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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
  • #77 Chinese Painting (Online)
    #77 Chinese Painting (Online)
    7月19日周五
    2024年7月19日 19:00 – GMT-4 20:30
    Zoom
    "Chinese painting" is also called "National Painting" (国画). It is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. In this session, we will learn about the brief history and main techniques of Chinese painting. You will be able to talk about Chinese painting in Mandarin.
  • #78 About Reclusion in Ancient & Modern China (Online)
    #78 About Reclusion in Ancient & Modern China (Online)
    7月25日周四
    2024年7月25日 19:00 – GMT-4 20:30
    Zoom
    In our fast-paced world, reclusion is increasingly appealing. We will explore famous recluses in Chinese history, their motivations, and cultural significance. Learn key vocabulary, discuss reclusion, and engage in interactive role-playing to immerse ourselves in the experiences.
  • #81 Localization of Western Fast Food in China (Hybrid)
    #81 Localization of Western Fast Food in China (Hybrid)
    8月22日周四
    2024年8月22日 19:00 – 20:30
    Toronto Mandarin School - North York, 200 Consumers Rd Suit 410, North York, ON M2J 4R4, Canada
    Fast food chains modify their products based on local tastes. Since KFC's arrival in the 1980s, they have not only adapted to the market but also set mind-blowing trends. This section explores how Western fast food chains cater to Chinese customers.
  • #82 The Language of Famous Chinese Flowers (Online)
    #82 The Language of Famous Chinese Flowers (Online)
    8月30日周五
    2024年8月30日 19:00 – 20:30
    Zoom
    The language of flowers has been recognized for centuries. You will learn about the top 10 Chinese flowers and their meanings in Chinese culture. Additionally, you will explore Chinese values through the language of flowers.
  • #76 Polyglot Gathering and Beyond (Hybrid)
    #76 Polyglot Gathering and Beyond (Hybrid)
    7月11日周四
    2024年7月11日 19:00 – GMT-4 20:30
    Toronto Mandarin School - North York, 200 Consumers Rd Suit 410, North York, ON M2J 4R4, Canada
    Join us for the Polyglot Gathering, an ideal opportunity to practice your spoken Chinese! The facilitator will share firsthand experiences from participants and ensure the workshop is interactive. This approach is designed to help you feel more comfortable and confident while speaking Mandarin.
  • #75 The Charm of Ancient Chinese Towns (Online)
    #75 The Charm of Ancient Chinese Towns (Online)
    6月28日周五
    2024年6月28日 19:00 – GMT-4 20:30
    Zoom
    Are you tempted by the charm of ancient Chinese towns? Join us on a Mandarin journey to explore their beautiful scenery, unique cuisine, distinctive architecture, and rich culture. Engage in lively discussions about various aspects of ancient town life and learn their unique stories.
  • #74 Localization of Western Fast Food in China (Hybrid)
    #74 Localization of Western Fast Food in China (Hybrid)
    6月20日周四
    2024年6月20日 19:00 – GMT-4 20:30
    Toronto Mandarin School - Downtown, 25 Adelaide St E #504, Toronto, ON M5C 3A1, Canada
    Fast food chains modify their products based on local tastes. Since KFC's arrival in the 1980s, they have not only adapted to the market but also set mind-blowing trends. This section explores how Western fast food chains cater to Chinese customers.
  • #73 Four Treasures of the Study (Online)
    #73 Four Treasures of the Study (Online)
    6月14日周五
    2024年6月14日 19:00 – 20:30
    Zoom
    "Four Treasures of the Study" refers to the brush, ink stick, paper, and ink stone used in Chinese calligraphy. You will learn the names of these tools in Mandarin, a brief history of Chinese calligraphy, and some sentence structures to discuss traditional arts.
  • #72 Encountering Mu Xin and His Poems (Online)
    #72 Encountering Mu Xin and His Poems (Online)
    6月06日周四
    2024年6月06日 19:00 – GMT-4 20:30
    ZOOM
    Through interactive activities, we will explore Mu Xin's life, art gallery, and poetry. As an artist who lived abroad yet continued to write and express himself in Chinese, his poetry embodies the beauty of the Chinese language and reflects the global influences on him.
  • #71 The Enchanting Realm of Chinese Tea Culture (Online)
