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Mandarin Language Course, Self-Instruction Courses, Audio CD, Learn, Speak

  1. $49.95 CD ROM + $5.80 p&h or $12.50 foreign delivery

    Item Code : TALK

    Talk Now! Mandarin Chinese CD ROM Language Course. Talk Now! Mandarin Chinese CD ROM Language Course.
    We recommend Talk Now! for any language beginner who wants an entertaining self-study instruction course to learn basic phrases, colors, numbers, food, shopping, time, countries, etc. Talk Now! is designed for people who want to learn and speak a language quickly! It's fun, fast, and makes learning easy. If you don't have time to become fluent, but need the basics in a hurry, then Talk Now! is for you. Designed by language experts, Talk Now! includes great features like speak and repeat, interactive games, and digital recordings with both sexes of native speakers. And Talk Now! runs on both Macintosh and Windows computers. This is a fun way of instruction to learn and speak the Mandarin Chinese language. - $_$_START_LIST ? Ideal for beginners and travelers ? Topics include: first words, phrases, food, shopping, numbers, time and more ? Interactive and fun ? Immediate responses to every choice you make ? Compare your pronunciation to that of native speakers, using the record button ? Test your knowledge with easy and hard quizzes, plus play a challenging memory game! ? Monitor your progress--keep a check on your total score, and print your own awards. ? On-screen help is available at all times in over. ? Print your own picture dictionary for handy reference. $_$_END_LIST
  2. $22.95 + $5.80 p&h or $14.80 foreign delivery

    Item Code : HIPP

    English-Mandarin Pinyin Phonetic Dictionary.
    Hippocrene Books. 837 pages. Size 4"x6". Paperback. Includes nearly 10,000 entries. Shows Chinese Mandarin Romanization and pronunciation, along with Chinese characters. Designed for English speakers studying Chinese, this dictionary contains also commonly used phrases and expressions. Each entry consists of the appropriate Chinese characters followed by Pinyin, Chinese phonetic translation, to facilitate pronunciation, and special definitions and examples to convey to the user its proper connotation. Appendices of the world's countries and Chinese provinces.
  3. $375.00 set of 3 Video + $12.50 p & h or $28.50 foreign delivery

    Item Code : AUDO

    Audio Forum. Includes 3 video cassettes ( = 5 hours), plus two audio cassette tapes ( = 2 hours), and a 115-page manual. A basic video course in Mandarin Chinese for beginners produced by the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation. The video portion consists of sixty 5-minute instruction units and is accompanied by a 115-page self-study manual and two audio cassette tapes. The spoken dialogs are shown on the video screen in Pinyin transliteration, English translation, and Chinese characters. The tone value of each word is indicated.
  4. $225.00 set of 7 + $12.50 p&h or $28.50 foreign delivery

    Item Code : AUDO

    Audio Forum. Includes 7 audio CD discs ( = 5? hours), and a 165-page textbook. Mandarin, the official language of China, is spoken by approximately 800 million people. This classic course presents the basic structure patterns of colloquial Mandarin, using a vocabulary that would be heard in everyday Chinese conversations. Since the Yale Romanization is used throughout the text, you are not required to learn Chinese characters. Instead, attention is concentrated on new sounds, words, and language patterns. This is the same way Chinese children are taught the language__speaking first, and then writing later. The Speak Mandarin course is presented in 20 lessons, each containing a dialog, vocabulary, sentence patterns, notes, and a translation of the introductory dialog. This is our most thorough beginner's learn and speak instruction course.
  5. $225.00 set + $12.50 p & h or $28.50 foreign delivery

    Item Code : AUDO

    Audio Forum. Includes 7 audio cassette tapes ( = 5? hours), and a 165-page textbook. Mandarin, the official language of China, is spoken by approximately 800 million people. This classic course presents the basic structure patterns of colloquial Mandarin, using a vocabulary that would be heard in everyday Chinese conversations. Since the Yale Romanization is used throughout the text, you are not required to learn Chinese characters. Instead, attention is concentrated on new sounds, words, and language patterns. This is the same way Chinese children are taught the language__speaking first, and then writing later. The Speak Mandarin course is presented in 20 lessons, each containing a dialog, vocabulary, sentence patterns, notes, and a translation of the introductory dialog. This is our most thorough beginner's learn and speak instruction course.
  6. $155.00 set of 6 + $10.50 p&h or $24.50 foreign delivery

