Introduce a Mandarin foreign language program at your school using technology already in your classroom to connect to our China-based teaching team. Every lesson is live and interactive.
How does the program work?
We broadcast our China based teachers into your classrooms at the same times each week for live and interactive Chinese lessons. We use equipment you already have in the classroom in combination with easy to use video-conference technology.
Does it meet my curriculum requirements?
Yes! We have a dedicated curriculum team that ensures our curriculum meets the highest State Specific and Country Specific standards.
Why haven’t I heard of the program?
Because many schools like to have a unique point of difference and that’s us! We’ve been teaching to schools globally for 8 years and teach more than 30,000 students every week.
Do you provide follow up activities after the lessons, what about homework?
Yes, we provide everything and all of your students and classroom teachers will have access to our custom Learning Management System. Each interactive Chinese lesson is accompanied with a specific set of follow up activities that can be participated in as a whole class or in a self-paced/homework format.
Will my students enjoy learning Chinese with this method?
Yes! Forget any other experience you’ve had running a language program at your school because we guarantee that your students will enjoy learning with our team in China more than any other previous experience. Students will also learn and retain more as they develop a rapport with their teacher.
How many sessions per week?
Completely up to you. We teach from Elementary school right through to High School and the weekly appetite for Mandarin lessons changes based on the grade. We will work with you to satisfy your goals and your budget.
We have a crowded timetable, how does lesson scheduling work?
It’s easy, at the beginning of the academic year you tell us when you want each class to have their weekly Chinese lessons and we lock in your preferences. Because we have a large team of teachers in China we can provide the lessons at times based on your requests.
Do I need a qualified language teacher in the room?
No. One of the most unique aspects of our model is that our program can be supported by a generalist classroom teacher. No prior knowledge of the language is required for teachers who support our interactive language sessions. We have designed our program to support the staff who support Mandarin.
Can my classroom teachers learn Chinese too?
Of course! One of the most celebrated aspects of our co-teaching model is that your staff will also get the opportunity to learn the language with the students, a fantastic professional development experience. We run lots of additional PD sessions for staff that are particularly passionate about developing their language skills.
How much does the program cost?
We charge per classroom per academic year and pride ourselves on being cost effective, please contact us for details relating to your school.
Is your program suitable for elementary and high school students?
Yes, our program is scoped and sequenced to take students on a consistent learning pathway from their junior years right through to Senior High School.
What are the advantages of learning Chinese over video-conferencing?
Your students will be communicating regularly with their teacher who is actually on the ground in China. With this authentic form of communication comes context around why they are learning the language and that is often what is missing in language programs. Our team in China will be able to show your students outside in Beijing, is it snowing? Is it polluted? Is it a busy day in a huge metropolis? With these authentic exchanges, your students will develop and maintain motivation to learn a language and develop a deeper interest in another country on their pathway to becoming global citizens.
Is this a lot of extra work to include into a school with a crowded curriculum?
No. Principals love us because we make their very difficult jobs just that little bit easier, we remove all the headaches of running a language program and make sure they can feel confident that the school has a long term and sustainable strategy around learning Mandarin.
Do you have other services that will complement our choice to learn Mandarin?
We run trips to China for staff and for students and we run virtual excursions to China just to name a few. We want you to feel connected to the country whose language you’ve elected to learn.
Can I witness a lesson with a class of students at my school to see if they enjoy it?
YES! You can nominate any class you would like to experience a lesson free of charge and we will guarantee your students will be requesting to continue once it’s finished. Please contact us about a demo lesson so we can set it up for a time that suits you best.