Celebrating the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Pig!

The Year of the Pig came on February 5, 2019. All divisions of Toronto Mandarin School, including weekend school, adult training center and JINGBAO Bilingual Children’s Centre held various events to celebrate the new year with students, families and friends.

Children at all JINGBAO sites were dressed up in holiday best and invited family to join them for the celebration. Activities included traditional Chinese arts and crafts, songs, music and dances.

Our adult students threw a big party on Friday, January 26, making our own dumplings, playing traditional Chinese game Mahjong, and writing Chinese calligraphy.

The annual Spring Festival Carnival (庙会/Temple Fair) at the weekend school was the highlight of the grand celebration. The event was held on Saturday, February 2 and attracted over thousands of people this year. Staff, students, parents and guests were all dressed in traditional clothing and made a great festive scene. Over twenty market stands were set up and festively decorated to showcase the traditions of the new year. Children and families played fun interactive games, made traditional art & crafts, bought new year decorations, tasted home-made Chinese food and learned how to do Chinese calligraphy and paper-cutting. Students and teachers also performed songs, dance, drama and poetry. The God of Fortune and Three Little Pigs were the celebrities of day, greeting people with good wishes and handing out red envelops to the crowd. The traditional lion dance put a perfect end of the celebration, symbolizing good fortune a prosperity of the new year.

Wish everybody a happy Year of the Pig!

Open House: Apply for Free Weekend Demo Classes before May 5, 2018

If you are looking for a fun, yet educational extra-curricular activity for your children, consider our weekend Mandarin classes. We are going to offer free demo classes on May 5 and May 12, 2018.

Class Options:

  • Parent and Tot (2-3 yrs old)
  • Preschool Mandarin (PK, JK, SK)
  • Chinese Phonics (5-6 yrs old) – Prerequisite for Standard Mandarin
  • Standard Mandarin for Mandarin-speakers (6-17 yrs old)
  • Happy Mandarin for Non-Mandarin speakers (6-17 yrs old)
  • Mandarin for Teens (13-17 yrs old)
  • Mandarin for Parents

Time: May 5 &12, 2018, 9:30am-2:30pm

Address: 211 Steeles Avenue East @ Brebeuf College School

Please book a free demo class before May 5, 2018 by email: [email protected]


Chinese New Year Celebration for the Year of the Dog

The Year of the Dog came on Feb 16. Toronto Mandarin School held various events to celebrate the lunar new year with families and friends.

At the weekend school, more than 600 people attended the event on Saturday, Feb 10. The theme of the event is named the “Carnival of the Year of the Dog”. The crowd was wowed by the students’ performance and the traditional lion dance. This year we also invited students and staff from different sites to perform on the stage. 14 market stands were festively decorated, where students learned how to make dumplings, practice Chinese calligraphy and brush painting, make traditional arts & crafts, or bought New Year items, home-made food, fresh fruits and candies. There was also a playing station for preschool children to play fun interactive games. Many staff, students and parents dressed up in traditional clothing and made such a festive scene.

Children at four preschool sites(JINGBAO Bilingual Children’s Center) all dressed up in beautiful festive colors, performed songs and dances for the parents and guests.

Students from our Adult Training Center threw a big Spring Festival party on Friday, February 3. We learned how to make dumplings from the scratch. Everyone received a red envelope for good fortune in the new year.

New Partnership with Rosedale Day School for After-school Program

Toronto Mandarin School has successfully collaborated with Rosedale Day School in Toronto and started a new after-school program of learning Mandarin in November 2017.

Both parents and students were very excited about learning Mandarin! The parents believe that Mandarin is a must-know language and communication skill. 30 students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 registered in the new program.

Ms. Suellen Zhou from our school took the lead as the head teacher for this program. A graduate of Beijing Language and Culture University and later OISE of the University of Toronto with professional training in Teaching Chinese as Foreign Language, Suellen is an enthusiastic teacher with years of experience in teaching Mandarin in China and overseas. Her class is always packed with fun and creative activities and her students are fully engaged and enjoyed the new experience of learning Mandarin.

Join us for Christmas Intensive 2017!


Haven’t got all your new year resolution target checked for 2017?

We can help…

Get checked for Learning Mandarin before year end with our Christmas Intensive in just 4 days!

Date: Dec 27 – Dec 30, 2017
Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Fee: $399.00(including tax & materials)
Location: Downtown(Yonge/Bloor) or North York(DVP/Sheppard)

Register now by calling us at 416-304-0260 or email us at [email protected]

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2018 Immersion Summer Camp in Yangshuo–In Registration Now!

Yangshuo, a picturesque town in Southern China, is an internationally acclaimed tourist destination, characterized by crystal clear rivers, limestone crags, lush vegetation, traditional Chinese architecture and customs.

Collaborating with Omeida Chinese Academy(欧美达中文学院),we are organizing a Mandarin Immersion Summer Camp in Yangshuo in July 2018. The 15-day program offers customized Mandarin classes, authentic Chinese cuisine, cultural experience and many beautiful places to explore. Join us and immerse yourself in the Chinese language and culture! Individuals and families are all welcome.

Highlights of the Program:

1 Take practical and fun Mandarin classes
2 Practice Chinese calligraphy/brush painting, play music instruments, make embroidered balls, etc.
3 Visit local tea plantation, tour ancient towns and explore the natural beauty of the countryside
4 Play sports and outdoor activities, such as Badminton, PingPong, Jianzi, TaiChi, etc.
5 Interact with the locals daily

For registration and more information, please check:

Summer Camp in China

Teaching Business Mandarin at PaytmLabs

Paytm Labs, the global electronic payment and e-commerce company, has invited Toronto Mandarin School to teach Business Mandarin to its employees every Tuesday. A group of eight employees including the company CEO and some senior managers have been learning Mandarin in their downtown Toronto office since late May 2017.
The group has actively engaged in the class activities and enjoyed the enthusiastic and fantastic teaching by the instructor Ms. Lauren Liu. They are amazed by how much they have learned and what they are capable to do after taking only two lessons.
Paytm Labs has close business connections with the Alibaba Group, the global e-commerce giant, and Mr. Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the founder & CEO of Paytm Labs, has visited China numerous times. He commented, from his working experience with Chinese partners, that it is extremely important to learn Mandarin if one wishes to do business in Asia.

“Happy Mother’s Day” Open House drew big crowds.

May 6&13, 2017, the annual and school-wide open house was held at Toronto Mandarin School. The theme of this year is “Happy Mother’s Day”. Students from kindergarten to adults class all participated and showcased their creative work, including cards for mother, letters, diaries, posters, stories, poems, essays, paintings, and crafts, etc. Parents and guests gave high praise of the accomplishment and were impressed with how much students have learned.

Our preschool division, JingBao bilingual Children’s Center also joined the event. Karen Wang, the supervisor at our North York site came with her staff and help parents learn more about the program.

Many parents and new students attended our free trial classes and spoke highly of our teaching quality.