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30 January 2013
Introducing the New GoEnglish
In the Spring of 2013, Gowell will launch an upgraded GoEnglish, with a fresh, new interface. GoEnglish will be much more personalized, allowing teachers to easily add commentaries to their students' work and communicate directly with students. Creating multimedia-rich learning materials will also become easier than ever, using drag and drop options. Click on the interface below to learn more about this upgrade.
Gowell develops the ‘online workbook’ for ‘Zhongguo Yuwen Chuanyi’ published by Lingnan University and People's Education Press
GoChinese is serving as the workbook resource for Lingnan University’s Chinese Language Education and Assessment Centre (CLEAC), which is used by all of Lingnan’s students as well as by other academic institutions. Students using the main textbook can reference selected content and practice exercises online, in GoChinese. Our platform has replaced the print workbook and this resource is integrated with the university’s Moodle learning management system and provides students and teachers with a wide range of reporting feedback.
18-19 May 2012
Gowell exhibits at the UK Specialist Schools and Academies Trust 2012 Annual Chinese Conference
Gowell exhibited at the UK SSAT’s Annual Chinese conference held in London on 18 & 19 May.
20-21 April 2012
Gowell exhibits at the 11th Chinese Articulation Workshop (K-12)
Gowell exhibited at the 11th Chinese Articulation Workshop (K-12) in Hong Kong on 20 & 21 April.
3 January 2012
Interview in World of Chinese
The Issue 6 2011 publication of World of Chinese featured an interview with one of our directors on the GoChinese platform and Chinese learning.
Gowell supports Hanban’s Confucius Institution Online with GoChinese
Gowell has developed the online GoChinese exercises for Hanban’s published Happy Chinese and Learn Chinese With Me, which can be found in Hanban’s Confucius Institute Online.
Access the online exercises from
Confucius Institute Online by clicking “Happy Chinese Online Exercises” and “Learn Chinese With Me Online Exercises” at the left menu.
26-27 July 2011
Gowell presents and exhibits at the National High School Educational Technology Innovation Seminar and 2011 Cerbibo System Administrator Training Conference
Gowell presented the paper ‘GoEnglish Blackboard Plug-in – Case studies in achieving effective online support for English teaching & learning’ at the National High School Educational Technology Innovation Seminar and 2011 Cerbibo System Administrator Training Conference in Nanchang, China. Gowell also exhibited at this conference. This conference is co-hosted by Cerbibo, the China arm of Blackboard, a U.S.-based global leading e-learning solution provider, and Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics. See the presentation.
22 June 2011
Gowell conducts teachers professional training & experience sharing workshop in Shanghai
Gowell conducted a professional training workshop at the British International School Shanghai, Pudong campus, with Chinese language teachers from Shanghai and Suzhou attending. The GoChinese training team introduced new feature and new learning resources and teachers also directly shared their experiences using GoChinese with other participating teachers.
See the presentation
Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Venue: The British International School Shanghai, Pudong Campus, Shanghai
9 June 2011
City University of Hong Kong presents findings on GoChinese’s role in increasing students test scores at the eLearning Forum Asia 2011
City University of Hong Kong presents its findings from using GoChinese, in a seminar at the eLearning Forum Asia 2011 at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore. Across all measures - from exams and overall course grades - students using GoChinese achieved higher marks than a control group of students who did not use this online resource.
20-21 May 2011
Gowell exhibits at the UK Specialist Schools and Academies Trust 2011 Annual Chinese Conference
Gowell exhibited at the UK SSAT’s Annual Chinese conference held in London on 20 & 21 May. Several leading schools in the UK also spoke about their experiences using GoChinese.
14 May 2011
Gowell exhibits at the CLTA-GNY 2011 Annual Conference & 9th New York International Conference on Teaching Chinese
Gowell exhibited at the CLTA-GNY 2011 Annual Conference & 9th New York International Conference on Teaching Chinese held at Rutgers University in New Jersey on 14 May. Several schools also spoke about their experiences using GoChinese.
28-29 April 2011
Gowell presents and exhibits at the 2011 Global Language Conference
Gowell presented ‘How schools in Hong Kong, Mainland China, the UK and US are using GoChinese’ and exhibited at the 2011 Global Language Conference held in Beijing on 28 & 29 April.
