• Learn Mandarin Chinese with Paul Noble for Beginners – Part 1

  • Mandarin Chinese Made Easy with your Personal Language Coach
  • By: Paul Noble, Kai-Ti Noble
  • Narrated by: Paul Noble
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Learn Mandarin Chinese with Paul Noble combines an exciting, new nontraditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product.

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

Paul Noble struggled with language learning at school. He found himself feeling 'confused, incapable and unable to really say anything'. As a result of his negative early experiences, Paul has come up with a groundbreaking method of language teaching that removes the need for months of study. With Paul Noble, everyone really can speak a language.

A native-speaking Mandarin Chinese expert helps Paul to deliver the course and to perfect your pronunciation. No complicated grammatical explanations, no rote memorisation, no writing - no stress.

Learn to speak Mandarin Chinese in no time at all and - most importantly - learn how to make your new vocabulary work for you. A downloadable booklet is also included to use as a reference and revision tool.

©2018 Paul Noble (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"More than I ever managed in five years of French at school." (Tom Meltzer on Paul Noble's books, 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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Super!

I learned so much and can't wait to listen to the other parts. What a great approach to learning a language!

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  • 10-28-18

Amazing

The best product to learn languages
Worth every penny.. I bought the french program now mandarins

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  • K. J. P.
  • 02-22-19

Great book

Using this to learn basic spoken Chinese pre a trip. He makes this two simple and it is a pleasure to listen to and learn, just the right pace and made interesting.

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  • Anthony
  • 01-18-19

A great way to learn on the go

This course really clearly explains some of the basics of Mandarin Chinese. I thought it would be extremely difficult to learn without constantly looking at a book or reference materials but the way this course works is to get you to understand through repetition throughout the course. I was impressed with the audio sample and half way through the fist part, I purchased the rest of the series and per-ordered the follow up.

My only criticism of this would be that this first installment just seems to suddenly stop as if I was sold one CD out of three. This makes it disappointing as a stand alone piece. I would have liked to have purchased this as part of a complete set but the complete course was unavailable to me. But since I bought all three parts and I am continuing to enjoy part 2 I am satisfied with my purchase.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-13-22

Well paced

I struggled with replicating some sounds and could have used a little more explanation but other than that it was very well paced and enjoyable

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-02-22

wonderful !

I have made more progress in one week with Paul and Kai-Ti's audio book than 6 months with duo lingo. I like the way you build up to real conversation right from the start. and that I can listen and practice hands free.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-19-22

Best way to learn Mandarin

Makes learning mandarin easier to grasp, creates a baseline for comprehension to further build upon and understand. Highly recommend for anyone wanting to learn mandarin