Levels 1-2-3 Mandarin Chinese - Download Version

Learn beginner to intermediate topics in Mandarin Chinese with four software courses + BONUS audio

Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Platform: Windows-Mac
Delivery: Download
 

Price: $44.95

Details

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HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • You immerse yourself with easy-to-achieve goals. Learning a new language is far too big a task to tackle all at once, so we have broken it down into a series of rewarding challenges.  The aim is not to discourage people with the prospect of a large, academic course that they don’t need and will never finish. It’s practical, everyday language they will have the opportunity to use again and again.
  • Associating new words along with pictures is proven to reinforce them in your memory. Furthermore, there are opportunities to record your pronunciation and hear it repeated to judge your progression.
  • Earn points for every game you play. High scorers can go on to win bronze, silver and gold awards, which you can print out as a record of achievement.


SOFTWARE FEATURES

  • Instant Immersion includes interactive language games — feeding learners new words along with pictures to reinforce their memory. It then tests your knowledge with fun quizzes. As soon as you start playing, you start learning.
  • 10-minute sessions keep you engaged
  • Intelligent system targets your weak points
  • Recording feature helps you perfect an accent
  • Printable phrasebook for learning on the go
  • Each of the four programs in the three levels use the same interface and navigational controls to provide a consistent user experience. We do not believe in increasing the complexity of the user interface just because you are learning advanced topics.


MAKE LEARNING FUN!

  • Practice the language with native speakers using an interactive recording feature
  • Keep games challenging with two levels of difficulty
  • Earn points during games and quizzes, and achieve awards
  • Exercises are game-based to keep you coming back for more!
  • Focuses on the basics of the language so you don?t get overwhelmed
  • Immersive learning helps you practice speaking in real-life situations
  • BONUS: Rhythms Easy Audio - 1 hour of introductory audio


LEVEL 1

Level 1 teaches you the essential words and phrases you will need in order to get around with ease.  Learn basic vocabulary and everyday phrases in no time!  Topics include first words, food, colors, phrases, body parts, numbers, time, shopping, countries and more.  Practice with virtual flashcards, play games and use the record-and-playback feature to practice pronunciation. 

Instant Immersion Level 1 Main Menu


LEVEL 2

Learn more complex phrases, correct pronunciation and how to converse in your new language. Talk about sports and hobbies, family, friends and work situations! Other topics include the alphabet, greetings, restaurant, hotel, business, technology, computers, emergencies and travel. Quiz yourself, record your progress or print out the dictionary to practice each subject on the go.

Instant Immersion Level 2 Main Menu


LEVEL 3

Reach your language-learning goals by immersing yourself in advanced conversations that will refine your language skills and help you retain what you learned. Topics include people, food, animals, numbers, seasons, business and career, marketing and communications, IT, banking and more. Practice with image association, game show-style quizzes and story reconstruction, then test yourself and perfect your pronunciation with the recordable voice feature.

Instant Immersion Level 3 Main Menu

Instant Immersion Level 3 Business Main Menu


RHYTHMS EASY AUDIO - Exclusive to InstantImmerion.com

It’s easier to remember something when it’s set to rhythmic music. Why do you think advertisers continue to use jingles in commercials? It cements their message, phone number or address firmly in your brain. Rhythms Easy Audio uses the same technique to help you learn a language.

Simple words and phrases are set to a varied pattern of rhythms and music designed specifically to help you learn and to keep you engaged in what you are doing. Rhythms Easy Audio is a great way to get you familiar with a new language. Learn greetings, basic directions, words for food and drinks, and more. You’ll hear the words spoken by both a male and female native speaker, and then you will have an opportunity to test how well you are doing with built-in review stages at key points throughout the lesson.

One of the great things about Rhythms Easy Audio is that it can help you learn a language practically anywhere at any time: while in the car or on the plane, while walking the dog, exercising or even while doing housework. Rhythms Easy Audio is an ideal and easy way to start your language-learning journey! Download the MP3 files from your course screen.


WHY LEARN MANDARIN CHINESE?

  • China’s economy is the second largest in the word and is predicted to become the world’s largest economy by the year 2016.
  • Many companies do business in and with China.
  • China is one of the most traveled to destinations on the planet.
  • Knowing basic Mandarin Chinese words and phrases before traveling to China or a Mandarin Chinese-speaking country will help you feel more at ease during your trip.

Visiting China

China’s economy is predicted to become the world’s largest by the year 2016. In fact, it is becoming increasingly common for businesses to open entire divisions there. But China is experiencing a tourism boom, as well. Worldwide, China is one of the hottest tourist markets right now, and is the third most visited country. While traveling to China, it is good to keep in mind that while English is becoming more popular, most of the Chinese population does not understand it. There are many varieties of the Chinese language, but Mandarin is widely accepted as a standard form.

 A few of the major travel destinations in China include the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, Hong Kong and the Kowloon Peninsula, and Nanjing Road in Shanghai. Beyond sightseeing, travelers will want to try real Chinese cuisine. There are many regional styles with some of the most popular being Szechuan, Cantonese, Huaiyang, Shandong, Anhui, Fujian, Hunan Jiangsu and Zhejiang cuisines.

Mandarin Chinese-speaking Countries

Mandarin Chinese is spoken in most of northern and southwestern China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and even in the United States. In fact, there is a large Mandarin Chinese-speaking community in New York City.

 Here are some of the basic Mandarin Chinese phrases that you will use often:

  • Zhège du¨­sh¨£o qián? (How much does it cost?)
  • Cèsu¨¯ zài n¨£li? (Where is the bathroom?)
  • H¨§n g¨¡oxìng rènshì n¨«. (Nice to meet you.)
     

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System Information

Microsoft Windows (XP,Vista,7,8), 260MB hard drive space, 960x600 min resolution, sound card, microphone (recommended), iTunes. Apple Mac with OSX 10.6 - 10.8, 260MB hard drive space, 960x600 min resolution, sound card, microphone (recommended), iTunes.