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Foreign Service Institute
Department of State
The Course Used by Diplomats
Learn Cantonese the proven way -- just like a diplomat!
Over the years, Audio Forum® customers have used our courses to learn Cantonese in as little as 25 minutes a day, entirely on their own. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to achieve fluency in Cantonese using this proven audio/text method.
While other premium computer-based language courses offer only the means to learn to speak, with Audio-Forum®, you'll not only speak fluently, you'll also master grammar skills at a scholarly level -- all with the confidence and polish of a native Cantonese speaker. After all, diplomats have proven for years that this method works!
This FSI Audio-Forum® Course Features:
* 12.4 hours of audio, 15 units (lessons)
* 410-page text
* Word stress and intonation
* Romanized with pronunciation notes
* Practical dialogs and conversations
* Pattern, structural, and transformation drills
* Substitution, expansion, and response drills
* Conversations for listening, Q and A
* Vocabulary checklists
* Grammatical and cultural notes
The U.S. State Department's Foreign Service Institute developed full-length courses specifically for diplomats, the very people who must learn a language quickly and effectively. Having worked with FSI authors and instructors, these courses have been fully tested through usage before release to the public. For over 40 years, Audio-Forum® has been the original and most trusted source for Foreign Service Institute language courses.
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. One of the principal dialects is Cantonese, which is an official language of Hong Kong and Macau, and is spoken around the world. It originated in the Canton (Guangzhou) area of southern China.
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
* Intel® processor
* 512 MB RAM
Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP
* 233 MHz or faster processor
* 128 MB RAM
Additional Courses Available through Audio-Forum®:
FSI: Basic Cantonese 1