Chinese (Mandarin) I-III

Chinese (Mandarin) I-III

Learn to Speak and Understand Mandarin Chinese with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 90
  • ISBN: 9780743557597
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  • List Price: $695.00

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Description

Includes 90 lessons and culture notes on 48 CDs, plus 3 culture notes booklet

This course teaches Mandarin, also known as Standard Chinese. Mandarin is the official spoken language in Mainland China and Taiwan. It is also widely spoken in Singapore and Malaysia, and it is one of the five official languages of the UN. Mandarin is used in Chinese schools, colleges, universities, and in the media. Learn Mandarin Chinese today with Pimsleur.

The Pimsleur® Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. This complete Mandarin Chinese course includes all of Levels I, II, and III – 45 hours of spoken language practice and three hours of Notes providing background on Chinese language and culture. With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a high intermediate level of speaking and understanding Mandarin. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice of all vocabulary introduced. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Mandarin. At the completion of this course, you’ll speak confidently using your wideranging vocabulary, and experience the language and culture with a deepening insight into a new world.

 

Culture Notes are included at the end of Unit 30 for each level. Totaling about three hours, these Notes are designed to provide you with background information on the language and insight into the culture. A Notes booklet is also included in PDF format.

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Description

Includes 90 lessons and culture notes on 48 CDs, plus 3 culture notes booklet

This course teaches Mandarin, also known as Standard Chinese. Mandarin is the official spoken language in Mainland China and Taiwan. It is also widely spoken in Singapore and Malaysia, and it is one of the five official languages of the UN. Mandarin is used in Chinese schools, colleges, universities, and in the media. Learn Mandarin Chinese today with Pimsleur.

The Pimsleur® Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. This complete Mandarin Chinese course includes all of Levels I, II, and III – 45 hours of spoken language practice and three hours of Notes providing background on Chinese language and culture. With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a high intermediate level of speaking and understanding Mandarin. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice of all vocabulary introduced. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Mandarin. At the completion of this course, you’ll speak confidently using your wideranging vocabulary, and experience the language and culture with a deepening insight into a new world.

 

Culture Notes are included at the end of Unit 30 for each level. Totaling about three hours, these Notes are designed to provide you with background information on the language and insight into the culture. A Notes booklet is also included in PDF format.

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PimsleurChinese (Man) Phases 1-3
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

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    (6)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • It works (10)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Perfects accent (7)
  • Portable (6)
  • Fun (5)

Cons

  • No writing component (5)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (9)
  • Travel (8)
  • Business/work (5)
  • Fun (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (5), Business person (4), Student (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Enjoyable program

Traditional classroom language courses have good structure and vocabulary, but offer only a handful of opportunities to speak/practice. This program makes you practice constantly throughout each lesson. I love that part. It...Read complete review

Traditional classroom language courses have good structure and vocabulary, but offer only a handful of opportunities to speak/practice. This program makes you practice constantly throughout each lesson. I love that part. It also teaches grammar and expressions effectively. My criticisms are that it sometimes uses Mandarin instructions randomly after the first 10 lessons in place of English instructions. It also focuses a little too much on dating conversation.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Expensive, but effective

Pimsleur is great if you are starting from scratch (like me). The software is effective, especially for learning the basics of conversation and sentence structure, and introduces you to much of the...Read complete review

Pimsleur is great if you are starting from scratch (like me). The software is effective, especially for learning the basics of conversation and sentence structure, and introduces you to much of the basic vocabulary you would really need for a visit to China. I am currently studying with a number of chinese students, and after completing half of the first phase, I am able to converse with them at a very basic level. Note that the software teaches you to speak in the Beijing dialect.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

An old dog can learn new tricks

By Phil at the Bottom of the World

from Aurora, CO

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • It Works
  • Perfects Accent

Cons

  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement

Comments about Chinese (Man) Phases 1-3:

I decided that I wanted to learn a new foreign language, something that was different from the Romantic family. I definitely got that with Mandarin Chinese and Pimsleur's method was the way to get me a better hold and a respect for the language.

Mandarin Chinese has been one of the notoriously harder langauges to learn, but with the way the lessons make you remember, it didn't turn out to be that bad.

After three months with the lessons, I feel that my comfort with the language is that after I left high school and taking three years of French.

Granted, I can use some more time to get some more fine tuning to gain better fluency, but I feel that I would be able to ask where to go and have a basic conversation without much worry.

Service and delivery comments:

I think colors would be useful to learn, mainly if you're trying to describe something to someone, color would make a world of difference.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

your Language Course, is phenomenal.

By K W. black sheep.

from Toledo, OH

About Me Student

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • It Works
  • Perfects Accent

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Chinese (Man) Phases 1-3:

    The Mandarin (chinese) language course has been invaluable to myself; it arrived promptly, and a few weeks later, the full course (12 CDs) followed. I am amazed by the ease of which, I am picking up on, and SPEAKING, the Chinese dialect.
    I can enter a Chinese carryout, and enjoy a simple dialogue with them, in native tongue, and both of us have a pleasant exchange. HIGHLY RECOMENDED..nothing but good things, to say about the course.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I will learn new language every year

    By wishtodance

    from Ukraine

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Chinese (Man) Phases 1-3:

      I learn Chinese with pimsleur and very happy with the results. I combine private classes and audio course and think that this is the best way to learn new language.
      Next year I plan to pass pimsleur course for arabic first and next continue with a teacher.
      Audio course is easy and I like this most of all.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Expensive, but effective

      By Eric J.

      from Baltimore, MD

      About Me Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • It Works

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • No writing component

      Best Uses

      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Chinese (Man) Phases 1-3:

      Pimsleur is great if you are starting from scratch (like me). The software is effective, especially for learning the basics of conversation and sentence structure, and introduces you to much of the basic vocabulary you would really need for a visit to China. I am currently studying with a number of chinese students, and after completing half of the first phase, I am able to converse with them at a very basic level. Note that the software teaches you to speak in the Beijing dialect.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Enjoyable program

      By J-Dub

      from Syracuse, NY

      About Me Esl Teacher, Student, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Convenient
      • Easy to use
      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable
      • Practical

      Cons

      • Limited
      • No writing component

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Travel

      Comments about Chinese (Man) Phases 1-3:

      Traditional classroom language courses have good structure and vocabulary, but offer only a handful of opportunities to speak/practice. This program makes you practice constantly throughout each lesson. I love that part. It also teaches grammar and expressions effectively. My criticisms are that it sometimes uses Mandarin instructions randomly after the first 10 lessons in place of English instructions. It also focuses a little too much on dating conversation.

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