Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program. Mandarin Chinese Phase 1, Units 11-15 build on material taught in prior units. 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. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. 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)
Overall a good course, but frustrating sometimes. It seems they recorded Learn Chinese, and Learn English (for Chinese) at the same time, and got their editing confused.
MANY MANY times in here, you will hear "Listen and Repeat.... what time is it?"... then you will hear the Chinese speaker say (in Chinese) "Listen and Repeat..... what time is it?", instead of just saying "What time is it?"
It gets very distracting.
The earlier chapters (1-10) do not have this problem... often (maybe 2x).
But 11-15, is almost EVERY dialogue.
Please fix this, so I can give you a 5 star rating.
A strange phrase is repeated just randomly throughout the book sometimes very frequently other times not so frequently, however throughout every chapter this strange phrase pops in and it's very distracting when you're trying to learn a language. Called customer service for Audible and they did not know what to do and said they would pass it on to the manufacturer, have not heard anything back from the manufacture and it's been at least a month
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