YRCA is a Mandarin Chinese language teaching centre located in Bangalore, India. We offer classes at the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels. Our courses are based on the HSK Chinese Proficiency Tests conducted by the Hanban Institute of China. We also offer translation services and corporate training.
In a short span of one and a half years, YRCA has already successfully trained about 120 students at its centre,
and 50 more students as part of its onsite training courses conducted at Texas Instruments, Xiaomi Technology, and Watchdata Technologies.
Come this summer (April/May 2018), YRCA is poised to launch a specially curated course for children in the age-group 8-15 years. This will enable our young learners to get a head-start into learning the language and will serve in laying a strong foundation on which they can build upon in the future.
YRCA is also an authorised HSK Test Centre in Bangalore.
Next HSK test date: Saturday, 19th May 2018;
Click HERE to learn how to register for an HSK test.
Learn Mandarin in just 3 weeks! Sign up for one of our offerings to open up new lands, new skies and a whole new world of opportunities before you!
Level 1 (Weekend Batch) : Saturday, March 10th, 2018.
(Spots are fast filling up; Hurry and book yours!)
Classes scheduled on March 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th;
Class timings : 9 am – 1 pm.
Level 2 (Weekend Batch) : Saturday, April 7th, 2018.
Classes scheduled on April 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd;
Class timings : 9 am – 1 pm.
(Summer Vacation Special for children!)
Beginners’ Mandarin for Juniors : Monday, April 2nd, 2018.
(Limited spots; Hurry and book yours!)
Classes scheduled on April 2nd, 4th, 6th, 9th, 11th, 13th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 23rd.
Timings: 10 am – 11:30 am.
Level 3 Part 1 (Weekday Batch): Started on 23rd Jan. 2018.
Classes scheduled on Jan. 23rd, 29th, 31st, Feb. 2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 12th, 14th, 16th.
Class timings: 9 am – 11 am.
Phone: +91 73493 72988
I rarely write reviews but this time I felt I should. If you are serious about learning Chinese be it for professional reasons or just to grow your skills and you happen to be in/around Bangalore, you should stop googling further and register for YRCA. 3 weeks of intense but very effective learning experience it was for me. I tried learning this language on my own earlier but the amount of progress I made in Level 1 of YRCA was amazing. You’ll get all the course content, along with the support of a very friendly and good teacher, Shraddha Mam. Go for it. It’s worth every penny and more. I’ll be re-joining for my Level 2 in Dec this year. Looking forward to it.
Learning at YRCA has been a fantastic experience! Shraddha ma'am is insightful, eloquent and has a wonderful sense of humour. It makes learning Mandarin a breeze!
I was part of the Level 1 batch Dec 2016 and my experience was nothing short of phenomenal. Shraddha madam is a great teacher and I am glad that I chose YRCA. The way she has customized the course to address the difficulties of Indian students trying to learn Mandarin speaks volumes about her teaching abilities. Starting off by explaining Pinyin syllables pronunciation via Indic pronunciations, hammering the Chinese tones into muscle memory through interesting contexts and examples. If any of you are planning to learn Mandarin in Bangalore, do yourself a favour and head straight to YRCA, you don't need to look any place else. Extremely thankful and look forward to continuing my association with YRCA for the next levels.
Many language courses teach language like a subject taught in school; by the book and with rote memory. Languages can never be taught well like that, especially the notorious oriental ones. It is by no means then a small boast to say that Shraddha is the definitive language teacher who understands the intricacies and nuances of Chinese and applies effective learning techniques to make learning the language interesting and engaging. Add to that a lively persona, a good classroom, and green tea, and you're got one of the best places to learn and enjoy learning Chinese. Take it from me, I'm an Instructional Designer. And I'm fussy.
If you want to learn Chinese then look no further. You cannot find a better teacher (or rather, mentor) than Shraddha m’am. I was told that Chinese is a difficult language to learn but all that was thrown out of window within a few days of starting to learn at YRCA. I have completed level 2 and will be taking up Level 3 soon. Shraddha m'am has a very unique way of teaching by relating the words/tones/meanings to our Indian languages and she ensures that every individual in the class thoroughly understands every concept. She encourages the students to ask questions and doesn’t rush through the chapters. The workbook that is provided is very well structured and also very helpful for the HSK exams. The class is ideally located and is beautifully decorated with Chinese posters, pictures of earlier batches and has a small library - a very good environment to learn the language. The current batches are running with full capacity and a few interested people have even been asked to wait for the next batch. This proves that YRCA is 'THE PLACE' to learn Chinese at, in Bangalore.
I came upon Yellow River by chance and oh, how thankful I am to have found it! They say, a great teacher inspires her students and Shraddha is phenomenal! She makes the entire class interactive and despite the complexity of the language has found a technique that makes it easy for Indian students to grasp the tones. She is also constantly updating her own knowledge and keeping us on our toes. This, I consider to be the most important and irreplaceable part of her teaching. I would strongly recommend her classes to anyone who loves Mandarin and would like to learn it the right way!
What I thought was going to be just another language to learn, turned out to be a language with complex pronunciations, sounds and even more complex tones !!! But full marks to Shraddha for making it easy and FUN ! For a person who has “zero” sense of music or tones (ME) , she managed to get the tones etched in my head with her innovative ways of explaining and reiterating them . She also drew a correlation between the relative complex phonetics of Mandarin and that of Indian languages beautifully, making the sounds easy to grasp and remember. That’s why to those of you who may wonder how an Indian would be able to teach another Indian .. Chinese .. the only thing I will say is “Try her!” Thanks to the strong foundation that I have due to learning the basics from Shraddha,I can now pick up new words and phrases that I come across easily and even manage to have conversations with my Chinese colleagues.
YRCA is an extremely professionally run academy. Shraddha is very passionate about the Mandarin language and equally importantly a great proponent of learning. She does a great job at teaching the language making the sessions interactive and fun. The course material is painstakingly made and is absolutely fantastic compared to some others I have seen in Bangalore. I have completed the beginners Level 1 and Level 2 courses at YRCA and I would definitely recommend YRCA to anyone wanting to learn Mandarin. I see YRCA well on the way to becoming the Goto institute for Mandarin language both for organisations as well as individuals.
I've always been fascinated by people who can breakdown intimidating things and help you make baby steps in understanding those. That's exactly what Shraddha Ma'am does with the Chinese language. She makes learning Chinese seem like a no-brainer in that she starts off with Pinyin on day one and in a week's time, you can confidently construct simple sentences in Chinese, ask for phone numbers and understand numbers said using Chinese. In my opinion, this is possible due to the fact that in introducing the fundamental Chinese sounds, Shraddha Ma'am uses our very own Indic sounds to explain them effectively. This makes the classes interactive and the pedagogy effective. In addition to the regular classroom sessions, Shraddha Ma'am runs the extra mile every time to send us Chinese tidbits through WhatsApp, email, etc. She's also most approachable for clarifications post classes. PS: This is firsthand experience. I took up classes in the month of November, 2016.
I have always wanted to learn Mandarin but never was able to find the perfect place. But as the Chan (Zen) saying goes, When the student is ready, the teacher appears. Shraddha is well versed in the language and the best part is her ability to to use Indian languages to make the tones and words clearer. Let's be honest, it won't be very easy learning from a native speaker as they would not know how to explain it to us. The environment is good and Shraddha adapts to the pace of the students. Great experience overall.