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China's official language is Standard Mandarin, which is also known in English as "Modern Standard Chinese", "Standard Chinese" or "Standard spoken Chinese". The language is known in the People's Republic of China as "Putonghuà", in Taiwan as "Guóyu" and in Malaysia and Singapore as "Huáyu".

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Software for Learning Chinese

If you want to learn Chinese, here is some software that may help:

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Rosetta Stone: Learn Chinese (Mandarin) for 12 months on iOS, Android, PC, and Mac [Activation Code by Email]

Rosetta Stone
Released: 2018-05-04
Software Download (PC/Mac)
Windows 8/Web Browser

Rosetta Stone: Learn Chinese (Mandarin) for 12 months on iOS, Android, PC, and Mac [Activation Code by Email]
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  • Thrive in another language. With Dynamic Immersion, you'll learn through context by seeing, hearing, speaking, reading, and writing. Just like you do in the real world
  • Learn here, there, and everywhere. You're always on your phone so your language learning should be too. Your Rosetta Stone subscription gives you access across all of your devices, mobile, tablet, and desktop
Product Description:
Millions of people around the world have already learned a new language with our award-winning approach. It's no coincidence that Rosetta Stone is the fastest way to learn a language. Our method is effective because it's more than the newest app-it's the result of decades of research into the way people learn best.

Learn Chinese: Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) - 24 month subscription

Rosetta Stone
Released: 2016-09-07
Software Download (PC)
Windows 8/Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion/Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Learn Chinese: Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) - 24 month subscription
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  • Subscribe and start learning how to speak Chinese
  • Perfect your pronunciation with TruAccent--our patented speech recognition engine compares your voice with millions of native speakers over 100 times per second
Product Description:
The 24-month online subscription allows access to the award-winning Rosetta Stone interactive course from any supported device connected to the Internet

System Requirements:

  • Supported OS:  Windows 8 Windows 7  Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion  Mac OS X 10.7 Lion  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard  Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

Rosetta Stone Homeschool Chinese (Mandarin) Level 1-3 Set including Audio Companion

Rosetta Stone
CD-ROM
Windows 7/Windows 10/Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion/Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

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  • Rosetta Stone Mandarin Levels 1-3

Learn Chinese: Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) Levels 1-2

Rosetta Stone
Released: 2010-09-14
CD-ROM (Childrens Foreign Language Software)
Windows 8/Windows XP

Learn Chinese: Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) Levels 1-2
 
  • Learn to read, write, and speak in Chinese (Mandarin) with Rosetta Stone
  • Rosetta Stone moves forward when you are ready. You drive the pace. You set the schedule
  • Take the Rosetta Stone experience with you while on-the-go, free 3 month trial included. Build your Chinese (Mandarin) language skills from your tablet and mobile devices
Product Description:
Build a foundation and navigate your surroundings. Learn fundamental vocabulary and essential language structure from greetings and introductions to simple questions and their answers. Gain the confidence to talk about your environment and enjoy basic social interactions – giving and getting directions, telling time, shopping, dining out, and more.

Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) Level 1-5 Set and Fire HD 7 Bundle

Rosetta Stone
Released: 2014-12-01
CD-ROM
Windows 8

Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) Level 1-5 Set and Fire HD 7 Bundle
 
  • Fire HD 7
  • Powerful, full-featured 7-inch Fire HD tablet-fast quad-core processor, HD display, front and rear cameras, stereo speakers, and five color choices
  • Great for the whole family-Create unique profiles and set screen time limits for kids with Amazon FreeTime. Link two Amazon accounts and share books, games, apps, and Prime Instant Video content across all devices in the household
  • The complete Chinese (Mandarin) set will enable you to express your ideas and opinions in Chinese (Mandarin) and master the conversational skills required to plan adventures, care for your health, and move abroad.
  • Take the Rosetta Stone experience with you while on-the-go, free 3 month trial included. Build your Chinese (Mandarin) language skills from your tablet and mobile devices.
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Great for the Whole Family

Unique profiles for each member of the family allow up to 2 adults and 4 children to share a tablet and still keep personalized settings like email and social accounts, home screen carousels, and even levels in games like Angry Birds. Plus, revolutionary parental controls with Amazon FreeTime allow parents to manage a profile for each of their children; for example, setting daily usage limits by activity, or choosing access to books, apps, games, and videos. See more

Rosetta Stone Levels 1-5 Set




Interactive Software

Interactive immersions creates a unique language-learning experience that includes new words and concepts in a carefully designed sequence that can accelerate the language-learning process. From the first lesson, the language you’re learning is the only one you’ll hear and the only one you’ll use.

