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March 2, 2015

 

Come and learn more about our Mandarin Stars kids classes this Sunday 8 March at Wachterleidpavilijoen in Bos en Lommer (Amsterdam West). Amsterdam Mamas is holding Amsterdam's first and only activities fair for families in the city. Find out all the activities and cl...

February 28, 2015

 

The Mandarin Stars early Mandarin education program for kids was developed on the foundation that picking up a new language is easier as a kid. Now it looks like more and more is being written about language acquisition that backs up this fact. 

 

In 1967, neu...

February 11, 2015

We had the pleasure of welcoming many wonderful families last Saturday to our first morning of classes. Much fun was had by all! We've had great feedback from parents on our program and all the children really enjoyed themselves. We're already hard at work planning nex...

January 28, 2015

 

Why do scientists claim that learning Chinese makes you smarter? We've summarized their main arguments:

1. Chinese trains cognitive abilities not utilized in the study of other languages. Recognizing the tones, sounds and script of Chineserequires the use of both tem...

January 21, 2015

 

Did you know that many kids start learning another language just when their natural window of opportunity to learn a language closes? This natural window closes around the time of adolescence and is why Mandarin Stars is passionate about laying the foundations for flu...

January 16, 2015

We get asked a lot whether Mandarin is harder for children to learn than other languages. We are happy to report that the answer is no! Chinese is a tonal language—in which the same combination of consonants and vowels can be pronounced totally different ways-- and it’...

December 21, 2014

We are thrilled to announce that the first location of Mandarin Stars in Amsterdam will be at the amazing new building of Oya's Childcare in Amsterdam Zuid behind the Olympisch Stadion. A lot of time and resources went into creating this amazing kid friendly space and...

November 19, 2014

We are super excited to be launching Mandarin Stars in Europe, starting with the Netherlands in just a few short weeks. Here on our blog you will find class news, events and useful tips and articles on early Mandarin education. Be part of our Mandarin Stars community a...

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