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Dim Sum Warriors Bilingual Learning System!
The Dim Sum Warriors Bilingual Learning System is our innovative US patent-pending method to help kids improve their Mandarin and English simultaneously. It combines cutting-edge research on literacy development with hilarious bilingual comics and a feature-packed comic reader app that includes reading evaluation functions. Here’s how you can maximize your little dumplings’ results:
STEP 1: Join the Dim Sum Warriors Club!
All the stories, games and functions in our Dim Sum Warriors bilingual comic reader app!
All the features in the Club section of our website, including web games, learning tips, education insights by experts, feature articles, and printable activities such as worksheets, activity pages, art projects and more!
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STEP 2: Download the Dim Sum Warriors
Bilingual Comic Reader App!
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!
Rest assured that there are absolutely no external ads or social media links. We value your child’s privacy and safety!
STEP 3: Log into the Club for Extra Resources!
In the Club section of the site, you can:
Play web-games with word order and vocabulary challenges based on the stories!
Get printable activity sheets from Make-Your-Own Comic Strip templates to mazes, coloring sheets, cloze passages and other creative projects—so your little dumplings aren’t glued to the screen!
Get learning tips, education insights and feature articles by experts!
Get 10% discount off goods in our online shop with your membership!
We love printed books—which are much nicer than digital devices at bedtime!
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!
Yes! I want to be a Warrior!
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!”
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.”
English Teacher, Muzha Elementary School, Taipei City (Taiwan)
“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.”
EFLEDA TOLENTINO, Ph.D.,
Early Childhood Education
“Easy to use, suitable for kids my child’s age. Images are child-friendly, language is age-appropriate.”
Educational Psychologist and mum of Sean, aged 5
“It has great stories that you can toggle between languages to help kids learn them, and that it has activities to reinforce the words you see in the stories.”
Teacher and mum of Kita, aged 5
“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.”
YEO YANN YANN 杨雁雁
金马奖“最佳女主角奖”得主 Golden Horse Award-Winning Actress
“The light-hearted performance by the Little Dim Sum Warriors had the audienceentertained and educated at the same time.”
PRIME MINISTER LEE HSIEN LOONG
at the 40th Anniversary of the Speak Mandarin Campaign
“Deliciously funny and clever!”
Cultural Medallion Winner and Founding Artistic Director, W!LD RICE
Our Learning System 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 Learning System 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.
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 Learning System—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 System 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.