Mandarin Classes

Beginner classes designed to build confidence for kids ages 5 to 12

Mandarin Classes

Beginner classes designed to build confidence for kids ages 5 to 12

Start your child's journey to speaking Mandarin Chinese today!

Spring Mandarin Classes

Summer Mandarin Classes

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Private Mandarin Classes

Starting at just $20 per class!

$24 $20 per SPRING class through Dec 1

  • 25 minutes of private, personalized instruction via Zoom
  • Maximize speaking time, minimize distractions
  • Complete scheduling flexibility: start & stop anytime
  • The more classes you buy, the greater discount you get!

We are experiencing technical issues with our class scheduling system and are working to resolve them as quickly as possible. In the meantime, please contact to book your classes. Thank you for your patience!

Fall 2023 Children's Mandarin Classes

Beginner’s Conversational Mandarin

  • This course is specifically designed for kids with limited or no prior Mandarin experience.
  • Using a natural mix of English and Mandarin, kids learn to pronounce words and recognize Chinese characters simultaneously.
  • Frequent rewards and repetition through games gives kids a sense of success from the very first class.
  • Examples of vocabulary covered: greetings, numbers, names of family members, how to ask someone’s name and how old they are, names of animals
  • We even include a lesson on tips for memorizing Chinese words more quickly and easily!
  • Classes are 25 minutes long via Zoom and include games, songs, and review videos with pronunciations to reinforce learning outside of class.

Join us for summer classes!

Who does Jesus say is my neighbor? How should I treat them?

The Bible is clear when it comes to instructions for how to treat the sojourner among us: love them and welcome them (Deut. 10:19, Lev. 19:34). In this age of increasing diversity in our communities, how do we prepare our kids to love those who come from a different place, a different culture, maybe even speak a different language than they do?

This summer’s Mandarin camp is going to be a special one with deep and practical goals: to teach kids about their neighbors from China and equip them to welcome them and love them in their own language.

Join us as we learn Mandarin and build empathy for our Chinese neighbors.

The details:

  • 6 weeks: June 12 – June 29, break July 3 – 7, July 10 – 27
  • 25 min private or small group classes via Zoom (up to 3 students)
  • Best for ages 5 to 12
  • Course designed for beginners with some Mandarin experience
  • Offered twice a week, can be combined with Spanish classes to get highest discount
  • Pricing is based on the number of classes you take:
    • 1 – 11 classes (once a week or make your own schedule): $13/group class, $25/private class
    • 12 – 23 classes (2 or 3 times a week): 10% off – $11.70/group class, $22.50/private class
    • 24+ classes (attend every day!): 20% off – $10.40/group class, $20/private class

Meet our Chinese Teachers

These lovely teachers have fervent hearts for the Lord and a shared passion for imparting their language and culture to students. Learn more about them in their bios below!

Mana Tian

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Ms. Mathilda

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Ms. Mana

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Why learn Mandarin Chinese?

  • Language is all about connection and community.
  • Particularly with Chinese, the language and culture are inextricably tied together. Teaching a child Mandarin Chinese enables them to connect to Chinese culture as well. What a beautiful gift, especially for families who have Mandarin-speaking grandparents or extended family.
  • Engage your local community well: just after Spanish, Chinese is the second most common non-English language in the United States. There are most certainly Mandarin speakers in your local community.

See all available class times in our flexible scheduling system:

How does LOM teach Chinese?

With a natural combination of English and Mandarin: Teachers use English to scaffold learning and give kids a sense of success and accomplishment even after the very first class. As the child’s language level increases, more Mandarin and less English is spoken in class.

LOM supports whole-family learning: Resources that correspond to each week’s classes are provided so that families can continue learning together outside of class time.

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