Play while learning – that is the driving philosophy for Mando Kids Chinese Learning Centre. Mando Kids, focusing on Chinese Mandarin education for children aged 1 to 12, believe youngsters learn language through play. They learn how to interact with their environment and discover their interests through singing, storytelling and engaging in hands-on activities.
Founded on the principles of play-based learning, Mando Kids utilized the extensive language-teaching skills and experiences of their staff. The instructors combine immersive content, engaging classroom experience and use a child-centred approach to empower the children as they acquire new language skills.
There are many benefits to learning a new language. Languages are windows to different cultures, allowing us to connect with others from around the world. But learning a new language extends past just having a simple conversation or having access to different words, concepts, and metaphors.
Multilingualism has a whole slew of incredible side effects: Multi-linguals tend to score better on standardized tests, especially in math, reading, and vocabulary; they are better at remembering lists or sequences, likely from learning grammatical rules and vocabulary; they are more perceptive to their surroundings and therefore better at focusing in on important information while weeding out misleading information. – The Atlantic
Free Trial – Mando Kids recognizes there needs to be a fit between the student and their learning environment. Families are encouraged to try out the class they are interested in, at no cost.
Parent & Child – The class is designed for children (aged 1-2 years) and parents who wants to build a strong foundation in Chinese Mandarin. Mando Kids introduces speaking and listening skills through a play-based learning curriculum, including singing, storytelling, arts and crafts, and other fun exercises in Mandarin.
Mandarin Mini Beginner – This class is for children (aged 3-5 years) who are just starting to learn Mandarin. The teaching involves songs, rhymes, dances, sensorial activities, and puppets. Children will learn Mandarin step-by-step with a focus on speaking and understanding the language.
Mandarin Mini Advanced – This class is for children (aged 3-5 years) who can already speak Mandarin at home. Instructors use more complex songs and stories to engage the students in a new topic each class. Mando Kids introduce 8 new vocabularies and 2 new Chinese Characters every class with the aim to eventually communicate at a native speaker’s level.
Online Mandarin Storytelling – Mando Kids unique online program (for ages 3-8 years) delivers an immersive Mandarin learning experience through well-known, thematic stories. Each lesson is carefully organized around a central topic that is introduced via a relevant storybook, then reinforced with arts, crafts and other fun activities! The program is great for kids and parents who want to learn fun and practical Mandarin phrases, as well as building a lifelong foundation for language learning.
Immersive Summer Camps – A unique Mandarin-immersion camp for youth (aged 6-12 years) who are interested in learning Mandarin. Each week, Mando Kids set fun and exciting themes such as Traveling to China, Chinese Food, Chinese Character Masters, and Pop Songs. Campers will experience and learn about Chinese culture and history. Families have the option to select from half-day camps (9am – 12pm OR 12:30 – 3:30pm) or full-day camps (9am – 3:30pm)
Youth – Provide students (aged 6-8; 9-12) with a natural immersion in Mandarin, with special emphasis on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The Mando Kids program uses established materials to introduce the fundamentals and promote the confidence and ability to speak Mandarin naturally. The instructors leverage a variety of teaching methods such as music, art, games, drama, and storytelling to keep the learning fun and engaging. Please note, experience speaking Mandarin is not required for this program.
Mando Kids Chinese Learning Centre has a few ways families can save on their programs:
- Sibling discount: 10% off for every sibling after the first sibling has paid full price.
- Early Bird incentives: Most classes offer a $24 savings for early registration. Please note incentives and discounts are valid until two weeks before the term begins.
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