Chinese course Pimsleur is very demanding, because Chinese is not related to any other language, which I have learned. It is difficult to be sure about sounds, when there is not any text. Intonation is A&O and very difficult to remember (I am 82 years of age). Text with IPA pronunciation system would be of big help.
Chinese course Pimsleur is very demanding, because Chinese is not related to any other language, which I have learned. It is difficult to be sure about sounds, when there is not any...
I learn Chinese with pimsleur and very happy with the results. I combine private classes and audio course and think that this is the best way to learn new language.
Next year I plan to pass pimsleur course for arabic first and next continue with a teacher.
Audio course is easy and I like this most of all.
I decided that I wanted to learn a new foreign language, something that was different from the Romantic family. I definitely got that with Mandarin Chinese and Pimsleur's method was the way to get me a better hold and a respect for the language.
Mandarin Chinese has been one of the notoriously harder langauges to learn, but with the way the lessons make you remember, it didn't turn out to be that bad.
After three months with the lessons, I feel that my comfort with the language is that after I left high school and taking three years of French.
Granted, I can use some more time to get some more fine tuning to gain better fluency, but I feel that I would be able to ask where to go and have a basic conversation without much worry.