Introductory Mandarin

Introductory Mandarin is a fun and engaging way for kids to learn the basics of the language and gain insight into Chinese culture. Through fun and interactive activities, kids will kick off their language immersion journey beginning with the letters, pronunciation, and vowels. They'll also begin to learn the tones, and be inspired to continue learning vocabulary through art, song, poems, and dance! Kids will also be introduced to the culture and some of the traditions and customs of China, giving them a well-rounded introduction to all the facets of learning a new language.

About Hillary

Mandarin and Art Teacher

Hillary began to draw and paint at age four and has made art throughout her life. She holds BA and MA degrees in art, and pursued advanced studies in interior design and landscape architecture. She has over 10 years of experience teaching Mandarin to children including young children. As a native Mandarin speaker, Hillary enjoys sharing both her language, culture, and passion for art and design with kids. She takes a joyful approach, and encourages children to be creative and imaginative, using all of their senses as well as their hearts when making art. Chinese writing is an artform in and of itself, and through this medium Hillary often crosses over between language and art instruction with her students. She's also fluent in digital art media and tools.

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Mandi B.
Grasshopper offered my daughter an opportunity to learn in a vibrant, fun setting that was continuously customized for her attention span and interests. Her Grasshopper teacher was fun, engaging and supremely personable. She took the time to get to know my daughter before diving into anything. I felt more than comfortable leaving my daughter in such capable hands…and love that she truly learned some new things from the experience. We will be using Grasshopper regularly to broaden her horizons and expose her to new concepts in a safe and compelling way. The icing on the cake is that the experience took place in our home, at a time that was convenient for us!
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