The Dim Sum Warriors CLUB – Creative Chinese for Kids
A creative Chinese learning approach that makes language learning for kids much more enjoyable through funny comics for kids, a Chinese English bilingual comic story APP, and live-streamed cartoon drawing for kids with artists and teachers in a natural Chinese-English bilingual environment!
How the Club Can Work for You!
You already have the after school classes, the vocabulary lists, the grammar worksheets, the textbooks, the leveled reading programs. These are all important for language-learning, but without ENJOYMENT, INTEREST, INSPIRATION, CREATIVITY and LAUGHTER, the work gets very hard and is difficult to sustain in the long run. That’s why so many kids end up feeling negative about their second language.
Hi! I’m Dr. Woo Yen Yen! My husband Colin Goh and I are the creators of the DIM SUM WARRIORS! I hold a Doctorate in Education from Columbia University’s Teachers College, and worked as a tenured professor in curriculum studies for many years in New York. Colin and I have been creators of films and comics for many years.
We designed the Dim Sum Warriors Club to be a low-stress and enjoyable way to help English-dominant parents (like ourselves!) who want kids to get INTERESTED and INSPIRED on their second language learning journeys!
CLUB INCLUDES THESE LANGUAGE LEARNING TOOLS
Quick Start Guide to the Club
Step 1: Read our stories—in book form and on our App
Step 2: Practice reading aloud and play games with our App
Step 3: Login to the Club on our website and use the activities and resources
Step 4: Draw along with our Bilingual Comic Jam!
Keep going! Members get continually updated content!
Look at what parents, educators, experts and kids
are saying about Dim Sum Warriors!
“My 7-year-old daughter keeps re-reading the Little Dim Sum Warriors books. She thinks they’re really funny, and she laughs every time she reads them.”
“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!”
“Both my kids have been fans of the Dim Sum Warriors books for some time! This past Saturday, we spent a fun and creative morning at the online Jam drawing different emotions and learning the words for them. The kids were especially crazy over the final minutes when they could request whatever they wanted drawn. A very creative and meaningful way to spend the morning with the kids. I got to draw too!”
“The light-hearted performance by the Little Dim Sum Warriors had the audience entertained and educated at the same time.”
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 to 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
“The app is user-friendly, inviting, and is rich with humor. Using multiple modalities, it serves as a pedagogical tool that provides readers of all ages the skillset they need to develop bilingual proficiency as well as biliteracy. It has a unique feature that promotes translanguaging and cultivates appreciation for visual arts.”
“Easy to use, suitable for kids my child’s age. Images are child-friendly, language is age-appropriate.”
“Both of us really have a very good bonding time together when we began with reading the Dim Sum Warrior books as bed time stories, playing the app together, occupying her with the ‘live’ drawalong session & then doing the quiz together… We have so many topics in common!
“Deliciously funny and clever!”
“It has great stories that you can toggle between languages to help kids learn them, and has activities to reinforce the words you see in the stories.”
“We live in Colorado and I’ve always made sure that my son stays in touch with the Chinese language that I grew up with. There aren’t a lot of casual and creative options for Chinese learning and so it was really fun for us to take part in the Dim Sum Warriors comic Jams! We can draw together and speak Chinese and English together in a stress-free experience. He is learning quite a bit, and he doesn’t even know it. “
DIM SUM WARRIORS
is Independently Certified for High Pedagogical Quality
Don’t just take our word for it! The Dim Sum Warriors Learning System has been independently certified for high pedagogical quality by Education Alliance Finland, the world’s leading education technology impact verification service. This means our system has passed rigorous academic, science and evidence-based assessments by professional international educators.
What makes the Dim Sum Warriors so special?
- The focus on increasing LANGUAGE LEARNING MOTIVATION rather than trying to cover a pre-set curriculum;
- The focus on CREATIVE LANGUAGE LEARNING (e.g., through comics and drawing);
- The use of MULTIMODAL TEXTS in an APP that’s easily accessible;
- Bilingual content supporting TRANSLANGUAGING STRATEGIES created by international award-winning creatives with experience in feature filmmaking, theatre, publishing and multimedia production.