Pimsleur Chinese (Mandarin) Level 5 MP3

Pimsleur Chinese (Mandarin) Level 5 MP3

Learn to Speak and Understand Mandarin Chinese with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442395718
  • Availability: In Stock: Available for immediate download
  • List Price: $119.95

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Description

Includes 30 lessons plus Hanyu Pinyin reading instruction as MP3 download (15 hrs 45 minutes), plus Reading Booklet and User's Guide.

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Mandarin

Did you know that Mandarin is the world’s most widely spoken language with over one billion native speakers? Once you get the basics down, you’ll be surprised how quickly you’re able to begin speaking it. And even knowing a little bit of the language will make travel to China far easier, and much more fun. Whether your goal is to travel, communicate with friends or colleagues, reconnect with family, or just understand more of what’s going on around you, learning to speak Mandarin will expand your horizons and immeasurably enrich your life.

The best part is that it doesn’t have to be difficult or take years to master. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes, and we get you speaking right from the first day. Pimsleur courses use a scientifically-proven method that puts you in control of your learning. If you’ve tried other language learning methods but found they simply didn’t stick, then you owe it to yourself to give Pimsleur a try.

Why Pimsleur?

- Quick + Easy – Only 30 minutes a day.

- Portable + Flexible – Core lessons can be done anytime, anywhere, and easily fit into your busy life.

- Proven Method – Works when other methods fail.

- Self-Paced – Go fast or go slow – it’s up to you.

- Based in Science – Developed using proven research on memory and learning.

- Cost-effective – Less expensive than classes or immersion, and features all native speakers.

- Genius – Triggers your brain’s natural aptitude to learn.

- Works for everyone – Recommended for ages 13 and above.

What’s Included in Pimsleur’s Chinese (Mandarin) Level 5?

- Thirty, 30-minute audio lessons, plus one hour and 15 minutes of Hanyu Pinyin Reading Lessons.

- In total, nearly 16 hrs of spoken Mandarin language learning, all featuring native speakers

What You’ll Learn

Pimsleur’s Chinese (Mandarin) Level 5, designed to be taken after Level 4, builds upon skills taught in Pimsleur’s Chinese (Mandarin) Levels 1-4. The thirty 30-minute lessons, plus the Hanyu Pinyin reading practice, will enable you to speak and understand Mandarin with near fluency and with a broad range of conversational skills. In Level 5 the pace and conversation moves quite rapidly, accelerating exposure to new vocabulary and structures, approaching native speed and comprehension. You’ll learn to speak more in-depth about your personal life and emotional state, and be able to create complex sentences using a mix of tenses and moods.

Some of the topics covered in Pimsleur’s Chinese (Mandarin) Level 5:

- Travel: exploring the vast and richly varied country of China, discussing the various ethnic groups and cultures found from region to region, buying tickets to tourist attractions, taking family vacations, speaking with a travel agent

- Food and drink: restaurants, street vendors, favorite dishes, delicious drinks, discussing differences between Chinese and American diets.

- History: learning about important people and places, uncovering famous popular locations, discovering China's ancient past

- The environment: weather, climate change, environmental protection, wetlands

- Communication: getting in touch, sending text messages

- Work: discussing meetings, modern jobs, attending conferences, giving speeches

- Family life and relationships: family traditions, children and grandchildren, extended family members, birthdays, retirement, pets, grandparents and family history

- Health and wellness: exercising, relaxing, visiting a Chinese medical doctor, taking Chinese medicine, paying attention to one's vitality

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Lesson 30. These lessons are designed to teach you to read Hanyu Pinyin (pinyin for short) the official phonetic system for transcribing pronunciations of Chinese characters into a Latin alphabet. Totaling one hour 15 minutes, the lessons will teach you to sound out written words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is included in PDF format.

The Pimsleur Method

We make no secret of what makes this powerful method work so well. Paul Pimsleur spent his career researching and perfecting the precise elements anyone can use to learn a language quickly and easily. Here are a few of his “secrets”:

The Principal of Anticipation

In the nanosecond between a cue and your response, your brain has to work to come up with the right word. Having to do this boosts retention, and cements the word in your mind.

Core Vocabulary

Words, phrases, and sentences are selected for their usefulness in everyday conversation. We don’t overwhelm you with too much, but steadily increase your ability with every lesson.

Graduated Interval Recall

Reminders of new words and structures come up at the exact interval for maximum retention and storage into your long-term memory.

