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Pimsleur Comprehensive Chinese (Mandarin) Level 3 - Discount - Audio 16 CD

Pimsleur Comprehensive Chinese (Mandarin) Level 3 - Discount - Audio 16 CD

Pimsleur Comprehensive Chinese (Mandarin) Level 3 - Discount - Audio 16 CD

Pimsleur Comprehensive Chinese (Mandarin) Level 3

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Comprehensive Chinese (Mandarin) III includes 30 additional lessons (16 hrs.), which build upon the language skills acquired in Levels I and II. Increased spoken language ability. Also includes a Culture Booklet.

Level III will increase your vocabulary and grammatical structures and triple your spoken proficiency. Upon completion of a level III, you will be able to:

* participate in most informal and some formal discussions on practical, social, and some semi-professional topics,
* form longer sentences while maintaining the target language syntax,
* be understood even by native speakers unused to dealing with foreigners,
* handle increasingly difficult grammatical structures,
* enjoy fluent conversations with a variety of strangers,
* have a near-native accent, and the subtleties of the language will be apparent in your speech,

Note: In order for the Pimsleur Method to work correctly, you must first complete the Level I + II language programs before proceeding to the Level III language program.

 

About Mandarin Chinese

traditional Chinese is a category of related Chinese dialects spoken across most of northern and south-western China. When taken as a separate language, as is often done in academic literature, the Mandarin dialects have more speakers than any other language.

In English, Mandarin can refer to either of two distinct concepts:

* to Standard Chinese or Standard Mandarin (Putonghua/Guoyu/Huayu/Hanyu), which is based on the particular Mandarin dialect spoken in Beijing. Standard Mandarin functions as the official spoken language of the People's Republic of China, the official language of the Republic of China (Taiwan), and one of the four official languages of Singapore. ‘Chinese’ — in practice Standard Mandarin — is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
* to all of the Mandarin dialects spoken in northern and south-western China. This group of dialects is the focus of this article.

In everyday use, Mandarin refers usually to just Standard Mandarin (Putonghua/Guoyu). In its broader sense, Mandarin is a diverse group of related dialects, some less mutually intelligible than others. It is a grouping defined and used mainly by linguists, and is not commonly used outside of academic circles as a self-description. Instead, when asked to describe the spoken form they are using, Chinese speaking a form of non-Standard Mandarin will describe the variant that they are speaking, for example Sichuan dialect or Northeast China dialect, and consider it distinct from ‘Standard Mandarin’ (putonghua); they may not recognize that it is in fact classified by linguists as a form of ‘Mandarin’ in a broader sense. Nor is there a common ‘Mandarin’ identity based on language; rather, there are strong regional identities centred on individual dialects, because of the wide geographical distribution and cultural diversity of its speakers. Moreover, it is of note that despite its wide use in the Occident, most native Mandarin speakers are reluctant to recognize the term 'Mandarin', since the word does not reflect any Chinese origin. Instead, they would rather call the language simply 'standard Chinese'.

From an official point of view, there are two versions of Standard Mandarin, since the Beijing government refers to that on the Mainland as Putonghua, whereas the Taiwanese government refers to their official language as Kuo-yü (Guoyu in pinyin).

Technically, both Putonghua and Guoyu base their phonology on the Beijing accent, though Putonghua also takes some elements from other sources. Comparison of dictionaries produced in the two areas will show that there are few substantial differences. However, both versions of ‘school’ Standard Mandarin are often quite different from the Mandarin dialects that are spoken in accordance with regional habits, and neither is wholly identical to the Beijing dialect. Putonghua and Guoyu also differ from the Beijing dialect in vocabulary, grammar, and usage.

It is important to note that the terms ‘Putonghua (The Common Language)’ and ‘Guoyu’ refer to speech, and hence the difference in the use of simplified characters and traditional characters is not usually considered to be a difference between these two concepts.

 


The Pimsleur method  is an sounds speech skill model derived by Dr Paul Pimsluer that emphasizes involved engagement over rote memory. In the time of courses, the audience will repeat phrases delivered by native speakers and constructs new important phrases by inference. As new expressions are delivered, the listener is persuaded to retrieve some older words. The requests for any furnished keyword are slowly and gradually spread out in ever-increasing intervals. Between 1963 and Nineteen Seventy One, Dr Paul Pimsleur created Greek, French, Spanish, German, and Twi modules while training at the UCLA The Pimsleur method targets on practice in conversing, in addition as proficiency in reading. These two attributes are developed using 30-minute sessions, which are replicated until a score of at a minimum 80% awareness is accomplished before taking the next step to the subsequent lesson. Throughout the courses, students listen closely to native speakers of the target spoken language as they speak out words and phrases in equally the foreign language, and additionally the student’s significant language. At graduated time periods, individuals are inspired to repeat a word or phrase subsequently listening to the lecturer. As the learner advances through the study course, the interval increases, as does the magnitude of the vocabulary. The activities are made up of thirty-minute day to day practice sessions and reduced studying modules

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