Online Chinese Classes Summer 2021

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In addition to online Chinese classes that focus on language learning, your child can learn arts and crafts, dance, math, science, coding, and music—all from home and taught in Chinese!

Keep scrolling or click on the links below to jump to each category:

Also check out these free storytime classes!


Art Classes in Chinese

Hualeme 画了么

Hualeme is headquartered in Beijing and specializes in art classes for children. Lessons include ink illustrations, watercolor and pastel painting. All classes are taught in Mandarin. The platform and website are in Chinese only. Some Chinese proficiency is needed to book the classes. Group classes are arranged by age. Classes are 90 to 120 depending on the lesson topic.

My kids have taken one class so far. I was worried an hour would be too long but the time went by quickly. There was a lot of conversation with the instructor and we all learned new art vocabulary.

  • Age: 4-12
  • Format: 1-to-1 or small group classes
  • Language: Mandarin (China)
  • Price: 1-to-1 $12 – $14 USD, group $6-$7 USD

Use my Hualeme referral link for 2 free classes.


Motherly Notes

Motherly Notes offers live online group classes for children taught in Mandarin and Cantonese. Recorded classes are also available.

Classes incorporate familiar characters such as Pokemon, Doraemon, Butt Detective, Zorori, Totoro. Art mediums include clay, watercolor, and acrylic. No age or language proficiency requirements stated. Please check her website for the latest classes.

  • Age: n/a
  • Format: group
  • Language: Mandarin (Taiwan) and Cantonese
  • Price: $90 for 6 classes
  • Dates: ongoing

Motherly Notes Website


Chiwawa Fun

Chiwawa Fun offers art classes by independant instructors. Topics include Chinese art history, painting, and crafts. A summer immersive program is available from June 18 to July 26.

  • Age: 3-12
  • Format: group
  • Language: Cantonese and Mandarin
  • Dates: ongoing
  • Prices: as low as $11 per class
  • Free trial class

Chiwawa Fun Website


Sky Kids

Mandarin MAKER: Learn & practice Mandarin, while putting together some very cool maker projects that move, light up, or shoot out.

  • Age: 6-11
  • Price: $225 and includes maker kit. Delivery is up to 7 days. Plan accordingly.

Mandarin ART: Practice Mandarin, through hands-on Line Drawing activities, while learning about Chinese Mythical Creatures and Idioms.

  • Age: 5-8
  • Price: $186, supplies are not included

For all Sky Kids summer online classes:

  • Format: group
  • Language: Mandarin (Taiwan)
  • Dates: 6/7 – 7/21

Sky Kids Website


Bilin Academy

Fasion design, Chinese calligraphy, storytime, chinese checkers, Chinese architecture, Chinese art history

  • Ages 2-15
  • Format: Private and group lessons
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Price: as low as $20 per class
  • *Free class options

Bilin Academy Website


ML Chinese Learning

ML Chinese Learning is a U.S.-based online Chinese school offering Mandarin language art classes.

  • Ages 3-13
  • Format: group lessons
  • Language: Mandarin (China), Simplified Chinese
  • Price: as low as $6 per class

ML Chinese Learning Website


Multilingual Studio

A Mandarin-led immersion experience for intermediate to advanced students who want to enrich their comprehension and conversational skills. Design/STEM, Popup dollhouse design, entrepreneurship, animation classes taught by native Chinese speakers.

  • Age: 8-13
  • Format: group
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Price: summer sessions start at $349 per week
  • Dates: 6/7 – 8/27

Multilingual Studio Website


Ms. Fong’s Summer Art

Teacher Julie Fong is a Mandarin immersion teacher at Marian Bergson Elementary in Southern California. Classes are hosted via Zoom and cover watercolor, oil pastels, and printmaking. Bonus: Save money by ordering the class kit that includes all the supplies you will need for the summer art session. This is so much more economical than having to buy all the supplies individually.

  • Age: 6 and up
  • Format: group
  • Price: As low as $22.50 per class
  • Dates: 6/14 – 7/7
  • Times: M/W 9:30 PST

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Dance Classes in Chinese

Stride Mandarin

Stride Mandarin is a U.S.-based school offering Mandarin lessons for beginners and heritages speakers.

