Pimsleur Chinese (Mandarin) Level 1 Lessons 26-30 MP3
Learn to Speak and Understand Mandarin Chinese with Pimsleur Language Programs
- This Edition: MP3
- Lessons: 5
- ISBN: 9781442315983
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List Price: $21.95
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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.
Includes 5 lessons and Culture Notes as MP3 download (3.5 hrs), plus a Culture Notes Booklet.
The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat!
This course includes Lessons 26-30 plus reading instruction from the Chinese (Mandarin) Level 1 program featuring 3.5 hours of language instruction. 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. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Mandarin Chinese.
One hour of recorded Cultural Notes are included at the end of Lesson 30. These notes are designed to provide you with some insight into Chinese culture. A Culture Notes Booklet is included with your download.
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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- Lessons can be played on your iPod or any MP3 player.
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- Lessons are non-DRM (Digital Rights Management) MP3 files and can be copied onto a CD or DVD for playing in a CD/DVD player.
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Comments about Chinese (Man) Phase 1, Unit 26-30:
I am 70 and not exactly in my language-learning prime, but I'd still say the Pimsleur CDs work. I am now on the next-to-last lesson of Level I, having bought both a starter set from [@] and additional downloads from Pimsleur. I hope to listen to all the discs one or two more times before I leave for China for three weeks, and then I'll know for sure what I've learned. ... I have used the CDs in my car, which was about the only way I could work them into my life. ... My one complaint would be lack of a printed dictionary of the words on the CDs -- and yes, I know that the Pimsleur method does not believe in consulting printed materials. However, I am a visual learner and have found that looking words up in a Chinese dictionary helped me not only remember them but also to hear them more accurately on the CDs. Trouble is, other beginner dictionaries don't necessarily have the same set of words as the Pimsleur CDs.