Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin ) Level 1 - CD-ROM Software
with Audio Companion Our Price $286.95
Build a foundation. Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) Level 1 Software includes everything you need to begin learning Chinese (Mandarin)—from grammar and vocabulary to basic sentence structure. It’s the foundation upon which your language-learning journey begins! Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) Level 1 Software will help you:
Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) Level 2 - CD-ROM Software
with Audio Companion Our Price $373.75
Move forward. Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) Level 2 will help you move forward, interact and engage. If you already know the basics, but aren't yet comfortable with the more complex conversations, this is the level for you. By the time you complete it, you'll be able to talk about your environment, give directions, dine out and more. With Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) Level 2 Software you'll learn:
Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) Level 3 - CD-ROM Software
with Audio Companion Our Price $373.75
Express yourself. Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) Level 3 Software is the most advanced language-learning program. Chinese (Mandarin) Level 3 builds on language fundamentals and conversational skills. Taking what you've learned in Levels 1 and 2, we help you reach an advanced level of competence in Chinese (Mandarin). Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) Level 3 Software will help you:
Engage in advanced-level conversations.
Learn to share your ideas and opinions, express your feelings and talk about everyday life.
Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) Level 1 & 2 Set
with Audio Companion SAVE $150 when you buy this set Our Price $511.25
Navigate your surroundings. Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) Level 1 & 2 set includes Level 1 & 2 software. Interactive activities, sounds and images take you from the basics to more accomplished conversational skills.
Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) Level 1, 2 & 3 Set with Audio Companion SAVE $360 when you buy this set Our Price $673.75
This comprehensive language-learning solution includes everything you need to learn Chinese (Mandarin) at home or on the go. This set includes the Rosetta Stone Levels 1, 2, & 3 PLUS Audio Companion. A multiple CD set to play or download to your MP3 player.
What is Audio Companion?
With Rosetta Stone software, you learn a new language on your computer. The Audio Companion will reinforce what you've learned in an audio format. Play Audio Companion CDs on your stereo or MP3 player. Take the Rosetta Stone experience with you wherever you go.
Audio Companion activities match the lessons in Rosetta Stone software. Practice what you've learned by listening to Audio Companion.
Extend Study Time
Don't stop learning just becuase you're not at the computer. Use Audio Companion to access lessons whenever and wherever you want.
Speak and Converse
You'll hear and repeat questions and answers that you'll use later to communicate in your new language.
Rosetta Stone Language Software offers a comprehensive course of study for beginning learners leading to everyday proficiency in listening comprehension, reading, speaking, and writing.
Learn All 4 Language Skills. Our balanced curriculum includes listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.
Native Speakers & Speech Recognition. Improve your speech by imitating a native speaker. Rosetta Stone’s speech recognition records your voice and evaluates your pronunciation and accent dynamically.
No Tedious Memorization or Translation. Immerses you completely in your new language so you’ll learn quickly and retain what you learn. Systematic structure teaches vocabulary and grammar naturally, without lists and drills.
Immediate Reinforcement. Previews, exercises, and tests with automated tutorials help you focus on areas that need additional reinforcement.
Hear what the others say about Rosetta Stone Software:
“I am astounded by the power of this software.”
–Filmore Bender, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland
“Rosetta Stone allows students to master their curricular lessons in English, reaching required assessment goals and succeeding in leaving no child behind.”
–Vicki Taylor; Coordinator, English Learner Services, Duarte Unified School District
“[My wife] speaks Portuguese and a little English. We got married and spoke two different languages… She has been using the program for about a month now and the change is unbelievable…The program is great and we tell everybody about it.”
–Joseph and Marialuiza Kissane, Massachusetts
“I am convinced that Rosetta Stone is the best commercial language software available, which is why I recommend it to all my serious students and why I would definitely adopt it if I were in charge of a language program.”
–Paul Lyddon, Ph.D. Candidate, Second Language Acquisition & Teaching (SLAT)
“It used to be that the best way to learn a language was to go to the country and immerse oneself in it. I think Rosetta Stone is even better: I can turn on the computer at any time, any place and am not dependent on anyone or any circumstance for learning Arabic. I’m amazed, and I’m telling everyone I know about Rosetta Stone.”
–Steve Stoker, Texas
The CHINESE Language: Chinese is the mother tongue of over 1 billion people. Spoken Chinese has varied regional dialects. The two most common dialects are Mandarin and Cantonese. The pronunciation of the two are totally different.
The two are both tonal languages (different tones have different meanings for the same sound.) and they also have different vowels and consonants too. Mandarin has four tones while Cantonese has more than six. People who can understand only either Mandarin or Cantonese can communicate with each other by writing because they use the same written characters with a few exceptions.
Mardarin is the official language in Mainland China, Taiwan and Singapore. The Mandarin dialect is used by most of the Chinese schools, colleges and universities and in most TV programs, movies and radio stations all over the country (even in Guangzhou or Canton where people speak Cantonese in their daily lives.) Mandarin is one of the five official languages in the United Nations.
Cantonese is mainly spoken in Hong Kong, Guangdong (where Guangzhou/Canton is the capital) and Guangxi provinces and most of the overseas Chinese communities including Australia, Europe, North America and other parts of the world.