Time4Languages makes it simple for Time4Learning K-12 students to learn Chinese or improve their fluency.
The online Chinese (Mandarin) course features an award-winning, proven method in which students will learn to speak and think in Chinese. There is no memorization or translation involved. An immersive environment teaches students by connecting words and phrases with images.
Almost 14.1% of the world’s population speaks Mandarin, that’s roughly around 955 million Chinese speakers! This makes Mandarin the number one spoken language in the world today. You can give your child a competitive advantage with the gift of learning a new language. Maybe your child is interested in international business or maybe your family wants to travel around the world. What better way is there to equip your family than with learning the rich and historical Mandarin language?
- How does Chinese Language Learning work?
- Student-paced, Interactive, and Fun Chinese Language Learning!
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How does Chinese Language Learning work?
The Time4Languages online Chinese course features award-winning language learning homeschool content powered by Rosetta Stone® and is made up of 5 levels, each consisting of 4 units.
Chinese is composed of pictograms and semi-phonetic ideograms, unlike most languages, which use phonetic writing. Learning Chinese is actually refreshing for most students because it has no tenses, cases, or gender rules. It is comprised of some of the most simple grammar in the world. Students can spend more time working on perfecting their pronunciation rather than obsessing over grammatical rules.
Students will start with the fundamentals and learn basic conversation skills such as greetings, introductions, and simple questions and answers. From there, they’ll move on to interactions where they’ll be able to share ideas and opinions, express feelings, and discuss interests and current events.
Core Lessons will teach students Chinese. Every unit includes 4 Core Lessons. For students who have some understanding of the Chinese language, they can use the Core Lesson within each unit as a method of gauging where they should begin.
The Focused Activities within the Time4Languages online Chinese course focus on speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and listening.
Every activity within the course is graded and each unit ends with a conversational Milestone that will help students gain confidence by reviewing what they’ve learned through a simulated conversation in Chinese.
Student-paced, Interactive, and Fun Chinese Language Learning!
The engaging Chinese language course is both fun and effective. Students are able to interact with the course by speaking into a microphone (either built-in on the computer or purchased separately) to ensure that their pronunciation is correct.
Why not let your children practice their new Chinese speaking skills by going to an authentic Chinese restaurant and ordering in the native language or becoming a penpal friend with another child in China! When learning a commonly spoken language such as Mandarin, the possibilities are endless!
For more detailed practice, students can access the Speech Analysis screen. This tool allows students to improve their pronunciation by recording and playing back their own voice in order to compare it with a native Chinese speaker.
Students have the option of pausing a lesson, repeating activities as often as needed, as well as skipping around and working in a different order. Keep in mind that it is recommended that students follow the suggested sequence since the material is created to build upon itself.
For maximum benefits, it is recommended that students log into their Chinese language course 3-5 times per week, for 20-30 minutes each day.