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Publisher's Summary

The Pimsleur® Method is scientifically proven to be your fastest route to near-native fluency. Speak and understand Mandarin Chinese in just 30 minutes a day.

Chinese (Mandarin) Level 1 Lessons 16-20 builds 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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Critic Reviews

"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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I press the pause button to give me time to respon

I press the pause button to give me time to respond. I press the button to repeat the last 30 seconds every time I screw up. Using these methods really motivates me to get it right.

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Good for daily exercise

Essentially they are practicing a couple of situations you could run into as foreigner (e.g. Expat) in China.
They repeat often enough so that eventually words and phrases start to stick in your brain.
If there is anything to criticize: you more often practice the male in a conversation, less frequently the role of the female.