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Mandarin Discovery Classes for Fall 2020


Advanced students (6 years and older) - private tutoring sessions are offered (in-person), group lessons (online), and individual (online).

High beginner students (5 years and older) private tutoring sessions are offered (in-person), group lessons (online), individual (online).

Preschool classes (ages 3-5) - private tutoring sessions are offered (in-person), group lessons (online), individual (online).

Saturday programs: starting Sept. 26

Combined preschool + high beginner classes

First group: 9-11am

11-11:30 am classroom will be cleaned, toys and materials sanitized

Second group: 11:30am-1:30pm

Yonkers location:

Small sized classes: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

Tuesday: 9:30am-2:30pm

Thursday: 9:30am-1pm

Friday: 9:30am-2:30pm


Mandarin Discovery School


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With the spread of globalization, Mandarin has become an important and highly-practical business language for countries around the world. Proficiency in Mandarin yields abundant business opportunities, and those opportunities will be even more abundant with the passage of time. Exposure to this language as early as possible in life can only enhance the skills that will enable our children to eventually thrive in a multi-cultural world.

Young children have the best ability to learn a new language, and the immersive environment at Mandarin Discover School makes the most of this ability. We offer classes for all ages children and adults. We offer a fun environment that makes it easy for our students to learn Mandarin. Our program teaches all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing, with a particular emphasis on speaking.  


Mandarin Discovery school program is an immersive and creative program for children 3 to 5 years old. Children learn Mandarin with musical instruments, Mandarin songs, art and crafts, and traditional Chinese writing known as 'Mao bi '. This method of using cultural recreational activities makes the class fun for the students. Children also learn daily-life conversational skills organically, that is, they learn those conversations in context. For example, they learn the vocabulary associated with family members, food, daily routines, household items, and daily activities by having conversations about those things. The students can also bring projects in and out of the classroom to maintain language at home as well.


Mandarin Discovery School  


Mandarin Discovery School


Mandarin Discovery Preschool



  In our Mommy & Me program, mommies and babies learn Mandarin songs together with instruments.  To make  learning Mandarin fun, we prepare different games with colorful scarves, puzzles, parachute tents.  Also, we will read Chinese children stories and make arts and crafts together.

Mandarin discovery Preschool

Mandarin Discovery Preschool


Our Chinese Culture Program is a unique program for 1st-5th graders who are interested in learning Mandarin and Chinese culture.  We teach Chinese language and culture through Chinese traditional stories and through making arts and crafts based on Chinese zodiac animals.  Students will also learn Chinese traditional writing, known as 'Mao Bi'.  We also teach intensive pronunciation and do conversational practice with students in the classroom.  For this program,  students will be evaluated for their level of Mandarin

Mandarin Discovery Preschool

Mandarin Discovery Preschool


* Tutoring 
* Training program for Chinese tests
* Help with Chinese homework
* Continuing Education Classes and in-school programs 
* Online classes
 * Translation


Mandarin Discovery School

Founder Shanshan Li 

I was born and raised in China. Before I came to America, I spoke only a little English. In Beijing, China, I was a licensed nurse and worked in a women’s and children’s hospital. As the nursing industry grew, China needed more nurses who could speak English. So, I decided to come to the USA to learn English.

Living in America, immersed in daily interactions & culture, enabled me to learn English at an accelerated rate. This experience showed me how practical and effective an immersive language program can be.

I love children and I have been teaching Chinese for 8 years as a private school teacher and a tutor. I have experience teaching Mandarin at public and private schools, as well as education centers. Also, I've taken several classes in Early Childhood Education and I've obtained ACTEF Certificate (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). In addition, I am certified in CPR First Aid. At present, I am teaching and tutoring children aged 18 months up to high school students, and I have the privilege of sharing Chinese culture and language with these children. Learning a language goes hand-in-hand with learning a culture. It would be my pleasure to help your child to learn Mandarin and enjoy Chinese culture at the same time!

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Summer Camp is offered for ages 2-10. Five one-week sessions from June 29-July 31, held at the WCC in Valhalla. Students will learn in a fun, immersive Mandarin environment which includes learning about Chinese culture. Students take field trips to the Museum of Chinese in America and Brooklyn Children's Museum.