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Learn Chinese Language


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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Learn Chinese: Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) - Level 1

By Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone
Released: 2010-09-14
Yellow CD-ROM (Childrens Foreign Language Software)
Windows 7/Mac OS X

Learn Chinese: Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) - Level 1
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  • Access for up to 5 family members
  • Learn at your own pace with our course that never expires
  • Access to award winning mobile app for 3-months - available on Kindle Fire HD, iOS, and Android
  • Earbuds with microphone included in box
  • The gold standard of computer-based language learning. . . CNN
Product Description:
Build a foundation of fundamental vocabulary and essential language structure. Gain the confidence to master basic conversational skills, including greetings and introductions, simple questions and answers, shopping, and much more.

Learn Chinese: Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) - Level 1-5 Set

Rosetta Stone
Released: 2011-07-26
Yellow CD-ROM (Childrens Foreign Language Software)
Windows 7/Mac OS X

Learn Chinese: Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) - Level 1-5 Set
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  • Learn at your own pace with our course that never expires
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  • Earbuds with microphone included in box
  • The gold standard of computer-based language learning. . . CNN
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Learn Languages: Rosetta Stone Perpetual Download + 24 Month Online Subscription

Rosetta Stone
Released: 2017-08-20
CD-ROM (PC-Mac)
Windows 10/Windows 7

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  • Download Rosetta Stone's award-winning interactive course for one language onto your computer--yours to keep, forever. After activating your key code, access the download through the "My Account" section of your online access. Plus, access exclusive online-only content from any supported device connected to the Internet. After learning at home on your computer, pick up where you left off on your app or phone.
  • The newest features to extend your learning: Phrasebook, Stories, and Audio Companion. The only Rosetta Stone product that auto-updates with new features, for free!
  • Pick one of 24 languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, English (American), English (British), Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian (Farsi), Polish. Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), Swedish, Turkish, Vietnamese
Product Description:
Learn a new foreign language today with Rosetta Stone Perpetual Download + 24 Month Online Subscription. Choose from the following languages: Spanish, Italian, French, German, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, and more! Access the online course on your computer to learn from home; pick up where you left off and learn on the go on your tablet or mobile phone. The most trusted language learning software for more than 25 years. From the simple to the complex, gain the confidence to share your ideas and opinions. Develop conversational skills to plan adventures, care for your health, and move abroad. Talk about government, work, movies, and citizenship. Discuss family and traditions, and celebrate success.

Learn Languages: Rosetta Stone 12 Month Online Subscription

Rosetta Stone
Released: 2016-09-15
License (PC-Mac)
Windows 10/Windows 8

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  • Access the newest version of Rosetta Stone's award-winning interactive course from any supported device connected to the Internet. After activating your key card, pick one of 24 languages offered. Learn at home on your computer, then pick up where you left off on your phone or tablet while on the go.
  • The newest features to extend your learning: Phrasebook, Stories, and Audio Companion. The only Rosetta Stone product to auto-update with new features, for free!
  • Pick one of 24 languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, English (American), English (British), Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian (Farsi), Polish. Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), Swedish, Turkish, Vietnamese
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Learn a new foreign language today with Rosetta Stone 12 Month Online Subscription. Choose from the following languages: Spanish, Italian, French, German, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, and more! Access the online course on your computer to learn from home; pick up where you left off and learn on the go on your tablet or mobile phone. The most trusted language learning software for more than 25 years. From the simple to the complex, gain the confidence to share your ideas and opinions. Develop conversational skills to plan adventures, care for your health, and move abroad. Talk about government, work, movies, and citizenship. Discuss family and traditions, and celebrate success.

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

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

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

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  • The box allows the learner to pick one of the 24 languages Rosetta Stone offers.
  • The subscription delivers a proven method that teaches learners to speak, read, write, and think in their new language
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

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

Learn Languages: Rosetta Stone 24 Month Online Subscription

Rosetta Stone
Released: 2016-11-01
CD-ROM (PC-Mac)
Windows 10/Windows 7

Learn Languages: Rosetta Stone 24 Month Online Subscription
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  • Access the newest version of Rosetta Stone's award-winning interactive course from any supported device connected to the Internet. After activating your key card, pick one of 24 languages offered. Learn at home on your computer, then pick up where you left off on your phone or tablet while on the go.
  • The newest features to extend your learning: Phrasebook, Stories, and Audio Companion. The only Rosetta Stone product to auto-update with new features, for free!
  • Pick one of 24 languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, English (American), English (British), Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian (Farsi), Polish. Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), Swedish, Turkish, Vietnamese
Product Description:
Learn a new foreign language today with Rosetta Stone 24 Month Online Subscription. Choose from the following languages: Spanish, Italian, French, German, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, and more! Access the online course on your computer to learn from home; pick up where you left off and learn on the go on your tablet or mobile phone. The most trusted language learning software for more than 25 years. From the simple to the complex, gain the confidence to share your ideas and opinions. Develop conversational skills to plan adventures, care for your health, and move abroad. Talk about government, work, movies, and citizenship. Discuss family and traditions, and celebrate success.

