My name is Mrs.Moncada and I'm currently teaching Mandarin at VICTORIA from Year 2 to Year 11.
I am originally from Mexico City and I started working here in August 2016. I'm a language interpreter and translator and I have a Masters Degree in Southeast Asian Studies from El Colegio de México. 
It's quite a challenge to teach kids of different ages but I'm looking forward to a wonderful seventh school year here at VICTORIA. Learning and teaching foreign languages is my passion. I do hope kids find that learning Mandarin can be fun... and at the same time learn about the Chinese culture!
Should you have any doubts or comments, don't hesitate to contact me.
Don't forget to subscribe to my page and to visit the links section for videos, songs and more! You may also find class videos in your child's Google Classroom.


Chinese New Year 2021 (Year of the Ox) started on Friday, February 12th, 2021, and celebrations culminate with the Lantern Festival that falls on February 26th, 2021. Preparations begin the 23rd. 
The Lantern Festival, also known as the Yuan Xiao Festival, welcomes the lunar year’s first full moon. It’s a dazzling holiday that wraps up Chinese New Year’s annual Spring Festival with a night of sparkling lights.
The Lantern Festival celebration dates back some 2,000 years to lanterns hung in Buddhist temples by monks during the Han Dynasty. By imperial decree, temples, homes and palaces across China adopted the practice of hanging brightly-lit lanterns on the 15th night of the year’s 1st lunar month. Once the Lantern Festival passes, there’s no need to fear Chinese New Year taboos and it’s appropriate to take down Chinese New Year decorations.
Happy Chinese New Year!
Xīnnián kuàilè!
The Year of the Rat will start on January 25th, 2020 up until February 4th, when preparations start for the Lantern Festival on February 8th!
Check out the webpage for all you need to know about this celebration and don't forget to check the related videos on the link section!
Happy Chinese New Year!
新年快乐! 恭喜发财!
Xīnnián kuàilè! Gōngxǐfācái!
2018 Year of the Dog
This is just an example of the work we did for Anti-Bullying Week (Fan qiling zhou) in Mandarin class. Each made a piece of the puzzle and by putting in all the different pieces together we wanted to show that -just like all the pieces of a puzzle- in spite of our differences we all fit together. Ask your child to tell you about the magic box activity.