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Keep your kids’ Mandarin up over the summer

June 4, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-06-04 at 6.45.50 AMThe nice folks at 5Q Channel in Taiwan have once again agreed to give U.S. parents a special rate on their great website.

5Q Channel is a Chinese listening and reading site that features animated stories in Mandarin with both pinyin, traditional and simplified characters.

The stories are fun, the animation is good and because they’re read aloud even younger-grade children can easily follow along.

They also have iPad apps (great for long car rides)

You can sign up for a year’s worth of the site for $35 (via Paypal) here:

http://www.5qchannel.com/order/grouprate2011.htm

 

 

 

 

From their website:

Lu Feng Technology is committed to creating excellent Chinese digital educational products for the growing Chinese language market. We specialize in using computer animation to transform classic Chinese literary works into captivating multimedia for the modern audience. Our team of designers and animators specializes in designing multimedia content in Chinese. Our products are educational in nature, and our aim is to help all readers around the world to read classic tales easily

The 5QChannel Reading Website is an animation website that provides abundant animated classic stories. According to parents and teachers, there is a large need for suitable classics for children to read; we understand the difficulties children have in reading these classics in their original form. By reinterpreting well-known classic stories and creating a new way of learning and studying with multi-media devices, we provide a means for people to watch animation anywhere and anytime. We create digital reading with animations and thus the concept “Watch Animations and Get to Know the Classics” is realized.

To meet the global trend in learning Chinese, we will continue to produce animated versions of classic Chinese literature for the enjoyment of the growing global Chinese readership. We also provide abundant teaching materials and resources for teachers to use in class. The series of 5QChannel Curriculums are not only animations, but also includes a variety of teaching materials. We use vivid animations to inspire students to develop an interest and, at the same time, assist in teaching. By using these materials students can practice the ability of listening, reading and writing, and teachers can also use them to make their own lessons. In the future, we will continue with product development for Chinese learning and to create interesting digital contents with multimedia technology.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Elle permalink
    June 10, 2013 6:17 pm

    Wonderful! Elizabeth, have you personally used it? How user friendly is it for non-Chinese speaking parents to use with their kids? It seems more oriented toward teachers and schools. I will forward info to our immersion school. After buying many apps and online programs that turned out to be not so good, I am leery of purchasing programs without researching and maybe getting reviews if possible. Thank you!

    • elizabethweise permalink*
      June 15, 2013 6:54 pm

      Yes, we actually sign up for this every year and use it. It’s the only Chinese app my daughters actually *want* to use because the stories are fun and the animation is cool.

  2. Elle permalink
    July 1, 2013 10:01 am

    Great, thanks. we will try it!

  3. Elle permalink
    July 5, 2013 9:59 am

    We got it and love it! Thanks! Do you know how many children (or users) are included in 1 membership? I have a few in my household and I also want my daughter to be able to use it when she goes with her dad for long weekends. Have not checked, but not sure if there’s a user limit?

  4. Beth Weise permalink
    July 5, 2013 10:09 am

    You just log in from any computer with your user ID and password, so as long as the children have that with them they can log in from any computer.

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