Mandarin For Kidz Programs

Butterfly Class for 18 months to 2.5 year olds

Butterfly Class This is a 45-minute toddler session specifically designed for kids up to 2.5 years old. Although children may start learning languages from as young as 9 months, we recommend enrolments start from age 18 months onwards, so that your little ones can be stimulated effectively, participate more freely and enjoy our toddler program.

Our toddler sessions are interactive and sensory focused. We expect the parents/carers to accompany the kids during each session and we also encourage the parents to actively participate with the weekly learning activities.

The program is structured with different themes each week. Our experienced teachers will introduce Chinese in a fun way to make it easy for your child to absorb the new language directly and indirectly.

Location Day Time Status
Kensington Monday 9:45am - 10:30am Available
Kensington Tuesday 9:30am - 10:15am Available
Kensington Wednesday 9:30am - 10:15am Available
Kensington Thursday 9:30am - 10:15am Available
Kensington Friday 9:30am - 10:15am Available

Rabbit Class for 2.5 to 5 year olds

Rabbit Class

This is a 90-minute session geared towards both native and non-native learners at beginner level. As your child’s cognitive ability increases, so is their ability to communicate. For this age group, we start to extend their listening and speaking skills in Mandarin.

Rabbit students are more involved with interactive activities and games. The teachers will encourage your child to use Mandarin confidently, starting with simple words. Rabbit students are also exposed to basic phrases, numbers, colours, body parts and simple characters each week.

Parents and carers can join in and participate during each session until the children become confident to be in their classes without their parents.

Location Day Time Status
Kensington Monday 9:45am - 10:30am Full - Wait List
Kensington Monday 1:30pm - 3:00pm Available
       
Kensington Tuesday 10:30am - 12:00pm Available
       
Kensington Wednesday 10:30am - 12:00pm Available
Kensington Wednesday 3:45pm - 5:15pm Available
       
Kensington Thursday 10:30am - 12:00pm Available
       
Kensington Friday 10:30am - 12:00pm Available
       
Kensington Saturday 9:15am - 10:45am Available
Kensington Saturday 10:45am - 12:15pm Available
Kensington Saturday 1:15pm - 2:45pm Full - Wait List
 
Gordon Saturday 9:15am - 10:45am Available
Gordon Saturday 10:45am - 12:15pm Available
       
Crows Nest Saturday 9:15am - 10:45am Full - Wait List
Crows Nest Saturday 10:45am - 12:15pm Full - Wait List

Panda Class for 5 to 7 year olds

Panda Class

This 90-minute session for primary school age children are offered on weekdays (after-school) and on weekends (Saturday) during school term. Panda students are confident with their Mandarin as most of them have advanced through our immersion program. However, we do enrol other children who are suitable to this level.

Panda students are grouped according to age and proficiency level. Classes are very much tailored to the needs, dynamics and level of Mandarin within the group. Teachers are actively encouraging dialogue with students. Students are able to answer and ask simple questions as well as form basic phrases and sentences. Kids are encouraged to share weekly “show and tell” sessions with their classmates.

Our teachers will adopt appropriate teaching methods and resources to create a wide range of speech events such as role play, drama, interactive activities, games as well as arts and crafts projects.

We will start to introduce Pin Yin, character strokes and more complex radical characters as the class progresses.

Location Day Time Status
Kensington Monday 3:45pm - 5:15pm Available
       
Kensington Tuesday 3:45pm - 5:15pm Available
       
Kensington Wednesday 3:45pm - 5:15pm Available
       
Kensington Saturday 9:15am - 10:45am Available
Kensington Saturday 10:45am - 12:15pm Available
Kensington Saturday 1:15pm - 2:45pm Available
 
Gordon Saturday 9:15am - 10:45am Available
Gordon Saturday 10:45am - 12:15pm Available
       
Crows Nest Saturday 9:15am - 10:45am Full - Wait List
Crows Nest Saturday 10:45am - 12:15pm Available

Tiger Class for 7 year olds +

Tiger Class

This 90-minute session is suitable for children who have a solid foundation of Mandarin - a step up from the Panda classes. Traditional teaching methods have focussed on self-study, drills and testing, techniques that benefit teachers more than students who find such methods alienating and under-stimulating.

Our curriculum shifts Mandarin learning from a teacher-centered to a student-centered approach. We also encourage students’ learning by fostering exploration, varied repetition, provocation, mastery, friendship, interaction and collaboration.

Location Day Time Status
Kensington Monday 3:45pm - 5:15pm Availablet
       
Kensington Wednesday 3:45pm - 5:15pm Available
       
Kensington Saturday 9:15am - 10:45am Available
Kensington Saturday 10:45am - 12:15pm Available
Kensington Saturday 1:15pm - 2:45pm Available
 
Gordon Saturday 9:15am - 10:45am Available
Gordon Saturday 10:45am - 12:15pm Available
       
Crows Nest Saturday 9:15am - 10:45am Available
Crows Nest Saturday 10:45am - 12:15pm Available