The Pimsleur® Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. Mandarin Chinese Phase 1, Unit 1 contains 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. The lesson contains full practice for all vocabulary introduced in this unit. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Mandarin Chinese.
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"Pimsleur programs provide plenty of positive reinforcement that will keep learners on track, and we found that Pimsleur gave us more proficiency and confidence in speaking the new language than any of the other language programs we reviewed." (AudioFile magazine)
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So far on the top 3 list
Yes I would recommend to friend
This is only Chinese lesson one and I had a pep talk with my acupuncture doctor already. It was fun, desirable, quick. I had to listen a couple of time in order to let myself to talk 1st.
It's an overall great approach however when it's very hard to discern exactly what sound is being made by the speaker errors are introduced when you don't know the spelling of the transliteration. For this reason people have published transcripts online however they have been sued by the maker of this book and forced to take those transcripts offline
Step by step process that is easy to follow. I have tried other ways, but this is the best way by far.
This was a free first lesson to the coarse. I have no ability with languages but I managed to understand and repeat what was being said by the end of the lesson.
The downside is the long explanation in English at the start, but I'm sure the following lessons won't have that.
I'll buy some more lessons.
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