New German Lesson: All Aboard! - Your First Train Ride

We're excited to announce that Nina Freebird of Vocal Creations Berlin has just published "All Aboard! - Your First Train Ride", a new Beginner level German language lesson, on Language Mentor!  Lesson ScriptAll aboard!Einsteigen bitte! It is Monday in Berlin.Es ist Montag in Berlin. The station clock shows 9 am.Die Bahnhofsuhr ...
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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? #1Announcer: A Trip To Dalian? #1Qu4 Da4lian2 Lu3you2? Yi1去大连旅游?一 VocabularyCi2hui4词汇 A: Auth...
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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 ScriptQuestion Words: "What", "Who", "How", "Why", "Where", "Where to", "Where from", "When" Where is Sarah?Wo ist Sarah? Sarah is at Hans's.Sarah i...
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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 ScriptThe 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 bist lan...
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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 ScriptAnnouncer: Go To Restaurant #8Newbie 23: Go To Restaurant 8 VocabularyCi2hui4词汇 A: FullBao3饱 B: ReallyZhen1真 A: SpecialTe4bie2特别 B: FinishedWan2完 A: Fin...
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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 ScriptAnnouncer: Go To Restaurant #7Newbie 22: Go To Restaurant 7 VocabularyCi2hui4词汇 A: WaiterFu2wu4yuan2服务员 B: SorryDui4bu4qi3对不起 A: Right awayMa3shang4马上 B...
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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 ScriptAnnouncer: Go To Restaurant #6Newbie 21: Go To Restaurant 6 VocabularyCi2hui4词汇 B: ColaKe3le4可乐 A: Once, One timeYi2bian4一遍 B: AddJia1加 A: IceBing1冰 B: ...
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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 ScriptAnnouncer: Go To Restaurant #5Newbie 20: Go To Restaurant 5 VocabularyCi2hui4词汇 A: OneYi1一 B: "One" as classifierYi4一 A: "One" as classifier - before a ...
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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 ScriptAnnouncer: Go To Restaurant #4Newbie 19: Go To Restaurant 4 VocabularyCi2hui4词汇 A: MeaningYi4si意思 B: OrHuo4zhe3或者 A: BarbequedKao3烤 B: SlowMan4慢 A: SayS...
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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 ScriptThe Genitive Goes to CourtDer Genitiv geht vor Gericht IntroductionThe genitive case is typically used with possessive pronouns. It...
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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 ScriptPassive Voice - An Aromatic ReadingDas Passiv - Eine aromatische Lesung When that day became dark, ...Als es an diesem...
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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 ScriptGehenThe Verb "Gehen"- "To Go" IntroductionIn German, the verb "gehen" translates as "to go", as well as "to walk" and "to leave". A few idioma...
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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 ScriptDeterminer Endings 3Determiner Endings 3 - Singular-Neuter in Nominative and Accusative Cases IntroductionThis lesson focuses on two contexts where some determiners end wit...
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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 ScriptAnnouncer: Go To Restaurant #3Newbie 18: Go To Restaurant 3 VocabularyCi2hui4词汇 A: CabbageBao1cai4包菜 B: SpinachBo1cai4菠菜 A: Paper napkinsCan1jin1zhi3餐巾纸...
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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 ScriptDeterminer Endings 2Determiner Endings 2 - Singular-Masculine in Nominative Case IntroductionIn this lesson we focus on what endings determiners use when they precede a sin...
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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 ScriptAnnouncer: Go To Restaurant #2Newbie 17: Go To Restaurant 2 VocabularyCi2hui4词汇 A: MenuCai4dan1菜单 B: OrderDian3点 A: DeliciousHao3chi1好吃 B: WelcomeH...
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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 ScriptAnnouncer: Go To Restaurant #1Newbie 16: Go To Restaurant 1 VocabularyCi2hui4词汇 A: TimeShi2hou时候 B: WhenShen2me shi2hou什么时候 A: NowXian4zai4现在 Announcer:...
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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 ScriptAnnouncer: Wait, Arrive, See, Feel, KnowNewbie 15: Wait, Arrive, See, Feel, Know VocabularyCi2hui4词汇 A: WaitDeng3等 B: ArriveDao4到 A: To lookKa...
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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 ScriptAnnouncer: Need & WalkNewbie 14: Need & Walk VocabularyCi2hui4词汇 A: NeedXu1yao4需要 B: Go, Leave, or WalkZou3走 A: RoadLu4路 B: WalkZou3lu4走路 A: Mo...
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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 ScriptAnnouncer: Coming & GoingNewbie 13: Coming & Going A: ComeLai2来 B: Suggestion particleBa吧 A: Suggest come - i.e. an invitation to comeLai2 ba来吧 B...
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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 ScriptAnnouncer: Is & AreA: ThisZhe4这 B: IsShi4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?Zhe4 shi4 sha1...
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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 ScriptAnnouncer: Would You Like To?Newbie 11: Would You Like To? A: WantYao4要 B: Would like toXiang3想 A: Would like to have or Would like toXiang3yao4想要 B: What do ...
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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 ScriptAnnouncer: LikeNewbie 10: Like A: LikeXi3huan1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 don't you lik...
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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 ScriptAnnouncer: DrinkNewbie 9: Drink A: DrinkHe1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 what?Ni3 bu4...
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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 ScriptAnnouncer: EatNewbie 8: Eat A: EatChi1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?谁吃了? B: We ate....
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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 ScriptAnnouncer: Have, Want, Give, PleaseNewbie 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 want water...
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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 ScriptAnnouncer:Introducing FriendsJie4shao4 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 Na Wang.Z...
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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 ScriptAnnouncer: Looking For A Hotel On The StreetZai4 Jie1 Shang4 Xun2zhao3 Bin1guan3在街上寻找宾馆 VocabularyCi2hui4词汇 A: HotelBin1guan3宾馆 C: Reservation or ...
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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 l...
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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 ReleasedWe'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 - just...
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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 the i...
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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 DevelopmentLesson DevelopmentAuthoring Tool DevelopmentEvangelizing the Language Mentor PlatformHow You Can HelpLa...
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