Why Panda Mandarin?
Panda Mandarin is committed to making learning Mandarin FUN, ENGAGING, and AUTHENTIC for all children. We have a variety of Mandarin classes for children between 1-12 years old, conveniently located in Leslieville and Midtown Toronto, as well as at our newest location in Etobicoke.
Our programs are highly interactive through music, games, and art but also with a strong focus on practical applications of Mandarin. In a small class size (max 10 students each class), students are well supported by a highly qualified teaching team as well as content to help them keep engaged outside the classroom.
Join us for a trial class and find out why we're not your typical language school!
The Honourable Mary Ng
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What Our Clients Think
"I had been teaching Mandarin and art classes in Panda Mandarin during the year of 2018. One year wasn’t long, but I got a great opportunity to work with an extraordinary leader and participate in many wonderful training [opportunities] and activities. I really miss all the kids, because they are so energetic and sweet. As a teacher in Panda Mandarin, I never felt I was alone on the battlefield, but the team is working like a family that I can rely on. New teachers, please come and join us."
Zian Yu, B.A., Art & Mandarin Teacher
"Panda Mandarin is such an amazing place where you can meet wonderful people and grow as an individual on so many levels. If you’re interested in getting more experience in teaching, this is definitely a great opportunity from which you can get a lot of practice, support, and training. If you’re planning to get more insight into education programs, this is the place where you can boost your potential with an amazing leader and team members!"
Ruoyun Li, M.Ed. (OISE), Curriculum Leader at Panda Mandarin)
"My son is 5 and takes Panda Mandarin class during after-school hours. Panda Mandarin program provides a very interesting and highly engaging learning environment for him. The instructor offers various teaching tools to accommodate my son's learning preferences. They also plan fun group activities outside the classroom so as to develop his interests in learning Mandarin. My son enjoys the class a lot and it is always the highlight of all his school activities."
"I have to share a cute story...my daughter said she was singing Happy Birthday in Mandarin in her Grade 2 class and her classmates started asking lots of questions about Mandarin, how to say certain words, etc. Then she decided to sing it out for the entire class. Never in a million years did I ever think that would happen!"
"After just a few classes, my child has been quite excited about learning Mandarin. She's keen to practice her words and uses them whenever she has the opportunity. Ms. Zhang makes the class interactive and entertaining..."
"In today's global world/economy, I think that it is so important to learn as many languages as possible, particularly Mandarin.
Yollanda Zhang directs a fantastic Mandarin program at John Wanless PS. It is language taught in an inspirational and fun way, with an informational component as well."