Chinese (Mandarin) Level 1 Lessons 11-15 : Pimsleur Mandarin Chinese

  • by Pimsleur
  • Narrated by Pimsleur
  • Series: Pimsleur Mandarin Chinese
  • 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program.
Chinese (Mandarin) Level 1 Lessons 11-15 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.
Content note: The Mandarin Chinese phrase is qing gen zhe shuo and means "listen and repeat". When first introduced in lesson 11, it's given with the definition and repeated. After that it's given with the definition several more times. You will encounter this with the introduction of new Mandarin Chinese words moving forward, whenever you are told (in Chinese) to "listen and repeat". It is a cue that a new word is coming up.

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"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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HEY Pimsleur! Try Editing this better.

Overall a good course, but frustrating sometimes. It seems they recorded Learn Chinese, and Learn English (for Chinese) at the same time, and got their editing confused.
MANY MANY times in here, you will hear "Listen and Repeat.... what time is it?"... then you will hear the Chinese speaker say (in Chinese) "Listen and Repeat..... what time is it?", instead of just saying "What time is it?"
It gets very distracting.
The earlier chapters (1-10) do not have this problem... often (maybe 2x).
But 11-15, is almost EVERY dialogue.

Please fix this, so I can give you a 5 star rating.
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- Brian Dowrick

Same problem that Brian Dowrick had (see his post)

same problem others are having, mixed up editing which makes it almost impossible to follow and respond to prompts properly - very frustrating and sad and I worry this will mess with my learning. I have been doing great so far because the editing was good but from unit 11 the quality has dropped significantly.

Same problem that the other reviewer, Brian Dowrick, had.

Please fix it!!!!
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- Gabrielle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-01-2010
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio