HONG KONG, March 17 /PRNewswire/ --

Knowledge Factories Limited today announced the first public release of Mandarin FastTrack 1.0 that works with the iPhone. The program is an effective and flexible conversation Chinese learning tool as well an easy-to-use English-to-Chinese dictionary and translator.

Skill competitiveness is always one of the key factors in making a career successful especially in an environment under economic crisis. Acquiring Chinese, the must-have language of the future, is a definite advantage in a career in a global market. Mandarin FastTrack is an effective learning tool employing cognitive design to help learners reach at least conversational level. With the time and pace and flexible program structure, learners can plan and expect learning and results. The program can also be a talking English-to-Chinese dictionary and translator to make the trip more enjoyable when traveling to Chinese speaking regions.

The program content includes extensive phonic lessons and exercises of all 21 initials and 36 finals, 1000+ words, terms, and short phrases in 16 categories, and 2 adjustable learning evaluation quizzes. Each learning item is equipped with human audio model for listening practice. The recorder and playback functions are also built in each item for speaking practice. In addition to the unlimited listening and speaking exercises, 2 quizzes of terms and phrases with adjustable size of contents put together all learning items of the program for learners to recap and evaluate their learning. Learners can always go back to the last item when their learning was interrupted and check which items are completed.

Availability and Pricing

Mandarin FastTrack is available now with price US$18.99, a price of a pizza. Free Lite version is available for download at: http://www.KnowledgeFactories.com/downlaod.html . Knowledge Factories is also developing the Blackberry versions and will be available for selling from May 2009. For more information on Mandarin FastTrack, please visit: http://www.KnowledgeFactories.com .

About Knowledge Factories Limited

Knowledge Factories was found in 2008, aiming to produce good quality and highly effective digital learning products on new media platforms to strengthen learning foundation and enrich lifestyles of her program users.

Contact: Zoe Ng Tel: +852-9034-3155 Email: info@knowledgefactories.com

Zoe Ng, +852-9034-3155, info@knowledgefactories.com