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Hwa Chongians Use Bilingual Talent To Develop Language Learning App

10 Oct 2018
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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.

开发寓学于乐的华文教学游戏软件

我校代表喜获“全国学生华文应用程序制作比赛”大奖

       四名高二学生潘泰熙(17S69)、刘照炜(17S6A)、徐一天(17S6F)和韩嘉乐(17S7B)代表我校参加“全国学生华文应用程序制作比赛”。经过上千小时的设计、开发、调试,成功地将华文教学与3D游戏结合起来,设计出华文教学游戏软件《圣诞和朋友们》。他们付出的努力终于获得回报,在众多参赛作品中脱颖而出,捧走特优奖。

       负责游戏策划和开发的韩嘉乐在得奖后说道:“养成模式、3D元素运用和绘声绘色的游戏设计是我们作品的特色,特别感谢一天的精美设计和照炜的技术指导,没有他们,我们就没有今天的成就。”队长潘泰熙把获奖归功于团队合作,因为尽管课业繁忙,队员都相互支持和鼓励。他同时也代表团队感谢母语部方伟成主任和任晓晖老师的指导。

       这是我校首次在教学与技术类比赛中获此殊荣。9月12日,韩嘉乐和刘照伟出席了颁奖典礼,此软件受到当天参加第五届“华文作为第二语言教与学”研讨会众多教研工作者的关注,以及大会主宾王乙康部长的赞赏。

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。

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