HOW LEARNING MANDARIN CAN BE MADE EASIER WITH THE USE AND AVAILABILITY OF DIGIAL APPLICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY TOOLS
With strategies and tips from experts and the availability of digital applications and technology tools, learning Mandarin can be made so much easier. On Saturday, 22 November 2014, an exclusive one-day-only public seminar will take place on the subject of learning Mandarin with the help of today’s technology.
The ‘New Digital Revolution in Learning Mandarin’ Seminar, held in conjunction with the Speak Mandarin Campaign’s 35th anniversary, is an opportunity for public to gain first-hand insights, tips and strategies on how to use technology and digital tools to make understanding, reading and writing Mandarin so much easier and fun for all.
Dr David Moser, Academic Director at CET Chinese Studies at Beijing Capital Normal University, will be introducing useful tools including speech-to-text technology which will make use of mobile devices to digitize text, which makes it convenient for everyone to learn the pronunciation, hanyu pinyin or definition of Chinese characters.
Participants at the ‘New Digital Revolution in Learning Mandarin’ Seminar will also get to hear from a panel of speakers who will share more on the beneficial impact of technology on Mandarin. These panelists include Mr Han Lao Da, Founder & Principal of a Chinese language centre and Cultural Medallion Award Winner; Mr Chua Chim Kang, Managing Editor, Chinese Newspapers, Singapore Press Holdings and Ms Wong Lee Jeng, parent and radio personality. The panel discussions with a Question and Answer session will be moderated by Mr Tan Dan Feng, a well-known personality in the literary circle, also a translator, technologist and publisher.
The ‘New Digital Revolution in Learning Mandarin’ Seminar will be conducted in both Mandarin and English. Seminar and registration details as follows:-
- Seminar will begin at 10am on Saturday, 22 November 2014 (registration starts at 9.30am)
- Seminar will take place at Collyer Room, Raffles City Convention Centre, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560
- Register by sending details into NHB_SpeakMandarin@nhb.gov.sg (full name, email address and mobile number),
- the Seminar is free for all registered participants,
- This event is open to all Singaporean and Permanent Residents on a first-come-first-served basis,
- Registration will close on Tuesday, 18 November 2014.
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We will be speaking with Dr David Moser to gain some first-hand tips on how learning Mandarin can be made easy and fun for our children. Watch out for the interview coming up soon.