• Essential Mandarin Chinese in 2 hours with Paul Noble

  • Mandarin Chinese Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach
  • By: Paul Noble, Kai-Ti Noble
  • Narrated by: Paul Noble, Kai-Ti Noble
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Learning the essentials of Mandarin Chinese couldn’t be easier with Collins' best-selling language coach.

  • Ideal for beginners who need to learn the basics quickly.
  • Ideal for learning a language for travel.
  • Learn and remember the essential phrases you need.
  • No need to write notes or try to remember.
  • Includes a downloadable booklet to help you extend your knowledge.
  • Thousands of Paul Noble’s students can attest to the success of his method.

This audio course can have you speaking confidently in just two hours, with all the essential phrases you need for holiday and business.

Which Paul Noble product is right for me?

I need a basic audio course for use on holiday or a business trip - choose The Essential Paul Noble Course.

I am a beginner or near-beginner and need an in-depth audio course - choose The Paul Noble Complete Course.

I have listened to a Complete Course and I would like to take my learning to the next level - choose The Paul Noble Next Steps Course.

I have some understanding and have previously studied the language; I need a book to consolidate what I know and increase my conversational ability - choose The Paul Noble Unlocking Series.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Paul Noble and Kai-Ti Noble (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"More than I ever managed in five years of French at school." (Tom Meltzer, The Guardian)

"I seemed to absorb the phrases taught, without even consciously trying, and quickly felt confident enough to make my own sentences." (Penelope M. Walsh, Canary Wharf Magazine)

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Just the first few chapters of the complete course

I thought this would be a condensed version of the complete course (which I already own) so I could practice in my car on the way to/from work. But it's literally the first few chapters of the complete course. Sort of a waste.

Also same audio quality issues with this that I had with the complete course.

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Start your Mandarin learning here!

For anyone wanting to begin learning Mandarin: I believe I have tried all the audible Chinese language books. This is by far the best place to start. Save your money and credit s and begin with this one.

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Great as always

I've taken all of Paul's courses. It would be great if he and the native speakers followed up with short stories for beginners, easy and slower than what's currently available. There're good ones in German, but French, Italian and Chinese are needed; the current ones are too fast and start with too large a vocabulary. Paul could add words or explain new terms as he goes along in the story in a simular format to his courses. It'd be a great product with endless potential.

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Excellent!

Loved it. Learn't lot in the two hours. Still just the beginning, but I'm feeling more comfortable speaking already.

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single purchase

replicates the first portion of his other work learning Chinese with Paul Nobel. If you want to learn with him, purchase this one only.

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Such a good one!

It gave me proper understanding and use on Chinese sentence construction. Few vocabulary involved, however it help me master the words, meaning and use. Very clear and helpful. Good book to start with and I am looking forward to getting the book on the next level from Paul Noble. 👍🏼😉