Content Rich

The level 1-5 set offers 250 hours of instructional content that covers the fundamentals, interactions, understanding, and refinement of conversational skills. Start with simple greetings and quickly progress to asking for directions, ordering food, planning adventures, and sharing ideas and opinions.

Your Natural Ability. Awakened

Learning a new language with Rosetta Stone feels as effortless and rewarding as learning your first language, featuring clear images that precisely convey meaning, state-of-the-art speech-recognition technology that polishes pronunciation skills, and practice with native speakers that builds confidence.

Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) Language Learning Bundle

Rosetta Stone
Product Bundle

Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin)  Language Learning Bundle
 
  • Interactive language software with proprietary speech-recognition technology
  • Build vocabulary; negotiate complex situations; share ideas and opinions
  • Language-enhancing games; live online lessons; includes headset with microphone

Rosetta Stone Homeschool Chinese Level 1 including Audio Companion

P.U.R.E.
CD-ROM
Windows 7/Windows 10/Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion/Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Rosetta Stone Homeschool Chinese Level 1 including Audio Companion
 
  • Learn Chinese with Rosetta Stone with your computer.
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Learn Chinese: Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) - Level 1-5 Set with Fire Tablet with Alexa, 7" Display, 16 GB, Blue

Product Bundle

Learn Chinese: Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) - Level 1-5 Set with Fire Tablet with Alexa, 7" Display, 16 GB, Blue
 
  • Access for up to 5 family members
  • Access to award winning mobile app for 3-months - available on Kindle Fire HD, iOS, and Android
  • Now with the Alexa cloud-based voice service - just press and ask
  • Up to 7 hours of battery life

Rosetta Stone Version 3: Chinese Level 1, 2 & 3 Set with Audio Companion

Rosetta Stone
CD-ROM (Mac)
Windows 7/Windows 10/Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion/Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Rosetta Stone Version 3: Chinese Level 1, 2 & 3 Set with Audio Companion
 
  • Levels 1 - 2 - 3 - Connect with the world around you. Build a foundation of fundamental vocabulary and essential language structure. Quickly gain the confidence to enjoy social interactions such as greetings and introductions, travel, dining out, giving and getting directions, shopping and other recreational activities. Learn to share your ideas and opinions, express your feelings and talk about everyday life.
Product Description:
As children, we gradually learned our first language through a process of associating mental images with words or phrases, accompanied by complete immersion in our environment. This approach was simple because it was natural and allowed the brain to adapt to increasing complexity. In learning a new language, Rosetta Stone replicates this process to provide the best and friendliest language learning software tool. Learn as many languages as you want!

Rosetta Stone Personal Edition contains everything you need to start learning a language. It's built around the award-winning Rosetta Stone curriculum, which has been adopted by organizations around the world including the U.S. Army, NASA, major corporations such as Deutsche Telecom, IKEA, Royal Dutch Shell, and over 10,000 schools worldwide--and is available in 31 languages spoken by over 90% of the world's population.

Proceed at Your Own Pace - Rosetta Stone is considerate of your time. Anytime, anywhere, you can learn a new language with Rosetta Stone. You learn comfortably without feeling pressured or overwhelmed. Rosetta Stone provides guidance to make your language learning effective, fast, and enjoyable with a process that is intuitive, interactive, and visually engaging. At the end of each lesson, you are given the opportunity to test your new skills. And, since Rosetta Stone automatically records your progress, you can easily pick up where you left off, when other priorities arise.

Dynamic Immersion - Rosetta Stone uses rich visual imagery to help you learn. You will be presented with sets of images to match correctly with a spoken or written phrase in the new language. You will advance to the next set of prompts once you've successfully matched words and images and pronounced the words correctly. With Dynamic Immersion, you learn by directly associating your new language with images--nothing is lost in translation.