Organic Learning

You work on multiple aspects of the language simultaneously. We integrate grammar, vocabulary, rhythm, melody, and intonation into every lesson, which allows you to experience the language as a living, expressive form of human culture.

Constant Feedback Loop + Build-in Testing

Pimsleur’s unique system of cues and responses provides a constant feedback loop. You can test yourself as you go, and make incremental corrections in creating and refining cohesive, clear responses.

Gives You a Solid Foundation

Each lesson and Level builds on the ones before it and in turn sets the framework for the lessons and Levels that follow. Learn what you need to prosper and to build a foundation to future learning.

The Mandarin 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, and 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.

Tech Talk

- Lessons can be downloaded using the Pimsleur Course Manager App for iPad, iPhone and Android devices, and Mac or Windows computers, or

- Lessons can be downloaded as a zip file for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.

- All purchased courses are backed up in your Pimsleur.com cloud-based digital library account.

- Lessons can be played on your iPod or any MP3 player.

- The Pimsleur Course Manager App can be installed on several devices for personal use only.

- 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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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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Pimsleur Chinese (Mandarin) Level 5 MP3
 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • It works (8)
  • Perfects accent (7)
  • Fun (6)

Cons

  • No writing component (5)

Best Uses

  • Travel (8)
  • Business/work (7)
  • Self-improvement (7)
  • Fun (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (6), Business person (5)

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5.0

The best product in the market.

By Ali

from Islamabad, Pakistan

About Me Government employee, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Business/Work
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur Chinese (Mandarin) Level 5 MP3:

It is a wonderful program. Pimsleur must add further levels to it. I wish Pimsleur also add the transcripted Chinese phrases in its accompanying booklet so that one may look at the parts of those sentences whose pronunciation is somehow not confusing in the audio.

Service and delivery comments:

Immediate digital mp3 download.

 
5.0

Mandarin

By Keith

from Washington, DC

About Me Business person, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • Perfects Accent
  • Portable

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

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

Comments about Pimsleur Chinese (Mandarin) Level 5 CD:

I recently purchased Pimsleur is Mandarin V CD tapes. I have been studying Chinese for the past four years and have found Pimsleur to be an excellent learning experience. I completed lessons one through three and it took some time before lesson for was completed andvavailable. Mandarin V was considerably more expensive than the previous four programs

Service and delivery comments:

The product was delivered in tact on the day it was promised

 
5.0

Pimsleur: by far the best way to learn a foreign language !

By Ansgarium

from Schio (Vicenza) .Italy

About Me Business person, Traveler

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Chinese (Mandarin) Level 5 CD:

    I have a number of Pimsleur courses. Extraordinary tool for learning without difficulties any foreign language !
    The standard tuition scheme makes easy and easier to learn additional languages.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery was perfect.

     
    3.0

    Beginning to lose its relevance

    By B

    from France

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Coverage of non-core vocabulary

    Best Uses

      Comments about Pimsleur Chinese (Mandarin) Level 5 MP3:

      As I would stress for all Pimsleur courses, this suits my learning needs very well in format and learning method but the content (my comments are applicable to level 4 as well), is often not relevant for me (business, importation, exportation, buying zips, researching wetlands...) and the vocabulary does not stick. The grammar development is much less present than in other levels. I would have thought other topics would be more useful and further grammar would be useful. Also, unfortunately, as I write this, there is no further level available. I think it would be a good idea to produce smaller modules that indicate their content (sport, music, medicine, business, IT, etc.) so that the vocabulary remains useful to individuals and allows people having completed the five levels to branch out into topics they need / want to cover.

      Service and delivery comments:

      I used all of the courses on my mobile phone and downloaded into the application. It is really useful. However, by the 5th level, I could no longer download given that this was loaded into the app directly, taking 3Gb of internal memory and there didn't seem to be an easy way of separating this without deleting everything and downloading only the course that was being used at the time. It would be good to have a simple fix to this.

       
      4.0

      Pimsleur is not perfect but is the best language tool availa

      By Xx

      from NYC

      About Me Business person

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Family background/Heritage
        • Travel

        Comments about Pimsleur Chinese (Mandarin) Level 5 MP3:

        Disappointing that I asked several times to be told when the newest level came out. Once again, I had to search then discovered it had arrived
        Rosetta Stone is pathetic. Pimsleur lessons are much more useful

        Service and delivery comments:

        Fine

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