  • Age: 6-10
  • Format: group
  • Language: Mandarin (China)
  • Price: as low as $8 per class

Stride Mandarin Website


Math Classes in Chinese

Huohua 火花思维

Huohua is headquartered in Beijing and specializes in math and Mandarin classes for children. All classes are taught in Mandarin. The platform and website are in Chinese only. Some Chinese proficiency is needed to book the classes.

  • Age: n/a
  • Format: group lessons
  • Language: Mandarin (China)
  • Price: as low as 79 RMB (about $12.50 USD)
  • Free trial class offered

Huohua website


Xueersi 学而思网校

Xueersi is a Beijing-based company offering online math classes in Mandarin. The platform and website are in Chinese only. Some Chinese proficiency is needed to book the classes.

  • Age: 6-18
  • Price: 7 lessons for 770 RMB (about $120 USD)

Xueersi Website


VIPThink

VIPThink is headquartered in Guangzhou and offers interactive gamified lessons to stimulate interest and enthusiasm towards learning math. All classes are taught in Mandarin. The platform and website are in Chinese only. Some Chinese proficiency is needed to book the classes.

  • Age: 3-12
  • Format: group lessons
  • Language: Mandarin (China)
  • Price: n/a
  • Free trial class offered

Huohua website


Science Classes in Chinese

Rainbow Chinese (Highly Recommend!)

Teacher Jill Li hosts this wonderfully engaging and hands-on course. My kids were so excited for each class. There are many opportunities for students to interact with the teacher and there is a lot of Mandarin conversation. Each class begins with a story and leads into the science experiment. Hands down the best online class my kids have taken so far.

  • Age: 6-9
  • Format: group
  • Language: Mandarin (Taiwan)
  • Price: Session is 6 classes, $10 per class
  • Dates: ongoing

Use my referral link for $20 off Rainbow Chinese on Outschool, new users only.


Xueersi 学而思网校

Xueersi is a Beijing-based company offering online science classes in Mandarin. The platform and website are in Chinese only. Some Chinese proficiency is needed to book the classes.

  • Age: 11-18
  • Price: 7 lessons for 840 RMB (about $131 USD)

Xueersi Website


Chiwawa Fun

Chiwawa Fun offers art classes by independent instructors. Maths classes focus on building core maths skills in Mandarin and will make maths fun for every child!

  • Age: 6-8
  • Format: group
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Dates: ongoing
  • Prices: as low as $16.50 per class

Chiwawa Fun Website


Coding Classes in Chinese

Xueersi 学而思网校

Xueersi is a Beijing-based company offering online computer programming (C++ and Python) classes in Mandarin. The platform and website are in Chinese only. Some Chinese proficiency is needed to book the classes.

  • Age: 11-12
  • Price: 7 lessons for 770 RMB (about $120 USD)

Xueersi Website


Music Classes in Chinese

Kids Go Mandarin

Kids Go Mandarin is a California-based language school helping children learn through singing, dancing, and play. Summer sessions are 5 weeks long with a 45-minute class each week.

  • Age: 0-6 or 5+
  • Format: group
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Dates: ongoing
  • Prices: as low as $26 per class

Kids Go Mandarin Website


Rhythm ‘N’ Rhyme Musical Adventures

This Toronto-based school offers a FREE virtual Mandarin music class. For Cantonese speakers, they also offer a summer program with songs, stories, art, and fun activities!

  • Age: 0-6
  • Language: Cantonese with Mandarin option

Rhythm ‘N’ Rhyme Website


Chinese Language Classes

Online Education Companies

For more information on Lingo Bus and Lingo Ace, please read my review and comparison of the top online Chinese classes.

Lingo Bus

Lingo Bus is headquartered in Beijing. They offer online 1-to-1 Chinese lessons with two programs—reading and writing or listening and speaking. My daughter has been taking Lingo Bus classes since the beginning of the pandemic. Here’s a video of my little one interacting with her teachers. She is 4-years-old currently in the listening and speaking program. She absolutely loves it and I often hear her laughing during class. My 7-year-old son is in the reading and writing program and says his little sister’s class is way more fun.

