Confucius Institute at the University of Poitiers Co-Presents the Chinese Learning Software “Chinese Evasion”

[Source]    Confucius Institute at the University of Poitiers [Time]    2013-03-08 10:24:20 

At the beginning of the New Year, the Confucius Institute at the University of Poitiers and the National Centre for Distance Education (CNED) jointly presented “Chinese Evasion”, the premium edition of the Chinese learning software known as “Cool Chinese Language”. Launched in September 2012, the simplified version of “Cool Chinese Language” was widely praised by users. With the suggestions of users, the enhanced version “Chinese Evasion” of this learning software was provided to Chinese learners in the spring of 2013.

In the framework and background of the China-France Culture Year, the “Chinese Evasion” learning software was designed and launched with the support of Mr. Joel Bellassen, General Inspector of National Education for Chinese Language of French Ministry of Education (MOE) and the cooperation between the Confucius Institute at the University of Poitiers and the CNED. The “Chinese Evasion” software was designed to comply with the development needs in current era, and enable people to explore new learning methods through convenient and fast mobile terminals at the present days when smart phones and tablet PCs are popular. It is also a bold innovation in terms of Chinese teaching mode.

With complete content, the “Chinese Evasion” helps learners to get familiar with the use of Chinese in various situations in daily life, such as work meetings, and travels and trips, etc. In addition, it also teaches about different topics under the background of Chinese culture, such as geographical knowledge, philosophy of life, as well as humanity and art, etc. Moreover, the software also allows Chinese learners to gain access to more Chinese teaching resources, such as a mobile library, vocabularies, writing guidance and more communications and interactions, whenever and wherever possible. It is intuitive and has a simple way of experience. Just by touching the screen with a finger, the learner can experience rich and colorful pleasures of learning. Therefore, the software is called “Chinese at Fingertips” by the French media.

This software fills in the gap in the mobile carrier market for French-speaking regions to learn Chinese, and it is of great significance. While promoting Chinese language, it also greatly promotes the influence of the Confucius Institute in Chinese teaching in France.

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By Bai Yaqing