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Confucius Institute

A Mandarin Chinese Learning App we recommend: ChineseSkill

25 October 2016

Technology is very much part of language learning throughout the world at all different levels.

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ChineseSkill is an effective and user friendly app to learn Mandarin Chinese.

Technology is very much part of language learning throughout the world at all different levels. We are as likely to find it in the primary sector as much as in adult education. What is still sometimes an issue is the reliability of these technologies for classroom and personal use. The Confucius Institute has found ChineseSkill an effective and user friendly app to learn Mandarin Chinese.  

ChineseSkill features:

  • Game-based learning course: an easy start for beginners
  • Quality courses based on the CEFR
  • Learning while testing (provides review and consolidation)
  • Native pronunciation at standard or slower speed
  • A novel way to study Chinese characters
  • Displays Chinese as pinyin or characters or both
  • Switches easily between simplified and traditional Chinese
  • Learning progress synchronized across iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
  • Keep new vocabulary and sentence patterns in your long-term memory
  • Effective and efficient for learners on the go

We find that ChineseSkill is changing the way people learn Mandarin as it simplifies the language. It will help you learn Mandarin to a useful level even if you do not have any prior knowledge.

How does ChineseSkill make Chinese learning easy?

  • Learning is game based (ChineseSkill uses mini-games that test your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills through the entire learning process.)
  • It’s task-driven. (Content is organized into various skills which are practical and keep learning motivation active.)
  • It’s effective. (Every item can be mastered in a short time. And you are able to track your progress and review characters, words and sentences on the go.)
  • It’s helpful. (You are able to record your Chinese pronunciation and compare it with standard pronunciation.)
  • It simplifies complicated things. (Chinese handwriting, characters and pronunciation are made simple in ChineseSkill.)

Lessons cover: Chinese Basics, Greeting and Introductions, Shopping, Travel, Chinese food, Chinese games, Past and Future, Friends and Social Life, Dining and Vacation.

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