Developed in collaboration with INALCO (National Institute of Languages and Oriental Civilizations), TELL ME MORE® is the first language learning method based on speech recognition technology that is able to recognize the four tones of Mandarin Chinese.
TELL ME MORE® Chinese introduces the standard Chinese used in newspapers, television and radio broadcasts throughout the People’s Republic of China. The Pinyin Romanisation system, a crucial language learning tool for beginners, is used to familiarise students with the pronunciation and recognition of essential simplified characters. With TELL ME MORE® Chinese you will master:
- Over 800 Basic Characters
- Listening and Written Comprehension
- Written Expression and Grammar
400 HOURS OF LEARNING CHINESE WITH MORE THAN 2,000 EXERCISES
Use your computer to practice speaking interactively and to perfect your pronunciation, with over 1,500 words and phrases taken from the dialogues.
The dialogues are based on everyday conversation and are supplemented by 400 photos illustrating Chinese culture.
Enrich your vocabulary with a glossary including more than 3,000 recorded words to learn Chinese.
Consult 30 key grammar points, presented in a clear and concise manner.
Over 2,000 exercises
Enhance your knowledge and understanding of the course with a wide range of writing and listening activities to learn Chinese, related to the grammar and vocabulary points covered in the lessons:
- Picture/Word Association
- Word Association: Chinese/Pinyin
- Word Association: Chinese/English
- Word Association: Chinese/Chinese
- The Right Word
- Mystery Phrase
- Word Order
- Crossword Puzzles
Evaluate your coursework in the 18 lessons, and listen to your dialogues again on the computer.
AT THE FOREFRONT OF TECHNOLOGY
Cutting-Edge Speech Recognition Software
Using speech recognition technology, TELL ME MORE® is able to recognize the four Chinese tones, evaluate your pronunciation and correct any mistakes. With the help of the voice graph and pitch curve, you can improve your pronunciation and intonation.
Automatic Detection of Pronunciation Errors: S.E.T.S.®
TELL ME MORE® pinpoints pronunciation errors within a sentence thanks to the exclusive S.E.T.S.® technology (Spoken Error Tracking System).
A UNIQUE LEARNING METHOD
Simple and progressive lessons in Mandarin
Mandarin Chinese, also known as putonghua, is the official language of both the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan. The use of the Pinyin phonetic transcription system throughout the program will help you master Chinese pronunciation.
Complete Course covers: Beginers, Intermediate, Advanced levels
PC or compatible: Pentium®, Windows® 95*/98, 16MB RAM, 90MB available on hard disk, 4X CD-ROM drive, 16-bit Windows®-compatible sound card, 800 x 600, 256-colour graphics card, microphone and speakers or headset.
PC or compatible: Pentium® 166MHz, Window® 95*/98/NT4*/2000, 32MB RAM, 110MB available on hard disk, 12X CD-ROM drive,16-bit Windows®-compatible sound card, 1024 x 768, 65,536-colour graphics card, microphone and speakers or headset and Internet access.
* Windows® 95 and NT4 require Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 or higher.