Posted by Konrad Mitchell Lawson on October 06, 19100 at 12:21:08:
In Reply to: Application posted by c.p.sobelman on September 30, 19100 at 10:49:29:
I will try to answer your 3 major questions:
1. Is the application useful for non-full-time students of the Chinese or other language courses. I think the answer is a resounding yes. If you have vocabulary files made, then Flashcard Wizard provides a way for students to quickly and efficiently review items from earlier lessons. I try to daily conduct "interval study" on my Japanese and Chinese with the program and it takes about 15-45 minutes to do so. However, you can spend less or more time if you so choose depending on the way you set up the program.
2. The program is "shareware". This means you can download the program, try it for 50 uses and at that time, the interval study features will disable themselves until you pay for the program. You may still continue to use the normal flashcard and other features but you are encouraged to pay the registration fee if you like and continue to use the program.
3. PC Version
I would very much like to develop a PC version and hope to eventually do so using either Python or C++ Builder. However, as I'm now a full time graduate student at Columbia, I don't know when I'll get the time for a new version on PC. There are also improvements I would like to do on the Mac version, including quiz and multiple-entry flashcards.
: To: Shu Dao
: Since this was developed during your full time
: study in Beijing, would you recommend it to students
: on US campuses where they study Chinese as a course
: among many other non Chinese langauge courses?
: Should there be any 'modification' needed for them
: in terms of application or the 'ITF' due to
: 'interference' (in want of better words) by others
: non-Chinese language courses?
: There is a price tag, but there is also download
: facility (assuming free), a bit perplexing to me.
: If there is one for PC, I would very much like to
: recommend to the currently registered students as
: well as my previous classes, or any one who wants
: to maintain their language proficiency for that matter.
: I myself would like to use it to experiment with my
: own reading materials - current Chinese writings,
: especially computer terms ( in Tian-1 shu-1 language!).
: I would like to test ITF for my age group.
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