Learn Mandarin Chinese as a Foreign Conversational Language in a fun and engaging way with us

Your child will learn in a full immersion environment with their peers. Our programme provides your child with the opportunity to discover Mandarin Chinese in weekly sessions with their classmates or family. They will learn in a way that is meaningful and relevant to them as children, with fun social interaction, games, song and movement.

Your child can learn with us whether they have any Chinese heritage or not. We have families in the community with various native languages, including English, Te Reo Māori, French, Spanish, Korean, Turkish, Russian, Romanian, Cantonese and Tagalog.

Learn more about how we teach

Read about our new 2018 School Kids Years 1-8 classes

View 2018 Class Schedule page


Read about our plans for Chinese New Year and what is happening to classes on Saturday 17 February.

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Supporting Mandarin learning in a non-Mandarin home

It's important to support your child's learning at home, so visit our YouTube Channel for class revision and more Mandarin!

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From our Blog

  • …very interactive and fun. My boys enjoy it a lot and don’t even notice that they are immersed in Mandarin!

    Alison, mother to two school aged boys
  • Everyone loves the (Stories & Rhymes!) sessions!

    Wellington City Libraries
  • We like that it’s Interactive and fun, the parent can stay to observe and learn along, and that it is a small group.

    Connie, mother to three school aged children
  • The boys like the games, the teacher’s attitude and being able to repeat previous weeks’ learning. I also like that it’s a small learning group.

    Tina, mother to two school aged boys
  • We like the more modern teaching, interactive style, and being able to sit with our child.

    Warren, father to a 4 year old boy
  • I think you guys do a great job. The cost is very affordable when you compare that to what we pay for dance and music and yet you offer so much resources, all of which so creatively executed to hold and maintain the kids’ attention….(I also) like that it’s friendly and inviting.

    Raewyn, mother to a 4 year old girl
  • We love Ni Hao Children’s Community – we hear her singing so often!

    Anne, mother of a 3 year old girl
  • We love the classes!!!

    Pip, mother of two school aged boys
  • What I like most as a parent…All the interaction and variety- from songs to stories to other activities such as the face plate to learn emotions. The creativity – love what you’re doing with the resources you have. The informal atmosphere – in all the time I’ve spent learning Mandarin, I certainly never got that warm fuzzy feel, but you’ve achieved that!

    Alexandra, mother of a 1 yr old girl