Testimonials

Students

“The cartoons are gimmicky and funny and help me to learn… online I can practise my calligraphy and improve my skills.”
– Remi Lever, 13, student, South Island School, Hong Kong (source: Hong Kong Tatler, 2015)

 

Classmate Kabelan Arrumugam, 12, who has also been following the programme, says he likes the way he can use Pinyin and English to progress by himself until he can recognise unfamiliar Chinese characters. He’s busy spending his gold coins on a game called Chef’s Helper. “I like cooking at home,” he explains. (source: Hong Kong Tatler, 2015)

 

Teachers

“…a great online learning tool for Mandarin study. It’s interactive, fun and challenging. My students enjoy listening to the stories, earning enough coins to play games… I highly appreciate it and recommend it as an overseas Mandarin teacher!”
– Hermione Zhang, Mandarin teacher, Bandung Alliance International School, Indonesia

 

“My students love the program very much! It keeps their motivation and interest of learning Chinese high. Thank you again for your time and help!”
– Jessica Gong, Chinese teacher, Ross School, United States

 

“It’s a good resource for monitoring the children’s progress, I can see how long it takes a student to complete a task. The more [online] books they finish, the more ‘coins’ they make to exchange for other ‘goods’.”
– Echo Huang, Chinese teacher, South Island School, (source: Hong Kong Tatler, 2015)

 

“…a wonderful learning platform for children to read, practice and play with Chinese. It makes Chinese learning much easier and funnier! We love it!”
– Clara Li, Assistant Head of Chinese and Admin, Shanghai United International School, China

 

“Teachers like the colour coded levelled series, because it’s easy for them to differentiate. Students like the series because it’s colourful, the characters are attractive to this age group, the stories are matching to their proficiency level and they can manage the reading by themselves without extra help.”
– Penny Pan, Director of Chinese Studies, CDNIS, Hong Kong

 

“Children are given an allotted time to get through the readers and tasks, so the teacher can pinpoint those children in need of extra help.”
– Echo Huang, Chinese teacher, South Island School, (source: Hong Kong Tatler, 2015)

 

“I particularly like the high production values of these books – they look good and have been carefully thought out to provide progression from reading single words to whole books. Meanwhile the high quality of the visual information not only assists children in decoding the text but gives an excellent springboard to talk about the Chinese culture.”
– Helen Lewis, Chinese teacher, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

 

“The whole Mandarin Matrix program has been very motivational. The students are totally engaged and find the material interesting and challenging”.
– Rob Stewart, Principal of Etonhouse, China

 

“Thank you millions for your effort in promoting Chinese study and in making Chinese learning fun and inspiring.”
– Jean Zhai, Head of Chinese, Kennedy School, Hong Kong

 

Parents

“The Max and Mei series are fun, humorous and are beautifully illustrated.”
– Beth Ann Lim, Mother

 

The press

“An enquiry-based Putonghua course created in Hong Kong, is taking the world by storm.”
Annemarie Evans (source: Hong Kong Tatler, 2015)

 

“These simple bedtime stories on Chinese zodiac theme help build vocabulary and speaking ability. Kids will learn colours, how to tell the time, names of animals and other useful words and phrases.”
– (Source: Parents Journal)