Beginning Chinese (Mandarin) - Ages 12 - Adult. This 2 CD-ROM set with 20 Lessons is the equivalent of a beginning Mandarin Chinese textbook, workbook, audio and video. This complete course in beginning Mandarin Chinese includes 32 video dialogues and readings by native speakers. There are over 6,800 audio recordings. It is classroom tested and has extensive footnotes. Lessons can show either simplified or traditional Chinese characters with Pinyin romanization underneath. The Activities for each lesson include: Browse, Multiple Choice, Vocabulary Completion, Audio Flashcards, Pronunciation and Listening Dictation.
Beginning Chinese requires: PC; Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP; 486+; 16MB+ RAM; 2X CD-ROM drive; SVGA (or better); Sound card; Speaker; and 9MB free hard drive space; Microphone recommended.