Rosetta Stone V2: Chinese Level 1-2 [OLD VERSION]

Rosetta Stone
Released: 2002-10-28
CD-ROM (Windows)
Mac OS X/Windows Me/Mac

Rosetta Stone V2: Chinese Level 1-2 [OLD VERSION]
 
  • This powerful 2-CD set of learning tools adapts to your personal needs and imparts a strong foundation in a new language
  • Participate in over 200 lessons where you'll interact with fluent Chinese speakers to build speaking & vocabulary skills
  • Graphical speech recognition displays your voiceprint and compares it to native speaker to help improve pronunciation
Product Description:
Rosetta Stone Chinese Level I & II opens up a new world to you by teaching you how to communicate with a new culture! Reviews and testing features help identify weak points and work harder on them Comes with illustrated User's Guides and Curriculum Text books Ages 6 & up


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Living Language Mandarin Chinese, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Chinese character guide, and free online learning

By Living Language

Living Language
Released: 2011-10-18
Audio CD (368 pages)

Living Language Mandarin Chinese, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Chinese character guide, and free online learning
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  • Chinese, Mandarin, Teacher, Training
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Complete Mandarin Chinese is a unique multimedia program that takes you beginner to advanced level in one convenient package.
 
At the core of Complete Mandarin Chinese is the Living Language Method™, based on linguistic science, proven techniques, and over 65 years of experience. Our method teaches you the whole language, so you can express yourself, not just recite memorized words or scripts.
 
Millions have learned with Living Language®. Now it’s your turn.
 

   • 4 Books: 46 lessons, additional review exercises, culture notes, an extensive glossary, and a grammar summary—plus a complete guide to Chinese characters
   • 9 Audio CDs*: Vocabulary, dialogues, audio exercises, and more—listen while using the books or use for review on the go
   • Free Online Learning: Flashcards, games, and interactive quizzes for each lesson at www.livinglanguage.com/languagelab

*Access to downloadable audio also available with purchase.
 

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The Living Language Method™

 
Build a Foundation
Start speaking Mandarin Chinese immediately using essential words and phrases.
 
Progress with Confidence
Build on each lesson as you advance to full sentences, then actual conversations.
 
Retain what You’ve Learned
Special recall exercises move your new language from short-term to long-term memory.
 
Achieve Your Goals
Don’t just mimic or memorize. Develop practical language skills to speak in any situation.

Chinese for Kids: 10 First Reader Books with Online Audio, Pinyin, Simplified Characters (Beginning to Learn Mandarin) Set 1 by Language Together

By Germaine Choe

Language Together
Paperback (180 pages)

Chinese for Kids: 10 First Reader Books with Online Audio, Pinyin, Simplified Characters (Beginning to Learn Mandarin) Set 1 by Language Together
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Developed with teachers and curriculum experts, Mandarin Chinese for Kids Set 1 is for early beginners ages 3-8. The Spot Color Immersion Method® weaves foundational vocabulary into first readers, making Chinese fun and non-intimidating for a beginner. Children soon finish the 16-page readers on their own (or with the online audio)--an achievement that motivates them to continue learning. Set 1 features:
  • 10 easy readers, each with 10 theme vocabulary words and a simple storyline following a repetition structure
  • Themes: Family, Animals, Clothing, Colors, Face/Body, Fruit, Numbers, Shapes, Snacks, Toys
  • One line of text per page in pinyin with parallel Simplified Chinese characters
  • English translation at the back
  • Bilingual vocabulary charts on the inside cover
  • Online audio recorded by a native Mandarin speaker (adults don't need to help with pronunciation)
A perfect first series for preschool and early elementary children beginning to learn Mandarin. Babies and toddlers can listen and look. Illustrations by Nancy Meyers, recipient of the American Library Association's 2018 Geisel Honor.

Why parents and teachers love Language Together®:
  • CONFIDENCE-BUILDER FOR BEGINNERS. Learning Chinese can be intimidating but kids finish these 16-page readers with the audio and proudly exclaim "I finished this little story on my own--in Chinese!"
  • APPEALS TO DIFFERENT LEARNING STYLES. Visual learners naturally understand the meaning of words and characters when reinforced by color and pictures.
  • ENGAGING PICTURE READERS. Kids lose interest in flash cards but are captivated by words in a story.
  • CONTEXT. Second language books often present words in isolation. Kids learn words with meaningful context.
  • FLEXIBLE SUPPLEMENT. Used in schools and homes. An essential series for beginners learning Chinese.

