Chinese Buddy is full on Mandarin fun!

We’ve made a Mandarin syllabus tailored for western kids ages 7-12. As our lessons are for western kids we take a western approach to teaching and learning.

Many Mandarin teaching resources for kids that are currently on the market rely too heavily on rote-learning, the textbooks tend to be dull and any songs incorporated into the programme are boring and outdated. On top of this, students were not offered fun, engaging ways to practise and review Mandarin outside of class.

We’ve changed that. Chinese Buddy is built on the idea Mandarin learning is fun!


Primary Mandarin Language Programme

Our teaching resources are a complete primary Mandarin language programme for 7 to 12-year-olds made by language tutors, for language tutors. We use recognised, proven, tested and trusted ESL teaching methodology combined with learning gestures, Total Physical Response (TPR) learning, catchy, original songs, task-based problem solving, videos and contextualised, story-based learning. Our programme provides printable teacher resources and a simple-to-use online review / study platform for learners.

Chinese Buddy conforms to the NZ Language Curriculum Objectives levels 1-2 (based on the Common European Framework), as well as the Standards for Foreign Language Learning from the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Who is

Chee En (Timothy) is the founder and owner of Chinese Buddy Limited and a fluent Mandarin speaker. As a highly experienced and Cambridge trained language teacher (CELTA) Chee En brings this approach to language teaching to the Chinese Buddy syllabus and to the development of creative, engaging, and inspiring Mandarin lessons.

Chee En works with a team of native speakers and his experiences as a professional music composer (MMus), passionate language learner (MA Christian Studies), certified music teacher (LRAM), and highly effective language teacher (CELTA) is why the teaching resources in Chinese Buddy have such a broad, multi-pronged approach.

Chinese Buddy Limited is based in the City of Sails, Auckland, New Zealand, and is a New Zealand Registered Company [NZBN: 9429041839850].

Contact Chinese Buddy to get more information, share your thoughts, or for any help using our website or learning and teaching resources.

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