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Fluenz Mandarin 1+2 with supplemental Audio CD and Podcasts by Fluenz

Software Details

Brand: FluenzMedia: DVD-ROMHardware Platform: Mac OS X, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XPOperating System: Mac OS X
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Description

The only interactive language program featuring real teachers who guide learners every step of the way, explaining in English the intricacies and shortcuts of Chinese. Ideal for those who thrive in a teacher-oriented learning environment, who need to understand how the language works in plain English, and who seek relevant Chinese they can actually use while in China.
The team behind the application combines recent Harvard and Cornell graduates, some of whom went to China to learn the language and understand the specific challenges for English-speakers, seasoned Chinese teachers trained in the teaching of Mandarin to non-Chinese learners, and veterans of technology start-ups.
Fluenz Mandarin 1+2 is composed of 45 full sessions that each include up to two hours and thirty minutes of training. Every session features a set of clear, common sense tools that progressively increase the learner's range of communication. Instead of endless expressions that follow simple present tense sentences no one really needs (This is an apple, The woman runs), Fluenz builds steadily from useful structures like questions and commands (Where can I get a taxi?, Stop here), and useful vocabulary (restaurants, transportation, directions, etc.) to more and more complex speech. The third level focuses on work-related activities through intensive training with the past tense, the present progressive, subtle forms of description, measure words, conditionals, and strategies for using the right word order.

Platforms

Mac OS X, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista

Product Features

  • 45 sessions of up to two and one-half hours each -- the most comprehensive software application covering the first and second level of Mandarin anywhere. Fluenz Mandarin 1+2 will guide you in English through the challenges of Mandarin with a proven system.
  • The Fluenz language tutor guides you on video every step of the way, recreating a one-on-one tutoring experience, utilizing explanations in English, placing you in real-world contexts, and immersing you in the culture.
  • Fluenz blends beautiful full-motion video with a range of engaging, interactive workouts to improve your reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills -- including a recording engine to perfect your accent.
  • Fluenz's unique approach is currently being used by elite units of the US Navy, senior personnel at the UN and UNICEF, executives of Fortune 500 companies, and students at Harvard Business School and other leading universities.
  • Includes Fluenz Mandarin 1+2 DVD-ROM, an Audio CD for additional learning, exclusive, downloadable podcasts for further practice, and the handy Fluenz Navigator for on-the-go referencing of important words and phrases.

More Details

Publisher: FluenzCategory: Foreign LanguagesBinding: DVD-ROM

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