Language = communication and social interaction. Let your children learn Mandarin Chinese in this way!
Ni Hao Children’s Community is an Independent Language Education Programme providing Non-Mandarin Chinese speaking families the chance for their children to learn Mandarin Chinese through group social interaction and experiences.
Why? Mandarin Chinese is often taught in a strict, academic way – and as parents, we know this won’t necessarily support or encourage our children to learn the language, whilst growing up in a Non-Mandarin speaking family in a predominantly English-speaking country.
Our Programme provides your child the opportunity to discover Mandarin Chinese as a Foreign Conversational Language with their peers or family. Your child will learn in a way that is meaningful and relevant to them, with social interaction, conversation, games, song and movement in Mandarin. Learning takes place in a full immersion group class environment. Our Programme does not use crafts and colouring in activities in class time as these do not develop conversational language skills.
We acknowledge and appreciate the huge diversity of the Chinese language, culture and people around the world. Our Programme supports a wider Global view, not a mainland-China only focus.
Our Programme welcomes families from any Non-Mandarin Chinese speaking background and have various native languages in our community, including English, Te Reo Māori, French, Spanish, Korean, Turkish, Russian, Romanian, Cantonese and Tagalog.
Face-to-face programme delivery has been paused and the Wellington-based language school was closed after Term 2, 2020. We are in a hiatus to review how we can best deliver our Foreign Language programmes to children and families, while keeping to our values and being accessible and sustainable in this Covid backdrop.Ni Hao Children’s Community