Chinese (Mandarin) I-IV
Learn to Speak and Understand Mandarin Chinese with Pimsleur Language Programs
- This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
- Lessons: 120
- ISBN: 9780743557856
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List Price: $970.00
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Learn a new language while commuting, while cleaning the house, or working out. Like millions before you, discover the power of the scientifically sequenced and portable Pimsleur Method.
120 lessons on CD, plus 4 hours of notes
Over one billion people speak Chinese. The two most common dialects are Mandarin and Cantonese. They are not mutually intelligible. Mandarin is the official language in Mainland China, Taiwan, and Singapore. The Mandarin dialect is used in most Chinese schools, and in most TV programs, movies, and radio stations throughout the country, even in Guangzhou (formerly Canton), where people speak Cantonese in their daily lives. Mandarin is one of the five official languages of the United Nations.
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 Chinese (Mandarin) course includes all of Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 – 60 hours of spoken language practice and 4 hours of culture notes. 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. By level 4 you will be confidently using a broad range of conversational language skills with near-native pronunciation. 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 wide-ranging 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 four hours, these Notes are designed to provide you with background information on the language and insight into the culture. A User's Guide and Notes booklet are included as an audio and also as a PDF.
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I've used several Pimsleur language products, along with products from other companies. The common wisdom among those who have a need to learn multiple languages is, get Pimsleur first to get good pronunciation, then use other products to expand vocabulary. In the case of this Mandarin course, it will turn out to be the easiest language learning experience you will have. I'm only part way through the first part, and already intercepting full sentences spoken in my mixed language workplace. And mandarin is a good choice if you're picking just for fun, because there are no plurals, no verb conjugation, word order isn't as important as in other languages, and complex combinations in other languages turn out to be an easy word with a tack on. Chinese is truly about the easiest language I've learned. (As long as you don't learn to write it).