Kids Mandarin

Give your children a fantastic head start, sharpening their minds and opening their eyes to a colourful and different culture. Children learn through playing, singing songs and activities, and have the opportunity to pronounce mandarin as perfectly as a native speaker.

These courses are suitable for children at all levels. Please also see ISEB exam for preparatory or primary school age pupils

LengthFrom 3 monthes
Proficiency LevelsBeginners, Intermediate, or Advanced
ClassOne-to-one or small group
Start DateAny time
Lesson Structure3/4 to an hour session, 1-2 per sessions per week
LocationOur office or yours

It covers some elements of Beginners language program and some elements of Intercultural Workshops.

For the language part, you have a Language overview to understand Chinese language formation, sound make up and written. Then, learn some essential words and phrases for ordering food and taxi, numerals for money, date and time, and emergency, not forgetting to learn the art of shopping and bargaining in China.

For Chinese culture part, you will learn

  • China's 500 years long history, major events that effected and shaped the culture to the contemporary political, social and economic environment
  • Core values and beliefs in China, why Chinese people behaviours thet way they do?
  • What is Public and what is Private, Insiders and Outsiders?
  • Religious beliefs and philosophers
  • Status and hierarchy in society
  • Etiquettes
  • What is lucky numbers and colours?
  • Chinese names
  • Communication style verbal and bady languages
  • Sensitive conversation topics you should avoid that may embarrass or make people feel uncomfortable
  • Customs for births, weddings, deaths and other special occasions
  • Traditions and Celebrations. When not to travel in China?
ISEB Certificate
ISEB CertificateISEB syllabuses & specimen papers
ClassOne-to-one or small group
Start DateAny time
Lesson Structure1 hour session, 1-3 per sessions per week
LocationOur office or yours

It is for preparatory or secondary school pupils who have undertaken 30 to 40 hours or one to two years of study. It includs:

  • Reading & Writing - 45 minutes (70%)
  • Listening – 15-20 minutes (20%)
  • Speaking - 5 minutes (10%).

Most Independent Schools takes the ISEB achievement as a scholarship criteria.