Houston Mandarin Chinese Center provides its learning members with three types of teaching materials: Print Materials, Learning Software and other Audio Cassettes.
A. Print Materials
We distribute a customized package of print materials to all the registered learning members of different classes. These carefully prepared learning materials teach our members systematically master Chinese phonetics (initials, finals and four tones); most frequently used Chinese characters, phrases and expressions; single sentences, situational dialogues, textual paragraph, grammar and cultural knowledge etc. Chicago Mandarin Chinese designs and owns all print materials based on each individual learners needs.
B. Chinese Learning Software
Chicago Mandarin Chinese Center strongly recommends to you the "5-learning-modules-in-1", a leading e-Learning software enabling you to systematically master Mandarin Chinese language in an English-Chinese bilingual learning environment. This software is purposely designed to help beginners and medium-level learners gain an important mandarin Chinese skill-set which is needed for a rapidly rising world economy. Without having to pay for costly classroom courses or personal tutors, the software integrates 5 different learning modules in one package and teaches you with modern audio and visual effects how to pronounce, read, speak and most importantly write Chinese language in the comforts of your own home on your time schedule for a fraction of the cost. "5-learning-modules-in-1" embodies a collective wisdom of a dedicated group of Chinese software and linguistic experts. Key features of the learning software are as follows:
■ English-Chinese double language Dictionary includes over 12,000 Chinese words and phrases
■ Over 3,500 most popularly used Chinese characters writing demo (You can use your mouse to imitate how to write) -1,300 Chinese Pinyin (initials, Finals, and Syllable)
■ 66 lessons and 95 scene dialogues -Text To Speech available in both simplified and traditional Chinese (You would love this feature!)
■ Examination module allows you to self-test your Chinese proficiency
We think that everyone have to learn Chinese alpha (Pinyin) first if he really want to learn Chinese. So this module just is a Chinese phonetic alphabet tool which includes the 1,300 Chinese alphas (Initials, Finals, and Syllable) in total.
2. Learn Chinese Characters
"5-in-1" Learn Chinese Character module is an English-Chinese double language Dictionary which includes over 12,000 Chinese words and phrases.
3. Learn Chinese
"5-in-1" Learn Chinese is a module carefully designed for people who are serious about learning Chinese language. It's a simple, efficient, and comprehensive tool and designed for the beginners and senior learners to learn Chinese language and culture.
4. Speech Chinese
"5-in-1" Speech Chinese is a Text to Speech tool which can help you to read the texts on website or clipboard. You can convert texts to Wave or MP3 files. 2, It's available in English, simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese.
Learning with any pressure is our starting point when designing this software package. By using the exam module, you will be able to text what you have learned by yourself. This user-friendly module allows you to access to the exams testing your vocabulary level, Pin Yin pronunciation and oral comprehension skills. When you finish each exam page, you will be allowed to enter into the next page. If you choose the wrong answer, the system will remind you of making your choice again until you get the correct answer!
C. Audio Clip
Once you register as a learning member in Chicago Mandarin Chinese Center, you will have opportunities to attend all classes without having to worry about missing classes owing to personal arrangements. You could either switch among our other concurrent classes or receive a recorded audio clip for the lesson you miss. We are committed to providing you with best-in-class services which enables you a brand-new learning experiences and atmosphere.
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