Why Choose Mandarin Stars?

A Galaxy of Mandarin Stars… Over 5000 and counting!

As Australia’s original and leading immersion-based Mandarin education service for children, we have enrolled over 5000 children since inception in May 2008. Thanks to the hard work we put into our program and staff training, we are proud to be recommended and trusted by parents and educators across Australia. Most importantly – our program delivers proven results and is simply loved by children!

Read some of the testimonials about Mandarin Stars from our Mandarin Stars parent community and the academic community.

Trained Teachers

Our teachers have a genuine passion and love for teaching the Mandarin Chinese language and culture to children. We provide rigorous formal training with our Mandarin Stars Teacher Training Program. We also consult with leading education consultants (some of whom are globally renowned) to ensure that our programs meet the high standards that any parent would want for their child’s education.

Up-to-date Programs

Our programs deliver proven results and are professionally researched on an ongoing basis. Our child-centric, emergent and immersion based Mandarin learning program is developed every term! Furthermore, we regularly discuss together as a teaching time the best pedagogical practices for teaching Mandarin within Early childhood and also the Primary spaces and consult with education experts to deliver a world leading Mandarin Chinese program and employ best practice teaching strategies across all areas of our program.

Since our inception in 2008, we have been observed and have consulted with academics from the University of Sydney, ANU and Melbourne University. We have also delivered workshops on immersion teaching within Early Childhood for The Asia Education Foundation and regularly support research projects from around the globe regarding bilingualism or immersion based teaching, as well as speaking engagements for The Chinese Language Teachers Association and also for the inaugural ‘My Language Conference’ and The University of Melbourne and Confucius Institute national forum on ‘The Future of Chinese Language Education in Australian Schools’.

Mandarin Stars is also proud to be endorsed by the NSW Government as a Creative Kids provider.

Mandarin Stars Community

We welcome children from all ethnic, cultural and language backgrounds. The Mandarin Stars program caters for children who are both native and non-native Chinese speakers. Whether your child is from a monolingual English speaking family, a bilingual English/Chinese household or a Mandarin speaking family, our innovative program will engage and delight your child. Currently, the majority of children who attend our classes are non-native speakers.

Creator of Mandarin Stars

Mandarin Stars is the creation of Dawna Leung, the mother of three Australian Chinese children:

“My own research showed me that the success of my children’s ability to learn Mandarin would depend on their desire to learn, so the Mandarin Stars program we offer is of pure enjoyment to the children. Our approach is not academic or intensive. Instead, we offer activities that build vocabulary and conversational skills in Mandarin in a fun, interactive, learning environment. Our program has been developed so that your child will enjoy learning and playing in Mandarin and as a result, be inspired to learn Mandarin in the future.”

Find out more about our Mandarin Stars programs.