At Carousel of Languages, Mandarin classes for kids are taught by native speakers with extensive training in the Carousel Teaching System®. Our unique methodology is based on a multi-sensory approach to foreign language classes for children. Our curriculum applies verbal, visual and tactile associations to early childhood themes and skills. Themes and skills grow more complex as children learn and progress.
Infants and Toddlers At our unique Mandarin classes for kids, infants and toddlers think and learn through their senses and the manipulation of objects in the world around them. At this stage, Carousel of Languages Mandarin teachers encourage children to manipulate physical props while listening and absorbing new vocabulary. Infant and toddler Mandarin class components include traditional Mandarin songs with customized visual aids and props, movement & finger plays. Children are actively engaged in a beautiful, nurturing environment.
Pre-school Age At our unique Mandarin classes for kids, pre-school age children develop memory and use symbols while learning. At this age, children are introduced to new vocabulary, based on early childhood themes, in a full immersion setting. Pre-school Mandarin class components include basic conversation, music & movement, interactive storytelling, dramatic play, and games for grasping and retaining new vocabulary. Our beautiful and customized teaching materials provide a stimulating, multi-sensory experience.
Elementary School Age Children in this stage organize information in more logical and systematic ways. At our unique Mandarin classes for kids, our school age students take theme-based learning further by classifying objects on more complex levels and testing out new ideas. Mandarin class components for school age children include conversation, dramatic play, logical thinking activities, as well as basic reading, writing & grammar.
Age 12+ At our unique Mandarin classes for kids, our older students focus on broader concepts about China as a country and Chinese culture. Stronger emphasis is placed on reading, writing, grammar, and fluent conversational skills.