Mandarin Storytime (Ages 0-3)           Little Dragons Learn Mandarin (Ages 4-7)           Giant Pandas Read Chinese

Mandarin Storytime (ages 0-3)

Learn Mandarin with your kids! Join us for a fun time of songs, nursery rhymes and stories in Mandarin. You and your little ones will find yourselves speaking Mandarin at home! Parents do not require any knowledge of Mandarin. Parent participation is required.

Mandarin Storytime is taught in classrooms settings.

Register March 15, 2018 for Mandarin Storytime at Hillcrest Community Centre!

Spring Sessions: April 7 to June 23, 2018

Saturdays, 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. (ages 0-3) – Registration Code: 156776

Saturdays, 11:00– 11:45 a.m. (ages 0-3) – Registration Code: 156777


Register in-person, by telephone (604-257-8680) or online at

Little Dragons Learn Mandarin (ages 4-7)

Learn Mandarin through stories, games, songs and crafts! Students will learn Mandarin step-by-step with a focus on speaking and understanding the language. The resources used for this class are the leading Mandarin learning materials in the United States designed to motivate students to start speaking Mandarin.

There are four levels of Little Dragons. Below are examples of themes discussed at each level and the number of new Chinese characters taught.

Little Dragons is taught in classrooms and in private/semi-private settings.

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
  • Family Members
  • Animals
  • Numbers
  • Colours
  • School Supplies
  • Countries
  • Fruits
  • Groceries
  • Hobbies
  • Clothing
  • Transportation
  • Body Parts
  • Actions
  • Time
  • Months
  • Age
  • Home

+ Expansion of material learned in Level 1

  • Senses
  • Emotions
  • Days of the Week
  • Weather
  • Opposites
  • Direction

+ Expansion of material learned in Levels 1-2

  • Greetings
  • Shapes
  • Professions
  • Outings
  • Seasons
  • Tastes
  • Zoo animals
  • Insects
  • Sea creatures
  • Sports
  • Park
  • Manners

+ Expansion of material learned in Levels 1-3

Number of New Chinese Characters 28 30 30 30

Register March 15, 2018 for Little Dragons Learn Mandarin Level 1 at Hillcrest Community Centre!

Spring Session: April 7 to June 23, 2018

Saturdays, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. (ages 4-7) – Registration Code: 156774

Register in-person, by telephone (604-257-8680) or online at

Would you like to start Little Dragons now? Inquire about private/semi-private lessons.


Giant Pandas Read Chinese

In Giant Pandas Read Chinese, our students learn how to ask and answer questions and create dialogue in Mandarin. We also introduce reading Chinese as a valuable tool which can accelerate a student’s Mandarin learning. In this program, we teach students how to read, recognize and type hundreds of Chinese characters.

There are four levels of Giant Pandas.

Giant Pandas is currently only taught in private/semi-private settings.

Level Sample Topics
1 What is the date today?
What would you like to eat?
Where do you live?
2 How can I get there?
How much does it cost?
What are you wearing?
3 Where are they?
What are they doing?
What classes did you have today?
4 How are you feeling?
What are your hobbies?
How was your vacation?
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