HM Day of Dumplings

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Happy Mandarin announced the launch of their new Chinese learning centre on the 19 of September 2015 at the Hamdan Innovation Incubator centre – HI2 located at Business Village. The ceremony was attended by many families and children who enjoyed all the planned activities and had a fun filled Saturday morning.

Mrs. Reem Hong, who is the director and founder of Happy Mandarin, started the ceremony with her presentation on the mission of Happy Mandarin – which aims to be the best Chinese learning centre for children in Dubai. She introduced everyone to the curriculum that will be followed, which is known as Easy Steps to Chinese, and is one of the most superior and practical teaching methodologies. Parents have an option to choose between one class per week for their children, or two classes per week, with an option for weekend classes or weekday classes.

We were also introduced to the entire Happy Mandarin team, who are highly qualified Chinese native instructors with a solid background in the Chinese language. Their enthusiasm to impart knowledge about the Chinese language and the culture was very apparent.

Mrs Reem has been teaching the Chinese language to students for many years now and it was great to hear heartfelt speeches on her teaching methods from her old students and their parents.

What was particularly interesting, was the display of Chinese culture, right here in Dubai! They had organised —–, who is only 10 years old, to play —– , which is an ancient Chinese instrument and it was a joy to watch her. We were also introduced to the beauty of the Chinese characters with a special display of calligraphy, using authentic Chinese brushes. Every guest, went home with a placard with their name written in Chinese. There was special tea served in Chinese tea cups that was sourced all the way from China (old tree tea), with a special mention of Chinese tea arts.

The children really enjoyed playing all the special games organised for them and enjoyed their Chinese gifts. Food was sourced by one of the most well known caterers in Dubai.

All in all it was a lovely Saturday morning which allowed us a great insight into the prevalent Chinese culture in Dubai. It was amazing to see deep love of the Chinese culture with an equal passion on teaching this language. Wishing Happy Mandarin, continued success in their new endeavour!

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