Mandarin Chinese Language Audio CDs for Learning

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spidernyc
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Mandarin Chinese Language Audio CDs for Learning

Post by spidernyc » Sun, 08 Oct 2006 8:56 pm

Hi,

I am looking for a set of Mandarin Chinese Language Audio CDs for learning. I want to focus on the spoken language, and have a basic foundation. I'd prefer a CD set that I do not need to study with a book.

I looked around the local bookstores, and have found:
- Colloquial Chinese
- Total Chinese Learning Kit
- Living Language Ultimate Mandarin Chinese
- Complete Chinese Basics

Can you recommend any of the above or any others? I'd like some feedback before I commit to a program.

Thanks!

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Post by boumbo » Sun, 08 Oct 2006 10:56 pm

sorry, I don't know these books (and I am looking for a tutor...)

what I know:

Beginner chinese by Hong Ho (Phg in linguistic)

is pretty good (even though the sound quality on the cd is sometimes not very clean)

otherwise: chinesepod.com !! :)

very good and focuses on spoken language + real life situations

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Post by spidernyc » Mon, 09 Oct 2006 7:31 pm

thanks about chinesepod. i heard about them before and checked out the website. can you explain how it works? is it subscription based?

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Post by boumbo » Mon, 09 Oct 2006 7:48 pm

u can get a trial account with your email.
basically: you download the mp3s, you download the .pdf and then you work at your own pace.

pretty well done with one american guy and one chinese woman. both are based in Shanghai.

They speak very well and they describe every days life situations...

try this out. it might interest you.
If you subscribe I think it is on a monthly basis (but u can download as many pdf / mp3 as you want during the month)

if you know any good teacher around I would be interested... (got any idea of the fares for a decent teacher??)

thx

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Post by shitworker » Thu, 12 Oct 2006 7:32 pm

dude, the best way to learn a language is to talk as much as u can with native speakers of the language. Here, I come.

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