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Learning Mandarin for Kids in Toronto

Updated: Aug 23, 2019

By Mandi Gould

Are you looking for an after school program that teaches Mandarin for kids in Toronto?

While you likely recognize the exceptional cultural value of learning mandarin for kids, you might be concerned about how your child would respond to an after school program in Toronto geared towards Mandarin language classes. 


I mean, most adults would hate to be told to go to a second job after they finish work, so you might think that your child wouldn't be a big fan of heading to an after school program after the bell rings at the end of the day. They want to go home, hang out with friends, watch YouTube, and, frankly, relax…


Luckily, that’s not the case when you find the right after school program for kids, especially one that teaches Mandarin. The key to finding the best Mandarin for kids program is to choose one that provides a fun learning environment and a sense of community. This is exactly what we offer at Panda Mandarin. When kids feel they’re part of a fun community, they actually love to learn Mandarin and look forward to going! 


What Makes Panda Mandarin for Kids in Toronto Different from Other After School Programs? 


No matter what the subject is, most children can instinctively tell after just one class if a teacher cares about them and their success. Feeling comfortable and supported by the instructor is one of the most important criteria for successfully learning Mandarin in Toronto, which is why we offer a free trial class


At Panda Mandarin, we have only expert teachers who not only truly care about what they do, but also love kids! They are some of the best Mandarin-language teachers working in Toronto today, stimulating curiosity, exploration, and camaraderie. They have experience not only teaching in Mandarin, but also working with children and creating a sense of community and fun in their classes.


We recognize that to effectively learn Mandarin for kids in Toronto, it needs to be in an environment that is fun, engaging, authentic, and stimulating. No matter their age or maturity; if kids are bored, they aren't going to learn a thing. Mandarin for children can’t just be monotonous repetition and note-taking. 


That’s why at Panda Mandarin, we use teaching methods such as music, arts, games, drama, storytelling, and other dynamic techniques that keep learning fun! We strive to be a place where kids want to go after school! 


Learning a new language can be difficult, especially if your children aren’t getting personal attention. That’s one of the big problems with the public education system: class size. There are so many kids that the teacher can’t give them the individual attention they need. That isn’t a problem at Panda Mandarin! There's always a maximum of 10 students per class, ensuring that your child will be well supported by a highly-qualified teaching team.


But surely there must be an easier (and maybe cheaper) way to teach your kids Mandarin in Toronto, right? Well...


Maximizing Opportunities of Learning Mandarin in Toronto


Learning a language and make it an ingrained part of your natural communication skills requires stimulation. To become proficient in Mandarin, you actually need to use it in social situations. That means kids must have genuine conversations with people in Mandarin, not just parroting phrases back at a computer or language app, if they want to learn to effectively communicate.


At Panda Mandarin, your kids are going to be surrounded by children their own age who are also learning the language. The social and community environment maximizes opportunities to learn and grow with the language, and no one has the ability to learn a new language like a child! 


The environment at Panda Mandarin's after school programs for kids allows your child to actively engage in communicating with their peers and teachers. It’s stunning how fast kids who are new to the language can start having fully-coherent conversations with each other in Mandarin! That kind of rapid progress is one of the reasons why our classes are sought out by parents all over the GTA.


Find Mandarin Language Classes “Near Me” in Toronto 


In order to realistically participate in classes for Mandarin for kids in Toronto, finding a convenient location is important. We offer our Mandarin classes for kids all over the city! If you live on the Danforth, we have an after school Mandarin program steps away from Broadview Station! Do you live in North York? Take your kids to our Ledbury Park location for class! It’s also possible to offer a Mandarin Program at your child's school. If you are interested, please contact us to find out more. 


No matter where you are in Toronto, we try to offer Mandarin after school programs for kids that are within a reasonable driving distance for parents. 


If you’re interested in Mandarin for kids in Toronto, then Panda Mandarin is the ideal solution. We offer fun and educational classes to children of all age groups, ranging from babies under one year all the way to kids in grade 6. We even offer classes to young adults! And if you’ve ever thought about learning Mandarin in Toronto yourself, we have adult classes too.


If you’re interested in finding out more, we invite you to sign up for a free trial class. Or if you already have a class in mind, you can sign up. And please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions.