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Description

ChineseSkill is the best Mandarin Chinese learning app for beginners!
And Yes, it's now COMPLETELY FREE!!!

Features:
1. Game-based learning course: an easy start for beginners;
2. Quality courses based on the CEFR;
3. Learning while testing (provides review and consolidation);
4. Native pronunciation at standard or slower speed;
5. A novel way to study Chinese characters;
6. Displays Chinese as pinyin or characters or both;
7. Switches easily between simplified and traditional Chinese;
8. Learning progress synchronized across iPad, iPhone, iPod touch;
9. Keep new vocabulary and sentence patterns in your long-term memory;
10. Effective and efficient for learners on the go;

How does ChineseSkill make Chinese learning so easy?
- Learning is game based.
ChineseSkill uses mini-games that test your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills through the entire learning process.
- It’s task-driven.
Content is organized into various skills which are practical and keep learning motivation active.
- It’s effective.
Every item can be mastered in a short time. And you are able to track your progress and review characters, words and sentences on the go.
- It’s helpful.
You are able to record your Chinese pronunciation and compare it with standard pronunciation.
- It makes complicated things simple.
Chinese handwriting, characters and pronunciation are made simple in ChineseSkill. All you need to do is tap and move.

What are you going to learn?
- 50+ Chinese skills
- 150+ Chinese grammar points
- 200+ sentence patterns
- 1000+ key words and phrases
- 2000+ essential Chinese characters

You will have lessons that cover:
-Chinese Basics
Greeting and Introductions;
Shopping
Travel
Chinese food
Chinese games
Past and Future
Friends and Social Life
Dinning and Vacation
Dating and flirting
…and more!

To help users Chinese language skills more fluent, we append the new valued-added Premium Lessons, which has the following cool features:
■ Listening: You can listen to the entire dialogue or only areas you would like to improve.
■ Speaking: You can practice your pronunciation by recording your speaking and comparing it with the standard pronunciation.
■ Reading: You can tap on any words while reading and the app will demonstrate its pronunciation and translation. You may also add words to your favorite category and keep them in one place.
■ Dictation: Collaborative games are designed to test your ability to form sentences according to the audio. It will keep you motivated and master the lessons in no time.
■ Vocabulary: Key words for each lesson will be stored for future review.
■ Lessons: Contains various topics of REAL Chinese dialogues and new lessons will be added weekly
■ Offline learning supported.
■ Written translations in Traditional & Simplified Chinese, Pinyin and English.
■ Audios from native speakers are provided for each sentence.
■ Adjustable audio speed.
■ Adjustable font size.
■ Learn anytime and anywhere across devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch).

Feedback
We cherish every users’ feedback. If you have any suggestion or issue, please feel free to write to us: support@chinese-skill.com and our Privacy Policy is http://www.chinese-skill.com/PrivacyPolicy.html

ChineseSkill Team

 Free in iOS App Store

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Feb 08, 2014 (almost 5 years ago).

Releasing new versions every about 2 months, on average.

Oct 27
2018
(Current)
Version 4.3.2

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Apr 10
2018
Version 4.3.1

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Nov 19
2017
Version 4.3

1. Opened up all contents completely for FREE, No Ad, No Subscription!
2. Added intros to Chinese alphabet systems.
3. Added grammar tips to each skill.
4. Improved UX and fixed bugs.

Nov 16
2017
Version 4.2.1

1. Opened up all contents completely for FREE, No Ad, No Subscription!
2. Added intros to Chinese alphabet systems.
3. Added grammar tips to each skill.
4. Improved UX and fixed bugs.

Nov 14
2017
Version 4.2

1. Opened up all contents completely for FREE, No Ad, No Subscription!
2. Added intros to Chinese alphabet systems.
3. Added grammar tips to each skill.
4. Improved UX and fixed bugs.

May 01
2017
Version 4.1.1

1. New features added.
2. Bug fixes and performance improvement.

Apr 19
2017
Version 4.1.0

1. New features added.
2. Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Feb 21
2017
Version 4.0

1. New features added.
2. Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Dec 21
2016
Version 3.2.1

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Dec 10
2016
Version 3.2

1. Bug fixes and performance improvements
2. Add Premium Lessons in discover section
3. Add HSK Words in discover section
4. Add a Discussion forum

May 05
2016
Version 3.1

1. Performance improvement and bugs fixed.
2. Supports learning Chinese from 8 languages now: English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese,Russian, Vietnamese and Thai.

Feb 05
2016
Version 3.0

Happy Chinese New Year

Features in the new update including:
1. The brand new UI designed for Chinese New Year;
2. Learning curve provided to trace learning progress;
3. Leaderboard makes learning interesting by sharing and competing with your friends on ChineseSkill. (Invite your friends to join)
4. New illustrations for all vocabularies;
5. Chinese character hand writing feature added.
6. Mirror bugs fixed and performance improvement.

Nov 17
2015
Version 2.7

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Sep 29
2015
Version 2.6.1

1. ChineseSkill brings support for new iOS 9.
2. Display bugs fixed for Japanese and Korean users.
3. New features for iPad, including:
--SRS FlashCard: Makes Chinese words memorization more efficiently.
--Pinyin Tone practice tool: Practice and self-check Pinyin Tones with fun.
--Character stroke order: Learn how to write a Chinese Character from scratch.

Sep 14
2015
Version 2.6

1. Bug fixes and performance improvements.
2. New discussion feature for community support and learning.
3. New features for iPhone: SRS FlashCard system, Pinyin Tone tool, Character stroke order
4. Other minor improvements

May 19
2015
Version 2.5

1. Bug fixed and performance improvement.
2. New features for iPhone4, iPhone5 & iPad
3. New strategy for user reminder

Apr 03
2015
Version 2.4

1. Bug fixed and performance improvement.
2. New features for iPhone6 & iPhone Plus

Mar 09
2015
Version 2.3

1. Bug fixed and performance improvement.
2. Improved user submission recognition algorithm
3. Korean speakers can now learn Chinese!

Feb 11
2015
Version 2.2.1

1. Bug Fixed and performance improvement.
2. Add the audio playing in background model for iPad
3. Append a new pinyin-tone input method.

Dec 21
2014
Version 2.2

1. Add the audio playing in background model
2. Speed up the download progress
3. Fixed some bugs.

Dec 05
2014
Version 2.1

Fixed some bugs.

Nov 19
2014
Version 2.0

Improvement and Bug fixed:
1. Optimized ChineseSkill for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iOS 8
2. Append the function to calculate users’ learning time
3. Append the free GiftBox including Pinyin Practice and Survival Chinese
4. Update new ICON and new UI
5. Enhanced the quality of English translation
6. Fixed some bugs

Oct 24
2014
Version 1.7.1

Emergency bug fixed for version 1.7 (iPad users)

version 1.7's improvements:
A. Checker for Chinese pinyin's mark tone
B. Account information sync
C. Study resource downloading problem
D. Pictures are not showing up in some places
E. English translation improvement

Oct 07
2014
Version 1.7

Dear ChineseSkill users,
In the latest released version 1.7, we found a serious bug which will affect iPad users. If you use ChineseSkill’s iPad version currently, please don’t update to version 1.7 for the moment. We already made a new update(1.7.1) for Apple’s review to fix this serious bug. We are so sorry to bring the inconvenience. -- ChineseSkill Team

Aug 01
2014
Version 1.6

Improvement and bug fixed:
1. Re-design UI
2. New function added:
a. Checker for Chinese Pinyin’s mark tone
b. Hint function for Chinese Character testing
3. Bug fixed: Account information Sync
a. Study resource downloading problem
b. Pictures are not showing up in some places
c. English translation improvement
d. Offline studying problem

Jun 05
2014
Version 1.5

1. Removed all IAPs to make ChineseSkill completely free
2.Improve the algorithm of Chinese Character testing;
3. Accelerate download speed;
4. Other bugs fixed

May 02
2014
Version 1.4

Improvement and bugs fixed:
1. Append traditional Chinese characters testing.
2. Make an option for users to skip Chinese characters testing in lessons.
3. Fix download bugs.
4. Fix the bug of studying progress synchronization to multi-devices.
5. Other small bugs fixed.

Mar 31
2014
Version 1.3

Improvement and bug fixed:
1. Add Pinyin Exercise section.
2. Add Character Test into lesson game.
3. Randomize the character game.
4. Enable studying progress synchronization to multi-devices.
5. Bugs fixed.

Mar 11
2014
Version 1.2

Improvement and bug fixed:

1. Add the skill Test-out.
2. Add new function to download all skill materials in advance.
3. Add the review port for each skill after one passed the skill.
4. Open more skill to freely study.
5. Other performance improvement.

Feb 22
2014
Version 1.1

The update contains the following bug fix and improvement:
1. Fix the problem of lacking sounds and pictures files by modifying the resource download algorithm.
2. Fix the out-of screen problem for iPhone4/iPhone4s(this problem appear in the review page).
3. Open one more SKILL for user to freely study before asking to go to the IAP section.
4. Improve the user experience of loop-playing model of "record sound and standard sound"
5. Add the "find us on Facebook" link

Feb 08
2014
Version 1.0

Previous 3 versions
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