A great learning tool for anybody who starting to learn Mandarin Chinese!
22 February 2016
Summary: A fun, interactive way to learn Mandarin Chinese. It's good for beginners, but I don't know how much I will get out of it once I start getting to higher levels of learning of the Mandarin Chinese language. But it is fun, for all ages, and especially for beginners.
Summary: So, this is not better than a trip to Beijing but it's a whole lot less expensive. Is it better than an instructor? Arguably... And here's why... People like us either don't have the time, the money or the patience for class room instruction. If we did, we would be in a class room.
Very good casual Chinese learning tool, but needs improvement
14 September 2008
Summary: No book or software can ever replace formal instruction from a qualified teacher or interactions with native speakers, but not everyone has the time, money, or access to that. Chinese is a notoriously difficult language to learn, and if you are looking for an informal place to start, this software...
Good Primer - Better with Pin Yin Pronuciation & Kanji Guide
Value Shopper, Amazon
14 September 2008
Summary: I bought this gamesoft to act as a supplement to my JAPANESE studies. "My Chinese Coach" is similar to "My Japanese Coach" in its approach EXCEPT that there are no syllabraries to guide one in pronunciation -because of this, I highly recommend a Pin Yin pronuciation Guide and a Kanji dictionary such...
Summary: i got this for my son who's only 7, but wants to learn chinese. i wouldn't recommend it for kids, since it's not so visually stimulating, but so far, it's taught us some words. the key is to keep practicing. i wish they'd make something similar that would be more geared for kids.
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.
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.