Chinese (Mandarin) III, Comprehensive: Learn to Speak and Understand Mandarin Chinese with Pimsleur Language Programs

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9780743525466: Chinese (Mandarin) III, Comprehensive: Learn to Speak and Understand Mandarin Chinese with Pimsleur Language Programs

This course teaches Mandarin, also known as Standard Chinese. Mandarin is the official spoken language in Mainland China and Taiwan. It is also widely spoken in Singapore and Malaysia, and it is one of the five official languages of the UN. Mandarin is used in Chinese schools, colleges, universities, and in the media. Learn Mandarin Chinese today with Pimsleur.

The Pimsleur® Method is scientifically proven to be your fastest route to nearnative fluency. Speak and understand Mandarin Chinese in just thirty minutes a day. Mandarin Chinese III includes another 15 hours of spoken language practice and one additional hour of culture notes, and is designed is designed to be used after completion of Levels II and III.

  • The beginning  offers you the chance to further expand your vocabulary and increase your fluency to an even higher level. In these lessons, you’ll gain experience participating in many informal and some formal discussions on practical, social, and semiprofessional topics. You’ll skillfully form longer, more complex sentences, and most importantly, you’ll find yourself being understood, even by native speakers unused to dealing with foreigners. Understanding a large amount of the conversations you hear, you’ll be able to join in effortlessly, confident of being understood.
  • In the next 10 lessons  your skills will show everincreasing mastery of the language. Speaking with grace and complete naturalness, you’ll enjoy fluid conversations on many new subjects. Delving deeper into cultural norms and situations, you’ll find yourself responding without thinking, and able to choose from a wide accumulation of vocabulary and structures.
  • In the final 10 lessons, you are nearing fluency with agile responses, and a natural-sounding, nearnative accent. You’re able to utilize the language in more subtle ways, and speak consistently using past, present, and future tenses appropriately. Self-confidence soars as you experience the language and culture; no longer as a foreigner, but with a deepening insight into an expanding new world.

One hour of recorded Culture Notes are included at the end of Unit 30. These Notes are designed to provide you with some insight into Chinese culture. A Notes Booklet is also included in PDF format.

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Dr. Paul Pimsleur devoted his life to language teaching and testing and was one of the world’s leading experts in applied linguistics. After years of experience and research, Dr. Pimsleur developed The Pimsleur Method based on two key principles:  the Principle of Anticipation and a scientific principle of memory training that he called “Graduated Interval Recall.”  This Method has been applied to the many levels and languages of the Pimsleur Programs.

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Book Description SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 2003. CD-Audio. Book Condition: New. Comprehensive.. 330 x 300 mm. Language: English . Brand New. The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Mandarin Chinese Did you know that Mandarin Chinese is the world s most widely spoken language with over one billion native speakers? Once you get the basics down, you ll be surprised how quickly you re able to begin speaking it. And even knowing a little bit of the language will make travel to China far easier, and much more fun. Whether your goal is to travel, communicate with friends or colleagues, reconnect with family, or just understand more of what s going on in the world around you, learning to speak Mandarin Chinese will expand your horizons and immeasurably enrich your life. The best part is that it doesn t have to be difficult or take years to master. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes, and we get you speaking right from the first day. Pimsleur courses use a scientifically-proven method that puts you in control of your learning. If you ve tried other language learning methods but found they simply didn t stick, then you owe it to yourself to give Pimsleur a try. Why Pimsleur? - Quick + Easy - Only 30 minutes a day. - Portable + Flexible - Core lessons can be done anytime, anywhere, and easily fit into your busy life. - Proven Method - Works when other methods fail. - Self-Paced - Go fast or go slow - it s up to you. - Based in Science - Developed using proven research on memory and learning. - Cost-effective - Less expensive than classes or immersion, and features all native speakers. - Genius - Triggers your brain s natural aptitude to learn. - Works for everyone - Recommended for ages 13 and above. What s Included? - 30, 30-minute audio lessons - 60 minutes of recorded Notes to provide you some insight into Mandarin Chinese culture - In total, 16 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers - a Notes Booklet and User s Guide What You ll Learn Builds upon skills taught in Pimsleur s Mandarin Chinese Levels 1 and 2. In the first 10 lessons, you will expand your vocabulary and increase your fluency to an even higher level. You ll gain experience participating in many informal and some formal discussions on practical, social, and semiprofessional topics. You ll skillfully form longer, more complex sentences, and most importantly, you ll find yourself being understood, even by native speakers unused to dealing with foreigners. You ll be able to join in conversations eagerly, confident of being understood. In the next 10 lessons, your skills will demonstrate ever-increasing mastery of Mandarin Chinese. Speaking with grace and complete naturalness, you ll enjoy fluid conversations on many new subjects. Delving deeper into cultural norms and situations, you ll find yourself responding effortlessly, and able to choose from a wide accumulation of vocabulary and structures. In the final 10 lessons, you re nearing fluency with agile responses, and a natural sounding, near-native accent. You re able to utilize the language in subtle ways, and speak using past, present, and future tenses. Self-confidence soars as you no longer experience the language and culture as a foreigner, but as someone with a deepening insight into the Mandarin Chinese-speaking world. One hour of recorded Cultural Notes are included at the end of Lesson 30. These notes are designed to provide you with some insight into Chinese culture. A Notes booklet is also included. The Pimsleur Method We make no secret of what makes this powerful method work so well. Paul Pimsleur spent his career researching and perfecting the precise elements anyone can use to learn a language quickly and easily. Here are a few of his secrets The Principle of Anticipation In the nanosecond between a cue and your response, your brain has to work to come up with the right word. Having to do this boosts retention, and cements the word in your mind. Core Vocabulary Words, phrases, and sentences are selected for their usefulness in everyday conversation. We don t overwhelm you with too much, but steadily increase you. Bookseller Inventory # BZV9780743525466

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