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TELL ME MORE Chinese (3 levels of learning) Focusing on Mandarin Chinese, simplified writing and Pinyin, TELL ME MORE® covers all the essential areas of language learning: command of over 800 basic characters, comprehension, pronunciation, written expression and grammar. Developed in collaboration with INALCO (National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations).

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300 HOURS OF CHINESE LEARNING AND OVER 1,500 EXERCISES

ChinesePodInteractive Dialogues

Have a free-flowing, interactive conversation with your computer, and perfect your pronunciation with over 1,500 words and phrases found in the dialogues. The dialogues are based on everyday conversation and are supplemented by 400 photos that illustrate Chinese culture.

8,000-word glossary

Enrich your vocabulary with a glossary of over 8,000 recorded words.

Grammar

Consult 60 key Chinese grammar points, presented in a simple and concise manner.

Animated demonstrations of the characters

Increase your knowledge and understanding of the Chinese characters with 46 exclusive animated demonstrations of Hiragana and Katakana.

Over 1500 Chinese Exercises

Increase your knowledge and understanding of the course with a wide range of writing and listening activities referring to grammar and vocabulary points covered in the Chinese lessons.

Lesson Report

Maintain a thorough evaluation of your work on the 18 lessons and replay all your dialogues with the computer.

INNOVATIONS FOR CHINESE LEARNING

State-of-the-art Speech Recognition

With speech recognition technology, TELL ME MORE® recognizes the four Chinese tones perfectly, assesses your pronunciation and corrects any mistakes. By using the waveform and pitch curve displays as visual aids, you can improve both pronunciation and intonation.

Spoken Error Tracking System: S.E.T.S.®

TELL ME MORE® pinpoints and highlights mispronounced words within individual sentences using the exclusive S.E.T.S.® technology (Spoken Error Tracking System).

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No Instruction, July 20, 2006 – amazon.com

By TS (Chicago, IL)

This software is basically a series of exercises. I’m sure it’s great if you are working in a classroom setting towards Chinese proficiency, but it’s basically a $175 paper weight (and free headphone / microphone) if you don’t already have a good basic knowledge of the chinese language.

The exercises themselves seem pretty good — nice layout, easy to understand, and generally pretty useful. The fatal flaw though remains the lack of instruction. The software functions much more effectively as a series of quizzes than as a tool to improve one’s ability.

For the record, I speak three languages fluently. If I may be so bold, I don’t think that it’s operator error.

Chinese with a bang, February 23, 2007 – amazon.com

By Toby Eastland (Dallas, Tx)

THis program allows you to learn the language from many different angles. THe program allows you to work on grammmar, pronunciation, tone, and the begining of writing charaters. It helps you to make mental connections between concepts and words. I found the program extremely helpful in learning the basics of the language and continuing on to harder content.

where is the instruction? – February 26, 2008 – amazon.com

By Sticky Wich (Colorado)

About 18 months ago we bought this prior to our Asia trip. It was nearly incomprehensible before we left, and I convinced myself I was missing something or was impatient. After our return and several hours of “discovery” as described by others it was clear level 1 has no guided instruction to speak of.

We’re going back to Asia, and I found myself today looking for a deal on Rosetta Stone or Fluenz. That’s when I was reminded by that burning in my gut for having paid retail for this product. It makes me mad because we’ve dropped about $400 on this and other tools to this point and there is a severe lack of methodology, so let me point people to the closest, most informed thing I’ve discovered related to Chinese instruction. On the web site “doubting to shua” you will find a lot of discussion of Chinese instruction products.

I may try Rosetta Stone, but I am really beginning to believe an online college course is going to be the only thing with satisfactory structure for someone who wants to speak and read. I will say Pimsleur’s cheap level one (8 disc, 16 lesson) introduction has been the best learning tool so far. We are 100% on the four tonal influences after that. I was also able to get us onto the correct bus in Taipei as a result. Native speakers can’t always succeed getting the right bus.

Fortunately, China is the largest English speaking country in the world, and they treat you like a rock star when you earnestly attempt to communicate in Chinese. To be fair I’m, going to do what I should have done 18 months ago. I’m going to write Tell Me More and find out if there is an update with guidance. If there was some guidance I believe this could be the best product out there. At the same time I also can’t figure out what the three images have to do with the word you are matching. I was pretty successful in the first Myst trilogy and I do nothing but problem solving for a living, but I couldn’t break the code on this product.

Maybe this is a test and NSA is going to pop up with a giant signing bonus and license to kill for the first person to decipher this product. If so, it probably won’t be me because I’ll be hiring a personal tutor and going to language school when we go back to Asia.


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