What is hihilulu?
Many studies show that children are born with an inherited ability to learn any language naturally from their surroundings, and that a continuous, cumulative, proficiency-oriented language environment is vital for second- and third-language learning. With a vast library of entertaining and educational Chinese content, hihilulu has created a progressive and personalized platform that exposes young non-native-Chinese learners to an immersive and playful Chinese-language environment.
What is hihilulu Online Chinese Progressive Learning System for Kids®?
Using the frameworks of HSK①, YCT,② and GAPSK③, hihilulu has developed a unique Online Chinese Progressive Learning System for Kids®. It has identified the 800 most frequently used Chinese characters and divided them into six language-levels based on difficulty. These keywords are then organized into 10 life-relevant themes per level.
The System first evaluates a child’s Chinese level through kid-friendly and gamified tests. When the System has determined the level, it will automatically push 10 themes composed of various playful content tailored to the child’s level. It analyzes the learning style and tracks the child’s progress. The more the child uses the platform, the smarter the System becomes in identifying and recommending personalized content suited to the needs of the child.
After completing the 6 levels, the child will have mastered the 800 foundational Chinese characters and be able to carry out simple communication in Chinese, which will help them start reading and further academic learning.
① HSK, a Chinese Proficiency Test, is China’s only standardized exam for Chinese language proficiency for non-native Chinese speakers.
② YCT: Youth Chinese Test is an international standardized test of Chinese language proficiency launched by Hanban, the Chinese National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language.
③ GAPSK: General Aptitude Putonghua Shuiping Kaoshi is a Chinese language proficiency exam that is approved by the Ministry of Education for kindergarten, primary, and secondary schools and developed by Peking University’s Chinese Language and Literature Department of Chinese R&D Institute of Education.