Fast-Track Chinese Mandarin (7 CDs/Book)

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Get on the Fast-Track to Chinese Success!

Fast-Track Chinese is a streamlined introductory course that provides deeper knowledge and more language practice than a brief course. Perfect for business people and travelers who don't quite have the time for a full course of study, it focuses on spoken language and covers a wide variety of subjects and situations. Explanations of grammar and usage are included when necessary for understanding of specific passages in the text.

Developed by professional linguist Dr. Peter Leimbigler, formerly of Malaspina College, British Columbia, Canada, Fast-Track courses emphasize concrete, everyday situations with a practical objective for all dialogs, sentences, and expressions. There are no lists of words or expressions to be memorized.

This Fast-Track Audio-Forum® Course Features
* 5.6 hours of audio, 24 units (lessons)
* Pronunciation, word formation, sentence structure
* Introductions, greeting people
* Third party introductions, business meetings
* Chinese family, educational background
* Expressions, invitations, time and dates
* Asking for directions, transportation, travel
* Shopping, post office
* Phone calls, interviews
* In a restaurant, in a hotel, visiting a Chinese home, dinner conversation

About the Language
Chinese is spoken by more people than any other language, over one-fifth of the world's population. The language encompasses an array of dialects used in various provinces of China, as well as in Chinese emigrant communities. Mandarin Chinese is the official language of the People's Republic of China, and its phonology is based on the Beijing dialect. Mandarin is also spoken in Taiwan (Republic of China), along with the Taiwanese or Hoklo dialect.