1 March 2011
Peking University goes English with GoEnglish
Gowell has undertaken a successful and popular trial of GoEnglish with Peking University students, in which GoEnglish delivered past papers for College English Test Band 4 / 6. Over 99% of the students found GoEnglish helpful, citing the convenience of going through the auto-graded exam online, with full voice (especially with the voice spoken in different speeds), English definitions and commentary support. See the case study (in Chinese) for further information on this trial.
15 May 2010
Gowell presents at the CLTA-GNY 2010 Annual Conference & 8th New York International Conference on Teaching Chinese
Gowell presented the paper "Using GoChinese to Raise Language Skills and Test Scores" at the CLTA-GNY 2010 Annual Conference & 8th New York International Conference on Teaching Chinese. Conference details and Powerpoint presentation (please scroll down the webpage to find our link).
18 March 2010
Gowell releases case studies on GoChinese’s role in increasing students test scores
GoChinese has demonstrated that it has helped significantly improve student test scores in two featured case studies: ‘Increasing Reading Scores at a U.S. School’ and ‘Increasing GCSE (Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing) Scores at a UK School.’
1 December 2009
Wellington College showcases GoChinese to the Queen
Wellington College in the UK showcased their Chinese initiatives, including GoChinese, to Queen Elizabeth during her tour of the school for their 150-anniversary celebration.
See the video as she visits the school’s new language center.
15 October 2009
Sun Yat-sen University in China wins National and Provisional Grand Award in Teaching Achievement with GoEnglish
Sun Yat-sen University, in Guangzhou, China, was awarded the ‘National Higher Education Teaching Achievement Award’ and the ‘Guangdong Provincial Level Teaching Achieving Award’ by the Ministry of Education in 2009, for their work in using GoEnglish to deliver their textbooks and test preparation courses. The awards are given once every four years, representing the highest quality of higher education teaching in China.
These courses are also awarded ‘National College Excellence Courses’.
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21 September 2009
Gowell sponsors China Ministry of Foreign Affairs's International English Contest (Hong Kong)
Gowell and GoEnglish are supporting the Bank of East Asia International English Contest (Hong Kong), part of China's nationwide International English Speaking Contest launched by China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the British Embassy and English Salon.
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20 June 2009
Gowell delivers online Chinese learning paper at The 6th International Conference on Internet Chinese Education (ICICE 2009)
Gowell delivers ‘Using online resources to achieve customized, motivated Chinese learning with improved results – GoChinese’ at The 6th International Conference on Internet Chinese Education (ICICE 2009) held in Taiwan. The theme of the conference is ‘Change for Instruction – The new opportunities of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language in Web 2.0 Era.’
Date: Saturday, 20 June 2009
Venue: Howard International House, Taipei, Taiwan
See the published paper
12 June 2009
Gowell conducts teacher user workshops in London
Gowell shared the different usages of GoChinese at schools around the world and conducted ‘hands-on’ training sessions with UK based teachers. Teachers also directly shared their experiences with GoChinese among the other participating teachers.
See the presentation
Note: This presentation also references the introductory tutorial found on the homepage of www.gochinese.net (select ‘Product Site’).
Date: Friday, 12 June 2009
Time: 14:00 – 17:30
Venue: St Mary Magdalene Academy, Islington, London
1 December 2008
New Hong Kong NSS materials online
Gowell Software Limited and Eureka Language Education Centre are jointly launching a one-of-a-kind NSS English offering – with NSS courses, teacher training workshops, native English teachers and online course materials, supporting both teachers and students. Eureka's NSS widely received course materials are now delivered on the award-winning GoEnglish online language learning platform.
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18 November 2008
Gowell exhibits at the Cyberport Venture Capital Forum 2008
Gowell exhibited at Local IT Industry Creativity Exhibition of Cyberport Venture Capital Forum 2008 held in Hong Kong on 18 November 2008. Attendees from Hong Kong Design Community, Hong Kong Institute Vocational Education and other IT companies visited our exhibition booth. Cyberport Venture Capital Forum (CVCF) 2008 is a signature event organized by Cyberport for entrepreneurs and investors to share insights and explore challenge.
