Pimsleur – Mandarin Chinese Level 1 only
SalePage : Pimsleur – Mandarin Chinese Level 1 only
Audio-wma file size:
Contains 30 lessons and notes on 16 CDs (16 hours), as well as a Notes Booklet and User’s Guide.
The Most Convenient and Quick Way to Learn Mandarin Chinese
Did you know that Mandarin Chinese has over one billion native speakers and is the world’s most frequently spoken language? Once you’ve mastered the fundamentals, you’ll be shocked at how fast you’ll be able to speak it. Even learning a little bit of the language will make traveling to China lot easier and more enjoyable. Learning Mandarin Chinese will broaden your horizons and greatly improve your life, whether your objective is to travel, converse with friends or coworkers, reconnect with family, or simply grasp more of what’s going on in the world around you.
The best aspect is that it doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming to learn. It just takes thirty minutes per day, and we have you speaking on the first day. Pimsleur courses employ a scientifically proven strategy that places you in charge of your learning. If you’ve tried various language learning techniques and discovered that they just didn’t work for you, you owe it to yourself to give Pimsleur a go.
Why use Pimsleur?
– Quick and simple – only 30 minutes every day
– Convenient + Versatile – Core classes may be completed at any time, anyplace, and easily fit into your busy schedule.
– Tried and True Method – Works when other methods fail.
– Self-paced – Go as fast or as slow as you choose.
– Science-based – Created using proven memory and learning studies.
– Economical – Less costly than lessons or immersion, and all native speakers are present.
– Genius – Activates your brain’s inherent ability to learn.
– Suitable for all ages – Recommended for those aged 13 and over.
What exactly is included?
– 30 audio courses of 30 minutes each
– 60 minutes of recorded Notes to give you an understanding of Mandarin Chinese culture
– A total of 16 hours of audio, all with native speakers.
Includes a Notes Booklet as well as a User’s Guide
What You’ll Discover
In the first ten courses, you’ll learn how to say hello, ask for or provide information, plan a lunch or a meeting, ask for or give basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to manage basic etiquette, comprehend much of what you hear, and be understood at a basic level, but with near-native pronunciation abilities.
You’ll be building on what you’ve learned so far in the next ten classes. Expand your menu, advance your scheduling skills from general to specialized, begin dealing with currencies and transferring money, fine-tune your discussions, and include over a hundred new language items. You’ll comprehend more of what you hear and be able to engage in smoother, more confident communication.
You’ll be speaking and comprehending at an intermediate level after the last ten classes. More directions are offered in Mandarin Chinese at this level, taking your study to a whole new level. Shopping, seeing friends, going to a restaurant, making plans for the evening, automobile journeys, and chatting about relatives are all examples of lessons. You’ll be able to talk about what happened in the past and establish plans for the future with ease.
Lesson 30 concludes with an hour of recorded Cultural Notes. These notes are intended to give you an understanding of Mandarin Chinese culture. There is also a Notes booklet provided.
The Pimsleur Technique
We make no secret of what makes this potent approach so effective. Paul Pimsleur devoted his career exploring and honing the precise aspects that anybody may utilize to swiftly and simply acquire a language. Among his “secrets” are the following:
The Anticipation Principle
Your brain needs to work hard in the instant between a stimulus and your reaction to come up with the correct term. Having to do this improves retention and helps to solidify the term in your mind.
Words, phrases, and sentences are chosen based on their use in regular communication. We don’t overload you with information, but instead gradually develop your skill with each class.
Recall with Graduated Intervals
Reminders of new words and structures appear at just the right intervals to ensure optimum retention and storage in your long-term memory.
You work on many facets of the language at the same time. Every session incorporates grammar, vocabulary, rhythm, melody, and intonation, allowing you to experience the language as a living, expressive manifestation of human culture.
According to research, learning new words in context greatly improves your capacity to recall. Every scenario in every Pimsleur lesson takes place within the context of a conversation between two people. There are no training or memorization required for success.
The Pimsleur Method combined with active student involvement equals success. This strategy works for every language and any learner who uses it. You develop the ability to recall and apply what you know, as well as simply add new terms, much like in English.
Mandarin Chinese is a Chinese language.
Chinese is spoken by almost one billion people. Mandarin and Cantonese are the two most common dialects. They are not mutually understandable. Mandarin is the official language of the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, and Singapore. The Mandarin dialect is utilized in the majority of Chinese schools, as well as in most TV shows, movies, and radio stations across the country, including Guangzhou (previously Canton), where people speak Cantonese on a daily basis. Mandarin is one of the United Nations’ six official languages.
CDs are prepared to play in all CD players, including vehicle players, and users may copy files to use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.