All parents who want their kids to study Chinese wonder which method works best. Obviously, there’s not a single silver bullet, whether its classes with a teacher, books for kids, or an app. But we think Galaxy Kids fits the needs of a lot of kids (and their parents for that matter, especially ages from 3 to 8 years old.
With Galaxy Kids, they’ll learn to:
- To understand and use 1,000 Chinese words
- Speak proper Chinese on +50 different topics and situations
Plus they’ll learn it through videos, games, songs, and exercises that feel like playing, rather than learning.
Preview of Galaxy Kids
The company behind Galaxy Kids has previously made a super popular English learning app, and many of their customers asked if they also have a Chinese version. That’ll be released in early 2022.
Their team consists of curriculum designers, video creators, and programmers who have put their skills together for this fantastic app.
Functions of the app
The biggest feature is AI (artificial intelligence) that can recognize the speaking of your child, and check the pronunciation for mistakes. Because pronunciation is key in Mandarin, with its four tones and foreign sounds, this is a key aspect of learning the language, so to have AI help you with this is fantastic.
An example case is:
- Wǒ xǐhuān tī zúqiū!
And the app will notify the user on the pronunciation of for instance 球(qiú):
- Wǒ xǐhuān tī zúqiú!
Children will feel they’re conversating with the app. Plus there are videos, stories, little games, and other exercises. All brought alive with four funny characters:
Maxi, Nana, Big Blue and the Noodle Monster.
A structured curriculum
Galaxy Kids will launch with seven levels, each adding extra vocabulary and sentences, as well as topics to speak out.
Sample topics are:
- Hobbies such as sports or painting
- Talking about family members
- Which food you like (or don’t like!)
- Places such as the park or the zoo
- Important days such as your own birthday!
The focus of the curriculum is on speaking and listening, rather than reading and writing. The content is mostly every day conversational Chinese, rather than literature Chinese.
Plus the app is clever in that new content is unlocked with each step, for step-by-step learning.
Monthly price for a premium subscription isn’t available yet, but leave your email behind on this page to get early access!