Bilingual Story Time with the Author

5 ratings

by iCanMandarin (




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1 - 7 yrs


Sep 9, 2021 - Jun 11, 2022

91 classes remaining


4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT


10:00am - 10:30am EDT


1:30pm - 2:00pm EDT


8 students


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Class Experience

Meet us online for some reading, singing and coloring in English and Chinese! We read original and classic picture books, listen to Chinese songs, draw together and learn a character.

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How To Participate

Attend class via Zoom video

This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.

Reviews for Bilingual Story Time with the Author

4.2 out of 5

Based on 5 activity ratings


May 7, 2021


I like the exposure my daughter receives to a second language. I love that there’s English and then Chinese translation.


I wish the instructor would mute the children during Storytime. There was one child that kept interrupting. We are paying to hear the teacher, not the student. Other virtual classes I have attended would mute the students and then unmute them when it’s time to speak.

Bilingual Story Time with the Author
Location: Online

Rui P.

Jan 8, 2021


Read several storybooks of the same topic, like the "vehicles". Let the students draw pictures while listening to the two teachers reading the stories in English and Mandarin sentence by sentence.


Too many youtube cartoon songs. I don't think using the class time to watch youtube videos is a good education. They watched a lot at home already. Little teaching about the meaning and writing method. Only shows the character with pinyin on the board doesn't help my 3 years old learn how to write Chinese characters. It's better to make kiddos understand why the characters look like this. How to write them stroke by stroke. Otherwise, it means nothing. And hope the teachers could mute kidswhile

Bilingual Story Time with the Author
Location: Online | Instructor: Yixuan Wang

Response from iCanMandarin

Thank you for your feedback, there is always room for us to improve. iCanMandarin offers more than a dozen courses for different ages and different objectives, and story time is just one of them. I will revise the story time description to make the objectives more clear. Our language classes may be a better fit for you, please take a look:

Marcia W.

Dec 8, 2020


This class was so enjoyable and I'm not sure who had more fun - me or my child! Elsa was so patient with the children but also great at moving the class along. I was also so impressed by the book she read (and authored!) and really liked the guest instructor and diversity in activities. The class, despite it being virtual, was still personal and engaging. I definitely signed up for extra sessions.


Maybe the Chinese translations could be a little slower, but I don't speak Mandarin and that might be a biased opinion.

Bilingual Story Time with the Author
Location: Online

Reviews for iCanMandarin

4.8 out of 5

Based on 30 provider ratings

Ariana B.

Oct 4, 2021


My son was engaged the whole time and the teacher did an excellent job with the kids...very kind for a beginner and made it so fun for them too!


Nothing. Learning a language just takes practice and this is a great way to start.

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Shilpa N.

Jun 17, 2020


The story


Read little slower

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About iCanMandarin

iCanMandarin mission is to provide an innovative and engaging Mandarin learning experience for all students. Every student with iCanMandarin will experience how it feels to use Chinese from day one. We nurture a habit of confidence that will propel students to be lifelong learners of the language and everything else.

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