Linguaphone All Talk Mandarin is an audio-only course that has been devised to help you understand and speak Mandarin without having to consult written material, apart from a short introduction and vocabulary guides.
You will hear native Mandarin speakers conversing, and with practice you will soon understand and speak Mandarin Chinese.
During the course you will hear native speakers conversing at normal speed, and with practice you will quickly understand and speak Mandarin as it is spoken. Because you will “hear” the language – rather than “see” a written version of it – your accent will be an authentic copy of the native speaker accent.
Learn by Listening
Linguaphone All Talk is different to other language courses. It is sometimes difficult to gain an authentic accent when you can see the words in your own alphabet. Working from sounds alone rapidly gives you confidence in what you hear. It also removes the desire to ‘see’ the language before daring to use or respond to it.
You’re in control
Linguaphone all Talk utilises the highly-successful tried and tested Linguaphone method of ‘listen, understand and speak’. One of the great advantages of this audio-only course is that you are in control, and the pace of your learning is entirely up to you.
Like any language , Chinese has rules and regulations. Some may take time to master – but don’t let that put you off. the important thing always is to communicate. Far better to try to say what you want to say – and risk getting it wrong – than not to say it at all.
Overall it’s a highly enjoyable language course and designed to get you speaking Mandarin in no time.
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The Linguaphone method is based on two simple principles:
- You learn faster when you enjoy what you are doing.
- You make progress if the sort of language you learn is useful and presented in a believable, familiar context.
Speaking a new language is an active skill – something you learn by doing, not just studying. This is the practical approach taken by Linguaphone to language learning. You will start to speak during the very first lesson. The course begins simply, building your confidence session by session. Soon after, longer sentences are introduced to enable the expression of more detailed and complex thoughts. But the course always concentrates on useful, authentic everyday words and situations. The result is that, after completing a Linguaphone course, you will have a thorough understanding of the target language and be able to converse with and understand real people speaking the language.
The study sequence, LISTEN, UNDERSTAND and SPEAK, used in Linguaphone courses is fundamental to the Linguaphone method of learning.
Listening to native speakers is the most relaxing and involved way to learn, helping you associate the sounds you hear with the words and sentences you read. The native speakers in this course begin by speaking slowly (but without distorting the intonation of the language) and, as the course progresses, speak at normal speed.
By listening and reading the language, you begin to discover what each word means. Everyday objects have exciting new names. Gradually words, then phrases, become clear and your reading, writing and speaking of the language will improve.
Many people find that speaking their new language is the hardest part. But Linguaphone’s method makes sure that you start speaking from the very first lesson with the correct pronunciation. Imitating the voices of the native speakers on the course will help you get used to the intonation and accent. Later on in the course, you will have the opportunity to take part in conversations. Each lesson introduces new themes featuring useful words and phrases thus developing your conversational skills and confidence.