    Item Code : AUDO

    Audio Forum. Includes 6 audio CD discs ( = 5 hours), and a 314-page textbook. This second-year conversation course, teaches Chinese the way it is currently being used in China. This program of lively and colloquial dialogs is suitable for anyone who has completed the first-year study of Chinese. It can follow Speak Mandarin or any other comparable first-year course in Mandarin. Pinyin and Yale Romanizations transcriptions are used throughout the text, but correspondence tables are given between Wade-Giles Romanization and Pinyin so the text can be used regardless of the Romanization system learned previously. Both full and simplified characters are provided.
  7. $155.00 set + $10.50 p & h or $24.50 foreign delivery

    Item Code : AUDO

    Audio Forum. Includes 6 audio cassette tapes ( = 5 hours), and a 314-page textbook. This second-year conversation course, teaches Chinese the way it is currently being used in China. This program of lively and colloquial dialogs is suitable for anyone who has completed the first-year study of Chinese. It can follow Speak Mandarin or any other comparable first-year course in Mandarin. Pinyin and Yale Romanizations transcriptions are used throughout the text, but correspondence tables are given between Wade-Giles Romanization and Pinyin so the text can be used regardless of the Romanization system learned previously. Both full and simplified characters are provided.
  8. $295.00 set

    Item Code : ROSE

    Level 2. A continuation of Level 1 as shown above, utilizing the same style and format of instruction.
  9. $550.00 combined set 1 & 2

    Item Code : ROSE

    Level 1 & 2 Combined. Achieve superb fluency in Mandarin Chinese. Save $30.00!
  10. $175.00 set + $10.50 p & h

    Item Code : AUDO

    Audio Forum. Includes 6 audio cassette tapes ( = 6 hours), and a 269-page textbook. This streamlined introductory course is designed for the business person or traveller and contains 24 lesson units based on everyday situations, including those encountered in business activities. There are extensive practice exercises for each lesson unit.
  11. $135.00 set + $10.50 p & h or $24.50 foreign delivery

    Item Code : SPOK

    Includes 6 sixty-minute audio cassette tapes, and a 356-page textbook. Spoken Language Services is "the original self-study language teacher." Featuring techniques pioneered by professional linguists during World War II, these no-nonsense courses have been used successfully by thousands of students to jump-start their foreign language training. No other method has proved more effective than the simple listen-and-imitate method these courses employ. In fact, it is the same way we all learned as children to speak our native language! Most of the courses in the Spoken Language Series were prepared originally by professional linguists under the aegis of the American Council of Learned Societies and the Linguistic Society of America. Books are self-instructional and are accompanied by cassettes keyed to the course material. Cassettes are recorded by native speakers and cover conversations, pronunciation exercises, and TRUE-FALSE tests. Each word or phrase is spoken first in English* and then twice in the language of the course, with a pause after each utterance to allow the listener to repeat and imitate. The cassettes can be used for practice without the text. Grammatical explanations are given for the language content already learned. The learner gets systematic development of the linguistic structure instead of first learning a grammar and then trying to fit utterances into it. Course material covered in Book I is roughly equivalent to one semester's intensive study (8 class hours per week with 30 hours outside practice). At the end of the course the learner should have a good grounding in everyday vocabulary, grammar, and usage, and be able to communicate with native speakers. This could be exactly the course that you are looking for!
  12. $85.00 set + $7.50 p & h or $16.50 foreign delivery

    Item Code : AUDO

    Audio Forum. Includes 4 audio cassette tapes ( = 4 hours) and a 236-page textbook. For those who wish to learn to read and write Chinese ideographs, "Read Chinese" teaches a total of 600 characters and assumes a knowledge of the vocabulary of the first half of "Speak Mandarin". Book 1 introduces 300 characters and includes writing and stroke-order charts. Book 2 contains an additional 300 characters within the framework of a journey to Beijing. Both full and simplified characters are used. The audio cassettes that accompany this course provide spoken transcriptions in Mandarin of the printed exercises, and are essential to mastery of the material.
  13. $75.00 set + $7.50 p & h or $16.50 foreign

    Item Code : AUDO

    Audio Forum. Includes 3 audio cassette tapes ( = 3 hours) and a 276-page textbook. Book 2 contains an additional 300 characters within the framework of a journey to Beijing. Both full and simplified characters are used. The audio cassettes that accompany this course provide spoken transcriptions in Mandarin of the printed exercises, and are essential to mastery of the material.
  14. $110.00 set + $7.50 p&h or $16.50 foreign delivery

