpful, professional, patient, and very efficient. The online teaching method, with video and conversation makes it a fast and easy way to learn this language..”
Brian Tracy, Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International
“Mando Mandarin has been great. The kids are excited, they love the homework, and they love the teachers. It's been so successful that our Spanish teachers wish they had something like this for Spanish. I'm overly-pleased about it. The main thing is that the kids are really happy about it. One of the kids even wrote a letter to The Minnetonka School Board to thank us for how much Mando Mandarin has done for him. I've been thrilled with what you guys have done....“
Joe Wacker
(Principal at Scenic Heights Elementary School, MN)
“It's about time someone bridged the divide, offered structural cost savings on Chinese lessons to people in the West, and brought real Mandarin learning opportunities to anyone's home and office.....”
Daniel Smith, Chairman of the China NLP Society
“I am a professor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Two-thirds of my students and several of my close friends are from China, which is why I am interested in learning the language. I also have taught English in Beijing before where knowing Chinese would come in handy. I spend a lot of time traveling and Mando Mandarin offers the flexibility which allows me to take lessons whenever I want to. It is also relatively cheap and my teacher chooses topics....”
David P.
(University Professor in Missouri)
“Students are saying Chinese is their favorite class... Mando Mandarin is the talk of the school this year!“
Geoffrey Hoebbel
(Foreign Language Director at St. Gertrude School, OH)
“Most schools don't teach Chinese, which is a shame because the students' curiosity and desire to learn is there now. Students are eager to learn and are capable of learning a language that's very empowering to them.“
Robert Elsinger
(Teacher at Florence Nightingale Middle School, CA)
“This program is really great because it teaches kids that you can learn other languages and it's not that hard.“
Student at St. Gertrude School in Cincinnati, OH
I think that [the students] really seem to enjoy it. This is one of the classes where you see a lot of interaction and they're talking to each other in fun ways.
Elaine Nolte
(Assistant Principal at St. Gertrude School in Cincinnati, OH)
“The class is excellent! I can tell parents how much the students enjoy the learning and the personal relationship with Ms. Zhou. They are learning quickly and some students already plan on taking Chinese as a language in high school. Thank you for making it possible!“
Joy Keller
(Teacher at The Pen Ryn School)
“You hear how the word is pronounced correctly from another person who is fluent in Chinese and just learning so much in Chinese, it's really cool.“
Student at St. Gertrude School
“[Mando Mandarin] has been very easy to work with, very flexible, very adaptable; everything that I have been promised has in fact happened. There have been no technology challenges of any sort, it feels like the person is right in the next room as opposed to halfway around the world. Clearly they're very competent not only in Chinese but their facility in English....“
Diane Laake
(Principal at Mother of Mercy HS in Cincinnati (A Blue Ribbon School of Excellence), OH)
“With Mando Mandarin I'm genuinely shocked to say that I've been learning at a pace faster than when I was taking classes with other schools before. I think what makes their style of teaching effective is a combination of the teacher and the online learning. My teacher is young, interesting, and in general, a really outgoing and cool
person who takes a real interest in my progress. I think that's what helps me keep focused on the lessons and makes me look forward to my next lesson....“
Michael L.
(Business Owner, New York, NY)
"Ultimately, I chose Mando Mandarin for two main reasons: 1) it's much cheaper than comparable face-to-face lessons, and 2) it's really convenient, since I can do it from my laptop rather than traveling to [class]. I am happy to say it has surpassed my expectations. My teacher reviews learning materials with me every week, and clearly and
patiently explains the grammar and vocabulary. Then, we talk about topics I'm interested in, keeping my interest level high during the lesson and giving me relevant chunks of language that I'll use later....“
Ana K.
(Student, NY)
"I am a Fashion Designer born in Canton, China, raised in New York and speak fluent English and Cantonese. Cantonese is sufficient for parts of New York but since it's not the predominant language in China, so more people understand Mandarin than Cantonese. That's one of the reasons why I am learning Mandarin Chinese. I have plans to move to China in the near future and this surely will be of great use. I've been a student of Mando Mandarin for almost a year now....“
Hui Lan W.
(Business Owner, NY)
"My Chinese has reached a level I never thought possible unless I moved to China. When I was in college I had taken Chinese, but I did not learn very much. Traditional teaching forced me to memorize words and produced little results. The Mando Method was so different. All my lessons were based on everyday topics and gave me enough time to actually use my newly learned Chinese in private conversations. This permanently ingrained the language in my head....“
Jon P.
(Business Owner, Dallas, TX)
"At first, I was skeptical about signing my daughter up for an online course. Since Chinese courses at Sandy's school were full, we decided it would not hurt to try a free lesson with Mando. After her first lesson, Sandy said she really enjoyed it. Now it has been just two months, and I am so proud that she can say so many things in Chinese. Mando has made my life easier. My daughter learns from home so I never have to rush home from work to drive her to class“
Melissa W.
(Parent, New York, NY)
"I started with Mando Mandarin to improve my speaking and to supplement what I had already learned with my previous Chinese lessons. I must say that I have been more than satisfied with the quality of the instruction, and the one on one attention I had received from my instructor Izzy. I have been thrilled with Mando Mandarin and I will continue to expand my Mandarin education further. For the price you pay, you can't beat the value.“
Michael L.
(Business Owner, New York, NY)
"We chose to work with Mando Mandarin for a few reasons. The first is the superior customer service we received from Mr. Mike Cheng. All of the information was organized, clear, and all of our questions were answered completely and in a timely manner. It was quite a refreshingly simple process! The other reason we chose Mando Mandarin was the format of the class. For our digital age learners and the set up of our school, a computer/ web based program meets.... “
Erika Fosgreen
(Program Coordinator, Imagine Prepatory at Surprise, AZ)
"We love the program, the teacher is amazing, and the collaboration is really strong! We will continue to work with Mando Mandarin because your program is so strong... And actually, our on-site Chinese teacher learned a lot from the new activities, games, and methods for teaching Chinese from your teacher.“
Jennifer Zinn, Founding Principal of Global Learning Collaborative, NYC Dept of Education
"Mando Mandarin is a fantastic program - it is effective, affordable and offers students both scheduling and content flexibility. I can't think of a better way to approach learning a very difficult language!“
Lara Gaumert, Student (adult beginner) (888) 51-MANDO SkypeID: MandoMandarin