Learn Chinese: Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) - Level 1-5 Set with Fire Tablet, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB

Rosetta Stone
Product Bundle

Learn Chinese: Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) - Level 1-5 Set with Fire Tablet, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB
 
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  • Access to award winning mobile app for 3-months - available on Kindle Fire HD, iOS, and Android
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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
 

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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.

Let's Learn Mandarin Chinese Kit: 64 Basic Mandarin Chinese Words and Their Uses (Flashcards, Audio CD, Games & Songs, Learning Guide and Wall Chart)

By Li Yu

Yu Li
Released: 2016-03-08
Paperback

Let s Learn Mandarin Chinese Kit: 64 Basic Mandarin Chinese Words and Their Uses (Flashcards, Audio CD, Games & Songs, Learning Guide and Wall Chart)
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  • Let s Learn Mandarin Chinese Kit 64 Basic Mandarin Chinese Words and Their Uses Flashcards Audio CD Games Songs Learning Guide and Wall Chart
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**Winner of the 2016 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award*

Let's Learn Mandarin Chinese Kit is a complete language learning tool specially designed to introduce young children to the basic sounds, words, characters and phrases of Mandarin Chinese in a fun and interactive way.


This Chinese language kit is perfect for use in a classroom setting, for homeschooling, on vacation, or anywhere else that learning takes place. It contains:
  • 64 Chinese flash cards
  • An audio CD with recordings of songs, games and activities
  • A wall chart showing the main words and phrases at a glance
  • A 32-page learning guide for parents and teachers
The flash cards present 64 basic words and phrases representing the full range of sounds in Mandarin Chinese and organized into thematic categories, including:
  • Basic Etiquette and Daily Routines
  • Introducing Family Members
  • Identifying Objects
  • Identifying Body Parts
  • Learn the Multiplication Table
  • Tell Me What You Like or Do Not Like
  • Tell Me What You Like to Do
Each word is illustrated with a picture that serves as a useful visual aid to learning and remembering the word. The words often reflect cultural objects and can be studied in any order. Learners may focus on one theme at a time or mix them up for greater variety. Simple example sentences are given for each word to show how they are used.

The audio CD gives native-speaker pronunciations for all the words and sentences and also contains songs, games and other activities which promote interactive language learning. Finally, the kit includes a wall chart featuring all the pictures and words, and a booklet explaining how to use the flashcards, audio CD and wall chart and how to play the games and activities.

Chinese for Beginners: Mastering Conversational Chinese (Audio CD Included)

By Yi Ren

Ren Yi
Released: 2012-09-10
Paperback (192 pages)

Chinese for Beginners: Mastering Conversational Chinese (Audio CD Included)
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  • Chinese for Beginners Mastering Conversational Chinese With MP3
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Chinese for Beginners is an excellent, user–friendly book for learning the Chinese language.

Yi Ren has taught thousands of Americans to speak Chinese fluently. Now, she and co-author Xiayuan Liang share their secrets for fast mastery of Mandarin Chinese with you. China has 1.3 billion people, and due to initiatives to phase out regional dialects in favor of Mandarin Chinese, nearly all of them can communicate in Mandarin. Don't let yourself be intimidated by this rewarding language. Although it is true that mastery of the Chinese language takes time, Mandarin Chinese has simpler grammar than English, and there are no conjugations—meaning anyone can learn a few critical phrases in no time.

Chock full of extra hints and tips from the authors' many years of experience teaching Mandarin Chinese in adult evening classes, Chinese for Beginners focuses on realistic situations you'll encounter when you meet people in China. New words are explained concerning how you'll use them to communicate with new friends. The audio-CD is another excellent way to learn Chinese and lets you listen and repeat and remember the sentences with ease, and will help you soon declare with pride, "I can say that in Chinese!"

Chinese for Beginners includes:
  • Lighthearted approaches that bring Chinese to life in a down-to-earth fashion.
  • Real-life dialogues and situations to help you converse with confidence.
  • An "Extend Your Vocabulary" feature in each chapter helps you to remember and understand more words that you'd think possible.
  • Native-speaker audio recordings teach you to pronounce Chinese tones accurately.
  • Answer Keys help you keep track of your learning process.
  • Interesting notes, idioms, sayings, photos, poems, and insider tips about China's culture, unique places, and everyday life add to the adventure.

This user-friendly guide to learning the basics will work for anyone who wants to speak and understand Chinese for business, for pleasure, or for travel—and who wants to enjoy the process of learning a new language while they're at it!



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