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Get a Taste of Mandarin

​Sign up for a 90 minutes FREE language and cultural workshop. Get inspired to learn Mandarin Chinese in a fun and stress-free environment.

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Interested in
Learning Mandarin

You're interested in learning Mandarin but not ready to commit to a long-term study. Let's get started!

Looking for Extra Conversational Practice

You've started learning Mandarin but hoping to meet new friends and have some extra conversational practices.

Passionate About the
Chinese Culture

You're passionate about the Chinese culture and would like to participate in cultural celebrations and workshops.

What are included
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What Are Included?

During this weekly 90 mins real-life topic based session, here're what you will get: 

  • Appetizer - 30 mins:  Learn the basic words, daily expressions, and sentences structure.
     

  • Main Course - 30 mins:  Carefully designed peer practice and instant feedback from our teachers to help you mastering the usage of the introduced expressions.
     

  • Dessert - 30 mins:  Open discussions to share your own stories and experiences as well as some additional vocabulary and cultural insights.

Upcoming Sessions

Upcoming Sessions
  • #60 The Secrets of Making Chinese Soup
    #60 The Secrets of Making Chinese Soup
    Fri, Mar 08
    Mar 08, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST
    Zoom
    Are you tempted by the delights of Chinese food? Let’s learn Mandarin as we reveal the secrets of making Chinese soup. Engage in lively discussions while preparing for the ingredients and learn the steps of making borscht soup. Enhance your Mandarin language skills for a tastier, happier life!
  • #61 Controversial Marriage Custom in China - Betrothal Gift (Hybrid)
    #61 Controversial Marriage Custom in China - Betrothal Gift (Hybrid)
    Thu, Mar 14
    Mar 14, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EDT
    Toronto Mandarin School - North York, 200 Consumers Rd Suit 410, North York, ON M2J 4R4, Canada
    We bring up the controversy of a Chinese marriage tradition, betrothal gift (彩礼 cǎi lǐ) - from its historical roots to its evolving significance in modern times, and its role in shaping familial relationships and gender dynamics.
  • #62 Traditional Chinese Musical Instruments
    #62 Traditional Chinese Musical Instruments
    Fri, Mar 22
    Mar 22, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    ZOOM
    Have you ever listened to traditional Chinese music? Are you curious about traditional Chinese musical instruments? Let's explore what they look like and sound like, and learn how to call their beautiful names in Mandarin.
  • #63 The Preferences & Taboos of Gift-giving in China (Hybrid)
    #63 The Preferences & Taboos of Gift-giving in China (Hybrid)
    Tue, Mar 26
    Mar 26, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Toronto Mandarin School - Downtown, 25 Adelaide St E #504, Toronto, ON M5C 3A1, Canada
    Chinese people highly value the exchange of gifts in interpersonal relationships. Do you know which gifts are appropriate for Chinese people, and which ones are best avoided? We will explore the preferences and taboos of gift-giving in China, providing some references for your gift list.
  • #59 Poetic Bridges: Exploring Chinese Children’s Verse (Hybrid)
    #59 Poetic Bridges: Exploring Chinese Children’s Verse (Hybrid)
    Fri, Mar 01
    Mar 01, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Toronto Mandarin School - Downtown, 25 Adelaide St E #504, Toronto, ON M5C 3A1, Canada
    Let's delve into the world of children's poetry in Chinese, and engage in translating their heartfelt verses. We will read and appreciate poems written by children, and understand the meanings through discussions. Finally, we will try to translate these imaginative works to English.
  • # 58 The Secrets of Making Chinese Soup
    # 58 The Secrets of Making Chinese Soup
    Wed, Feb 21
    Feb 21, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST
    Zoom
    Are you tempted by the delights of Chinese food? Let’s learn Mandarin as we reveal the secrets of making Chinese soup. Engage in lively discussions while preparing for the ingredients and learn the steps of making borscht soup. Enhance your Mandarin language skills for a tastier, happier life!
  • #57 The Ice & Snow Paradise - Harbin
    #57 The Ice & Snow Paradise - Harbin
    Thu, Feb 15
    Feb 15, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST
    Zoom
    Harbin is located in the northeastern part of China. It's renowned for its winter tourism experience like outdoor adventures, cultural exploration, and culinary delights. Let's explore this beauty "ICE CITY" together.
  • #56 Chinese New Year II - The Lantern Festival
    #56 Chinese New Year II - The Lantern Festival
    Fri, Feb 09
    Feb 09, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Zoom
    We will delve deeper into how Chinese celebrate the Lunar New Year, exploring the customary and culinary traditions observed from New Year's Eve to the Lantern Festival.
  • #55 The Art of Blue and White Porcelain (Hybrid)
    #55 The Art of Blue and White Porcelain (Hybrid)
    Tue, Jan 30
