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Summary

An exciting, nontraditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product.

No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure.

This download contains the entire course.

For all those who have struggled to learn Chinese in the past.
For all those who think they’re just not a linguist.
For all those who don’t have the time - or the inclination - to sit and study a textbook.

This is your chance to have a one-to-one lesson from Paul and his native-speaking Mandarin Chinese experts, and all in your own time. Importantly, you will also know how to make your new vocabulary work for you. No set phrases, no lists of vocabulary. Just real Chinese at your fingertips.

A more in-depth course for those looking to improve their language skills, with over 12 hours of audio and a handy written revision guide to reinforce your learning.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our Desktop Site.

©2018 Paul Noble and Kai-Ti Noble (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Terence Cole
  • 05-10-18

A great learning method for Mandarin Chinese

I absolutely love learning languages and trying out new language learning products! My Spanish is quite good, my French is survival, my Korean is upper beginner, and I'm now on a journey with Mandarin Chinese. Paul Noble's Method is like a current generation version of the Michel Thomas Method, but with a more modern feel and several quality of life improvements for language learners. I purchased it yesterday, and have learned with it for about an hour so far. My initial impressions are quite good! Paul obviously put a lot of thought into the course, because he made a few choices that are VERY good. For instance, he has two native Mandarin speakers working with him. A female speaker and a male speaker. This is very impressive because almost no language learning products use both male and female speakers in the same product. In many languages males and females speak differently, so being able to hear the difference is incredibly useful. Also, the female speaker speaks the sentence in a slower fashion, and the male speaker then will speak the same sentence at normal speed. This way you can hear the words broken down, as well as at full speed. I am using this course in conjunction with other methods, and it has already helped me figure out how I can use vocabulary that I've learned from other materials. Paul's way of logically explaining how to use Chinese is fantastic. I'm super impressed so far and look forward to finishing the course!

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  • Tim
  • 12-12-18

Perfect pace for a beginning learner

I have worked through an app to start to build my Chinese competency, and this course is really helping me feel confident saying the words aloud and stringing the words together into phrases and even whole sentences. I don't think it would be enough for me to use this resource alone, but it has perfectly complemented the more visually-based parts of my study.
This course allows just enough repetition for words to stick, and it introduces new words at a pace I can handle.

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  • Sean/Dad
  • 05-12-18

If you want to learn Chinese... START HERE.

I've been dabbling with Chinese for 7 years.
THIS is the BEST resource I've come across to get you into building a USEFUL vocabulary while teaching everything else you need to learn gradually. VERY WELL DONE. And a joy to learn with!

It doesn't teach reading and writing... but with Chinese those need to come AFTER having a listening and speaking vocabulary.
This will get you into a listening and speaking vocabulary very quickly!