|About the Book|
Easy Chinese (Mandarin, Level 1) is a self-study course designed for anyone interested in learning the Chinese language using a step-by-step-approach. The program includes a book (Easy Chinese: Basic Text and Workbook) and a CD-ROM (Easy ChineseMoreEasy Chinese (Mandarin, Level 1) is a self-study course designed for anyone interested in learning the Chinese language using a step-by-step-approach. The program includes a book (Easy Chinese: Basic Text and Workbook) and a CD-ROM (Easy Chinese Tutor). The Easy Chinese Self-Study Program is most appropriate for those who want to learn the Chinese language on their own with the help of a computer- it is also intended for those who are enrolled in a regular class as an enrichment or tutorial program. The Easy Chinese program is noted for the following: teaching Chinese characters, compound words, and sentences that appear most often in modern Chinese publications- emphasizing both reading and writing the Chinese language- employing a systematic and self-paced approach- allowing the learners to learn both traditional and simplified Chinese characters- providing numerous learning tools, examples, sentence patterns, exercises, and self tests- including more than 700 compound words and 1,000 sentences in the first course Easy Chinese: Basic Text and Workbook: Each lesson in the book includes a number of base characters from which many compound words and phrases are formed. Each character set includes traditional and simplified characters, compound words or phrases, pinyin pronunciation guides, and definitions. Except for the first two lessons, each lesson in the first course includes a number of illustrative sentences using words and phrases already introduced. Each set of sentences includes traditional characters, simplified characters, an English translation, and a pinyin pronunciation guide. At the end of each lesson, a variety of exercises are provided to reinforce learning. Both a Chinese index and an English index are included for easy reference. The Easy Chinese Tutor CD-ROM: The Easy Chinese Tutor CD-ROM offers a variety of learning tools, exercises, and tests that are not found in the workbook. Some of the features include: Animated character writing- brief story about each character- templates for printing hollow Chinese characters- using diagrams and boxes to explain sentence structures- pronunciation by a native speaker. System Requirements: Windows 95 or higher- 100 MHZ or faster 4xCD-ROM drive or faster- Speakers. Note: The accompanied software may be incompatible with Windows Vista.