Adding a new dimension to the Chinese Reading and Writing series

Chinese Learning Pen is a new addition to the Chinese Reading and Writing series. It is a digital device which can bring out high quality audio output from the textbooks, giving a new dimension to the printing materials.

Chinese Learning Pen helps students accelerate the process of Chinese character recognitions, and the native Chinese voicing helps students develop their listening skills and improve their Chinese pronunciations.

The perfect tool to save time and learn better

When starting to learn how to read and write Chinese, it is always a challenge for beginner students to read out all Chinese characters even when students can recognise their meanings. What students need is a tool to help them quickly establish the connections between Chinese characters and their visual images, especially when reading longer Chinese texts.

Our latest product, Chinese Learning Pen, is such a perfect tool that helps students make tremendous progress rapidly.

MSL Master is always trying to find new ways to improve the learning environment of Chinese learners. As we explore, experiment, and bring in new method into Chinese teaching and learning, a new technology stands out. It works with traditional paper books and gives paper books additional features which they do not have before.

Even though many publishers are eager to replace paper textbooks with digital ones, we are more interested in keeping the old fashioned paper textbooks, but make them better with digital tools.

Traditional paper textbooks have great advantages that digital books don't have.

First of all, paper books are something that students can hold in their hands. The texture of the paper and the binding make paper books look different and feel different from a computer or a tablet. This feeling is dear to many students.

Secondly, paper textbooks offer students opportunities and flexibilities to jump from page to page at ease. Students can quickly go over ten pages in two minutes, or spend an hour on a single page.

Thirdly, students can quickly write down notes or leave a mark on paper textbooks. These notes and marks are personal memories and can be very helpful for future studies.

Lastly, content of the textbooks is automatically well structured through physical paper. Students can grasp this structure instantly once they flip through a few pages. 

With all these advantages staying intact, the new technology allows us to reproduce the Chinese Reading and Writing books with high quality sound integrated into the pages. The first book, Chinese Reading and Writing 1, is already completed. Other books in the series will follow. 

This new feature, enabled by Chinese Learning Pen, gives students great help to build up their fifth language skill, a unique skill in learning Chinese, which is associating the sound of Chinese characters with their visual images. Students can target any specific texts in the book, and listen to native-Chinese voicing. Chinese Learning Pen also helps students get access to additional support. A higher level of interactivity is thus brought into students’ learning.

In the next development phase, the Chinese Learning Pen will be able to connect the textbooks with an app on the student's phone or tablet, providing students with additional materials and instructions.

Chinese Learning Pen at a glance


Play any part of the texts in the textbook at will and at ease


Understand particular issues with built in supporting teacher’s notes


Learn Chinese faster with high quality native Chinese voicing

Chinese Learning Pen

Watch this explainer video

What's special

Chinese Learning Pen is a small device which can be easily carried. Its well-designed body offers a firm grip.

Powerful Sound

Audio output sounds great to your ears. Or use earphones to help you stay focused.

Power Saving

The battery life of the pen can last up to ten hours in bluetooth mode, four to five hours in audio mode.

Chinese Learning Pen and book

What’s new, Chinese Reading and Writing 2.0?

A regular Chinese Reading and Writing 1 book and a Chinese Reading and Writing 1 book which works with the Chinese Learning Pen look identical and feel identical. 

What are the differences?

Chinese Learning Pen User Guide

Got your Chinese Learning Pen? Great! 

Now take a look at the Chinese Learning Pen User Guide and know how to get started, how to control the audio, and how to protect it from damages.

Chinese Learning Pen and book

Chinese Learning Pen gives wings!

Chinese Learning Pen is a great tool to have when learning the Chinese Reading and Writing series. 

Understand how the Pen enables students learn better and achieve more.

How to get the most out of your Chinese Learning Pen

If you are doing self study

Follow these online video lessons. Use the Pen to speed up your character recognition and to improve your pronunciations. Read aloud the text until you are fluent. Practice writing the texts until you’re fluent.

If you are taking lessons

Join a group class or take some private lessons. Follow your teacher’s instructions during your Chinese reading and writing classes. Watch these online video lessons when you need. Use the pen to review and to practice.

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Chinese Learning Pen launch offer

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