    #71 The Enchanting Realm of Chinese Tea Culture (Online)
    5月27日周一
    2024年5月27日 19:00 – 20:30
    ZOOM
    Discover the enchanting realm of Chinese tea culture, where ancient traditions meet modern life. We will delve into the mastery of Chinese tea culture, exploring its deep history, diverse varieties, and profound philosophies. Each cup embodies China's rich cultural heritage.
  • #70 Traditional Sports in China (Online)
    #70 Traditional Sports in China (Online)
    5月21日周二
    2024年5月21日 19:00 – GMT-4 20:30
    ZOOM
    In today's hectic world, health is more important than ever, leading many to incorporate exercise into their daily routines. Traditional Chinese sports remain cherished while modern sports are popular. We will delve into the unique characteristics and practices of these traditional Chinese sports.
  • #69 Chinese Drinking Culture - Part 2 (Online)
    #69 Chinese Drinking Culture - Part 2 (Online)
    5月13日周一
    2024年5月13日 19:00 – GMT-4 20:30
    Zoom
    We will delve deeper to explore the Chinese drinking culture. From genders to generations, we will look into how drinking signifies cultural heritages and social expectations, and most importantly, how to behave if you want to drink like a Chinese.
  • #68 A Chinese Virtual Art Tour @ Royal Ontario Museum (Hybrid)
    #68 A Chinese Virtual Art Tour @ Royal Ontario Museum (Hybrid)
    5月09日周四
    2024年5月09日 19:00 – GMT-4 20:30
    Toronto Mandarin School - North York, 200 Consumers Rd Suit 410, North York, ON M2J 4R4, Canada
    Explore the Chinese art history through a virtual tour at Royal Ontario Museum. Dive into a world where every piece of Chinese art tells a story. Join us to uncover the treasures of ancient China. You will have the opportunity to talk about your experience visiting museums in Mandarin.
  • #67 Exploring the Chinese Market
    #67 Exploring the Chinese Market
    5月03日周五
    2024年5月03日 19:00 – 20:30
    ZOOM
    Embark on a unique Mandarin Market adventure! Explore Chinese markets and master measure words, currency recognition, and payment methods. Experience the distinct features of the Chinese market firsthand.
  • #66 The Art of Hanfu (Hybrid)
    #66 The Art of Hanfu (Hybrid)
    4月23日周二
    2024年4月23日 19:00 – GMT-4 20:30
    Toronto Mandarin School - Downtown, 25 Adelaide St E #504, Toronto, ON M5C 3A1, Canada
    Explore Hanfu, the traditional clothing of ancient Chinese people. Discover its characteristics and profound influence on attire in many Asian countries. Learn about the growing trend of "Hanfu revival" among young Chinese people, who wear Hanfu for photography, seeking to reconnect with tradition.
  • #65 Chinese Pictographic Characters
    #65 Chinese Pictographic Characters
    4月19日周五
    2024年4月19日 19:00 – GMT-4 20:30
    ZOOM
    Have you ever wondered about the art of writing Chinese characters? While it may seem daunting, some characters are surprisingly simple to remember because they resemble pictures. Join us on a journey to uncover these fascinating pictographic characters!
  • #64 Drinking Culture in China (Hybrid)
    #64 Drinking Culture in China (Hybrid)
    4月11日周四
    2024年4月11日 19:00 – 20:30
    Zoom
    Embark on a journey into the rich history and vibrant culture of Chinese alcohol, from the fiery baijiu to regional specialty pijiu (beer). Discover the diverse ways in which Chinese people consume alcohol, reflecting their unique preferences and traditions.
  • #63 Unique Henan - Land of Drama
    #63 Unique Henan - Land of Drama
    4月05日周五
    2024年4月05日 19:00 – 20:30
    ZOOM
    Explore Henan, China's most populous province, and its landmark, Unique Henan · Land of Drama. Discover its rich history and culture through virtual tours and theater experiences. Discuss connections between its people, the Chinese, the land, and rice fields, and learn drama-related vocabulary.

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Membership Plan

  • 最超值

    Seasonal Pass

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

    60CA$
    Drop in anytime in the registered month
    有效期一個月
    • Unlimited access in the registered month
    • Free access to customized mobile app
    • Exclusive discount for regular classes
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