Let Kids Learn Chinese by Doing What They Enjoy
Reading & Drawing Comics!
Dim Sum Warriors 点心侠 is a unique approach that is specially designed to help kids create positive associations with learning their 2nd language.
Research has consistently shown that learning is much more effective when children enjoy the process.
Through bilingual comics, voice recognition technology, games, and cartooning, Dim Sum Warriors fosters both language proficiency and creativity in a way that kids actually enjoy!
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BASIC4 Stories on Our App
A little free teaser / taste!
- Access 4 Little Dim Sum Warriors bilingual stories on our App. You can:
- READ in both English & Chinese
- LISTEN to actors read the stories aloud
- RECORD your reading and get feedback on fluency and pronunciation
- PLAY vocabulary-building games
PLUS+Full App + Resources
For families who need flexibility and control
Everything in BASIC, Plus:
- ALL THE STORIES ON THE APP!
- ACCESS RESOURCES on our website! You can:
- WATCH 100+ videos of bilingual draw-along sessions;
- READ & PRINT useful vocabulary posters and other activity sheets;
- PLAY quizzes and other activities;
- LEARN from guides and resources.
- All at a price that works out to less than a small packet of fries from McDonald’s a week!
CLUBLIVE + Full App + Resources
THE PREMIUM EXPERIENCE: For families who value ‘live’ personal interaction and guidance
EVERYTHING IN PLUS+, Plus:
- ACCESS TO 250+ LIVESTREAM SESSIONS A YEAR 🖍🎨
- Interact ‘live’ with Uncle Colin, Auntie Yen Yen, our 老师 and special guests at:
- 3x/month livestream Bilingual Comic Jams
- 4x/week 成语成画 Chinese Idiom Doodle Dates
- Your kids will get enjoyable and creative contact with the language almost daily… at less than S$4 per week! That’s less than the price of a frapppuccino!
- 🎁 Special Priority for events and deals
Draw Along With Our Expert Cartoonist and Increase Your Vocabulary—Every Day!
Get consistent, bilingual input every day! The DIM SUM WARRIORS CLUB gives your kids
- interactive livestream sessions with our cartoonist and Chinese teacher
- 3 Saturdays/month Bilingual Comic Jams
- 4 nights/week 10-minute 成语 Chinese idiom Doodle Dates
- 100+ hours of bilingual drawalong videos
- 100+ bilingual quizzes, vocabulary lists, posters, & more
- Unlimited access to all the stories on our award-winning app
“Rebecca enjoys reading the comics and participating in the online drawing jam. This is an unconventional yet effective way of learning. The interesting thing is she doesn’t think this is a Mandarin class even though she’s learning. She thinks it’s a game class.”
RAYMOND, dad of 6-year-old Rebecca
成语 Chinese Idiom Cartoon Dictionary
Meet the Dim Sum Warriors!
The Award-Winning Dim Sum Warriors App
A Whole New Way to Support Reading in Chinese and English
When reading in their 2nd language, kids often have to read lower-level content that bores them.
We prioritize making the stories and characters funny and relatable to motivate the kids’ interest—and then provide tools like language-toggling (so kids never need to feel lost); read-alouds (at natural speeds, performed by real actors, not bots), vocabulary-building games and voice practice tech that provides feedback on fluency and pronunciation.
Our hilarious stories are also in print!
Kid-, Parent- and Teacher-Approved Books
There’s just something special about a printed book. Our bilingual hardcover books are loved by parents, teachers and libraries—they’re Chinese on one side and English on the other, and are fabulous for bed-time or snuggling up! Kids love reading the print books together with the stories on the App!
We Bring Comics and Cartooning to Schools – in Chinese and English!
“A superb supplementary learning tool to Chinese learning” Koh Leng Leng, Assistant Head of Languages, ACS International, Singapore.
“The students and staff at our school absolutely adore the Dim Sum Warriors” -Sarah Mounsey, Director of Libraries, Dulwich College (Singapore)
“The students enjoyed the Doodle Date so much they kept asking ‘will there be a next time?'” – Jenny Tsai, Kaoshiung American School, Taiwan
50,000+ kids have enjoyed Dim Sum Warriors through their schools and cultural institutions. Recommended for teachers looking for engaging comics-based multimodal tool for their English, Chinese, Character Education, and Art classes. CEO, Dr. Woo Yen Yen welcomes schools, teachers, administrators and cultural institutions to ask her about the following programs:
- Dim Sum Warriors Digital School Kits – get kids motivated to read beyond their textbooks!
- Classroom Doodle Dates – get kids creating in Chinese and/or English!
- Author talks – get kids inspired about the creative process!
- School print book bulk purchase
All programs are available in Mandarin and English or either one of the languages.
Check out the growing list of schools and organizations we’ve worked with
What parents, educators, experts and kids are saying about Dim Sum Warriors
“The students and staff at our school absolutely adore The Little Dim Sum Warriors books. They are funny, they are bilingual, and they are comic style picture books. Fantastic illustrations, brilliant text and a must have for all libraries!”
“Rebecca enjoys reading the comics and participating in the online drawing jam … This is an unconventional yet effective way of learning … The interesting thing is… she doesn’t think this is a Mandarin class even though she’s learning … She thinks it’s a game class.”
“My son really loves the creative ideas he gets from Dim Sum Warriors draw along sessions, and he loves trying to read aloud in Chinese with the app – when he gets three hearts, he jumps for joy! It really inspires him and gets him to try again.”
Yumcha Studios is helmed by Dr. Woo Yen Yen, a former tenured professor of education, and Colin Goh, an attorney-turned-writer and cartoonist of New York Times bestselling books. Together they are also filmmakers and multimedia creators who have made multiple award-winning feature films, critically-acclaimed graphic novels and a blockbuster musical that toured 26 cities in China.
The international team brings experience in fields from education, law, technology and data analysis to graphics, animation, multi-platform publishing and production, as well as from multiple territories, including Singapore, the USA, the UK, mainland China, Taiwan and the Philippines.
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The Growing List of Schools & Institutions We’ve Worked With
SINGAPORE: Academy of Singapore Teachers (MOE) | Anderson Primary School | Anglo-Chinese School (International) | Anglo-Chinese School (Junior) | Asian Festival of Children’s Content | Canadian International School | Chatsworth International School (Singapore) | Dulwich College | Greenwood Primary School | Haig Girls School | Hong Wen Primary School | Invictus International School | Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism | Maha Bodhi School | Mother Tongues Languages Symposium (MOE) | Qihua Primary School | Quayside Isle Preparatory School | Speak Mandarin Campaign | Singapore American School | Singapore Book Council | Singapore Writers Festival | | Tanglin Trust School | United World College| | VIVITA Singapore | WILD Rice Theatre
HONG KONG: Asia Society, Hong Kong Center (Hong Kong) | INDONESIA: State University of Malang | MALAYSIA: Dwi Emas International School (Malaysia) | Inspiros International School | MAINLAND CHINA: Theatre Above, Shanghai (China) | TAIWAN: Kaohsiung American School | National Central University | USA: Hellenic Classical Charter School (New York) | Public School 173 (New York) | | Washington Yuying Private Charter School (Washington, DC)