Chinese (Mandarin) Level 2
- Learn to Speak and Understand Mandarin Chinese with Pimsleur Language Programs
- Narrated by: Pimsleur
- Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
- Release date: 04-01-10
- Language: English
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Level 2 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one additional hour of culture notes and is designed to be used after completing level 1.
In the first 10 lessons of level 2, you begin to use the past tense. Structures become more complex, and informal speech is introduced. Conversations become fuller, and learners are able to discuss business and social activities, manage shopping situations, and express their interests. As you progress, vocabulary is expanded, and fluency increases.
The next 10 lessons of level 2 allow you to further combine and build upon known elements and produce longer and more complex sentences. You learn to bargain with shopkeepers, deal with business situations, get and give medical information, and discuss the weather.
In the final 10 lessons of level 2, you've doubled your vocabulary and have several hundred structures to draw upon. You'll gain experience asking for assistance, finding a location that is some distance away, and using relative structures - faster, slower, etc. Sports and leisure activities are explored as well as shopping, changing money, and future travel plans. By the end of level 2, you're speaking at a mid-intermediate level with near-native pronunciation, and you are comfortable meeting most social demands and limited job requirements.
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 in PDF format.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By taylor storey on 03-19-14
I Can't Recommend Pimsleur Highly Enough
I live in China and almost everyone I talk to is blown away at how fast my Chinese is progressing. A cab driver yesterday said "Ni de jongwen bi wo de jongwen hao" ---Your chinese is better than mine. I have done almost zero studying apart from Pimsleur.
I'm also doing some rosetta stone on the side to cross pollenate, but I've only done 1 lesson of that.
There are times when you feel like you are lost, but that happens with any language, and any method. (I did Spanish through a similar classroom style pimsleur method, not actual pimsleur, but a similar auditory learning style) Keep plodding through and you will get there! Relax and be confident!
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
By Will Howard on 02-07-18
Very little accent
After listening to this, many Chinese people have said I have very little accent. Given how Chinese people can't even understand 95% of English speakers trying to speak mandarin, I say that this recording is awesome
3 of 3 people found this review helpful