Pimsleur Chinese (Mandarin) Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD

Pimsleur Chinese (Mandarin) Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand Mandarin Chinese with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: CD
  • Lessons: 16
  • ISBN: 9780743550499
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  • List Price: $49.95

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Description

Includes Lessons 1-16 from the Level 1 program on 8 CDs (8 hrs).

Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program.
This course includes Lessons 1-16 from the Chinese (Mandarin) Level 1 program - 8 hours of audio-only effective language learning with real-life spoken practice sessions. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson. Topics include: greetings, numbers, meals, shopping, telling time, scheduling activities, and asking and giving directions. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Mandarin Chinese.

The Mandarin Chinese Language
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 six official languages of the United Nations.

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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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PimsleurChinese (Mandarin), Conversational
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Fun (4)
  • It works (4)
  • Perfects accent (3)
  • Portable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fun (4)
    • Self-improvement (3)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business person (3), Traveler (3)

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    5.0

    I will always buy Pimsleur

    By Aerie

    from Ann Arbor, MI

    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 (Mandarin), Conversational:

      This program provided the words and phrases a traveler would need most in navigating the country. I know that the method is based on the way learning works. In other words, 1/2 hour at a time maximizes the time spent, reviewing new words occurs at the correct intervals to maximize learning. This is the 10th Pimsleur program I have purchased for myself. I continue to buy Pimsleur language learning materials because they are so intelligently engineered.

      Service and delivery comments:

      I would have liked to know the word for "toilet." That is an absolutely critical word to know when traveling in a foreign country. I can think of nothing else that I would consider mandatory in the first 16 lessons that was omitted from this program.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Chinese Mandarin, made simple

      By Bri almost like the Cheese

      from San Jose, CA

      About Me Business person, Student, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Chinese (Mandarin), Conversational:

          I'm a French teacher and I love learning foreign languages. This mandarin track is easy to use, comprehensible and I have learned a lot.
          Thank you again for this easy and understandable way of learning a foreign language.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Hands Down, Pimsleurs is the BEST

          By Reese Griffith

          from Saratoga, CA

          About Me Business person, Traveler

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Better Than Expected
          • Completely Spoken
          • Easy to use
          • It Works
          • Perfects Accent
          • Portable
          • Worth The Investment

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Chinese (Mandarin), Conversational:

            I do not recall how I stumbled upon this program, but I can honestly say that it works. I tried Rosetta Stone, and returned it after wholeheartedly giving it a try. After completing this program I purchased the complete set (1-3) without hesitation. I work in a Chinese office, and studied abroad in college, and all of the Chinese I remember and use is from Pimsleurs. I get complement on my tones all the time. Try it, trust me, I wouldn't take the time to recommend it if the program didn't work as advertised.

            -Reese Griffith

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            BUY THIS PROGRAM!!!

            By Andrew

            from East Bay, Ca

            About Me Just Some Guy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to use
            • Fun
            • It Works
            • Old School Tried And True
            • Perfects Accent

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Clears Your Head
              • Expands Your Mind
              • Just for fun
              • Make Friends
              • Self-improvement
              • Travel

              Comments about Chinese (Mandarin), Conversational:

              I bought this program about a month ago and I couldn't be happier. I'm spending about two weeks on each lesson instead of the suggested "one new lesson each day". I practice the lesson every night before I go to sleep, and first thing in the morning (the lessons are 1/2 hour). I just follow along, so easy to do. Now, I'm speaking simple Mandarin to people from China & Taiwan and they can't believe how perfect my tone is - the look on their faces!!! So, if you spend one hour each day, you'll be speaking fast. It's so easy, skip a TV show at night and wake up 1/2 hour earlier in the morning. This is not a fancy program, this is a program that works. And it gets funner every day!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Mandarin Chinese

              By Life long Learner

              from Kingsville, TX

              About Me Business person

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to use
              • Fun
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Just for fun

                Comments about Chinese (Mandarin), Conversational:

                I listen to the CD's while driving from one city to another. I like that I get to repeat the words after I hear the sound and can connet it to a specific situation. At times I have difficulty hearing the sound correctly but I am not sure whether it's the product or just my hearing. So far, I am enjoying it.

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