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Start speaking Chinese in minutes, and grasp the language, culture and customs in just minutes more with Ultimate Getting Started with Chinese Box Set, a completely new way to learn Chinese with ease! Ultimate Getting Started with Chinese Box Set will have you speaking with proper pronunciation from the very first lesson and arm you with cultural insight and other information to utterly shock and amaze your Chinese friends. This Box set includes our Learn Chinese - Introduction to Chinese and Learn Chinese – Gengo Beginner Chinese audiobooks.
Why are the audio lessons so effective?
You see, unlike other audiobooks, we actually teach Chinese and Chinese culture. With each lesson, you will master a target phrase and key vocabulary. This is a complete lesson taught by a professional, bi-lingual teacher! Listen to the preview now!
This is NOT a vocabulary audiobook with just words and their translations. These short and effective audio lessons will allow you to:
The first course in this box set is Learn Language - Introduction to Language. This audiobook will take you through the basics of Chinese with Basic Bootcamp, All About and Pronunciation lessons.The five Basic Bootcamp lessons each center on a practical, real-life conversation. At the beginning of the lesson, we'll introduce the background of the conversation. Then, you'll hear the conversation two times: One time at natural native speed and one time with English translation. After the conversation, you'll learn carefully selected vocabulary and key grammar concepts. Next, you'll hear the conversation one time at natural native speed. Finally, practice what you have learned with the review track. Repeat the words and phrases you hear in the review track aloud to practice pronunciation and reinforce what you have learned.
In the 15 All About lessons, you’ll learn all about Chinese and China. Our native teachers and language experts will explain everything you need to know to get started in Chinese, including how to understand the writing system, grammar, pronunciation, background on culture, tradition, society, and more -- all in a fun and educational format!
The five Pronunciation lessons take you step-by-step through the most basic skill in any language: How to pronounce words and sentences like a native speaker. You’ll go from basic concepts to advanced tips and will soon sound like you’ve been speaking Chinese your whole life.
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Sorry, but I can't recommend this to a beginner trying to learn Chinese. On the positive side, the two teachers (one American, one Chinese) are fun to listen to when they're chatting about Chinese culture. But the language instruction, which is only 20% or so of the tapes, is pretty poor. It's not something you can listen to in the car, because the instructors don't lead you through a learning process. They just say the words once or twice, and that's it. If you're just starting out and looking for something to listen to in the car, jogging or whatever, check out YoYo Chinese instead.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
very long and a lot of good content. lots of language for practical situations. starts with very basics in beginning chapters, but as usual you still need to start with some real life basic chinese class to better understand it all. maybe the start is too boring for more advanced, but all is still good for ongoing language practice/ review. sometimes the chinese spoke too fast or speech was not clear though, btw thats just like real life. its mainland, shanghai chinese so not same usage as everywhere else.
Any additional comments?
I grew up in Taiwan and was fluent in Mandarin as a child but have since gottten a bit rusty - this course is great in that it offers you the basics without telling you what you already know (i.e. the pronunciation and tones.) This is less of a formal instruction course and more of a Podcast format.I really enjoyed the hosts who are charming a funny and have great chemistry. This series may not be for everyone - but if you're an intermediate Mandarin speaker in need of a refresher this course might be just what you're looking for.
I enjoyed listening to the hosts, they were very engaging. I think that this would be very helpful if you lived in China or Taiwan, but if you, like me, are trying to learn the language in America, this will not do a ton for you. It was helpful to hear them discuss grammar and usage points, I really liked that. The culture snippets were also helpful. I really appreciated Victor's usage tips, I think they were very helpful. Unfortunately, I don't think I ended up learning much vocab as it wasn't structured well for that, very little repetition. I got a lot more out of Pimsleur, but it does cost a lot more.
Where does Learn Chinese - Ultimate Getting Started with Chinese Box Set, Lessons 1-55 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Easy to learn Chinese! The two speakers are pleasant and easy to listen to and learn from!
What was one of the most memorable moments of Learn Chinese - Ultimate Getting Started with Chinese Box Set, Lessons 1-55?
I can continue to go back and keep learning at my own pace!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
I thought this is very fun you get a lot of laughs.
a lot of laughs makes good emotions.
good emotions make great memories.
Have fun learning Chinese!
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
What would have made Learn Chinese - Ultimate Getting Started with Chinese Box Set, Lessons 1-55 better?
Scrap them and start again with an emphasis on actually teaching Chinese would be a start.
What was most disappointing about Innovative Language Learning’s story?
As someone who is attempting to absorb a new language i quickly found that i began to resent the persistent meanderings in the content away from the teaching of Chinese. I would not recommend this set to anyone starting out and there is far to little content for it to be useful to anyone with more experience of the language.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Voice talent was fine, content was lacking.
If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?
This is very poor. It more like fly on the wall experiance of a couple chatting. I didn't learn very much at all and i have to agree with the other post that it's not for listening too whilst driving etc. At the really annoying accent of the Amber is the icing on the cake for the 2 star review.
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
Not really. The content is ok, out of 12 hours, only 3-4 hours or so is really useful content, rest is how the female presenter feels, and doesn't feel, should be feeling, but is not feeling etc., which is a wastage of time.
What was most disappointing about Innovative Language Learning’s story?
I find female presenter very distracting with constantly interjecting with meaningless comments, which makes it difficult to follow the learning. However, that is balanced by male presenter who is calm, focussed and to the point.
Any additional comments?
I think the content is ok, but new version should allow less irrelevant chattering, and make it more professional with a trained female presenter.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful