Little Mandarin Institute

The Little Mandarin Institute is an After School program for elementary students (K-6) that features Mandarin language immersion and related specialty classes. Classes in this program are taught 90% in Mandarin. Students are expected to have some prior Mandarin knowledge, or be willing to take on the challenge of immersing themselves in a new language! 

Every student registered for a Little Mandarin course will be charged a one-time materials fee of $20. This charge is applied once a trimester, regardless of how many Little Mandarin classes are registered for


Classes are Monday-Friday from 3:30-5:30 PM. All Peregrine students enrolled in a Little Mandarin class will receive free Kestrel from 3-3:30 PM on the day of their registered class. Each day features Mandarin immersion socialization and a unique specialty class. Sign up for any day, or all of the days!

10% discount for 3 or more days!

 Please contact for details. 

Winter 2020 Class Schedule

January 21- March 13, 8 weeks


Kung Fu with

Kejie Duan

3:30-5:30 PM 

January 27 - March 9

*No classes on 2/17.


Mandarin Math with

Mei Yan Lin

3:30-5:30 PM 

January 21 - March 10


Chinese Art &  Culture with Yi Che

3:30-5:30 PM 

January 22 - March11


Pinyin with

Jiawei Chao

3:30-5:30 PM 

January 24 - March 12


Dance with

Kejie Duan

3:30-5:30 PM 

January 24 - March 13

Kung Fu & Fun!

Mondays, 3:30-5:30 PM, grades K-6 

In this class, students will be able to learn basic Kung Fu skills through a 1-hour group lesson with Teacher Kejie (lessons scaled for each student based on age). After their hour of Kung Fu fun, students will be guided through various social and creative activities, lead primarily in Mandarin, by Teacher Grace. This class is a great chance for students to learn a new skill, socialize with their peers, immerse themselves in the Mandarin Language, and have fun! 


January 27th - March 9th, 2020

6 sessions, no class on 2/17

Kejie (Tina) Duan

Jichun (Grace) Wang

Chinese Art & Culture

Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 PM, grades K-6

In this class, Teacher Yi will teach students a variety of subjects and activities that are important in traditional Chinese culture. Students will cover Chinese calligraphy, traditional poetry, the origin of Chinese characters, and more! Students will also have a chance to socialize with each other and converse in Mandarin, allowing for greater immersion within the course. Teacher Yi will lead students through a variety of activities to facilitate this socialization and Mandarin immersion. 


January 21st - March 10th, 2020

8 sessions.


Fridays, 3:30-5:30 PM, grades K-6

Teacher Kejie will lead students in a 1-hour Dance lesson, instructing them in various forms of dance while teaching them the Mandarin language! The dance lessons will cover a variety of mediums, and the students will also be lead through a 1-hour creative activity that furthers their Mandarin studies. This class is a great opportunity for students to get some energy out, learn some new dance moves, and practice Mandarin while having fun! 


January 22nd - March 11th, 2020

8 sessions.

Kejie (Tina) Duan

Mandarin Math

Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30 PM, grades K-6

This class is a Peregrine favorite, returning again for Winter 2020! Teacher Mei Yan instructs students in learning math skills (appropriate to age/grade level), while also guiding them in learning Mandarin. Students utilize the language in a mathematics context and communicate with their peers, fully immersing them in Mandarin. This class is great for students who want help in math, and for students who want more Mandarin immersion.


January 21st - March 10th, 2020

8 sessions.


Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 PM, grades K-6

Our Pandas' teacher, Teacher Jiawei, will teach students Pinyin, which is the practice of spelling out Chinese phrases in Roman characters, based on the sound the Chinese phrases make. This is an important skill for learners of Mandarin to develop so that they can communicate in Mandarin in every way. This class is a good way to expand your students' Mandarin education, and offers new ways to communicate with teachers and peers!


January 22nd - March 11th, 2020

8 sessions.

Jiawei Cao

Jichun (Grace) Wang

     10% OFF COUPON!

Planning to sign up for 3 or more Little Mandarin classes?

Contact our Extracurricular Coordinator Rachel at for a 10% OFF coupon code for all Little Mandarin classes when enrolled in 3 or more! Valid until January 20th, after which there will be a $20 late registration surcharge.

All registrations for Little Mandarin After School classes will incur a one time $20 materials fee.

10%Off for 3+!

Contact for details. 

January 27th - March 9th, 2020

6 sessions, no class on 2/17


(530) 753-5500


(530) 758-8845

Peregrine West

2907 Portage Bay West

Davis, CA 95616

Peregrine South

2650 Lillard Drive

Davis, CA 95618


(530) 753-5533