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  Mandarin Discovery Preschool 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.


  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.

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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.


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

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.

Young children have the best ability to learn a new language, and the immersive environment at Mandarin Discover Preschool makes the most of this ability. I love children and I have been teaching Chinese for 5 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 10 years, 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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Mandarin Discovery Preschool is an immersion program for children. We offer Mommy and me classes, preschool classes, an afternoon program, and Chinese culture classes. Our goals are creating a fun learning environment for children and helping them learn Mandarin. During the summer we will offer morning and afternoon classes.

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