The Dim Sum Warriors
Bilingual Comic Reader App!

Designed by experts based on cutting-edge literacy development research, the Dim Sum Warriors Bilingual Comic Reader App helps kids kids improve BOTH their Mandarin and English simultaneously.

Download our feature-packed Dim Sum Warriors bilingual comic reader app, where you can:

 Read hilarious stories—in both English and Chinese!

 Listen to actors read the stories—in both English and Chinese!

 Practice reading to build confidence with our voice recording function!

Get feedback on your fluency and pronunciation with our reading evaluation function!

 Play fun vocabulary games to test your recall of key words and sight words!

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Buy Our Bilingual Books!

 

We love printed books—which are much nicer than digital devices at bedtime! 

The Dim Sum Warriors Bilingual Comic Reader App is based on the Little Dim Sum Warriors series of bilingual comic books.

With our beautifully printed and bound hardcover bilingual flip books, you can:

 Read bedtime stories in both Mandarin Chinese and English!

 Let your little dumplings share (and show off) what they’ve learned!

Buy Our Books!

The Dim Sum Warriors Bilingual Comic Reader App has been certified for pedagogical quality by Education Alliance Finland—the world’s foremost impact verification service for education technology solutions. This means our system has passed rigorous academic, science and evidence-based assessments by professional international educators.

Grounded in Research & Experience

The Dim Sum Warriors Bilingual Comic Reader App is rooted in actual research into literacy development, pedagogy and learning, as well as deep experience in teaching and great respect for the work of teachers.

Yumcha Studios is led by Dr. Woo Yen Yen, the ”pedagogical engine” of Yumcha. She has worked as a schoolteacher, an instructional designer for an education technology firm, as well as many years as a tenured professor in the field of education, specializing in curriculum development. She knows the history of education and knows what actually works. She’s also got a global perspective of educational needs, having worked in the US, Taiwan, Mainland China, Singapore, and also Afghanistan.

We also understand content creation deeply. Chief of Content Colin Goh has won plaudits and awards for his creative work in multiple genres, which includes comics and cartoons, satirical and humorous fiction, plays, children’s storybooks and filmmaking. Besides being a qualified lawyer in three countries, he is also the cartoonist of two New York Times bestselling books.

Together, Yen Yen and Colin are also multiple international award-winning creatives. They have made feature films that have been screened all over the world and picked up major prizes in Europe, Asia and the USA, and are also the creators of the critically-acclaimed Dim Sum Warriors graphic novels (now published by Scholastic), which were adapted into a giant stage musical that has toured over 25 major cities in China.

The Comic Reader App is part of the
DIM SUM WARRIORS BILINGUAL LEARNING SYSTEM

The Dim Sum Warriors bilingual language-learning system is the first method to integrate the power of:

  • Comics
  • Translanguaging
  • Reading aloud

Unique Features:

  • Improves both Mandarin and English at the same time
  • Specific focus on oracy
  • Nurtures cultural confidence
  • Builds global competence
  • Stimulates creativity
  • Has both online and offline features for a more integrated educational experience

Suitable For:

  • Students learning Chinese or English as a second language from grades K-3
  • Students learning Chinese or English as a foreign or international language from grades 2-5

**Note: The System is highly recommended for learners with two years of prior exposure to the language. It is not recommended for complete beginners to the language.**

The Dim Sum Warriors App gives plenty of freedom for practice: It’s easy to toggle from one language to another, limitless possibilities to listen and re-listen the stories / words, possibility to look into a keyword more closely, a chance to record and listen to your own reading, with good feedback from the solution about the pronunciation.

The Dim Sum Warriors Curriculum has:

1. Extensive, detailed and yet easy to access materials for educators to ensure successful learning experiences for the students.

2. Visually appealing and easy to use digital application to support and diversify the learning process.

3. Learning through stories that happens naturally and supports a bi-lingual approach.

EDUCATION ALLIANCE FINLAND

“The students and staff at our school absolutely adore the Little Dim Sum Warriors books.  They tick so many boxes for books that are in high demand by students and staff. They are funny, they are bilingual, and they are comic style picture books. Fantastic illustrations, brilliant text and a must have for all libraries!”

SARAH MOUNSEY

Director of Libraries, Dulwich College (Singapore)

“The 2nd Grade students started the semester quite shy about speaking English and were quite happy to read aloud boldly by the end of the semester. This was quite impressive. Lots of words in this book were new to the students. Fortunately, the story is quite close to their daily lives, so they picked up the phrases and sentences naturally. Their vocabulary also expanded quite a bit! All the parents in the class were excited about the increased confidence in English the children demonstrated and that they were enjoying reading the Little Dim Sum Warriors books and app! Many of the kids would not have picked up an English book on their own.”

SELENA LIN

English Teacher, Muzha Elementary School, Taipei City (Taiwan)

How can I find out more or set up my class/school with the Dim Sum Warriors Bilingual Learning System?

For pedagogical and curricular questions and discussions, contact Dr. Woo Yen Yen at yenyen@dimsumwarriors.com or WhatsApp +886-974230036.

For sales questions, contact schools@dimsumwarriors.com or call the Dim Sum Warriors school sales agent in Singapore: Denise Tan +65-91465522.

Dear Parents & Educators,

We first created the Dim Sum Warriors, a sci-fi epic about a world of dumplings, when our daughter was born in New York—far away from our home country of Singapore. We wanted her to grow up knowing that East and West were of equal importance, and to make sure she never fears different languages and cultures.

We are very happy that even though she spent her first 8 years in New York, she has become joyously bilingual—reading, writing and creating in both English and Mandarin Chinese.

Yet, all over the world, we keep learning of kids who struggle with learning and using their second language—whether it’s Singaporean kids and Mandarin, or Vietnamese and Taiwanese kids and English. So many of us take classes for years, yet don’t read books or magazines in the 2nd language, can’t maintain a conversation, and can’t even tell a joke. Just memorizing and drilling doesn’t work.

That’s why we came up with the Dim Sum Warriors Bilingual Comic Reader App—it distills the many lessons we have learned from our educational journey with our daughter—to help other young children develop the skills, cultural confidence and creativity they’ll need to thrive in the global economy.

The App is also built upon Yen Yen’s years of experience and expertise as a professor in the field of education and curriculum development, and our many years of making stories that leave an impact. We wanted to create a method of learning that’s not just effective but enjoyable too. We are very proud that Education Alliance Finland has validated our methods by certifying our system for pedagogical quality according to their rigorous, evidence-based standards.

Our system will also evolve, adapt and improve in response to your experience and feedback, and you can rest assured your children will be part of a programme that always has the learners’ benefit in mind and at heart.

Dr Woo Yen Yen & Colin Goh

Let your kids learn fearlessly!