Learn Chinese: Toy Story 3 – Disney Language Learning
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** Featured App in Education!
** Read a story to master more than 100 words, comparable to one term of language learning!
** We highly recommend it to parents and children, this innovative app would make your story time more educational and more fun!!! – Apps2LearnChinese
“I am loving that Disney has not only created an app that helps teach kids a new language but that they are also involved in helping on an international level.” - Thedirtytshirt.com
“The pronunciations of both the Mandarin and English are excellent, and the translations work well.” - Wired.com/GeekDad
“Great recording feature allows your kids to record themselves speaking Chinese. We really liked the interactive dictionary.”- Famigo.com
“It is really innovative and cool.” - Benspark.com
“Kids looking to begin learning the language can do so easily and have fun in the process.” - Techlicious.com
“I was clearly hooked by this intelligent teaching method.” – Goodreadswithronna.com
•Start Learning Chinese with this Engaging, Story-driven App!
•Disney’s Proven Language Program, now on the iPad!
•Interactive features, Endless Replay and Classic Toy Story 3 Characters!
A first in digital education, Disney’s Learn Chinese: Toy Story 3 presents a whole new way to learn a foreign language! You don’t have to know a single word in Chinese—this app actually teaches you while you’re having fun.
Experience the excitement of Toy Story 3 with Buzz and Woody while gradually transforming it from English to a story you understand in Chinese and Pinyin, mixing the new with the known by playing with 5 levels of the story:
Level 1. English only
Level 2. Beginning Chinese/Pinyin (25%)
Level 3. Intermediate (50% Chinese/Pinyin)
Level 4. Advanced (75% Chinese/Pinyin)
Level 5. 100% Chinese/Pinyin
This innovative app is the first in a series of carefully leveled stories that combine Disney magic with proven language learning methods.
-Interactive translation, audio, and a recording tool empower you to discover a new language and learn at your own pace.
-Hear each word in both languages individually pronounced.
-If you forget a word, flick it into the translator.
-Record yourself and compare your pronunciation to the narrator.
-Play with Chinese and English, comparing vocabulary and eventually grammar.
-Reinforce learning by using a pronunciation guide and glossary composed of English, Pinyin, and Chinese characters.
-Learn the tones of Chinese using a Pinyin and audio tutorial.
-Master more than 100 words, comparable to one term of language learning!
-Fun with Learning:
-Toy Story 3 delivers the imaginative world you already know and can now enjoy in 100 interactive, language learning pages.
-Rewards from Toy Story 3 friends cheer you on as you progress from English to Chinese.
-Playful interactive features with endless repeat playability encourage practice, practice, practice!
-Beautiful illustrations support language learning.
-Intended for ages 7 to adult or younger than 7 with a parent.
-Based on the proven pedagogical approach to language learning called Diglot Weave—for the first time in an app!
-Supervised by Dr. Ji Yuhua, a renowned scholar and the pioneer of this method of language learning in China.
-Benefit from the experience of more than 30 years of best-selling language learning products from Disney and the award-winning language program of Disney English.
What's New in Version 1.1
Minor bug fixes.
This app is fantastic for beginning Chinese learners. The app has great pronunciation, and will read to you in various levels of partial Chinese, partial English, or full Chinese or full English.
Additionally, there is a vocab section and the ability to record yourself saying the words. I don't know why some rated it so poorly. This app will not teach you traditional characters, but unless you are planning on doing lots of reading in Chinese, you probably don't need to learn the characters this early on in the process. Learning characters involves a great deal of memorization and very little payback. even the signs in China are both in pinyin and in Chinese characters.
A great buy- I hope they come out with many more, and soon!
One tool from the toolbox
Excellent addition to a parents toolbox. Mostly for non native speaking parents or split speaking households. It can be difficult to maintain the engagement of younger children, and the love able and familiar characters of this story are beneficial. You need multiple tools to help keep your children engaged in learning chinese language. Thi helps you study a little bit more every day. I will definitely purchase any additional Disney learn chinese stories that would be published.
Wow, this is a perfect supplement to learning Chinese. The 5 levels run the gamut, from all English, to 3 increasing levels with Chinese, to all Chinese. The story is read out loud in perfect English or Mandarin or both, and is written using the Roman alphabet, in English and/or pin yin. There is a dictionary with Chinese characters, if you want.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Jul 12, 2012
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 153 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Disney Publishing Worldwide Applications
- © 2012 Disney/Pixar
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.