Nintendo DS Helps You Learn Chinese
You probably have at least some traveling, commuting, or waiting in line to contend with. Your mobile phone games are lame. So a DS is a good idea.
The Game that Teaches Chinese
Fun little training games are one of the DS’s strong suits, and a game called My Chinese Coach was released a few months ago. It is not a full-featured learning course, but has a handful of good interactive exercises that will be useful for helping beginner- and intermediate-level students remember words and tones.
Which Model DS to Buy?
There are currently two models out on the market (not counting the old ugly one). The DS pictured here, and a brand new DSi released in Japan which has some added features like a camera.
If you are new on the DS scene, it is my recommendation to pick up the standard DS and not the DSi. It usually takes about two years for the game developers to figure out cool stuff to do with the new features (see the facial expressions link above for an example of what they are doing so far). With the standard DS, you already have a lengthy back catalog of great games to explore. And you’ll save a bit of money.
The one linked here has all the accessories you need, including the R4 card, a 7-day unconditional exchange and a one year repair warranty.
A Nintendo DS – 1120rmb