March 12, 2013

Dim Sum Warriors

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Apps and digital technologies are helping to make education ever more creative and entertaining. Take Dim Sum Warriors, a clever interactive comic series that aims to help readers learn Mandarin Chinese (or, conversely, English) in a way that is “innovative, effective and fun.” Students using an iPad can follow the adventures of Prince Roast Pork Bun, son of Empress Custard Bun, in Chinese script or English—touching a speech balloon summons a translation and audio rendition (simply tapping results in just the audio), as demonstrated here. (The comic is also available in print or in a Kindle version, in English.) The series is produced by a Flushing, N.Y.-based couple who love food, martial arts, cartoons and education; the wife is an education professor, the husband a cartoonist. —Geri Kan

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1 Response to "Dim Sum Warriors"

1 | Angela Koch

March 13th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

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As someone based in Singapore I was interested to learn from the Dim Sum Warriors website that the founders Colin and Yen Yen are Singaporeans.

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