Dim Sum Warriors Club

Its like a Language + Enrichment + Creative Workshop All-in-One Programme!

“In short, I would say it’s peerless.  It’s original.  It’s really hard to compare. This is neither an app, nor an online class.  It’s a great mix of the two.  Of course, it is possible to just buy the books, or just use the app.  However, the whole Club package, including the livestreams is what makes it so compelling.  It’s incomparable to any app.”
 LahLahBanana.com, language education reviewer.
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Crafted by award-winning creators

Through our App, your kids can:

  • Read 23+ hilarious bilingual stories (with new ones added very regularly!)
  • Listen to actors perform the dialogue in both languages (no unnatural speeds or AI voices!)
  • Practice their own reading (like performing your own radio play!)
  • Get feedback on pronunciation and fluency through our voice recognition tech
  • Play vocabulary building games


Boost creativity and retention

Pick up art skills on top of the language by drawing together with our award-winning artist! Drawing also creates associations that help retention.

We have 2 draw-along sessions: Our Bilingual Comic Jams (3 Saturdays a month for 45 mins) and our 成语成画 Chinese Idiom Doodle Dates (2 nights a week for 15 mins each).

Our sessions are recorded in case you miss any, plus we provide resources like vocabulary lists & posters and quizzes. Also: only members get exclusive access to the videos in our 成语 Chinese Idiom Cartoon Dictionary.

Pick A Plan That Works For You!


For kids who want the premier experience!

✅ 24/7 access to our App, all its stories, games and reading practice tech.

✅ Attend online drawalong sessions ‘live’: make suggestions, comment, ask questions and interact with our award-winning artist and certified Chinese teacher in a safe environment.

Bilingual Comic Jams
(3 Saturdays a month, 930-10.15 am)

成语成画 Chinese Idiom Doodle Dates
(Every Mon & Tue, 8-8.15 pm)

✅ Access to all recorded sessions and learning resources like curriculum maps, vocabulary lists, quizzes and more.

Only $17/month
(billed annually)


For kids with busier schedules

✅ 24/7 access to our App, all its stories, games and reading practice tech.

Attend online drawalong sessions ‘live’

✅ Access to all recorded Bilingual Comic Jam and Chinese Idiom Doodle Date sessions and learning resources.

Only $7/month
(billed annually)

FREE 1 Story Trial

Download the App to access 1 story, its games and reading practice features

Kids Learn A Lot Better When They’re Interested & Inspired

You won’t have to force them to learn Chinese with our method which combines comics, drawing and expressive reading—things kids naturally love!

Designed by expert educators and award-winning creatives,  Dim Sum Warriors is an innovative way to help your kids grow in confidence and motivation in both languages—through content and features that will interest and inspire them.

With our award-winning* App, kids can:

✅ Read all our stories in both Chinese and English.

✅ Listen to actors read the stories at normal speeds in both languages. (No bots!)

✅ Record themselves practicing reading, and get immediate feedback on fluency and pronunciation

✅ Play vocabulary-building games

*Winner of the Merit and Most Popular Votes Awards at the inaugural Singapore Creator Awards

Our bilingual draw-along sessions:

✅ Strengthen vocabulary retention

✅ Connect language acquisition with creativity

✅ Provide stress-free touchpoints with the language

Club members get to participate ‘live’ in our sessions, while Plus+ subscribers can access recordings of our sessions.

We supplement all the features above with an exclusive library of useful and fun features, including:

✨ 120+ video recordings of our draw-along sessions

✨ Draw-along videos for the entries in our 成语 Chinese Idiom Cartoon Dictionary

✨ vocabulary posters

✨ bilingual quizzes

✨ printable activities

✨ guides and resources

Dim Sum Warriors is independently certified for high pedagogical quality by Education Alliance Finland, the world’s leading education technology impact verification agency.


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.”


Winner of the Golden Horse Award for Best Actress 金马奖“最佳女主角奖”得主

“We have been fans of the Dim Sum Warriors books for some time! We spent a fun and creative morning at the online Jam drawing different emotions and learning the words for them. The kids were crazy over the final minutes when they could request whatever they wanted drawn.”


Artist and mother of 2 kids, ages 5 and 7

“My daughter looks forward to every single Jam session because she gets to learn things like how to draw different kinds of trees and what their names are called in Chinese. She uses the App to read the books in Chinese and English. I believe kids learn best when they are enjoying it and it’s definitely the case with the Dim Sum Warriors sessions each week. 


