Beginners Mandarin Online
Let the classroom come to you and learn Mandarin online at home from our expert teachers.
GCSE Mandarin Online
Suitable for learners with a good elementary understanding of Mandarin, DragonsConnect at secondary level takes students up to the end of UK Key Stage 4 (GCSE).
Language Teaching For Schools
Learn Mandarin with Dragons Teaching
Chinese has many different dialects, but Mandarin is by far the largest and spoken by over 1.2 billion people in the world. At Dragons Teaching, we have 15 years’ experience in teaching this fascinating language.
While many people believe that learning Mandarin is a difficult challenge, we teach Mandarin language in a style similar to building blocks – first teaching pinyin (alphabetical pronunciation) before introducing the Mandarin character, making it easier to learn and digest.
At Dragons Teaching, we can help individuals, groups and whole school classes learn how to read, write, listen and speak Mandarin Chinese, opening doors to a myriad of career and extra-curricular opportunities.
DragonsConnect is a recommended resource for the Mandarin Excellence Programme.
Cyrine Jaworski Head of MFL at The Petersfield School
We thoroughly enjoyed working with Dragons and the team. We felt very well supported in the organisation of this event and we appreciated the swift and timely response to our many enquiries. We received some very positive feedback from parents of students who participated and it is great to see that so many of them chose to complete some extra online sessions. Students enjoyed being given the opportunity to interact with native speakers. They also loved the games on the Connect platform.
Hub TV Production company, Clerkenwell
We organised Mandarin lessons for our team because we work with Chinese brands and thought it would be a fun activity to do together. Dragons did not disappoint. Our excellent teacher pitched the learning content perfectly and not only did we learn, we enjoyed it enormously. Dragons comes highly recommended and we would love to work with them again in the future.
Imogen Overli Parent
My daughter started learning Mandarin with Dragons Teaching this year, and found it to be a really enjoyable experience. The combination of learning about Chinese culture, language and geography was really compelling for her, and she learnt so much without even realising it! Her teacher was outstanding, moving at just the right pace for my daughter. I highly recommend Dragons Teaching,
Answers to common questions
Frequently asked questions
What safeguarding measures do you put in place for your teachers?
The wellbeing and safeguarding of your children are the key priorities for all of us at Dragons Teaching. Every Dragons’ teacher will have an up-to-date DBS check (or equivalent police check) on file with us before starting. In addition, and as mandated by the ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education (2020)’ documentation, full references and overseas checks are conducted on all of our teachers. You access our full safeguarding policy here.
How will you choose the right teacher for me/my child?
We will use an initial demo assessment session to understand exactly where you/your child are in the language learning journey and then choose the best teacher for you based on this as well as your availability.
Can my child learn together with their sibling(s) or friend(s)?
Yes! Providing that the children are of a similar level and age, learning Beginners’ Spanish together in a small group is a great way to learn and is even more cost effective than learning individually.
Textbooks & Resources
We not only teach Mandarin – we write the courses too. Visit our shop to purchase textbooks and workbooks in Primary and Secondary Chinese.