What Mandarin Chinese classes can we offer your family?
Ni Hao Children’s Community provide a fun and active “learning by doing” experience for your family. Our Mandarin Chinese( Huáyǔ 华语/華語, Guóyǔ 國語, Pǔtōnghuà 普通话) classes are group based sessions as we value the dynamics and interaction between the children and believe that having family involved in a positive way assists the child’s learning. Classes are categorised into two age levels:
For ages 6 months (sitting up independently) to 5.5 years old. It is recommended that children remain in the Early Learners class until they are 5.5 years old, when they can graduate to the School Kids level .The parent/caregiver is expected to actively participate with their child in class, in vocabulary actions and class games, song and dance, as well as provide support for their child’s learning experience. Read more about Early Learners (0-5.5 years)…
School Kids Years 1 – 8
For ages 5.5 (established Year 1) to 12 years old. This is a fun, variety-filled 70-minute session and children can be dropped off to class and picked up after by a pre-authorised adult. Parents/caregivers are welcome to be part of class and learn together with the group. Parents/caregivers may sometimes be asked by the teacher to be involved as part of the class as “extra actors” or “props”too! Read more about School Years 1 to 8 (5.5 – 12 years old)
If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or phone.
When and where are classes held?
We usually follow the NZ primary school terms, and hold classes on weekdays (Island Bay, Berhampore) and Saturdays (Mt Cook). Saturdays are our busiest days. Please check our current class schedule for full details.