ONSITE and VIRTUAL TUITION: Difficulties are Always Our Stepping Stones
Learning Mandarin based on Montessori methods, through rhymes, games, stories, and activities repeatable at home.
Theoretically Montessori is a physical-touch and face-to-face method to support the children's development, however Corona-virus makes this impossible. Should we stop supporting our children to build their bright futures? Well...
Montessori Mandarin Cloud Classrooms provide the opportunity for children to learn. At the Beginner level children learn interactively alongside their parents. These are Teacher-Child-Parent interactive e-classes.
Activities are half adult led, and half the children's self-chosen activities, including activities repeatable at home, to support children's independent thinking and learning in Chinese/Mandarin, and to cultivate children's independence. The cloud classes are carefully prepared to support independence in thought and action. Mandarin social interactions naturally occur around the practicalities of community living. Mutual respect, self-discipline and concentration arise spontaneously in an atmosphere of freedom, in a place where there are interesting things to do.
Age | Birth to 18 years
Duration | 1 hour per lesson
Location | Child/ren's Home or on Zoom
Cost | £70/lesson/child (£30/hour extra for per another child, maximum 3 children/lesson) +Travel Fee for On-site Lessons
Booking & Payment | Option 1: 4-weeks tuitions payment advanced | Option 2*: Full Payment of each level (12-weeks)+BENEFITS
Learning Materials Cost* | £60.00 per Handcraft Pack (postage fee in the UK included)
*If you choose Option 2, these additional BENEFITS are included:
The first Handcraft Pack (worth £60.00 per package, postage fee in the UK included) for FREE
And if you apply the VIP Montessori Mandarin membership (£150.00 per year) at the same time, you will get:
£30.00 discount for The online lessons' videos (worth £80.00 per level). The online lessons' video clips will remain online so you and your child/ren can come back to them later to refresh yourselves.
The benefits of VIP MM membership are lots of discounts for Montessori Parenting e-courses and Mandarin Learning materials if you would like to prepare your home in a Montessori Mandarin learning environment. 😊
After completing the Beginner, Level 1 - Level 3 learning, the child could book the YCT**test. After completing the Level 4-Level 7 learning, the child could book HSK*** test.
* The handcraft materials are for children aged under 12.
** The Youth Chinese Test (YCT) is an international standardized Chinese language test which is directed at examining non-native primary and secondary school students' ability to apply Mandarin language in their studies and daily lives.
*** The Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) is an international standardized exam that tests and rates Chinese language proficiency. It assesses non-native Chinese speakers’ abilities in using the Mandarin language in their daily, academic and professional lives.
7 September – 11 December 2020 (12 weeks +1 Christmas Chinese Celebration)
Closed: 26 – 30 October (school holidays)
4 January – 2 April 2021 (12 weeks)
Closed: 15 February – 19 February (school holidays)
19 April – 16 July 2021 (12 weeks)
Closed: 31 May – 4 Jun (school holidays)
Holidays time please see Montessori Mandarin Holiday Club
If you would like to book classes or join our waiting list to have a trial class (£50.00 per lesson), please follow the instructions HERE. Sometimes it might take around 3-6 months for a space to become available so it's recommended to join the waiting list as soon as possible. Then we will contact you when there is a space.
Once you complete the registration, you will be contacted to sign up for a specific day and attend on this day once a week for 1 hour. Each child is to be accompanied by one adult/carer. Twins or siblings may come with one adult/carer.
All sessions are offered in Mandarin–circle time. Each session includes Mandarin rhymes and songs.
English and other non-Chinese speaking children are very welcome–a great opportunity for your child to be introduced to Mandarin. The qualified Montessori Mandarin teacher also speaks English but uses her/his Mandarin with the children. (Beginner level-Level 1 will use English and Mandarin, if the parent is Non-Mandarin speaker).
Younger siblings may come along but pay for a space once they are 12 months old.
If your child is sick or you are unable to attend, you may book in for a make-up class. Only one make-up class is allowed per child per level.
Free cancellation before 4 weeks of the beginning of the course. If you cancel before 2 weeks of the beginning of the course, a cancellation fee of £40 will be charged to cover administration costs. Cancellation within 2 weeks before the beginning of the course are non-refundable.
Montessori Mandarin Holiday Club YouTube/Facebook Club for Children Up to 8