About Mandarin Stars


Welcome to Mandarin Stars Online!

Mandarin Stars is Australia’s original and leading immersion-based Mandarin education program for children, with over 5,0000 children enrolled since 2008.  Since our inception we have offered “face-to-face” classes throughout Sydney, Perth and Melbourne, and now we also provide highly interactive online classes for parents and children preferring this format.


6 ways your child benefits from Mandarin Stars


1. Learning a “must-have” language will help them in their future career

China is Australia’s largest trade partner, and is a rising economic superpower. Children who are able to speak Mandarin as a second language will have an advantage in an increasingly competitive job market.

2. Learning about another culture through fun activities is the best way for kids to learn

Our programs are child-centric, with activities that are designed to grow the child’s vocabulary and conversational skills in Mandarin in a fun and interactive environment. Children love our programs, but they are also designed to deliver proven results!

3. Improving their overall cognitive ability

Research shows that learning a second language improves a child’s overall cognitive ability, creativity and literacy ability even in their first language.

4. Learning a second language is easier for their brain to absorb at a younger age

Research shows that younger children are best able to learn a second language. It is also easier to learn the correct “accent” of the language. The old saying is true – “a child’s brain is like a sponge”!

5. Deepening their connections with Chinese friends and relatives

Your child will develop the confidence to have conversations with Mandarin-speaking friends and relatives, deepening their bonds and connections. Being able to read the menu in a Chinese restaurant is exciting too!

6. Broadening their experience beyond typical extracurricular activities such as sport and music

Learning a second language allows your child to develop more holistically. Many parents are seeking opportunities to enrich their children beyond typical extracurricular activities such as sport, music or performing arts.

Why choose Mandarin Stars?


Trained teachers who are passionate about Mandarin

Our teachers have a genuine passion and love for teaching the Mandarin Chinese language and culture to children. We provide rigorous formal training with our Mandarin Stars Teacher Training Program. We also consult with leading education consultants (some of whom are globally renowned) to ensure that our programs meet the high standards that any parent would want for their child’s education.

Professionally researched programs

Our programs deliver proven results and are professionally researched on an ongoing basis. Our child-centric, emergent and immersion-based Mandarin learning program is developed every term. We regularly discuss together as a teaching community the best pedagogical practices for teaching Mandarin to children. We consult with educational academics and experts such as the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne to deliver a world-leading Mandarin Chinese program.

Meet the team

"My personal and professional experiences have reinforced my belief in the importance of language acquisition at a young age. I am a firm advocate for the numerous cognitive, social, and emotional benefits that come with bilingualism and multilingualism. However, I also understand that the key to successful language learning lies in making it enjoyable and fun for children. Learning should be a self-driven adventure filled with excitement and curiosity!"
- Rachael Goh - Mandarin Stars - Director

Ready to get your child started learning with Mandarin Stars?


Kim (Mum to Riley)

“What a wonderful job that Mandarin Stars has done! Riley can count from one to ten in just one term and can name several colours and fruits. Never imagined he would be able to pick it up so quickly so kudos to your team! Looking forward to next term.”

Chris and Cill (Parents to Mariella)

“Mandarin lessons offered in an educational play-based format – we are in our 2nd year and our child loves it!”