Teaching Approach

At Planet Han, our goal is to help each child be comfortable in conversing in everyday Mandarin in various degrees within one year. The success of our program is based on our novel and proven teaching approach called

M.A.T. – Model.Action.Talk.*

– where children use the language the majority of the time in the classroom. This exciting methodology has been modified and used successfully to teach young children in multiple settings including a nursery school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.


Teacher introduces new vocabulary words, sentences and questions


Children put these words into action through movement, song, play and artwork


Children repeat and practice in an engaging format

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