    Jan 30, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST
    Toronto Mandarin School - Downtown, 25 Adelaide St E #504, Toronto, ON M5C 3A1, Canada
    Discover “Qinghua Ci” - blue and white porcelain in China. With a historical global impact, it’s now treasured by collectors, symbolizing a crucial part of Chinese artistic tradition. Join us as we explore its history, colors, and patterns. Let’s draw our favorite design on paper plates!
  • #54 Let's Celebrate Chinese New Year
    #54 Let's Celebrate Chinese New Year
    Fri, Jan 26
    Jan 26, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST
    Zoom
    Have you ever celebrated Chinese New Year with anyone? Join us as we delve into the essence of Chinese New Year, exploring the traditional customs, the Chinese Zodiac, and discussing about the festival food!
  • #53 Symbolism of Traditional Architecture: Wufeng Lin Family Mansion
    #53 Symbolism of Traditional Architecture: Wufeng Lin Family Mansion
    Wed, Jan 17
    Jan 17, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST
    Zoom
    Join us on a journey into Chinese architecture! Discover the cultural meanings behind each element. Explore how the mansion uses symbols like animals , plants and shapes. You will explore the history and beauty of the mansion while learning the expressions to talk about location and representation.
  • #52 The Secrets of Making Chinese Soup
    #52 The Secrets of Making Chinese Soup
    Thu, Jan 11
    Jan 11, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST
    Zoom
    Are you tempted by the delights of Chinese food? Let’s learn Mandarin as we reveal the secrets of making Chinese soup. Engage in lively discussions while preparing for the ingredients and learn the steps of making borscht soup. Enhance your Mandarin language skills for a tastier, happier life!
  • #51 Let's Play Mahjong! (Hybrid)
    #51 Let's Play Mahjong! (Hybrid)
    Fri, Dec 15
    Dec 15, 2023, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST
    Toronto Mandarin School - Downtown, 25 Adelaide St E #504, Toronto, ON M5C 3A1, Canada
    Experience immersive learning, where learning meets play. Master both Mahjong and the Mandarin Chinese language. Join us for a unique, enjoyable session where play and linguistic mastery intertwine. Don't miss out!
  • #50 Chinese Chopsticks 101
    #50 Chinese Chopsticks 101
    Fri, Dec 08
    Dec 08, 2023, 7:00 p.m. EST – Dec 09, 2023, 8:30 p.m. EST
    Zoom
    Do you know how to use Chinese chopsticks? Research shows that among every six Chinese people, there is one who can't use chopsticks correctly. In this session, you will learn how to use Chinese chopsticks in an appropriate way and understand the traditional culture behind them.
  • #49 Bubble Up & Unlock the Chinese Divination Culture
    #49 Bubble Up & Unlock the Chinese Divination Culture
    Mon, Nov 27
    Nov 27, 2023, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST
    Toronto Mandarin School - North York, 200 Consumers Rd Suit 410, North York, ON M2J 4R4, Canada
    We're taking a deep dive into the world of Mandarin dialogue for ordering bubble tea and exploring the fascinating Chinese fortune stick culture (求签文化). Get ready for a real-life experience as we're visiting a nearby bubble tea shop!
  • #48 Booking a Hotel in China
    #48 Booking a Hotel in China
    Mon, Nov 20
    Nov 20, 2023, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST
    Zoom
    Have you had the opportunity to explore China or do you dream of visiting someday? In this enlightening session, we'll take a deep dive into the diverse world of Chinese hotels and the art of reserving accommodations.
  • #47 Beijing Opera: Let's Make Your Own Facial Mask (Hybrid)
    #47 Beijing Opera: Let's Make Your Own Facial Mask (Hybrid)
    Tue, Nov 14
    Nov 14, 2023, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Toronto Mandarin School - Downtown, 25 Adelaide St E #504, Toronto, ON M5C 3A1, Canada
    ​​​​In Beijing Opera, the colors of facial make-up are of great importance in revealing the age, profession and personality of a character. Different colors can also distinguish nobility from common folk, goodness from evil. In this session, we will explore the meanings behind these colors.
  • #46 Order Up: A Mandarin Delivery Adventure by Clicks
    #46 Order Up: A Mandarin Delivery Adventure by Clicks
    Wed, Nov 08
    Nov 08, 2023, 7:00 p.m. EST – Nov 09, 2023, 8:30 p.m. EST
    Zoom
    Join our Mandarin delivery adventure with Fantuan Delivery, Toronto's go-to for Chinese takeout. Master Mandarin for food orders, engage in lively conversations, and discover one-click convenience. Elevate your language skills for a tastier, happier life!

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Membership Plan

  • Best Value

    Seasonal Pass

    170$
    Drop in anytime in three registered months.
    Valid for 3 months
    • Unlimited access in 3 registered months
    • Free access to customized mobile app
    • Exclusive discount for regular classes
  • Monthly Pass

    60$
    Drop in anytime in the registered month
    Valid for one month
    • Unlimited access in the registered month
    • Free access to customized mobile app
    • Exclusive discount for regular classes
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