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Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) Level 1 & 2 Set

Our complete set offers Beginner through Advanced instruction with over 8000 real-life images and phrases in 210 lessons. Chinese Levels 1 & 2 provide up to 550 hours of mastery instruction in Listening Comprehension, Reading, Speaking and Writing. Systematic structure teaches vocabulary and grammar naturally, without lists and drills. Previews, exercises and tests accompany every lesson with automated tutorials throughout the program. Some of the covered topics include Greetings and Conversation; People and Talking; Travel, Transportation and Transactions; Directions; Food, Eating and Drinking; Family Relationships; Telling Time; Numbers to One Hundred; Clothing and Dress; Vehicles, Furniture and Instruments; Shopping and Dining Out; Common Social Conventions; Calendar Conventions; A Complete Reference Section of Commonly Used Terms; Chinese Level 1 & 2, Personal Edition set comes complete with illustrated User's Guides and Curriculum Text books.



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General Directories & Pages

Start with
Chinese Language Related Information Page
"...a comprehensive navigational tool pointing you to Chinese language related resources. The intended audience is anyone who has an interest in Chinese, including speakers and students of Chinese languages, China scholars, Chinese teachers, translators, linguists, East Asiatic librarians, and computer programmers."
By Carlos McEvilly

Continue on with:
Archive of Chinese Teaching Materials
Advanced Level.
Sections include: Chinese Basics ; Drama ; Essays ; Net Resources ; Novels ; Prose.
By Dr. Wenze Hu, Chinese Language Program, Harvard University

Chinese Classical Literature
"This site contains Chinese classics with each character hyperlinked to its definition and etymology. No Chinese software is necessary - characters are displayed as images. Links to English translations are included for most works."

Scholarly and Linguistic Resources on Chinese
A well organized collection of Internet resources
By Carlos McEvilly

Yamada Language Center: Chinese WWW Guide
Sections include: WWW Sites ; Chinese Fonts ; Chinese Mailing Lists ; Chinese News Groups.
University of Oregon

Lessons & Study Tools

Chinese Character Pronunciations - (dead link)
"Input (copy-and-paste) any Chinese text and obtain the transliterated pronunciation of each Chinese character."

Chinese Language Study Courses
These links point to specific information on Chinese language study courses offered by various institutions

ChineseOn.net
"ChineseOn gathers a group of top level Chinese language teaching experts and Internet technologists who devote their constant efforts to providing quality online service and Chinese language expertise for all the Chinese schools and teachers, as well as for all the individual students around the world who decide to learn the language." Fee-based service.
Sections include: Students ; Teachers ; Schools ; Parents ; Courses ; Resources ; Chat ; Forum.

Internet Based Chinese Teaching & Learning - (dead link)
Program developed and offered at La Trobe University, Bendigo, Australia

Learning Chinese Online
A very extensive collection of learning tools & Web resources
Maintained by Dr. Tianwei Xie, Dept. of EALC, UC Davis

Study Mandarin using VOA - (dead link)
"Listen to sound clips from recent VOA newscasts while viewing the corresponding Chinese characters, pinyin pronunciations, and vocabulary lists with word definitions."

On Line Chinese Tools
Topics include Learn Chinese; Use Chinese; Chinese Culture; and Chinese Programs ; Flashcards.
By Eirk E. Peterson

The Reference Desk

Chinese Character Dictionary

Chinese Character Genealogy
Web-Based Etymological Dictionary for Learning Chinese Characters
By Rick Harbaugh

A Chinese Syllabary Pronounced According to the Dialect of Canton - (dead link)
By S. L. Wong

Chinese-English Online Dictionary
From Erik E. Peterson's On-line Chinese Tools

CJK-English Dictionary
"A Database of CJK Characters and Compounds Related to East Asian Cultural, Political, and Intellectual History
Chief Editor: Charles Muller, Toyo Gakuen University

How to Read Chinese on the Internet - (dead link)

Lexicon of Confucianism
Based on an ongoing manuscript of Lao Sze-Kwang

Review of Chinese Word Lists Accessible on the Internet

Centers, Associations & Institutes

Cantonese Language Association
Includes modified back issues of their Newsletter, Bibliography, and a nice selection of Web resources

Chinese Language Teachers Association

Indiana University, Bloomington - The East Asian Studies Center
Includes their Newsletters, and text of the Working Paper Series on Language and Politics in Modern China

University of California, Berkeley - Chao Yuen Ren Center for Chinese Linguistics

University of California, Berkeley - Department of East Asian Languages

The Yuen Ren Society for the Promotion of Chinese Dialect Fieldwork



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