Summary: I really want to learn Chinese. What easier way than a game for my DS? After the game determined that I knew nothing about Mandarin Chinese (I could have told you that..), it started me on the very basics. Well, fine, I wanted the basics anyway.
Summary: I recently bought this game in hopes to improve my Chinese skills. When I got the game all was good in the beginning, until I actually wanted to learn something. When witting characters they used simplified, which isn't recommended because it is harder to learn the traditional afterward, and I would...
Summary: CON: The characters in the reference tab are too small to see all the strokes. When writing the characters, most of the time you don't even have to be closely accurate and the game will count it. When the game shows stroke order, it is WAY too fast, and there is no way to slow it down.
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.
A decent supplemental tool that doesn't stand alone well.
14 September 2008
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.
Summary: I picked up this game as an already advanced student of Chinese who just wanted to see what the game play would be like, and possibly for a little review of the basics. I can tell you that if you're interested in learning Chinese this game is almost not worth buying, if for no other reason than the...
Summary: I had this game for almost 3 months. I think it's great to start mandarin and to use it for a couple of month as a start. One problem I have with this game is that if you're not looking to learn how to write in Chinese (which is my case) then half of the game (and the mini games) are about how to...