Learn Chinese Mandarin Free

Rating Learn Chinese Mandarin Free - 5 out of 5 - Best Rating 5.0

  • Android, iPad
  • Free
  • age 7+
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About Learn Chinese Mandarin Free

A powerful educational app designed to promote the learning and love of Mandarin Chinese.  Loaded with features and activities that support language acquisition and develop deeper knowledge of the language.

Learn Chinese Mandarin Free Review

Upon opening the app users are presented with a list of topics and lessons within each topic, all of which are initially are locked.  Learners can either start from the beginning and work their way through gradually or for those more advanced there is the option to take one of several tests to determine their level, where successful completion will unlock all the preceding levels.  Cleverly, the concept of topic based learning with lessons within topics allows the developers to add more functionality and topics as and when they need.

When users click a topic and then a lesson within a topic, the new language (vocabulary, pronunciation, characters, pinyin, sentence structure, etc.) is introduced through a series of activities that require the user to think beyond simply memorising the language.  For example, activities include ordering a sentence in both English and Chinese; selecting the correct missing word; dragging the correct part of a character; typing the English or Chinese translation, etc.  This variety of activities ensures that the learner continually has to think about the content as well as simply practice.  At present users must click a separate section, which seems unconnected, to find an introduction to the new content, however, it would be nice to see new content introduced as an overview as part of the lesson prior to commencing the activities.  At the end of each lesson users are presented with their statistics, showing the skills the mastered as well as those they struggled with, but more importantly learners are able to review these and either attempt the lesson again or move to the next lesson.  Following the completion of several topics, users can attempt a test to assess their understanding.

The app also offers an extras section with three additional features: a “survival kit” containing basic additions useful for touristy situations; “fluent now” an advanced mode supporting conversation based learning; and an extremely helpful Pinyin chart, which outlines all the possible combinations and pronunciations of Pinyin, the standard system of Romanised spellings for Chinese characters.  This impressive function also allows the learner to listen to a pronunciation, record their own attempt, and then listen to both one after the other.  Very powerful!

Overall, an engaging app loaded with features to support language acquisition.  A clear pedagogy for learning that is individualised and suitable for beginners to those more advanced, with some impressive extra features as a bonus!

App Details

Ratings

Devices

Android, iPad

Price

Free

Category

Topics

Skills

Cognitive Development
Communication Skills
Engagement and Usability
Academic Relevance

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No

Publisher

ChineseSkill - Learn Chinese Language

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You can download Learn Chinese Mandarin Free on your iOS or Android devices from the app stores. Download the Learn Chinese Mandarin Free app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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