Spearheading e-Learning Services to Mass Public

(Hong Kong, 12 October 2010) KanHan Educational Services Limited (KanHan EDU) has since its inception been endeavoring to provide quality Chinese Language and Putonghua e-learning services to Hong Kong market. In extending its service coverage to people on the move, KanHan EDU rolls out this month the first mobile e-learning channel based on her successful e-Putonghua training program.

The proliferation of web enabled 3G smart phones has made mobile learning viable especially for language tools which can in real-time provide pronunciation and usage of words. "Real-time Pronunciation (即時發聲)" is an Apple's iPhone App developed since August this year to plug the void of real-time text-to-speech application supporting Cantonese, Putonghua and English. Besides the real-time pronunciation for words input using text-to-speech (TTS) technology, the App also provides daily vocabulary covering popular names for products, people, movies, colloquial terms and slang in Cantonese, Putonghua and English in human recorded voices. This is a free App released to attract users for the coming paid App of which the actual Putonghua learning course module will be combined with the language tools and games and, to the full-blown web based e-Putonghua training program. The positive review on the free App can be found on : https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/ji-shi-fa-sheng/id391717909?l=zh&mt=8.

In parallel to the release of the mobile channel, the successful corporate e-Putonghua training program (ePTH at http://www.putonghuaonlime.com) has been re-designed with learning methodologies mimicking Putonghua being taught in language school, transforming ePTH into Hong Kong's first virtual Putonghua learning school. When a student passes the assessment of a learning module, a certificate will be awarded to the student verifying his/her respective level of proficiency in Putonghua. The new ePTH is ideal for working professionals whom seek for self-paced learning of Putonghua with proper recognition. Among many newly added functions and improved contents, the salient features can be summarized as follows.

  1. Preparation for National Putonghua Proficiency Test (PSC) : A mock examination is provided for students intend to sit for the National Putonghua Proficiency Test with result reviewed and commented by official PSC examiner.
  2. Instant Certification: Upon successful completion of each of the Elementary, Middle and Advance course, student is able to print from the platform a certificate for professional recognition.
  3. New Learning Channels:
    • Putonghua vocabularies commonly used in Mainland China are explained in similar terms used in Hong Kong.
    • Multimedia based exercises are refreshed weekly providing students exposure to spoken Putonghua over real-life video and audio clips from various online sources.

Apart from self-developed e-learning curriculum, KanHan EDU has also been providing staff training platform and courseware of diverse natures to many government departments and commercial corporations including Hospital Authority, Department of Health, Office of Government Chief Information Officer and Yahoo Hong Kong. Building on her extensive experience in developing web based e-learning projects inclusive of technologies, content creation and compilation, KanHan EDU stands to become a leading e-learning services provider in Hong Kong for people of varied age groups using Internet as a learning platform.

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