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.
Enhanced PDF Features
The Audio Forum® Difference: Audio Forum® PDF books are enhanced with links to MP3 audio files. Speaker icons in the text allow you to hear the corresponding audio. The MP3 files can also be loaded onto your MP3-compatible CD player or digital media player. The PDF books may be read (without enhanced features) on tablet computers. A 10-inch or larger screen is recommended.
System Requirements for Enhanced PDF Features
Mac® OS X® 10.5-10.8
512 MB RAM
Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP
233 MHz or faster processor
128 MB RAM
Additional Courses Available through Audio-Forum®:
* Fast-Track Czech
* Fast-Track Dutch
* Fast-Track German
* Fast-Track Japanese
* Fast-Track Portuguese
* Fast-Track Spanish
* Fast-Track Swahili