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20-21 June 2008
Gowell conducts workshop at the UK Specialist Schools and Academies Trust Confucius Institute 5th Annual Chinese Conference
Gowell conducted a workshop at the UK SSAT’s Annual Chinese conference in London, featuring successful experiences by U.K. and Asia-based secondary schools in using online resources, such as GoChinese. Lily Chen, the Mandarin head at Our Lady’s Convent High School, shared her use of the GoChinese platform for courses leading to QCA recognised qualifications as well as in aiding her students in winning language competitions.
See a recap of the workshop
8 April 2008
UK National Centre for Languages publishes case studies on GoChinese
The UK National Centre for Languages (CiLT) published case studies of Our Lady’s Convent School in London using the GoChinese Business Chinese course and online assessment for the related Business Chinese certification. See full write-up.
8-9 November 2007
Gowell to present at the 2007 CERNET-Blackboard Greater China User Conference
Gowell will present and exhibit the ‘GoEnglish: The Award Winning Online English Learning Platform’ at this leading online education conference in Nanjing, China. This conference is co-hosted by Cerbibo, a joint venture between Blackboard, a global leading elearning solution provider, and CERNET, the Chinese Ministry of Education's education Internet access and services provider, and Nanjing Normal University.
Date: Thursday-Friday 8-9 November 2007
Venue: Jinling Riverside Conference Hotel, Nanjing, China
19 May 2007
Gowell to present and exhibit at the UK Specialist Schools and Academies Trust 4th Annual Mandarin Chinese, in partnership with the Association for Language Learning and the UK Federation of Chinese.
Gowell will present ‘Teaching Chinese Using an Online Platform’ at this annual language conference held in London, UK. An opportunity will be provided for participants to learn about the experiences of other schools using the GoChinese platform as well as to navigate through the platform first-hand.
Date: Saturday, 19 May 2007
Venue: Kingsford Community School, Beckton, East London
14-17 April 2007
Gowell to present and exhibit at the International ICT Expo 2007
Gowell will exhibit in this leading international technology exhibition held in Hong Kong with 28,000 buyers from 139 countries and regions. Gowell will speak at the Exhibitors' Forum, 6:00-6:30pm, Sunday 15 April 2007, Hall 5. Visit us at Booth 5J17.
Date: Saturday-Tuesday, 14-17 April 2007
Venue: HK Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 March 2007
Hong Kong Trade Development Council features GoChinese
Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) features GoChinese on its recent awards and Chinese language learning.
See the article
17 January 2007
GoChinese and GoEnglish accredited as Promethean Activboard "Friendly"
GoChinese and GoEnglish are accredited with the Promethean Activboard "Friendly" Kitemark. The Promethean "Friendly" Kitemark was awarded to Gowell's language platforms as they operate with an interactive whiteboard and Promethean believes that these platforms add value to group teaching and learning when used through an Activboard.
Promethean is a global leader in interactive learning technology and supplies Activboard and the latest Activboard+2, the world's most durable interactive whiteboard technology.
4 - 8 December 2006
Gowell presents at the ITU Telecom World 2006
Gowell presented in a variety of live and televised talks for its award-winning GoChinese and GoEnglish platforms at the renowned ITU Telecom World conference.
22 November 2006
Presentation Ceremony: Gowell wins Hong Kong ICT Award
Gowell won the Hong Kong ICT Gold and Grand Awards in eLearning. The company has deployed its extremely strong linguistic expertise in combination with a very practical application of IT, and the result is an excellent tool for teaching and learning languages. The platform can be adapted to provide a successful learning environment for other languages, comments from Hong Kong ICT Awards 2006 judging panel.
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Photo Gallery, with Hong Kong's Financial Secretary and current Chief Secretary:
Video link: gochinese_ict_award_2006.mov
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5 November 2006
Gowell wins top Asia Pacific ICT Award (APICTA)
Gowell won the 2006 top Asia Pacific ICT Award (APICTA) in Education and Training. The APICTA Awards is an international program that invites participants from 16 countries and regions: Australia, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
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