Mandarin Education for Adults and Children
Langara First Mandarin School offers Mandarin courses for both adults and children. The Mandarin as a Second Language program places emphasis on practicality, modern and interesting presentation styles, and use of simple, easy-to-learn materials. Both the Traditional and Simplified written forms of Chinese characters are taught; Hanyu Pinyin phonetics is also taught to complement the learning experience. Various textbooks from China and Taiwan, as well as locally prepared teaching materials, are incorporated into the full range of course materials.
Mandarin for Adult courses are offered four times a year, beginning in January, April, July and September. Each course is 10 weeks in length, with the exception of 8 weeks in the July term. The eight levels of adult Mandarin courses are designed to help students progress from an introduction to pinyin to advanced daily conversation. *A 15% discount will be applied to registrations for those who have completed three or more Adult Mandarin courses.
Mandarin for Children courses consist of 16 Saturdays, offered two times a year, beginning in either February or September. Students who are four years and older will be assigned to the appropriate class during registration. *A 10% family discount is available for the third course registration (adult or children) from the same family in the same semester.