Four New Mandarin Chinese Lessons - "A Trip to Dalian?"

We're excited to announce that   章琦玮 - Zhang Qiwei   has just published a series of four new Intermediate level Mandarin Chinese lessons - A Trip to Dalian? Lessons 1-4 - on Language Mentor!  Lesson Scripts:   A Trip To Dalian? #1 Announcer: A Trip To Dalian? #1 Qu4 Da4lian2 Lu3you2? Yi1 去大连旅游?一 Vocabulary Ci2hui4...
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New German Lesson: Newbie 3 - Question Words

We're excited to announce that  Nina Freebird of Vocal Creations Berlin has just published "Newbie 3 - Question Words", a new German language lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Question Words: "What", "Who", "How", "Why", "Where", "Where to", "Where from", "When" Where is Sarah? Wo ist Sarah? Sarah is at Hans's. Sar...
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New German Lesson: Newbie 2 - To Be

We're excited to announce that  Nina Freebird of Vocal Creations Berlin has just published "Newbie 2 - To Be", a new German language lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script The Verb Sein - To Be I am Sarah. Ich bin Sarah. I am gone. Ich bin weg. I am here. Ich bin da. You are at home. Du bist zu Hause. You are slow. Du b...
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20 New Mandarin Chinese "Numbers" Lessons (!)

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published 20 new "Numbers" lessons for Mandarin Chinese via Language Mentor !  These lessons will teach you how to talk about numbers in Chinese, from zero all the way up to millions. They also show how we talk about dates, time, money, identification numbers, etc.&...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #23: Go To Restaurant #8

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #23: Go To Restaurant #8", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Go To Restaurant #8 Newbie 23: Go To Restaurant 8 Vocabulary Ci2hui4 词汇 A: Full Bao3 饱 B: Really Zhen1 真 A: Special Te4bie2 特别 B: Finish...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #22: Go To Restaurant #7

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #22: Go To Restaurant #7", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Go To Restaurant #7 Newbie 22: Go To Restaurant 7 Vocabulary Ci2hui4 词汇 A: Waiter Fu2wu4yuan2 服务员 B: Sorry Dui4bu4qi3 对不起 A: Right away ...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #21: Go To Restaurant #6

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #21: Go To Restaurant #6", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Go To Restaurant #6 Newbie 21: Go To Restaurant 6 Vocabulary Ci2hui4 词汇 B: Cola Ke3le4 可乐 A: Once, One time Yi2bian4 一遍 B: Add Jia1 加 A:...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #20: Go To Restaurant #5

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #20: Go To Restaurant #5", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Go To Restaurant #5 Newbie 20: Go To Restaurant 5 Vocabulary Ci2hui4 词汇 A: One Yi1 一 B: "One" as classifier Yi4 一 A: "One" as classifier...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #19: Go To Restaurant #4

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #19: Go To Restaurant #4", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Go To Restaurant #4 Newbie 19: Go To Restaurant 4 Vocabulary Ci2hui4 词汇 A: Meaning Yi4si 意思 B: Or Huo4zhe3 或者 A: Barbequed Kao3 烤 B: Slo...
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New German Lesson: The Genitive Goes to Court

We're excited to announce that  Nina Freebird of Vocal Creations Berlin has just published "The Genitive Goes to Court", a new Advanced level German language lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script The Genitive Goes to Court Der Genitiv geht vor Gericht Introduction The genitive case is typically used with possessive pronouns...
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New German Lesson: Passive Voice - An Aromatic Reading

We're excited to announce that  Nina Freebird of Vocal Creations Berlin has just published "Passive Voice - An Aromatic Reading", a new Intermediate level German language lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Passive Voice - An Aromatic Reading Das Passiv - Eine aromatische Lesung When that day became dark, ... Als es an di...
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New German Lesson: Newbie 1 - To Go

We're excited to announce that  Nina Freebird of Vocal Creations Berlin has just published "Newbie 1 - To Go", a new Newbie level German language lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Gehen The Verb "Gehen"- "To Go" Introduction In German, the verb "gehen" translates as "to go", as well as "to walk" and "to leave". A few id...
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New German Lesson: Grammar - Determiner Endings 3

We're excited to announce that we've just published "Grammar - Determiner Endings 3", a new Newbie level German language lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Determiner Endings 3 Determiner Endings 3 - Singular-Neuter in Nominative and Accusative Cases Introduction This lesson focuses on two contexts where some determiners end ...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #18: Go To Restaurant #3

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #18: Go To Restaurant #3", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Go To Restaurant #3 Newbie 18: Go To Restaurant 3 Vocabulary Ci2hui4 词汇 A: Cabbage Bao1cai4 包菜 B: Spinach Bo1cai4 菠菜 A: Paper napkins Ca...
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New German Lesson: Grammar - Determiner Endings 2

We're excited to announce that we've just published "Grammar - Determiner Endings 2", a new Newbie level German language lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Determiner Endings 2 Determiner Endings 2 - Singular-Masculine in Nominative Case Introduction In this lesson we focus on what endings determiners use when they precede a ...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #17: Go To Restaurant #2

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #17: Go To Restaurant #2", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Go To Restaurant #2 Newbie 17: Go To Restaurant 2 Vocabulary Ci2hui4 词汇 A: Menu Cai4dan1 菜单 B: Order Dian3 点 A: Delicious Hao3chi1 ...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #16: Go To Restaurant #1

