Learning Mandarin is a potentially life-changing opportunity

By providing children with the opportunity to learn Mandarin from an early age, we passionately believe that Mandarin Matrix can make a real difference to young people’s lives, offering them a chance to build their life skills and prepare for their future. Our mission is to increase Mandarin fluency and literacy across the world, by delivering exceptional, innovative books and online services that are fun and engaging for students to use.

Mandarin Matrix products offer a theme-based approach to learning, structured around Megathemes, where our Readers and Online Classroom ensure that new words presented in lower level books are revisited and are extended upon in higher levels. The Mandarin Matrix Chinese Readers use characters and content that are common to most curricula worldwide, including YCT, NCEA, PYP, MYP, IB, SAT, SA, iGCSE, GCSE. Our printed and online materials are endorsed by Cambridge University Press and by The Confucius Institute in Beijing.

Mandarin Matrix is a customized, cloud-based guided reading solution for learners of Mandarin as a second language from kindergarten through middle school

Our Online Classroom offers an integrated range of learning tools that have been designed to be user-friendly and engaging, allowing each student to follow their individual learning journey toward developing a rich knowledge of the language and improving personal proficiency outcomes.

The Mandarin Matrix curriculum and learning solution is built on a pedagogically strong foundation, using the principle of spiraled learning to support students to achieve linguistic excellence in the four key language skills in a fun and engaging way. Through the Online Classroom, students can access hundreds of readers, games, activities and assessments safely and quickly, anytime and anywhere, both during school time and during vacations. So, whether in school as a class learning tool or at home, our product is designed to ensure that learning Chinese is easier for students and that teachers’ lives are easier.

For over 10 years, we have been working closely with teachers, students and their families in Asia and the US, bringing new experiences and cultures into their environment. We see that learning Mandarin can make a real difference to students’ lives – opening doors to develop real-life skills and creating lifelong advantages in the workplace and beyond.

The Mandarin Matrix product range

Story-Based Readers

Short story-based narratives that are authentic to students’ lives and experiences A series of beautifully illustrated children’s readers introducing Chinese […]

Mandarin Matrix Online Classroom

Learn and play with Mandarin Matrix. Interactive, fun and challenging, the online classroom targets the learning of 2,500+ Chinese characters. Winner of the US 2013 Academics’ Choice Smart Media Award, the classroom is also an excellent support tool for teachers.

Youth Chinese Test (YCT) Resources

Mandarin Matrix YCT teaching and learning materials are endorsed by The Confucius Institute of China. Mandarin Matrix YCT Readers and Flashcards are available in print and on the Mandarin Matrix Online Classroom. The products are aligned with YCT testing levels 1 to 4.

Dual Language Immersion

Developed in partnership with the University of Utah Confucius Institute, the Readers and Online Classroom have been designed for dual language immersion programs, teaching children from Foundation through Novice to Intermediate level.

Theme-Based Readers

240 story books ranging from beginner to advanced and divided into 6 color-coded levels (Orange, Blue, Green, Purple, Brown, Red). Stories are fun, fresh and engaging to introduce new vocabulary, Chinese characters and grammar in a systematic way.

Max and Mei

Bilingual series designed to strengthen young children’s Mandarin comprehension skills through engaging story books, audio books, activity books and game cards.


Chinese comic series designed to help intermediate to advanced readers reinforce and build on their Chinese vocabulary and reading skills.