Pimsleur Chinese (Mandarin)


The Pimsleur Method™ combines well-established research, most-useful vocabulary and a completely intuitive process to get you speaking right from the first day. All Pimsleur® courses feature real-world context and flexible vocabulary enabling you to learn your new language in a fluid, natural way.

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Joel doesn't recommend this
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It's hard to know exactly who Pimsleur's CDs are targeted at. It jumps in very quickly to learning a bunch of vocabulary and tones, so it might be intimidating for people just starting with Mandarin. That said, it is useful for practice in learning tones as you spend a lot of time repeating what people on the CD say and trying to make it sound the same. It doesn't spend much time explaining the structure of the language, but gets into fairly complex sentence structures quickly so again, tough for beginners, but perhaps good for people who have taken other courses that taught vocabulary but weren't confident in speaking.

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