Chinese (Mandarin) III, Comprehensive

Chinese (Mandarin) III, Comprehensive

Learn to Speak and Understand Mandarin Chinese with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743525466
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  • List Price: $345.00

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Description

Includes 30 lessons and culture notes on 16 CDs, plus a 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 is scientifically proven to be your fastest route to nearnative fluency. Speak and understand Mandarin Chinese in just thirty minutes a day. Mandarin Chinese III includes another 15 hours of spoken language practice and one additional hour of culture notes, and is designed is designed to be used after completion of Levels II and III.

  • The beginning offers you the chance to further expand your vocabulary and increase your fluency to an even higher level. In these lessons, you’ll gain experience participating in many informal and some formal discussions on practical, social, and semiprofessional topics. You’ll skillfully form longer, more complex sentences, and most importantly, you’ll find yourself being understood, even by native speakers unused to dealing with foreigners. Understanding a large amount of the conversations you hear, you’ll be able to join in effortlessly, confident of being understood.
  • In the next 10 lessons your skills will show everincreasing mastery of the language. Speaking with grace and complete naturalness, you’ll enjoy fluid conversations on many new subjects. Delving deeper into cultural norms and situations, you’ll find yourself responding without thinking, and able to choose from a wide accumulation of vocabulary and structures.
  • In the final 10 lessons, you are nearing fluency with agile responses, and a natural-sounding, nearnative accent. You’re able to utilize the language in more subtle ways, and speak consistently using past, present, and future tenses appropriately. Self-confidence soars as you experience the language and culture; no longer as a foreigner, but with a deepening insight into an expanding new world.

One hour of recorded Culture Notes are included at the end of Unit 30. These Notes are designed to provide you with some insight into Chinese culture. A Notes Booklet is also included in PDF format.

Description

Includes 30 lessons and culture notes on 16 CDs, plus a 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 is scientifically proven to be your fastest route to nearnative fluency. Speak and understand Mandarin Chinese in just thirty minutes a day. Mandarin Chinese III includes another 15 hours of spoken language practice and one additional hour of culture notes, and is designed is designed to be used after completion of Levels II and III.

  • The beginning offers you the chance to further expand your vocabulary and increase your fluency to an even higher level. In these lessons, you’ll gain experience participating in many informal and some formal discussions on practical, social, and semiprofessional topics. You’ll skillfully form longer, more complex sentences, and most importantly, you’ll find yourself being understood, even by native speakers unused to dealing with foreigners. Understanding a large amount of the conversations you hear, you’ll be able to join in effortlessly, confident of being understood.
  • In the next 10 lessons your skills will show everincreasing mastery of the language. Speaking with grace and complete naturalness, you’ll enjoy fluid conversations on many new subjects. Delving deeper into cultural norms and situations, you’ll find yourself responding without thinking, and able to choose from a wide accumulation of vocabulary and structures.
  • In the final 10 lessons, you are nearing fluency with agile responses, and a natural-sounding, nearnative accent. You’re able to utilize the language in more subtle ways, and speak consistently using past, present, and future tenses appropriately. Self-confidence soars as you experience the language and culture; no longer as a foreigner, but with a deepening insight into an expanding new world.

One hour of recorded Culture Notes are included at the end of Unit 30. These Notes are designed to provide you with some insight into Chinese culture. A Notes Booklet is also included in PDF format.

REVIEWS SUMMARY

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PimsleurChinese (Man) Phase 3, Units 1-30
 
4.4

(based on 9 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • It works (8)
  • Perfects accent (8)
  • Fun (6)
  • Portable (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement (7)
    • Business/work (5)
    • Fun (5)
    • Travel (5)
    • Family background/heritage (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business person (4), Traveler (4), Student (3)

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    4.0

    This program works!!

    By Joe Dirt

    from Tennessee

    About Me Business person

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Too Fast

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement

    Comments about Chinese (Man) Phase 3, Units 1-30:

    I'm at lesson 11 of Mandarin 3. I started this program in October 2013. I speak Mandarin better now, at about the halfway point than I did Spanish after two years of college Spanish. Of course there is no reading and writing, but with Mandarin, literacy is an entirely different skill set. There appears to be about zero relationship between written and spoken Mandarin. I use the course during my daily commute and it works great. I typically will go through the lesson 3-4 times before I have it well enough to move on, but if you have a 30 minute commute that's a new lesson every two days.

    Service and delivery comments:

    #1 I would add more courses. I'm excited to see that there is recently added an Mandarin 4. However at the pace I'm going I expect to have about a 4 - 5 hundred word vocabulary when I finish. I'd like to continue and would definitely pay for more advanced lessons.

    #2 There could be better spacing between the questions and answers in the lessons. Sometimes I have only a second or so to answer a fairly complicated compound sentence with past tense before the answer is given. Then an easy question with a pause of several seconds before the answer is given. The timing could be better. That said, it is the only thing that I would improve upon.

     
    5.0

    You never get tired of it

    By Mari

    from NYC

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Family background/Heritage
      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Chinese (Man) Phase 3, Units 1-30:

      I have been using this program for about one year and I think it's a highly ingenious method of teaching a new language. My experience with it has been amazing. I have learned a great deal of Mandarin and I would definitely recommend it to others.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Wish it had broader vocabulary

      By Trail runner

      from Lakewood, CO

      About Me Business person, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • Perfects Accent

      Cons

      • Too Repetitive

      Best Uses

      • Family background/Heritage
      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement

      Comments about Chinese (Man) Phase 3, Units 1-30:

      I love to listen to Pimsleur while I'm driving. I really like the Phase 1 and Phase 2 sets, and Phase 3 is good, but contains too much repetition from Phase 2. I wish it introduced more new vocabulary. I can repeat lessons whenever I want or need repetition.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome.

      By Mandarinkeenas

      from Zhuhai China.

      About Me Traveler

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Family background/Heritage
        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Chinese (Man) Phase 3, Units 1-30:

        I own phases 1,2,3. I was dabbling for about a year with phase one.
        But for the last month I've been living in China. I've been listening to about 5 hours a day and listening to whilst sleeping. A bit full on I know.
        But it's frustrating for me not been able to communicate. And within a month
        I'm starting to understand native speakers and speak many statements and carry out small conversations. All within a month. I have tried every app under the sun and other methods but this approach so easily engages you. I can't really imagine a better way to learn a language. It's a bit like training wheels on a bike. I can see them soon being taken off.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Need more phases!!!

        By Stephen K.

        from Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA

        About Me Business person, Student, Traveler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Not enough phases

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Chinese (Man) Phase 3, Units 1-30:

        I use the product daily. It is a great tool to supplement my learning. It is the sole reason that my chinese is catching on so quickly, however, the 3 phases barely scratch the surface of the Chinese language iceberg!!! I want more phase to continue my development in the language.

        Thanks,

        Stephen

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