Chinese Learning Pen is a new and exciting addition to MSL Master's Chinese textbooks and a new tool to combine the printing materials with the computer environment. It allows students to bring the teacher anywhere as an aid when learning Chinese.
Starting from 2018, MSL Master has been working with an innovative Irish tech company, White Gate, to improve the learning environment of Chinese learners. As we explore, experiment, and bring in new method into Chinese teaching and learning, a new technology stands out. It works with traditional paper books and gives paper books additional features which they do not have before.
Even though many publishers are eager to replace paper textbooks with digital ones, we have decided not to follow this trend. Our direction is to keep the paper textbooks and make them better with digital tools.
Traditional paper textbooks have great advantages.
First of all, paper books are something that students can hold in their hands. The texture of the paper and the binding make paper books look different and feel different from a computer or a tablet. This feeling is dear to many students.
Secondly, paper textbooks offer students opportunities to jump from page to page at ease. Students can quickly go over ten pages in two minutes, or spend an hour on a single page.
Thirdly, students can quickly write down notes or leave a mark on paper textbooks. These notes and marks are personal memories and can be very helpful for future studies.
With all these advantages staying intact, our latest product, Chinese Learning Pen, will add more features to paper textbooks. The technology behind the Chinese Learning Pen allows MSL Chinese textbooks to be produced with high quality native-Chinese voicing and English explanation integrated into the pages. Students will be able to access all the lessons and associated support through the learning pen, and follow the MSL Chinese curriculum anywhere, anytime. In addition, the learning pen can connect the textbooks with an app on the student's phone or tablet, thus provide students with additional materials and instructions.
In short, the Chinese Learning Pen will bring in more interactivity and increased involvement into students’ learning environment.
Make sure the Chinese Learning Pen is charged and turned on. Select the audio output by touching any part of the book's front cover. And start learning!
Characters can be animated on the phone or tablet screen. Word boundaries are highlighted to help students understand the meaning of sentences.
The book incorporates teacher's notes for students to get learning instruction, and detailed explanation about some key topics. The pen has a high quality audio output and also can compare students' speaking to the teacher's.
Chinese Learning Pen and the APP can be connected via bluetooth, and direct the audio output through phone or tablet.
Audio output is high quality voicing recorded by native Chinese speakers.
The battery life of the pen can last up to ten hours in bluetooth mode, four to five hours in audio mode.
In phase one, we will bing forth a new edition of Chinese Reading and Writing 1 and Mandarin Express Intro Level A with the enhanced features enabled by the Chinese Learning Pen and the App.
These new editions of the MSL textbooks will offer new learning modes and truly help students improve their Chinese language proficiency.
Even though the final price is not decided yet, the guiding principle is clear. The Chinese learning pen must be very accessible to most of the students, teachers and schools.
And during the introductory period, there will be free samples to be grabbed.
We welcome schools, language learning centres, teachers and students to contact us for the latest updates.
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