A decent supplemental tool that doesn't stand alone well.
26 August 2014
Summary: My Chinese Coach would be a pretty useful tool for learning Chinese if it weren't for the mistakes. There are tone errors in some of the vocabulary (and that was only about 10 or 15 lessons in), and there are numerous writing errors. Stroke order is VERY important when writing Chinese characters, so this software will actually hurt your writing if you follow the stroke order in their drills.
Summary: I bought My Chinese Coach in 2009. It is still revelant. Still cool. If you are just starting out in Chinese, and are on a budget, then there are more choices now than four years ago. However, this little program is a keeper for life.
Summary: This is a great product if you are serious about learning Mandarin Chinese. I have learned a lot and feel myself retaining more information this way. The multi-system way the game teaches is great- pinyin and simple characters are used. It is difficult to keep track of, I find sometimes I feel like I'm learning two languages at once, because pinyin and Chinese characters don't have a lot in common.
can only say a couple things so far, but I'm learning
bookfinder "bookfinder", Amazon
9 July 2012
Summary: On the ds version of this game series I also have; My French Coach. Then for the psp I have My Spanish Coach. Of the to different systems, I prefer the ds version over the psp. The psp is just harder because you have to use the analog stick on wack a mole, which I don't like using unless it's on easy mode. For the ds version, since it is touch screen, you just hit them with your stylus, which makes it a lot easier. However, the bridge game on the psp version is easier.
Summary: This does a great job of teaching you basic Chinese with games and repetition. You can hear the word pronounced, you can see the voice wave lengths and then you can speak the word and compare you intonation with theirs and try to match it for a better pronunciation.
E. L. Szarkowski "Live life with no regrets.", Amazon
29 July 2011
Summary: This is a good tool to engage in learning in the spoken Mandarin Chinese as it uses the DS voice recognition program in a way other hand held game systems cannot. I had fun playing the games and trying to figure out how to read/write the Simplified Chinese. However, I was looking for a good tool to learn the Traditional Chinese system and, as this game depends heavenly on the reading/writing vs. pingin of Chinese, it did not meet my needs.
Summary: Buying this game is the first step to learning Chinese its fun and i love it. Has a good phrase book and dictionary Bought it from amazon because they had it at a reasonable price as soon as they start selling my french coach im buying it to practice it.
Summary: As a college student who has lived in China for 3 months, and who plans to go back as a foreign language student in 10 months, I can say that this program, though good, is not ideal for learning China before going to China. The problem with the program, is it rarely uses pinyin to teach you. It focuses too much on writing in Chinese, and not enough on how to actually say the words.