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Beginners’ Mandarin


10+ weeks

Recommended 1 hour of teaching and self-learning per week


From £24 per session


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Suited to your schedule


Expert teaching

30+ minutes of live teaching each week

Learn Mandarin Online

Learn Beginners’ Mandarin from the comfort of home.

Learn Beginners’ Mandarin at home with DragonsConnect Lite – our 10-week engaging beginners’ course which guarantees 30 minutes of live teaching each week and 30 minutes of independent learning with reward-based, interactive exercises.

While following the same structured course as you would expect in a school, Connect offers flexibility with Mandarin lessons booked to your personal timetable.

DragonsConnect, our full Mandarin course, takes learners up to the end of UK Key Stage 3. Each one-hour session in the DragonsConnect full intensive Mandarin course includes 40 minutes of live teaching, 15 minutes of supervised study and 5 minutes of recap and consolidation with the teacher. Students also receive weekly reports from the teacher to monitor progress.


One full hour of teaching and supervised study, plus regular reporting. Booked in blocks of 10.

1 student: £42 per session

2 students: £48 per session

DragonsConnect Lite

30 minutes of live teaching and 30 minutes of independent study. Booked in blocks of 10.

1 student: £24 per session

2 students: £27 per session

Our teacher is amazing. I have never seen my daughter warm to anyone so quickly. She clearly understands small children and I love that she is using the first few classes to warm up to my daughter and introduce the language slowly. A great idea and approach.

Bianca Skinner Parent

My teacher was knowledgeable and open and he made the experience enjoyable. The teaching style was relaxed but focused.

Z. Fuller

I wanted to send my thanks for organising my son’s lessons and exam. It has been a big success, and has given him both a challenge, and simply something to do, over this last year. Jamie is an excellent teacher and my son has enjoyed his company. He has now elected to continue with the language at Senior School and I hope he will continue to GCSE.

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Learn Mandarin at Home using DragonsConnect. Our full Mandarin Course offers students the opportunity to benefit from a mix of live teaching, independent learning and interactive exercises.

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 is the key priority 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.

How old does my child have to be to study a language with Dragons Teaching?

Our courses are perfectly suited for students starting in Key Stage 2 (age 7-11) and go right through to GCSE level in all of our languages. For Mandarin Chinese we are also able to offer a starter course that is suitable for Key Stage 1 students (age 5-7).

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We also offer face-to-face Mandarin lessons

We can offer bespoke face-to-face tuition for students within Greater London. Get in touch with us today so we can find a solution for you.