    Item Code : AUDO

    Audio Forum. Includes 4 audio cassette tapes ( = 4 hours) and a 236-page textbook. For those who wish to learn to read and write Chinese ideographs, "Read Chinese" teaches a total of 600 characters and assumes a knowledge of the vocabulary of the first half of "Speak Mandarin". Book 1 introduces 300 characters and includes writing and stroke-order charts. Book 2 contains an additional 300 characters within the framework of a journey to Beijing. Both full and simplified characters are used. The audio cassettes that accompany this course provide spoken transcriptions in Mandarin of the printed exercises, and are essential to mastery of the material.
  15. $95.00 set $7.50 p&h or $16.50 foreign

    Item Code : AUDO

    Audio Forum. Includes 3 audio cassette tapes ( = 3 hours) and a 276-page textbook. Book 2 contains an additional 300 characters within the framework of a journey to Beijing. Both full and simplified characters are used. The audio cassettes that accompany this course provide spoken transcriptions in Mandarin of the printed exercises, and are essential to mastery of the material.
  16. $12.95

    Item Code : MRAW

    McGraw-Hill Books. 160 pages. Size 5"x7?". Learners are practically taken by the hand and instructed on the script of the Chinese language, which has a non-Roman alphabet. Includes 100 line drawings, self-testing activities and exercises, and uses examples taken from signs, menus, and other real-life situations.
  17. $18.95

    Item Code : TUTT

    Tuttle Publishing. 368 pages. Size 5"x7?". Contains over 2,000 characters with instructions for writing them, and includes memorization hints and stroke-order diagrams.
  18. $10.95

    Item Code : LONE

    Lonely Planet Publications.
  19. $21.95 + $5.80 p&h or $14.80 foreign delivery

    Item Code : HIPP

    Mandarin-English Frequency Dictionary: A Study Guide to Mandarin Chinese's 500 Most Frequently Used Words.
    Hippocrene Books. 240 pages. Functioning as both a traditional dictionary and a study guide, this list of the 500 most used words (characters) of Mandarin Chinese offers the English-speaking student of Chinese an essential source of vocabulary and a detailed reference to the world's most widely-spoken language. Presented in order of frequency, each entry includes the Chinese character with pinyin transcription (Romanization), meaning, explanations of usage with examples, and a selection of words and expressions that have the entry word as the first element. Two indices also list the 500 words according to frequency and alphabetical order. Foreign language teachers and students will find this dictionary to be an invaluable supplement to a course or textbook at all levels of study.
  20. $285.00 set + $8.80 p & h or $24.50 foreign delivery

    Item Code : ROSE

    The Rosetta Stone CD ROM Mandarin Chinese Language Course.
    The Rosetta Stone Language Institute A Revolution In Language Learning! Now you can learn the Mandarin Chinese language with the award-winning method used by the US State Department to train diplomats. Proven effective by NASA, the Peace Corps and over 4 million users worldwide, the Rosetta Stone Language Library teaches new languages faster and easier than ever before. You will learn Mandarin Chinese the way you learned your own native language, without translation, memorization, or studying rules of grammar. Using real-life pictures to convey the meaning of each new phrase, The Rosetta Stone integrates new vocabulary and grammar systematically. It's the natural way to learn. It works! Mandarin Chinese Level 1 With up to 250 hours of instruction, Mandarin Chinese Level I, Personal Edition provides 92 lessons of comprehensive instruction for beginning learners, leading to intermediate proficiency. What is The Rosetta Stone CD ROM language course? The Rosetta Stone CD-ROM series is the premier choice for students seeking to master a foreign language on their computer. Intended for all serious students, these courses are equivalent to a year of college course study. In fact, these packed CD-ROM courses for Windows and Macintosh are the most intensive computer courses you can buy. Rosetta Stone teaches with an extensive series of drills that associate text, spoken words, and pictures. Rosetta Stone teaches you not just tourist phrases, but also lots of vocabulary and grammar in a clear and simple manner. The Rosetta Stone intensive courses assume no prior knowledge of a foreign language and will take the student through the equivalent of a year's college study. Unlike learning in language classrooms, Rosetta Stone is designed to be entertaining and self-paced. You can learn a foreign language when you want, for as long or short a time as you wish. Each Rosetta Stone language CD ROM contains over 8,000 real life color images, plus thousands of words and phrases spoken by native speakers. The emphasis is on both spoken and written language, meaning that Rosetta Stone teaches both the spoken and written foreign language. The interactive design is not a mere "static" course that plays like a cassette; constant student response is necessary and this holds the student's attention and improves retention of new material. Built-in speech recognition aids the student in pronouncing the words as they should be spoken. Dual versions allow for the course to be used on either Macintosh or Windows computers.