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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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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.

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Chinese Culture

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

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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
  • #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!
  • #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.
  • #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.
  • #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.
  • #63 The Preferences & Taboos of Gift-giving in China (Hybrid)
    #63 The Preferences & Taboos of Gift-giving in China (Hybrid)
    3月26日周二
    2024年3月26日 19:00 – 20:30
    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.
  • #62 Traditional Chinese Musical Instruments
    #62 Traditional Chinese Musical Instruments
    3月22日周五
    2024年3月22日 19:00 – 20:30
    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.
  • #61 Controversial Marriage Custom in China - Betrothal Gift (Hybrid)
    #61 Controversial Marriage Custom in China - Betrothal Gift (Hybrid)
    3月14日周四
    2024年3月14日 19:00 – GMT-4 20:30
    Toronto Mandarin School - Downtown, 25 Adelaide St E #504, Toronto, ON M5C 3A1, 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.
  • #60 The Secrets of Making Chinese Soup
    #60 The Secrets of Making Chinese Soup
    3月08日周五
    2024年3月08日 19:30 – GMT-5 21:00
    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!
  • #59 Poetic Bridges: Exploring Chinese Children’s Verse (Hybrid)
    #59 Poetic Bridges: Exploring Chinese Children’s Verse (Hybrid)
    3月01日周五
    2024年3月01日 19:00 – 20:30
    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
    2月21日周三
    2024年2月21日 19:00 – GMT-5 20:30
    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
    2月15日周四
    2024年2月15日 19:00 – GMT-5 20:30
    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
    2月09日周五
    2024年2月09日 19:00 – 20:30
    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)
    1月30日周二
    2024年1月30日 19:00 – GMT-5 20:30
    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
    1月26日周五
    2024年1月26日 19:00 – GMT-5 20:30
    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
    1月17日周三
    2024年1月17日 19:00 – GMT-5 20:30
    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
    1月11日周四
    2024年1月11日 19:00 – GMT-5 20:30
    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)
    12月15日周五
    2023年12月15日 19:00 – GMT-5 20:30
    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!

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Membership Plan

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    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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