June 29, 2010 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Hong Kong - Announcing that Mandarin Boy, the developers of Mandarin ABC, has released their latest update for users who want an easy way to learn the language correctly. The application is the first ever to offer proper pronunciation tutoring by a native Mandarin speaker, teaching nine hundred words as quickly and easily as possible. Users are taught through lessons, review and testing.
Business trends suggest that the boom in the Chinese economy necessitates the learning of Mandarin to remain competitive in global markets. That's easy to say, harder to do. Mandarin is a tough language to learn. The Mandarin ABC app can help lend a business edge by making the process easy and reliable. Users are tutored in the language by a native Mandarin speaker, who repeats proper pronunciation of each of the included nine hundred Chinese words. The app ensures that users have an authoritative teacher on their iDevice.
As with anything, lots of practice is key and the application provides plenty of that. Once the lessons have been completed for one of the three difficulty levels, a user is tested to determine if they're ready to move on. If that section has been mastered, the user is praised and rewarded; otherwise the mistakes are recorded for reviewing and improving.
Features offered in Mandarin ABC:
* Teaches 900 words in 6 categories
* All words are from the HSK, the only standardized test of Standard Mandarin Chinese proficiency for non-native speakers
* Divided into "Pinyin" and "Word Meaning" - 2 streams with 3 difficulty levels
* The first ever app to provide proper pronunciation by a native Mandarin speaker
* Past mistakes are recorded for reviewing and correction
* Achievements are praised and rewarded
Mandarin ABC is an important application in the business world but it also is perfect for those who simply want to learn the language for personal reasons. Reading the characters in books and dictionaries can't teach people how to say the words or use the tones that comprise the Mandarin language. This speaking app does. Find out more how about how easy Mandarin ABC can make learning Chinese by visiting the Mandarin Boy website or the app's page on iTunes.
* 3G iPhone and iPod touch; iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1.2 or later
* 18.2 MB
Pricing and Availability
Mandarin ABC 1.8.1 is only $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.
Mandarin Boy a group of Mandarin and IT professionals focusing on providing quality Chinese culture and education related software on mobile devices and on the web. All of their language speakers are graduates from Beijing top-tier universities and have passed the National Putonghua Assessment with Grade A result. In other words, Mandarin Boy hires only the best and top quality personnel to ensure excellent product offerings. Copyright (C) 2010 Mobile-App-Marketing-Makeover & Edward Turner. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.