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #16: Go To Restaurant #1", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Go To Restaurant #1 Newbie 16: Go To Restaurant 1 Vocabulary Ci2hui4 词汇 A: Time Shi2hou 时候 B: When Shen2me shi2hou 什么时候 A: Now Xian4zai4...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #15: Wait, Arrive, See, Feel, Know

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #15: Wait, Arrive, See, Feel, Know", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Wait, Arrive, See, Feel, Know Newbie 15: Wait, Arrive, See, Feel, Know Vocabulary Ci2hui4 词汇 A: Wait Deng3 等 B: Arrive Dao4 到 ...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #14: Need & Walk

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #14: Need & Walk", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Need & Walk Newbie 14: Need & Walk Vocabulary Ci2hui4 词汇 A: Need Xu1yao4 需要 B: Go, Leave, or Walk Zou3 走 A: Road Lu4 路 B: Walk ...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #13: Coming & Going

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #13: Coming & Going", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Coming & Going Newbie 13: Coming & Going A: Come Lai2 来 B: Suggestion particle Ba 吧 A: Suggest come - i.e. an invitation to come ...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #12: Is & Are

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #12: Is & Are", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Is & Are A: This Zhe4 这 B: Is Shi4 是 A: What is this? Zhe4 shi4 shen2me? 这是什么? B: This is salad. Zhe4 shi4 sha1la1. 这是沙拉。 A: Is this salad?...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #11: Would Like To

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #11: Would Like To", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Would You Like To? Newbie 11: Would You Like To? A: Want Yao4 要 B: Would like to Xiang3 想 A: Would like to have or Would like to Xiang3yao4 想要...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #10: Like

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie 10: Like", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Like Newbie 10: Like A: Like Xi3huan1 喜欢 B: Do you like me? Ni3 xi3huan1 wo3 ma? 你喜欢我吗? A: Do you not like me? Ni3 bu4 xi3huan1 wo3 ma? 你不喜欢我吗? B: Why d...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #9: Drink

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie 9: Drink", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Drink Newbie 9: Drink A: Drink He1 喝 B: You drink what? Ni3 he1 shen2me? 你喝什么? A: You want to drink what? Ni3 yao4 he1 shen2me? 你要喝什么? B: You not drink ...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #8: Eat

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #8: Eat", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Eat Newbie 8: Eat A: Eat Chi1 吃 B: I ate. Wo3 chi1 le. 我吃了。 A: You ate. Ni3 chi1 le. 你吃了。 B: Did he eat? Ta1 chi1 le ma? 他吃了吗? A: Who ate? Shui2 chi1 le?...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #7: Have, Want, Give, Please

We're excited to announce that   席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana)   has just published "Newbie #7: Have, Want, Give, Please", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Have, Want, Give, Please Newbie 7: Have, Want, Give, Please A: I want. Wo3 yao4. 我要。 B: You want what? Ni3 yao4 shen2me? 你要什么? A: I ...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Introducing Friends

We're excited to announce that  Mathilda Ren (任回驳) has just published "Introducing Friends", a new Beginner level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Introducing Friends Jie4shao4 Peng2you3 介绍朋友 A: Hello Wei Zhang! Ni3 hao3 Zhang1 Wei3! 你好张伟! B: Hello Xia Li! Ni3 hao3 Li3 Xia2! 你好李霞! A: This is my friend...
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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Looking for a Hotel on the Street

We're excited to announce that   章琦玮 - Zhang Qiwei   has just published "Looking For a Hotel on the Street", a new Intermediate level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson Script Announcer: Looking For A Hotel On The Street Zai4 Jie1 Shang4 Xun2zhao3 Bin1guan3 在街上寻找宾馆 Vocabulary Ci2hui4 词汇 A: Hotel Bin1guan3 宾馆 C: Rese...
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News & Updates - Chinese Language Mentor and German Language Mentor released!

We're happy to announce that we've just released the Android and iOS versions of Chinese Language Mentor and German Language Mentor . But wait - while these new apps are listed as separate apps on the respective app stores, they're precisely the same as the "universal" Language Mentor app, except for the fact that the target language, i.e. the...
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News & Updates - Language Mentor version 1.4 released, new Chinese and German language lessons, etc...

Greetings Dear Readers ... Quite a bit has been happening at The Language Collaborative lately! Language Mentor Version 1.4 Released We've just released a shiny new version of Language Mentor on the Apple App Store and the Android Play Store. We've been working on this update for the last few months. We haven't made major changes - j...
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Blog Renovation

We're implementing new blog technology on our site using the Joomla EasyBlog extension. We'll be copying old posts into this new blog shortly and, hopefully, writing some new blog posts.
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Language Mentor now on both Android & iPhone

We're excited to announce that we've just released the newest version of Language Mentor (1.24) on both the Apple app store and the Android Play Store ! If you'd like to give it a spin, install it on your smartphone and select "Chinese, Mandarin" in the app's setup screen. This release is a milestone for us in two ways: It's our first release for t...
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Idahosa Ness & MimicMethod.com

Lately I've run across several articles written by Idahosa Ness. With each article I've become more impressed. He combines (IMO) an excellent understanding of the language learning process with 'tech facility' – the ability to creatively use online resources to make language learning faster, easier, and less expensive. Here are a few of my favorite...
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Language Mentor Update

Our shiny new user forums have received their first post – chrisd has asked "where are you in the development process?". This is a big enough question to justify a blog post – on this shiny new blog. This update includes: Language Mentor Development Lesson Development Authoring Tool Development Evangelizing the Language Mentor Platform How You Can ...
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