From SuperMemo World:
This application that is aimed at English-speaking users who would like to learn Mandarin Chinese at the beginners level. Designed for self-learners, it may also complement other ways of studying the Chinese language.Learning is powered by the acclaimed SuperMemo algorithm. SuperMemo sets optimum repetition plan, which minimizes time spent on learning and guarantees nearly 100% knowledge retention to regular users. SuperMemo, the first computer application ever to introduce spaced repetition in computer aided learning, is supported by scientific research in long-term memory.The course content includes 39 units that introduce elementary vocabulary and sentences based on the SuperMemo method and content authored by SpeakMandarin.com. New words and structures are presented within a number of basic everyday subjects, e.g. family, shopping, transportation and hobbies. The course comprises 3,300 exercises that allows you to practice and learn 1,500 new words and expressions both in Chinese characters and pinyin. Each unit contains 4 to 6 lessons that consist in mastering new vocabulary and phrases in a set of tasks based on matching, multiple choice, translating and listening.All the course material is specially designed for effective learning with SuperMemo, which:* adapts learning schedule to your individual aptitude and experience* finds optimum timing for refreshing the information learned earlier* minimizes number of repetitions necessary to keep your knowledge with desired level of retention* is based on scientific research on long-term memory.Specific functionalities of the application include:* possibility of synchronization with the supermemo.net online e-learning service* adjustable level of knowledge retention (forgetting index)* flexible learning plan* learn and review modes* active table of course content* repetition and learning statistics.