Chinese (Mandarin) Phase 4, Units 1-30

  • by Pimsleur
  • Narrated by Pimsleur
  • 16 hrs and 35 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

Over one billion people speak Chinese. The two most common dialects are Mandarin and Cantonese. They are not mutually intelligible. Mandarin is the official language in mainland China, Taiwan, and Singapore. The Mandarin dialect is used in most Chinese schools and in most TV programs, movies, and radio stations throughout the country, even in Guangzhou (formerly Canton), where people speak Cantonese in their daily lives. Mandarin is one of the five official languages of the United Nations.
Chinese (Mandarin) Phase 4, Units 1-30 is a new 30-unit course designed to be completed after Mandarin phase 3. Thirty 30-minute lessons, totaling 15 hours of spoken Mandarin language learning, plus one hour of culture notes, are included. These notes are designed to provide you with a deeper understanding of Chinese culture as well as to expand upon topics discussed in the course. Phase 4 builds upon skills taught in Pimsleur's Mandarin phases 1-3. You'll be speaking and understanding Mandarin with near fluency and with a broad range of conversational skills. In phase 4 the pace and conversation moves more rapidly, accelerating exposure to new vocabulary and structures and approaching native speed and comprehension. You'll learn to speak about your professional and personal lives, needs, and likes and dislikes and to create complex sentences.
A few of the topics included in Chinese (Mandarin) Phase 4, Units 1-30: business, personal life, activities, food, vacationing, important topics (such as allergies, food likes and dislikes), and understanding the Chinese.


What the Critics Say

"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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Excellent Study Material

This is by far one of the best Mandarin study programs I've used. I've worked through one through four. I can't wait to listen to level 5.

If I had one suggestion, it would be to include a PDF script.
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- John Baker

great quality, excellent course

The native speakers can be a little tricky to understand at times, but keep with it and everything is repeated to provide clarity. VERY good course, can't wait to continue to the next lesson.
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- Bryce Russell

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-02-2013
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster