YRCA is a Mandarin Chinese language teaching centre located in Bangalore, India. We offer classes at the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. We have courses designed both for practical usage (newly launched!) and professional usage (based on the syllabi of the international HSK 2.0 tests). We also offer document translation services and onsite corporate training.
Over the past 7 years of its existence, YRCA has already successfully trained over 500 students. We have also conducted exclusive onsite courses for organisations like Texas Instruments, Xiaomi Technology, Watchdata Technologies, and Takshashila Institute, and an online course for Lenovo India.
Learn Mandarin in a few weeks! Sign up for one of our offerings to open up new lands, new skies, and a whole new world of opportunities before you!
Byte-sized Mandarin Beginners’ Course (Weekend, In-person)
(Learn to speak Mandarin in just over 2 weekends!)
Start Date: Saturday, 9th March, 2024
Course Duration: 12 hours
Session dates: 2024 March 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd.
Saturdays: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m
Sundays: 9:30 a.m – 12 p.m.
Location for in-person classes: Indiranagar, close to the Metro station.
Limited spots. Book yours at the earliest!
Conversational Mandarin Level 1 (weekday, live online)
Started on: Tuesday, 13th February, 2024
Course Duration: 26-30 hours
Byte-sized Mandarin 1 (Weekend, In-person)
Started on: Saturday, 10th February, 2024
Course Duration: 12 hours
Teaching requires a certain patience and integrity, and Shraddha Lǎo shī (teacher) has both. Her teaching methodology is not run-of-the-mill; she works hard to keep her students motivated and on their toes, and it shows! I just completed my level 1 Mandarin course at YRCA. I took up the language on a whim - I wanted to do something beyond my working hours. But because of Lǎo shī's dedication and excellent teaching skills, I am now certain that I would like to keep learning it. Being at YCRA for three weekends stripped me off the inhibitions that we often gather as adults of not speaking out, of judging yourself while doing something new, of the unknown. At YRCA, teaching and learning are deeply personal things. Lǎo shī will constantly test you (assignments, rapid fire rounds, reading aloud in class) but she will also surprise you with her stories of China and Taiwan, and all the delicious Zhōng guó chá (Chinese tea). She will sense where you need support, and she will step in and help you comprehend it. Moreover, she treats the language as an experience, not just as words and phraseology. Highly, highly recommend YRCA!
I just completed my Level 1 at YRCA and I can vouch for the amazing learning experience that students go through at YRCA. Not everyday do you find a teacher so knowledgeable, dedicated, energetic, caring and fun to be in the classroom with- all at the same time. Shraddha ma'm's superlative pedagogy encourages speaking along with other forms of learning (listening, reading), which boosts confidence greatly. Many thanks to a great teacher but more importantly, to a great human being! Would definitely return to YRCA for higher levels.
This summer, I did my Level 1 Mandarin course at YRCA and my experience was brilliant. Shraddha is a wonderful teacher. Her teaching methodology kept everyone on their toes inside and outside the classroom. I specifically loved the way the course was structured. With a great mix of classroom lectures, videos, assignments, and conversations - Shraddha made learning Mandarin very enjoyable. The tea-breaks also ensured a lovely tea-tasting experience everyday. Highly recommend this course to anyone who would like to start with learning Mandarin. Keep up the great work, Shraddha!
I'm an HSK Level 4 student at YRCA. I have completed HSK Level 3 studies here. I managed to get a very good score in the HSK Level 3 exam only because of YRCA. The faculty's pedagogy is excellent. It focuses on long-term retention, conversing in Chinese, and solid writing. I would recommend this academy without doubt to anyone interested in learning Mandarin.
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.
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.
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.