About Us

Lingo Bus is an online Chinese learning platform that focuses on children’s education ages 5 through 12. We teach live classes over the internet around the world to children learning Chinese, wherever and whenever is convenient for you, and your family.

Who We Are

Located right in the heart of Beijing, Lingo Bus is a team of trustworthy Mandarin Chinese teachers who have very strong academic background in children’s education. Professional, personable and friendly, each of our teachers is dedicated to maximizing your child’s learning, while being fun, and engaging!

Our Method

All of our curriculum framework is underpinned by National Standard for Language Learning and 21st Century Skills for World Languages (The 5Cs: Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons and Communities). Our language goals are designed in accordance with ACTFL and YCT language standards.

We believe that for ages 5-12, the immersion method is the most effective way of learning a foreign language. Children are the most receptive to this approach, and complete immersion with our curriculum will ensure that they learn faster and more comprehensively than other methods. We put a strong focus on cultural awareness in our lessons through activities and themes we use in our curriculum.

1. PPP (Presenting, Practice, Production).
  • a. Presenting the new material by providing meaningful, real, and relevant contexts, which help kids understand and learn quickly.
  • b. Practice by stimulating supportive interactions with teachers.
  • c. Production in applying the new language skills to activities.

2. TPR (Total Physical Response).

This is the process of making the learning process more interactive for kids by learning from visual and actual visual and audial input. Similar to play-based learning it allows children to learn kinetically.

3. Scaffolding.

To foster children’s independence in their own learning. We use strategies called “scaffolding” which provide a concrete context for them to build off their understanding. These can be:

  • a. Visual and Practical Aids
  • b. Illustrations
  • c. Demonstrations