Lchinese Announces Learn Chinese 2008 Software for Schools and Universities

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Learn Chinese 2008 is an innovative software product that helps educational institutions develop richer Chinese programs by promoting autonomous learning as a complementary tool to teacher's lesson in class.

Lchinese (, the company developing software solutions for Chinese language learners since 2003, announced today the immediate availability of Learn Chinese 2008, the latest version of its award-winning electronic Chinese assistant. This release represents Lchinese's successful first step into the institutional world. With its innovative "Network" features, students can now use the product on any computer in their School and have transparently access to their personal documents stored on a server computer. This new version also offers a completely new self-assessment module, able to evaluate results, bring detailed analyses on progress made and propose axes of development.

"Here at Lchinese, we have created new technologies that empower students in learning several dimensions of the language at the same time," said Jerome Dangu, Managing Director of Lchinese. "Our products give students the keys to learning Chinese at their own pace with any material, should it be teacher lessons or real life situations."

Learn Chinese 2008 is a full-featured tool box for Chinese learning students and is used successfully in an educational environment. It provides direct access to information in a comprehensive manner. It allows students to overcome the initial difficulties of the Chinese language by allowing them a rapid access to reading Chinese texts. It measures results and provides objective feedback on individual progress made.

Benefits for Institutions:
As teachers have mentioned, Learn Chinese 2008 is a great asset to manage heterogeneity in a class. It can be easily integrated in a daily pedagogic approach, for various and consistent uses, ranging from in-class use with a teacher to student's personal work. It offers teachers a significant improvement over traditional courses by bringing multimedia contents to the class. It makes it very convenient for students to learn vocabulary and encourages autonomous work. Teachers can regularly provide students with lesson-specific vocabulary lists that they can then learn out of class.

Teacher copies can be used in classes. Using Learn Chinese 2008 in the classroom adds interactivity to courses. Teachers can organize the projector or smart board to show the class stroke order animations, learn the pronunciations or use games as part of teaching. Other benefits that Chinese teachers have mentioned include significant time-saving during class preparation and the variety of approaches that could be developed to give students new ways of learning.

Detailed features:
Learn Chinese 2008 includes a full-featured and easy to use Chinese-English and English-Chinese dictionary. Vocabulary lists can be shared between students or submitted by their teacher. These lists serve as a basis for a series of exercises to practice reading, writing, memorizing the meaning of words, recognizing Chinese characters, etc.

Learn Chinese 2008 is also embedded with a Chinese text reading assistant that provides instant romanization of Chinese texts and click-based translation of vocabulary. The text assistant is able to extract vocabulary from a text to a vocabulary list.

Learn Chinese 2008 contains a powerful statistics module to follow quiz results and progress. For example it is capable of generating lists of words that need to be revised based on result history.

All these modules are fully integrated in the product and work together. There are lots of other goodies, import export features, character animations for thousands of characters, audio pronunciation, character writing with the mouse to name a few.

Pricing, availability and system requirements:
Retail price for Learn Chinese 2008 starts at $48.95 USD and includes one year of free updates. Volume discounts are granted to institutions. Learn Chinese 2008 works with Windows XP, Vista and 2000.

About Lchinese:
Headquartered in Paris, France, Lchinese was founded in 2003 and is a leading provider of software solutions to learn the Chinese language. After having successful proposed its products to individuals around the world, Lchinese is now working closely with institutions to bring interactivity to their Chinese curriculums. Please contact Jerome Dangu if you are interested in a demonstration of our products.

Additional information on Lchinese and Learn Chinese 2008 is available on the Internet at or by calling +33-950-53-09-90.


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