World Learner Chinese - Learn Chinese . Mandarin Chinese
By World Learner Chinese
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Learn from experts in the field of teaching Chinese as a second language via our progressive multi-leveled training platform. Professionally formatted MP3 audio cast lessons,PDF lesson transcripts, discussion forums, online HSK flash cards, glossaries, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and more... Learn at your own pace from anywhere at anytime. For more information on our audiocast please visit us at: http://www.worldlearnerchinese.com
||CleanBasic 004 - Long time no see.||Let someone know that you are happy to see them again.||8/20/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBasic 003 - Where are you from?||Now it's time to tell people where you are from.||8/15/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBasic 002 - What's your name?||Learn to tell someone your name.||8/12/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBasic 001 - Basic Hello Greetings||Basic Hello Greetings 001||8/7/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
I have trained in Chinese with the U.S. Department of State and have attended the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies Language Institutes and have found World Learner Chinese podcasts and texts on par with those training programs. There are actually aspects of the World Learner Chinese program that I prefer to the aforementioned programs. This is a really great resource and I am hooked. The iPod-friendly aspect puts it over the top. Cannot recommend more highly. I did note another reviewer's comment about accents, but as someone who has trained with only Beijing speakers in the past, I have found that the majority of Chinese I encounter do not speak the proper Mandarin that I was taught so dealing with accent of the male speaker is not a negative for me.
Excellent Vocabulary help
The vocabulary lessons are excellent. Useful vocabulary, excellent help for tones. PS: regarding the first commenter: a) It's helpful to have explanations in proper English, I can deal with his accented Chinese. Besides, the Chinese woman is the "real" teacher, he's more an assistant. b) "native Mandarin speaker": if you see it that narrowly, only a Beijing Chinese would do. Everybody else (including the majority of Chinese) would not be a native speaker.
This will be my 1st trip to China and I feel a lot better knowing that I can now try to say a few phrases. They go slow and repeat the phrases multiple times. Another must have.