New program for young kids ( Age 2-4 years old)
Sessions Mornings 10:00 - 11:30 (Wednesday )
Afternoons 1:00 - 3:00 ( Tuesday)
July -Saturday 10 :00 am - 11:00 am
2017 Fall Schedule
Sept 16, 23, 30 Oct 14, 21, 28 Nov 04, 11, 18, 25
Dec 02, 09
2018 Winter and Spring
Jan 13, 20, 27 Feb 03, 10, 17, 24 Mar 03, 10, 24
Apr 07, 14, 21, 28 May 05, 12, 26 Jun 02, 09, 16,
Saturday class(Age 4-6 years old):
Mississauga Class- From 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Oakville Class - From 9:30 am - 10:30 am
$15/ hour (Age 4-6 non-native)
one-on-one ($20/ hour)
Saturday Class(Age 7-12):
Mississauga Class - From 11:00 pm to 12:30 pm ($16/ hour)
Oakville Class - From 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
One- on- one $25/ hour
Teens (Age 13 to 15)
Reading and creative writing for advance students AP course
One day is the morning. Good habit is a long-standing consistent behavior. Morning
reading, meditation and sitting, read aloud and write slow……
Every Saturday and Sunday one hour
Classic reading and Calligraphy
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Class by Age (Group : Age 4-6, Age 7-9, Age 10 -12, Age 13-15）
After school group class at school:
We offer after school group classes at private schools. If you wish to know the class schedule at your school, or ask your school to host the program, please contact us for details.
March break (Mar. 13- 17th) one week class
From 9:30 am to 11:30 am (Age 4-12)
Summer (Jul - Aug) 2017 Class Schedule
***1. Saturday class for young kids (Age 4-6)
Time: Sat 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Date: From July 08 to Aug 28, 2017
***2. Camp all day fun class (Age 4-6 & 7-12)
Time: Mon - Fri 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Date: Jul 03 to Jul 28, 2017
Aug 07 to Aug 18, 2017
Fall (September)2017 Class schedule
Sept 16, 2017 -Dec 09 , 2017 on Saturday Class
Total 12 Lesson
1. Age 4 to 6 , 10:00 AM -11:00 AM
2. Age 7 to 12,
Level 1-2 11:00AM - 12:30 PM
Level 3-4 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
* No class on holiday.
Learn Mandarin for non-native speakers
One on One Class
After School Program
My Chinese Learning Experience
Q. Please introduce yourselves.
Amelia: Hi. My name is Amelia Benke and I am 8 years old.
Wellington: Hello! My name is Wellington Benke and I am 10 years old.
Q. How long have you been learning Mandarin?
Wellington: We have been learning Mandarin for 2 years now.
Q. What do you enjoy the most about the language?
Amelia: I like Chinese because it is fun and I get to learn new things. I think it sounds cool. Maybe when I am older, I can even teach other kids Chinese!
Wellington: I like learning Chinese because it is so interesting. I love writing the characters. They can look tricky but they’re not so complicated if you divide them into parts and do them part by part.
Q. What influenced your decision to study Mandarin?
Amelia: The reason my brother and I decided to learn Chinese is because we thought it would be cool to learn. The characters look interesting, and are sometimes hard to write.
Q. Where do your lessons take place?
Wellington: We take lessons from the Golden Key Cultural Centre, a school in Mississauga, Ontario that helps people learn Mandarin. We have never actually been to the Golden Key because we live very far away, in British Columbia. So we do our lessons on Skype through video chat. We enjoy taking lessons because we can do them from home.
Q. What is your favourite part about the lessons?
Amelia: I like how I can learn Chinese from a great teacher from my own home. I like the stories and videos during our lessons
Wellington: My favourite part is that while I’m doing my lessons, I can see my teacher, Joanna and she can see me, even though we are far away from each other. She makes the lessons fun by playing games like making me touch my ear or nose when she says the Chinese word for it. She also lets me watch Chinese videos that help me understand new words.
Q. Do you find the language hard or easy to learn?
Wellington: Even though Mandarin is a hard language to learn, we are finding it very fun and interesting. It is easy to learn Mandarin when the lessons involve lively conversations and stories.
Q. Overall, what do you love learning the most?
Amelia: I enjoy seeing maps of places in China, and learning about the different places. Someday, I want to go to China and see a panda bear!
Wellington: I like learning about Chinese culture and about the country. I hope someday I can go to China and say, “I’ll have some noodles!” in Chinese. Noodles are my favourite Chinese food. I hope you can go to China too!
Mandarin Program for Bilingual Children & Young Children
Small class size
Fun textbook material
Learn the right stroke order
Little Kids (Age 4 to 6)
If your kid doesn't speak Mandarin at home and would like her/him to be bilingual in the future, you have come to the right place! We teach young kids to learn Mandarin with fun and easiness.
Many parents want to make sure their child is learning enough characters and writing. However, learning a language is not just about how much words you can write, but it is about if you can use them to communicate your thoughts clearly. That's why we focus on communication rather than just writing mechanisms.
We teach children through story-telling, interactive Chinese games and songs.
Bigger Kids (Age 7 to 12)
If you are a regular goer to School Board Chinese School and have already built a certain number of vocabulary, you might want to have the ability to put them together into sentences and articles. We can help you write stories and understand more Chinese culture.
If you never been to a Chinese class before, you are also welcome to learn from start. We have a selective range of textbooks and classes for you to complete your goal.
The School Board Chinese School vs. Private Chinese School
“政府、教育局中文学校 vs. 私立中文学校”
We often have parents ask us which is better? We say it really depends on your need and expectations. The school board organized Chinese school is a great place is designed for culture reservations, and it is good for kids with Chinese background to learn. However, there are a few drawbacks you need to consider:
1. 班额 Class size
A regular class contains 20 students with only 1 teacher. Our Mandarin teacher, Julie used to teach at the school board. She says that it is really hard for her to pay attention to every kid. Our class size are small and for bigger class, we have teaching assistants.
2. 教材 Textbook material
A lot parents don't realize this, but the textbook used by the school board is actually a little too hard for kids who were born in North America, and too easy for kids who already studied in China. Finding the right textbook is the challenge for every Mandarin teacher. We use a textbook series called Yes!Chinese. It is designed for young kids with little Chinese background. It is interactive and easy to learn.