Learn Chinese with Innovative Language's Proven Language System - Level 2: Absolute Beginner Chinese: Absolute Beginner Chinese #1

By Innovative Language Learning

Innovative Language Learning, LLC
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Congratulations! You have just discovered the fastest and most fun way to learn a language! Are you ready to discover the secret to language learning success? Simply use our program and you will find it. Hundreds of thousands of language learners just like you have already discovered the power of our system. This program offers you a brand new way to learn a language. You'll be speaking from your very first lesson with our fun, easy to use, and innovative method.

Further enhance and accelerate your learning experience by visiting innovativelanguage.com. Innovative language Learning has developed a number of features offered through its websites that make your learning experience more effective and fun.

Learn Chinese: Word Power 101: Absolute Beginner Chinese #2

By Innovative Language Learning

Innovative Language Learning, LLC
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Master Chinese with Learn Chinese - Word Power 101. This audiobook is a completely new way to learn Chinese vocabulary fast - and for free! Start speaking Chinese in minutes with the powerful learning methods you will master in this book.

The vocabulary words you'll find in Learn Chinese - Word Power 101 were hand selected by our Chinese language teachers as the top 101 most frequently used words in the Chinese language. Hear the word to master the pronunciation. Then you'll see how the word is actually used in everyday speech with sample sentences and phrases. Learning Chinese vocabulary has never been easier!

In this audiobook, you'll get:

  • 101 of the most frequently used Chinese vocabulary words phrases.
  • Audio with authentic native Chinese pronunciation.
  • Useful and practical sample sentences and phrases.
  • Purchase Learn Chinese - Word Power 101 today to start mastering Chinese vocabulary in the fastest, easiest and most fun way possible!

    Chinese Blockbuster 1: Learn to read simplified and traditional Chinese characters and to pronounce them in Mandarin by bringing their building blocks ... drama and a few memory tricks (Volume 1)

    By Gilbert C. Remillard

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    Paperback (532 pages)

    Chinese Blockbuster 1: Learn to read simplified and traditional Chinese characters and to pronounce them in Mandarin by bringing their building blocks ... drama and a few memory tricks (Volume 1)
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    Learn to read and remember Chinese characters once and for all!

    With over 1 billion users, Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world. Add to that the importance of China in the world economy and you end up with a situation where knowing the Chinese language gives you a tremendous advantage. Yet, most people think they will never be able to learn it because of the assumption that ‘Chinese, with its weird alphabet and sound, is too hard.’

    It may have been the case in the past, but the Chinese Blockbuster Series is designed to help the reader bust out of these old mental blocks for good! Once you have completed the series, you will be able to read everything in Chinese that comes your way, like Chinese texts written with traditional characters, recent novels as well as newspapers published in mainland China, street signs displayed in the China towns of the world or tattoos your friends or movie stars may have on their body.

    And do not underestimate the proven health benefits associated with learning a second language: it makes you smarter, improves your creativity and your memory, builds your self-confidence, and protects against dementia and Alzheimer’s. Because of its peculiarities, Chinese is probably the best language to learn in that department!

    The Chinese Blockbuster Series is your blueprint to language proficiency. It teaches:

    • How to recall the building blocks that compose both forms of a Chinese character (simplified and traditional)
    • How to remember the various definitions of a character
    • How to memorize the various pronunciations of a character in Mandarin
    • Additional facts concerning the character, such as its frequency of use, its etymology, or its ancient meanings and shapes

    The details of each character are imprinted in your brain by way of funny, dramatic or true stories, allowing you to remember all aspects of a specific character in one fell swoop. You will effectively learn to recognize and pronounce all the Chinese characters you are bound to see, while being entertained!

    This is the first book of the Chinese Blockbuster Series. The series goes beyond the ‘top few Chinese characters you need to know to get by,’ as people too often realize that they don’t get anywhere with such a limited number of characters. The Chinese Blockbuster Series is comprehensive and covers what is necessary for you to reach reading fluency in modern Chinese.

    Click on ‘Look inside’ to find out more about this first book of the series.




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