Yes, another program for learning Chinese at your computer with your own teacher – only this one sounds like it’s got a lot of weight behind it (as in, the company’s got money and is publicly traded).
Could the claim made in the cited blog post – that 30 million foreigners are now studying Chinese – be true? Staggering. Maybe there really is room for all the competitors.
Anyway, I’ve gone and checked the TargetChinese site out, and as the blogger says, it’s still “rough around the edges.” I am having some serious issues with buttons that don’t work, but maybe that’s because they just opened shop 48 hours ago.
Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.