  • Age: 4-15
  • Language: Mandarin (China), Simplified Chinese
  • Format: 1-to-1
  • Price: as low as $16 per class

Use my Lingo Bus referral code for 5 free classes when you purchase a package of 10 classes.


LIngoAce

Lingo Ace is a Singapore-based company offering 1-to-1 online Chinese lessons. Lingo Ace is one of the largest edtech companies offering online Chinese lessons. The classes are 50 minutes and focus on reading and writing.

  • Age: 4-15
  • Language: Mandarin (China), Simplified Chinese (Traditional Chinese by request)
  • Format: 1-to-1
  • Price: as low as $15 per class

Use my LingoAce referral link for points that can be applied towards free classes.


LinguaBox Group

LinguaBox is a Hong Kong-based company that offers 25-minute 1-to-1 and group online Mandarin Chinese lessons. Classes are taught on the ClassIn platform. The curriculum can be tailored to your child’s needs and focus on speaking, or reading and writing. You can preview the curriculum in the image above.

Don’t miss their summer special rates. Purchase 28 classes for HK $2688 ($368 USD). Classes are 4 times each week and must be completed between July 01-August 31, 2021.

  • Age: 3.5 and up
  • Language: Mandarin, Traditional Chinese
  • Format: 1-to-1 and group lessons
  • Price: as low as $13 per class

LinguaBox Group Website


Mandarin Chinese School

Mandarin Chinese School is a Guangdong-based company that offers 1-to-1 and 1-to-2 online Mandarin Chinese lessons via Skype.

  • Age: 5+
  • Language: Mandarin (China)
  • Price: As low as $11 USD

Mandarin Chinese School Website


Online Private Tutors

Italki

Choose from thousands of tutors from around the world.

  • Format: 1-to-1
  • Price: Tutors set their own prices and I have seen as low as $4 per hour

Use my Italki referral link for 3 free classes.


Preply

Choose from thousands of tutors from around the world. We used Preply to learn Italian from a tutor in Italy that also speaks Mandarin. My kids were learning a new language while practicing their Chinese. Classes are held via Zoom, Skype, or your preferred conferencing platform.

  • Format: 1-to-1
  • Price: Tutors set their own prices and I have seen as low as $1 per hour

Use my Preply referral link and get 70% off.


Amazing Talker

AmazingTalker offers professional online language tutors and teachers from around the world. This is the only company I have found that allows users to specify Taiwanese language (Min Nan chinese).

  • Format: 1-to-1
  • Price: Tutors set their own prices and I have seen as low as $7 per 50 minute class

Use my Amazing Talker referral link and get 20 credit ($20 USD value)


Brick and Mortar Schools Offering Virtual Classes

Stride Mandarin

Stride Mandarin is a U.S.-based school offering Mandarin lessons for beginners and heritage speakers. Classes incorporate learning through interactive games and activities

  • Age: 3-12
  • Format: group and 1-to-1 lessons
  • Language: Mandarin (China)
  • Price: as low as $7.50 per class

Stride Mandarin Website


Panda Mandarin

Panda Mandarin is a Toronto-based Chinese school that transitioned to virtual classes at the beginning of the pandemic. They are offering Summer enrichment classes that focus on language acquisition 

  • Age: 2.5-12
  • Format: group
  • Language: Mandarin
  • Dates: 7/6 – 8/26
  • Price: CAD$238 (about $197 USD)

Panda Mandarin Website


Mandarin Tree

Based in the Netherlands, Mandarin Tree began offering online group classes at the start of the pandemic. Classes for ages 5-12 focus on Mandarin language acquisition and include hands-on reading and writing activities. The Mandarin playgroup for ages 2-5 incorporate stories, music, games, and crafts. Time slots may work if you are on the US east coast.

  • Ages 2-12
  • Format: group classes
  • Language (Mandarin)
  • Price: 165 euros for 11 lessons (about $201 USD)

Mandarin Tree Website


Little Meetings

U.S. based language school teaches Chinese by incorporating songs, music, science experiments, and games in the curriculum.

  • Ages 3-12
  • Format: 1-to-1 and group Mandarin lessons
  • Language: Mandarin (China), Simplified Chinese
  • Price: $15 group classes $15 | $20 1-to-1 classes

Little Meetings Website

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