Mother of Lorelle, aged 9

“The light-hearted performance by the Little Dim Sum Warriors had the audience entertained and educated at the same time.”


at the 40th Anniversary of the Speak Mandarin Campaign

“Joshua is so into 成语 time! What got him hooked was when Colin drew the snake with legs for 画蛇添足。it is so cute to see him running around the living room shouting, “It is 成语 time!” 


Mom of Jude and Joshua, Dim Sum Warriors Club Members

“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.” 


Mother of Isaac, aged 7

“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!


Mother of Gabby, aged 6

“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.”


Father of Rebecca, aged 6

“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.”


Teacher and Mum of Kita, aged 5

 “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 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.”


New York-based Early Childhood Education Expert and Professor

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


“Dim Sum Warriors is 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.”


3rd and 4th Grade Dual Language Teacher, P.S. 173Q (New York City)

“Dim Sum Warriors has provided a great platform for Chinese supplementary reading materials. My children love the stories and drawings and I find the quizzes and worksheets very helpful for learning. We thoroughly enjoyed watching the videos too. Comic characters that came out from our daily life, that’s something that kids can really connect to!”


Assistant Head, Faculty of Languages, ACS International (Singapore)

“At the end of the day, our advice to students is that they must learn both languages well. When we heard about the Dim Sum Warriors app and the website, we were thrilled because we knew it was going to be a fun way to use home language and English with our Chinese-speaking students.”


ESL Teacher, Hellenic Classical Charter School (Staten Island, NYC)


Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Dim Sum Warriors different from other language-learning programmes?
  • Dim Sum Warriors aims to make learning enjoyable—because only this leads to sustainable engagement and long-term learning. (Learning shouldn’t just be about passing exams!)
  • The heart of Dim Sum Warriors are funny comic stories that kids naturally want to read! (Also: research has shown that comics provide great contextual support for language learning.)
  • Ours is a multi-faceted approach—combining reading, speaking and creating. It’s important to us that kids should feel they can be creative with their languages—that’s why drawing and dramatic read-alouds are key features.
  • We have both digital (app, livestream, web) and tactile (print books) resources to provide a range of experiences.  
  • Our approach is based on cutting-edge education research into literacy, pedagogy and translanguaging, and is designed by expert educators and award-winning creatives. We’ve been independently certified for pedagogical quality by Education Alliance Finland, the world’s leading edtech impact verification agency.
What ages are the Dim Sum Warriors app and books for?

The Dim Sum Warriors app and books are designed for kids aged 5-11.

To get technical, they’re suitable for 2nd Language Learners Grades K-3 (e.g. Chinese learners in Singapore); English or Chinese as an International Language Learners Grades 2-5 (e.g. English learners in Vietnam) or CEFR Levels A1+ to B1. We’re also developing special materials for absolute beginners.

As a matter of general principle, though, we don’t believe in reading levels. Here’s why.

What happens during the livestreams?

The 45-minute Saturday Jam sessions include varied content like:

  • a ‘live’ read-aloud from a story in the App
  • exploring key vocabulary or concepts in the stories through cartoon draw-alongs
  • Special themed units such as dinosaurs, sea creatures, robots, family trees, etc.

The 10-minute Chinese Idiom Doodle Dates consist of drawing a 成语 in cartoon form to aid recall, and illuminate meaning.

All content will be in Mandarin and English with supports for different levels of Chinese.

Club members have ranged from 6 to 11 years’ old, while levels have ranged from foundational level to Higher Chinese level. The instruction is differentiated so students never feel intimidated.

Everyone feels welcome in the Club!

Are the livestream sessions interactive?

Yes! You suggest ideas through the chat function.

Club members can feel safe and relaxed as the video camera is not trained on them, yet they can still suggest ideas or make comments through the chat function.

Every month, we hold a short Zoom session after the Saturday Jam where Club kids can show us (and each other!) their art.

How do I get ready for the livestream?

Find a regular spot in the house to draw along with the livestream!

Make sure there’s enough space for your drawing supplies. Club members have watched the livestreams on their iPads, on laptops, desktops and even cast to their TV sets. When you are on the road, you can watch the livestream on your mobile device.

The whole family is welcome to draw along!


How do I access the videos?

Just log in!

Plus+ members can’t participate in the livestreams, but they can access video recordings of the sessions on the website, just ike Club members. Over 100 hours of videos to choose from!

If I have multiple PC/mobile phones/tablets, will I need a Dim Sum Warriors membership for each device?

No, you can use one Dim Sum Warriors Club or Plus+ membership on up to 3 devices.

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