Our People

At Southside Mandarin, much importance is put on the communication among our students, teachers and parents. This triangular relationship ensures parents expectations are met, school teachers’ requirements are addressed and students are engaged in the process of learning Chinese. Every school has a different focus, every parent’s expectations vary, and every student’s learning progress is unique. We aim to achieve a balance among all three and a channel of open communication is encouraged throughout all classes and students.

Our Teachers

All our teachers graduated from universities in China or Hong Kong, with majority having earned Masters degree in Chinese or Chinese Education.  Our teachers have all passed the State Commission Putonghua Proficiency Test with at least Level 2A.  Our playgroup/kindergarten teachers have specialized degrees in early childhood teaching, while our Primary/Secondary teachers have extensive experience and have taught students from various local and international schools with top grades scored in GCSE, IGCSE and IB examinations.

Our Cultural (Art, Wushu, Dance) teachers are all specialized in their respective areas and have taught children for many years.

Our Students

Our students, also the stars of Southside Mandarin, are the driving force for our teachers. With students coming from so many different schools and nations, our teachers aim to put students’ needs as number one priority.  Every child is different and hence each child is taught differently.

Our students come from the following schools:

Kindergartens/Playgroup Centres:
Arts Plus
Braemar Hill Nursery School
Christ Church Kindergarten
Infant Toddlers & Twos
ISF Pre-School
Little Dalton
Parkview International Pre-School
Rightmind International Nursery & Kindergarten
Sunshine House
The International Montessori School
Tutor Time International Nursery & Kindergarten
Victoria Kindergarten
Primary/Secondary Schools:
Canadian International School of Hong Kong
Chinese International School
Diocesan Boys’ School Primary Division
Diocesan Girls’ School
English Schools Foundation
French International School
German Swiss International School
Harrow International School Hong Kong
Hong Kong International School
Kellett School
Marymount Convent School
Singapore International School
St. Paul’s Co-Educational School
St. Stephen’s College Preparatory School
The International Montessori School
The ISF Academy
Victoria Shanghai Academy

Our Classes

All our classes are taught entirely in Putonghua by qualified native speaking teachers.
From 6 months old onward, we offer classes for language learning and cultural exposure.

0 - 2.5 years old


Adult company is required for all our playgroup classes which start from 6 months old – 2.5 years old. Music, sensory and fun play is the focus with flashcards introduced at an early age. Our approach...

2 - 6 years old


Extending from our playgroup classes, our teachers continue to use a mix of modern and traditional methods to introduce Chinese basics to children over 2 years old...

6 - 12 years old


Our primary classes are catered to needs of children from different schools, both local and international. We focus on a few different areas including: critical reading skills, creative...

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