For MAC and PCIQChinese Courseware:
IQChinese Courseware is a complete set of multimedia courseware especially designed forK-12 CFL (Chinese as a Foreign Language) students. It includes the Spiral Curriculum,leading students with reviews of accumulated knowledge while adding new information, allowing students to understand language in a wide context. Based on the K-12 education curriculum design framework, IQChinese uses daily life topics and school-related subjects in the curriculum, enabling students to use Chinese in their everyday lives.
IQChinese Courseware integrates artificial intelligence and the input of experienced Chineseprofessionals around the world to develop courseware for students in a CFL context. Using the Type-to-Learn Method to correct learning deft ciencies in Chinese pronunciation, intonation, characters and homophones, as well as general confusion when starting to learn how to write. The Type-to-Learn Method of IQChinese eases the burden of writing in the beginning phase. Typing requires students to think and pronounce Chinese pinyin. In this sense, it helps them integrate sounds, forms and meanings of Chinese characters and trains their reading ability. IQChinese Courseware is definitely a great asset to a successful and unique Chinese class! Features:
IQChinese Pinyin is a multimedia courseware that introduces initials, finals, and tones of the standard Pinyin system using a native speaker¡¦s voice. It includes a practice feature that allows the Chinese language student to hear any possible combination of initials, finals, and tones in standard spoken Mandarin Chinese. Includes video clips of a native speaker¡¦s mouth speaking all Mandarin Initials and Finals.
Initials: This feature helps you learn to correctly pronounce the beginning sound of any Mandarin word.
Finals: This feature helps you learn to correctly pronounce the end sound of any Mandarin word.
Tones: This feature uses English to demonstrate how Mandarin tones really work.
Pinyin Practice: The perfect tool to fine-tune subtle sound and tone differences of any Mandarin word and tone combination.
Games: Test your ability to recognize Mandarin sounds and tones in a fun, competitive format.
Pronunciation Videos: Video clips of a native Chinese speaker pronouncing each initial and final sound in Mandarin Chinese is available at the click of button.
Product Unique Features:
IQChinese understands the bottlenecks and challenges that learners face when learning Chinese as a second language. IQChinese courseware and software constitutes a unique, multimedia Chinese language learning system that integrates the familiarity of typing with a detailed, individual performance analysis into an easy-to-use, computer-friendly format that makes learning Mandarin Chinese easy, enjoyable, and effective. IQChinese Go 100-400
Objective: To fully of 500 most frequently used characters in daily life.
Suggested learning time: 40-60 hours per volume
IQChinese Go 500-800
Objective: To apply the 1000 characters to interactive communications in Chinese.
Suggested learning time: 40-60 hours per volume Learn Traditional and Simplified Chinese Characters
Each CD provides 10 lessons in both traditional and simplified Chinese characters. It’s like getting 20 lessons for the price of 10. Use the lessons to learn either format or for comparison.
The “Chant” Function Sings the Text in a Fun and Easy to Learn Rhythm.
Research shows that academic material is easier learned in when presented in a musical format. The “Chant” function lets you hear the text sung by a native Chinese. It also lets you use only the Karaoke function to hear only the beat as you sing solo. Lastly, “Chant” also let you to hear the entire text spoken by a Chinese native speaker with no music.
Type to Learn with the “Drill” Function
This is the heart of learning Chinese by typing. In Drill you see the character and must enter the correct Pinyin and tone mark before the character is spoken aloud. Drill motivates you to apply what you have learned.
Detailed Summary Reports
By providing information on the student’s performance, such as spelling accuracy, typing speed, number of characters tested, number of sentences tested, etc., the learner can easily determine where to focus and improve at a quicker rate than traditional Chinese language programs.
“Speaking Vocabulary” for all Lessons
Learners can access each lesson’s vocabulary to review characters, word definition, compare words with similar initials, finals, and pronunciation. In IQChinese Go courseware, a unique feature allows the student to actually hear the vocabulary spoken by a native speaker of Mandarin. In addition, a “mouse-over” Chinese character feature allows Pinyin to stay hidden from the text until needed, thus reinforcing character recognition.