Dim Sum Warriors for SCHOOLS

Chinese Resources for Schools and Families that Interest and Inspire Students

We create Chinese-English resources for schools and families that tap into kids’ interests and inspire them. We help you get kids to grow in positive feelings for their second language – through comics, drawing, content that’s relevant to kids’ everyday lives and also their creative imagination. Great for students from elementary/ primary to the middle school years learning Chinese or English as a second language and for values education.

Why do schools choose Dim Sum Warriors?

Content Interests and Inspires Kids

Kids are drawn to the Dim Sum Warriors stories right away, not just because they can identify with the storylines but also because the characters, Xiajiao, Baozi, and Shaomai are such adorable dumplings.

The video library features draw along videos generated by kids’ imaginative ideas and it’s the only place in the world where kids get to draw a “Youtiao Pirate (油条海盗)”, “Sushi Snowman (寿司雪人)” and a “Chocolate Velociraptor (巧克力伶盗龙)”.

The drawing experience inspires students to see Chinese not just as a school subject but as a language of creativity and play.

How Your Child Can Learn Chinese Creatively

Flexible for Teachers

Teachers can use comics and drawing to reinforce the existing Chinese curriculum, encourage reading aloud practice, teach a Chinese idiom, explore a character value, provide new vocabulary, teach about a festival, and diversify students’ reading. The best thing is we can help map the resources to the school syllabus.

But what matters most is that Dim Sum Warriors offers highly creative content of high interest to kids. 

Bridge to Families

Because Dim Sum Warriors is bilingual, families that don’t feel confident about Mandarin can use this resource to coach their children and learn with them. Families frequently use the draw-along videos to draw with their children.

The humor and the creative ideas get families to laugh and learn together, generating many discussion topics and positive feelings for being bilingual.

How Your Child Can Learn Chinese Creatively

Certified for Pedagogical Quality and
Chosen by the Singapore MOE

The Dim Sum Warriors approach combines cutting-edge research in Multimodalities (literacy development), Translanguaging (applied linguistics), and the Affective Filter (second language acquisition) to offer a novel strategy that successfully encourages children to feel much more enthusiastic about learning their second language through reading and drawing comics.

  • Certified for high pedagogical quality by Educational Alliance Finland.
  • Chosen by the Singapore MOE’s Senior Management at the nation-wide Student Learning System Pitch Day (2021) as #1 in Content/Resources.
  • Award-winner at the Singapore Creator Awards
How Your Child Can Learn Chinese Creatively

Affordable

Students love comics and it’s a great way to get them to read more in the second language. But high quality comics are expensive to buy for the classroom. Dim Sum Warriors provides a very affordable, high quality solution so that schools can provide year round comics at varying levels for students – and they can access it at home as well. 

Kids learn Chinese with Dim Sum Warriors

What Dim Sum Warriors products are offered to schools?

We are an approved National Arts Council-Arts Education Programme (NAC-AEP) provider!

Singaporean schools and institutions may qualify for grants/subsidies when engaging us for our approved activities.

WRITING SINGAPORE STORIES

Assembly Talk

Transform your stories into creative works that resonate anywhere and everywhere! 

In this 1-hour assembly talk, we will share techniques for transforming personal stories into universal ones, applicable to practically any medium. The show can be tailored for any grade: primary, secondary schools and tertiary institutions.

NAC-AEP Programme ID: AEP0420533

Duration: 1 session(s); 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s)

GRUMPY?
MAKE COMICS!

Assembly Talk

Everyone loves comics—and you can create your own too! You don’t even need to know how to draw well!

This interactive 1-hour assembly show is a collaboration between The Learning Grid and Dim Sum Warriors. We will take students through the building blocks of comics and basic storytelling principles. The show can be tailored based on the profile of the students.

NAC-AEP Programme ID: AEP0620689

Duration: 1 session(s); 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s)

Special Cartooning Events

Through livestreaming in Mandarin and English, members of the school community can sketch with our artists—perfect for holidays like the Lunar New Year, the Mid-Autumn Festival, and even Halloween! Equally effective for 100 or 1000 kids!

Mandarin-English Comics App and Video Kit

Students can read humorous comics in both Mandarin and English. Every story has vocabulary review activities and state-of-the-art voice evaluation to promote reading aloud and provide instant feedback.

More than 150 videos get students to create imaginative cartoons while also learning new vocabulary. 

Bilingual Print Books

Already in 1000+ schools and libraries! Our bilingual hardcover books are loved by parents, teachers and libraries. Chinese on one side and English on the other. Bulk discounts available for schools.

Teacher Reviews

“Such an incredible tool for our students, not only in supporting their bilingual reading development/ progression, but also exposing them to cultural practices/ traditions. The students are also engaged because they find the drawings cute and the storylines humorous”

Ana Jessica Kim-Wong

Dual Language Teacher, PS 173Q, New York City

#1 Content/ Resources Edtech Solution at the Singapore Ministry of Education’s Student Learning System Pitch Day 2021

Won Most Public Votes and Merit Award at the Singapore Creator Awards 2021

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)

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