New Chinese Class Makes Use of Audio, Video, TextJun 4th, 2009 | By Elisabeth Lewin | Category: Audio Podcasting, Educational Podcasts
New York-based Innovative Language Learning Company today announced the launch of Chineseclass101.com, an “online learning system” that makes use of audio and video podcasts, mobile applications, and other digital tools for learning the Chinese language.
“Creating content locally in Beijing is a powerful, strategic advantage of Chineseclass101.com. Beijing Chinese is the form of Mandarin Chinese the government bases standard Chinese off of,â€œ said David Lancashire, co-founder of ChineseClass101.com. â€œIn addition, we use voice talent from the Central Drama Academy of Beijing, the same school that produced Chinese film stars such as Gong Li and Zhang Ziyi.â€
The company offers streaming lessons and podcasts free of charge, and charges subscription fees starting at $8/month for access to more extensive learning resources. The podcast is available via iTunes.