Hwa Chongians Use Bilingual Talent To Develop Language Learning App10 Oct 2018
On 12 September, Hwa Chong students received the Distinguished Achievement Award as part of the ‘Singapore National Chinese Mobile App Development By Students For Students Competition’. This award was presented during the fifth International Conference on Teaching and Learning of Chinese as a Second Language. As a competition requiring both language teaching and programming skills, the winning app ‘Xmas and his Friends’ attracted much attention from educators, and was commended by Minister of Education, Mr Ong Ye Kung.
The app development team comprises Pan Taixi (17S69), Liew Zhao Wei (17S6A), Xu Yitian (17S6F) and Han Jiale (17S7B). Indeed, after over a thousand hours of conceptualizing, designing and programming, their achievement is both hard-won and well-deserved.
Reflecting on the team’s performance, Pan Taixi, the team leader said that “The main reason for our achievement is our team spirit. We looked out for one another despite our heavy commitments.”
Han Jiale, one of the developers of the app also added on, saying, “we infused so many elements that were close to our hearts when we were learning Chinese as a child. That’s what makes our app so different. Of course, our achievement would not have been possible if not for the wonderful designs by Yitian and technical guidance from Zhao Wei.”
The app ‘Xmas and His Friends’ is free for download on google play and app store.
备注：应用程序《圣诞和朋友们》可从Google Play和App Store上免费下载。
获奖学生刘照炜（右三）和韩嘉乐（右五）与王乙康部长、彭俊豪校长及嘉宾合影。Learn more about General News at HCI
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