Learn to speak Mandarin Chinese in hours, not years

Michel Thomas Method - Total Mandarin Chinese

When it comes to learning Mandarin Chinese it doesn’t get easier than the Michel Thomas Method. The Michel Thomas method eases you into Mandarin Chinese by breaking it into its component parts. You will then be able to easily form your own sentences to say what you want in Mandarin Chinese! Go from absolute beginner to confident speaker— without books, homework or memorizing.

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The Michel Thomas Method audio course helps you pick up the Mandarin Chinese language naturally, at your own pace. It teaches you Mandarin through your own language, building it up, step by step in ‘real-time’ conditions.

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About the Mandarin Chinese language

Chinese in one form or another, is spoken by more people around the globe than any other language. It’s also the world’s oldest language and its cultural history can be traced back over 3500 years. Mandarin is the Chinese language with the most speakers; and even those Chinese for whom Mandarin is not the mother tongue will be proficient in Mandarin, as it is the dominant language of the People’s Republic of China. It is also the main language of Taiwan. ‘Mandarin Chinese’ is not the term the Chinese themselves use for the language spoken by the majority of Chinese people but, rather an historical, perhaps somewhat derogatory term that was applied by non-Chinese and was originally used to describe the language because that was what Westerners heard spoken at Chinese courts, i.e. by the mandarins who ruled the country at the time.

The Michel Thomas Method Range

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The new Michel Thomas Method range guides you every step of the way from absolute beginner to total fluency. Discover the range.

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