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Learn in Your Car Chinese (Mandarin)
The Fastest Way to Learn a Language, Guaranteed!

Listen... Learn... then Speak like a Native

  • New edition completely revised and updated for the 21st century.
  • Self-paced, interactive format lets you take the lead and set your own progress
  • "No-book-required" design so you can learn anytime, anywhere!

Learn in Your Car Chinese Mandarin

Learn in Your Car Chinese (Mandarin) - Level I
--Learn in Your Car Chinese (Mandarin) Level I focuses on essential travel needs

Includes:

  • 3 Audio CDs (3 hours of language learning)
  • Listening Guide with recorded text & grammar notes
$19.95
Not Available

Learn in Your Car Chinese Mandarin

Learn in Your Car Chinese (Mandarin) - Level II
--Learn in Your Car Chinese (Mandarin) Level II is a continuation of Level I. Learn in Your Car Chinese (Mandarin) Level II begins where Level I ends. Level II continues with more ideas, concepts, and vocabulary that are useful to the traveler, but introduces more complex vocabulary and grammar.

Includes:

  • 3 Audio CDs (3 hours of language learning)
  • Listening Guide with recorded text & grammar notes
$19.95
Not Available
 

Learn in Your Car Chinese Mandarin

Learn in Your Car Chinese (Mandarin) - Level III
--Learn in Your Car Chinese (Mandarin) Level III is a continuation of Level II. Level III begins where Level II ends. Level III introduces more advanced grammar and vocabulary for the continuing student.

Includes:

  • 3 Audio CDs (3 hours of language learning)
  • Listening Guide with recorded text & grammar notes
$19.95
    

Learn in Your Car Chinese Mandarin

Learn in Your Car Chinese (Mandarin)
- Complete Set

--Learn in Your Car Chinese (Mandarin) Complete Set includes Levels I, II & III. Save $10 when you purchase all three levels together.

Includes:

  • 9 Hours of Audio
  • 3 Listening Guides
  • Pronunciation, Grammar, Vocabulary
$49.95
Not Available
 

Learn in Your Car Chinese (Mandarin) is the only language learning system designed to teach a foreign language in your car as you drive, without the aid of a textbook. However, for your reference, there is a booklet that contains the entire recorded text so that you can see how the words are spelled. The booklet also contains additional explanations which will be helpful to you if you have trouble understanding some of the concepts of the program.

About this course:

  • The basic premise is that communicating in a language requires learning words, phrases and sentences: but you can't learn to communicate effectively in a language unless you know the individual meaning as well.
  • The emphasis is on communication. Words, phrases or sentences can be used to communicate. It is not always necessary to use a complete sentence to convey a thought.
  • Learn in Your Car teaches you the way a child learns. Children start by learning one-word sentences, then two-word sentences, etc. progressing to more complex sentences as they learn more vocabulary and grammar.
  • The important words you need to survive and get around are taught first. Grammar is taught with examples rather than rules.
  • Usually no more than one new word is introduced at a time. (Level III occasionally introduces more than one word when it is easy to distinguish the new words.) This means you won't hear a sentence or phrase and wonder which sound corresponds to which word. (Various forms of previously introduced verbs are used along with new words.)
  • No textbook is required. The fact that no more than one new word is introduced at a time enables you to use the CDs effectively without referring to a textbook. The CDs are designed to be used without a textbook so that you can use them while driving a car or while doing other things that require similar amounts of concentration.
  • Literal (word-for-word) translations are used as much as possible. This enables you to understand how a sentence or phrase is constructed and what the individual words mean.

The CHINESE Language:
Chinese is the mother tongue of over 1 billion people. Spoken Chinese has varied regional dialects. The two most common dialects are Mandarin and Cantonese. The pronunciation of the two are totally different.

The two are both tonal languages (different tones have different meanings for the same sound.) and they also have different vowels and consonants too. Mandarin has four tones while Cantonese has more than six. People who can understand only either Mandarin or Cantonese can communicate with each other by writing because they use the same written characters with a few exceptions.

Mardarin is the official language in Mainland China, Taiwan and Singapore. The Mandarin dialect is used by most of the Chinese schools, colleges and universities and in most TV programs, movies and radio stations all over the country (even in Guangzhou or Canton where people speak Cantonese in their daily lives.) Mandarin is one of the five official languages in the United Nations.

Cantonese is mainly spoken in Hong Kong, Guangdong (where Guangzhou/Canton is the capital) and Guangxi provinces and most of the overseas Chinese communities including Australia, Europe, North America and other parts of the world.


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