I'm writing this review on the beginning units so it will be of use to anybody contemplating trying these lessons. I have all three phases and have been in China and I would highly recommend this course. For me, these have been very useful tools for laying the ground work for speaking Mandarin. With only these lessons I have been able to get around in China and generally convey what I need.
This is a fabulous way to learn Mandarin. The instructor makes it so easy! I REALLY hope audiobooks will get the rest of the series.
Yes, I've actually been trying to find an intermediate course on audible but no such luck quite yet.
I'm the kind of person who basically thought I couldn't learn a new language. Not because I wasn't intelligent enough, but because I couldn't find the time or patience to do so. This audiobook was perfect for the drive to and from work. I also listened it at home sometimes. If you listen to each section a couple of times, you can really start to pick it up. They do a really great job of slowly introducing each new lesson and word/verbage. Everything builds upon previous lessons very well.
While this won't teach you absolutely everything you need to know. I now feel very comfortable learning the rest of the language with a solid foundation of sentence structure and key words/verbs.
That it wasn't a story?
When the hunter saved the girl from the tower.
I cried when the male student consistently made errors.
Great deal for the small price and quality.