Parents Testimonials

Banafsheh Kalantari

Otana Dai’s mother

I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the Happy mandarin program which has enabled residents of Dubai to learn mandarin to a very high standard. My special thanks to Mrs. Reem Laoshi who has brought in the very best of academics and practices in to the program. Not only has she gathered a team of very capable and educated teachers in Happy Mandarin, but also she has led and managed perfectly making sure the personal need of each and every parent and student is met and their voice is heard. Under stewardship of Reem laoshi, I will have a peace of mind that my son, Otana Dai, will continue learning Chinese smoothly and enthusiastically.

Otana has only joined Happy Mandarin in less than a year ago when he was only three years and half and did not know even ONE Chinese word. Ever since he has learned more than 100 new words and quite a bit of Chinese Nursery rhymes. Even more a passion and confidence for learning Chinese has been cultivated in him. Last but not least I would like to thank Kiko Laoshi for being such an amazing teacher and being so patient and kind with our kids.

Thank you so much.



CC’s Mother

Happy Mandarin is the BEST mandarin learning centre in Dubai.

Ms Reem, the founder of Happy Mandarin is a dynamic, vibrant, cheerful and friendly lady. She has deep passion and remarkable determination in providing the best mandarin lesson to every single one of her students.With her great vision, she leads a team of qualified, experienced and highly motivated teachers.

Ms Kaoli Laoshi is a wonderfully charming teacher. She creates a relax, friendly yet stimulating learning environment for her class students. She is dedicated and always deliver her planned homework for her students on time as promised. She takes extra effort to teach the students until they understand the lesson well. Although my daughter joined Kaoli Laoshi’s class just a couple of month ago, she already shows great motivation to do all her homework and study the HSK coursework.

I would highly recommend Happy Mandarin to parents and students who wish to pursue the learning of mandarin language.

Ola Al Ahmad

Mughny’s mother

I really enjoy coming to Miss Reem’s class every Saturday. She always begins her class in a very well organised way and can manage the time very well. We love her sense of humour and find her classes very enjoyable.

I really like the way she treats all students with care and respect. Her class environment is very comfortable for students and their parents. Every one can speak freely in class which creates an atmosphere of understanding in the class. She teaches us with an appropriate pace stopping to check on students engagement and understanding.

I appreciate her immediate and frequent feedback and she always encourages students and praises their answers. Her homework is also well planned with a variety of activities and provides parents with weekly review sheets that are very helpful. We are very happy to be part of Mrs Reem’s classes, she makes learning Chinese more fun!

Many thanks Mrs Reem, you are the BEST!

Alexander Abou Rjeili's Mother


Our 5 year old son Alex is in Kiko Laoshi’s class since beginning of this term. She is amazing with children and the method used makes the child learn through engagement and games. The kids have a lot of fun during the lessons while learning at the same time. Within only few months Alex was already able to count, sing, recognise some chinese characters and strokes and his vocabulary keeps growing on weekly basis. The fact that parents are allowed to attend the class is also great, it allows us to share the experience with him and then be able to practise together at home which helps his progress considerably. Many thanks to Kiko Laoshi and the HM family for this wonderful experience.



Nathan’s Mother

We feel so lucky to have gotten you as Nathan’s Chinese language teacher for the last one year. Nathan started in your class with no knowledge of Chinese. Both John and I feel that he has learned so many new words and we are proud of his progress in your class.

You have such enthusiasm and patience. You also have a dynamic way that you deliver lessons and encourage participation during class. You’ve built a strong foundation for Nathan for his Chinese language skills.

You also go the extra mile when you feel that he does not understand and we appreciate your time and your ability to help him.

You’ve done a fantastic job, and thank you for everything.

Rohan's Dad


Mrs. Reem is an attentive and caring teacher. She carefully studies each child and tailors her lessons and home learning assignments to each child individually rather than relying on a one-size-fits-all approach.

Her support extends beyond the classroom, with regular whatsapp messages, voice samples and an “open call” policy whereby children can contact her during the week for additional assistance as required.

She is very much loved by her students, not only as a teacher but also as someone with genuine and heart-felt interest in their progress and development.