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Ni Hao! Welcome to Mandarin Stars!

Are you looking for a fun and captivating way for your child to learn Mandarin Chinese? Children have an amazing aptitude for learning a second language and it’s even easier when they are having fun. Children and parents love our Mandarin Stars program!

Since 2008, we’ve been recognised as Australia’s leading Mandarin Chinese immersion-based educators.
Our interactive teaching methods inspire a lifelong love of the Mandarin Chinese language and Chinese culture. We adopt a fun, yet proven, teaching methodology that enables children to build their confidence to learn, develop their language skills and a genuine appreciation of Chinese culture.

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Our Mandarin Chinese language programs

Our Mandarin programs spark curiosity and enthusiasm to explore Chinese culture and language. Students develop strong Mandarin Chinese language skills whilst having fun, with our child-centred and play-based teaching methodology. We offer a wide range of programs for children.

Did you know?

  • Mandarin Stars is Australia’s original and leading immersion-based Mandarin education program for children

  • Over 5,000 children have enrolled since 2008

  • We offer a professionally researched program, highly recommended by parents, educators and children

  • We offer fun teaching methodology that children genuinely love to participate in

  • We have passionate teachers who are formally trained based on advice from leading global educators

  • Convenient locations throughout Sydney, Perth and Melbourne and online from anywhere!

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In NSW? Use your $50 Creative Kids Voucher with Mandarin Stars!

The NSW Government is all about making it easier for school-aged kids (4.5 to 18 years old) to get involved in creative and cultural activities. Parents, guardians and carers can claim a $50 voucher per year to put towards the cost of lessons and fees with registered providers like Mandarin Stars through the Creative Kids Voucher program.

It’s a great opportunity to let kids find their passion and learn new skills like Mandarin!

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What people say about us

"My son is enjoying and learning a lot! We tried different Mandarin lessons but this one really helped my son to learn and embrace his Chinese culture. Thank you for helping him to develop the skills and confidence!"


Parent - Auckland, NZ
"I’ve been sending my daughter to Mandarin Stars since she was 18 months. That was about 4 years ago. The teachers are so patient and they have very fun, engaging sessions to keep the children interested. This includes interactive activities, sing-alongs, arts and craft. Who knew learning a new language could be so fun?! I recommend anyone who would like their children to learn Mandarin."


"Our eldest is on to his 3rd year with Mandarin Stars – having started in the toddler classes and now moving into kindergarten. He really enjoys the lessons and we are very happy with the content and materials provided by his teachers. Neither of his parents are Mandarin speakers, but the materials provided have made it easy for us to help support his learning. We’ve just enrolled his younger brother for his first term as well! Easily recommend them if you’re looking for some good language tutoring for kids."


"My child started learning Chinese with Mandarin Stars since preschool. I initially chose MS because of the number of classes on offer at various locations. The teachers are energetic and engaging, and over the years, have introduced many fun ways to learn Chinese. I like MS’s immersive approach to teaching, and the focus on a set of subjects over 2-3 weeks, helps my child to remember what he has learnt for a long time."

_Sou Ewins,

"Kids really enjoy going to Mandarin Star. It is a fun way to learn Chinese with interactive games, songs and activities! The teachers and resources help make language learning interesting and practical. Highly recommend!"


"We’ve been with Mandarin Stars now for almost 7 years! We started in preschool at loved the highly engaging and interactive sessions. So easy for little ones to participate. Their parent classes were also great to try to learn a bit in order to practice at home together. We’ve tried some other Mandarin teachers and much prefer this programme and resources!"


"Learning Mandarin has been the best decision over the years, and has increased my language ability and cultural understanding greatly. Beginning at the age of 6 years old, this journey began early and has developed over the years, right up to 16 years old. Learning Mandarin from a young age has so many benefits, as the foundations and basics are formed at a young age greatly help the development over the future, and building upon these early foundations make the learning of the language easier to understand when learning new vocabulary, phrases, culture and pronunciation. Mandarin is an exciting language to learn, and opens up to so many opportunities. Over my experience and opportunities through Mandarin Stars, I have been able to attend and perform at Chinese Spectacular concerts, attend culture classes (learning and experiencing Chinese foods, festival and sport traditions), and even becoming equip to travel to China and tour Beijing and Shanghai. Mandarin Stars classes each week have taught me so much over the years, and is especially beneficial to additional Chinese classes at school. Mandarin is such an exciting, learnable and fascinating language of the future, and I’m very grateful to have had the opportunity to learn it."


Year 12 Student.
"After returning from an expat stint in Singapore, we wanted our children to continue learning and improving their Mandarin skills. The kids enjoyed the classes and it was a friendly and warm environment and well managed during COVID. Xie xie to Dawna, Jin and all the teachers.


"Our son has been attending Mandarin Stars since he was 2 years old. 3 years on and he still loves it and can’t wait for a next class. He has enjoyed learning in a fun and friendly environment. The teachers are motivated and knowledgeable. At all times we have found the teachers accomodating and courteous. Throughout Covid Mandarin Stars made sure the learning could continue through zoom and other platform so our son didn’t miss out on any lessons. He continued to make great progress. We sincerely recommend this fantastic school and are very happy to be part of it for years to come!


” I love to see how Zoe is singing, understanding and speaking in Mandarin. What makes me smile is when Zoe refers to things outside class in Mandarin... it is beautiful to hear.”  


Vicki (Mum to Zoe)
“So delighted with Lao shi’s commitment, encouragement, enthusiasm and belief in my children. So grateful for the way she builds them up and motivated them to want to learn. Seeing incredible progress and confidence in my children, in their speaking, reading and writing of Mandarin.”


Parent (Mum to George and Luci)
"Love Mandarin Stars in Docklands! They provided good quality teachers, small classes, fun materials and games to learn mandarin in a relaxed environment. Mandarin Stars makes learning mandarin so interesting that my eldest son often asks me how to pronounce things in Mandarin. I have now started my youngest son in classes as well and he has learnt a few words and sometimes sings a mandarin song randomly.”


“I am very much impressed by the enthusiasm, dedication and professionalism of the two Mandarin Stars teachers, the engagement of 3-4 years olds and their parents. It is a great accomplishment for all the children to be able to use pen, paper and develop literacy awareness by learning Chinese and identifying Chinese characters.”

_Dr. Ruying Qi,

Bilingualism Research Lab at Western Sydney University

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