“Learning Chinese is a huge commitment for most non-native speakers. The task is even more daunting for children. Mandarin Matrix, as a powerful online course, significantly reduces the burden of repetitive drills and often adds a pleasant flavor to the learning process.
Mandarin Matrix, or the 'MM' as fondly called by our students, develops language skills through its vast lesson bank of more than 600 Chinese readers, covering absolute beginners to near-native speakers aged 4 to 18. The system incorporates sound pedagogical practice and the latest research findings to provide engaging lessons for classroom use, yet it also caters for intuitive learners to progress completely on their own. A variety of well-designed games easily grasp the attention of children and adults alike, who are challenged and at the same time assured of opportunities of success through the innovative scoring system. Our teachers particularly like the automatic reporting system which delivers scores and completion check directly to their inbox.
Walking into any of our Chinese classrooms, one can always find a group of young students immersed in the MM, either with a serious face prior to the epic win, or with a heartening smile to the vividly animated screen, while the story streams from the headphones. In many schools, the MM is an established component of home learning. It is a valuable assistant to parents, particularly those who do not speak Chinese.
As a fine example of modern learning technology, the MM has played an important role in our curriculum ever since its beta version. At its current stage, the language content of many international curricula is covered, such as the IGCSE, SAT, IB, and Hanban’s Chinese syllabus. Endorsement by Hanban and Cambridge certainly adds strength to the program. With the wave of Chinese learning spreading far and deep, MM will continue to play a key role in the field.”