• Rapid Mandarin Chinese

  • Volume 1
  • By: Earworms Learning
  • Narrated by: Andrew Lodge
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 19-04-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Earworms (mbt) Ltd
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (91 ratings)

Summary

Earworms mbt© is a revolutionary accelerated learning technique that takes the hard work out of learning. By listening to these specially composed melodies with their rhythmic repetitions of Mandarin and English a few times, you pick up over 200 essential words and phrases that will not just be on the tip of your tongue, but will be burned deeply into your long-term memory in next to no time.
If you like music, and want to make rapid progress without any formal knowledge of language learning, earworms mbt© Rapid Mandarin Chinese is the course for you.
Volume 1 is your survival kit of essential words and phrases to get you by on your trip abroad.
You will feel you are learning within minutes and might just be amazed by how easy acquiring a language can be!

This audiobook also comes with a free booklet to accompany the course which you can download by clicking on this link. Free booklet
©2006 earworms mbt (P)2006 earworms mbt
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4 out of 5 stars
By Kyne on 24-12-12

A good quick fix

Like any of the language courses, you get out what you put in. This course uses a music background with a native and English speaker going over Chinese phrases and words. The course tends to provide a sentence, in English, and then in Chinese and then breaks down all the words in the sentence, and the pronunciations for the words. The course is similar to the other earworms courses, and if you liked one of the others I imagine you'll like this one.



It's not a bad idea, although the tunes are not that great, I find that I can recall some of the sentences. A good supplement for learning, or for a quick fix before heading on holiday but it is not a good standalone course.

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3 out of 5 stars
By DCox on 23-12-12

Learning Mandarin

The music in the back ground is slightly annoying at first but after a while you get hooked and it somehow helps you commit the language to memory. I have some mandarin already but haven't spoken or used the language in 15 years or so. I found it very helpful.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Joseph on 26-06-06

There just isn't enough of it

I have nothing but praise for the presentation and method. I further give extra high marks for the downloadable text (Audible should make such text availabe with every lanaguage and city guide)! My only complaint is that it does not really supply very much vocabulary. On a price/information ratio, Dr. Blair's Mandarin is better; on price/pleasure ratio, Earworms is tops.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Stephen on 21-08-07

Mandarin with a beat

This is an interesting way to learn a language. In this series (I also did the Spanish version) uses background music during the teaching of phrases. You don't speak to the beat or anything like that, but the music takes the boredom out of repeating phrases and words.

I speak Mandarin but it was 'rusty' so I tried this book. I found the lessons a good revciew but don't think it would be good at all if you don't already have some familiarity with mandarin. The two instructors are good but one has a very heavy chinese accent when she speaks english and is sometimes very hard to understand. The other instructor does not sound asian in anyway - his pronunciation of works is average but not a good role model.

The pace starts off slow then ends up going too fast (especially if you don't already speak Mandarin).

There use of music is a most intersting learning tool and if you teach languages you might want to listen just to experience the method.

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