Multilingual Books Foreign Service Method Basic Cantonese Course $25 off CD version, Levels 1 and 2! | $50 both levels!
This is the principal language of Kwangtung province in Southeast China, parts of neighboring Kwangsi province, Hong Kong, and Macao. In addition it is spoken by many people in Southeast Asia, and is the original language of many Chinese-Americans; some 50 million people in the world speak it. It has many dialects, but the Prestige variety, spoken in Canton, is standard, and is used over a wide area, including Hong Kong; these recordings are made in the Prestige dialect. The course is divided into two levels; each book has a handy glossary presenting a romanization, characters, and a brief definition. Level One comes with 14 CDs and a book; Level Two with 15 CDs and a book, and also in a digital edition, with MP3s and PDF text on a CD-ROM.
Level One - 14 CDs and a bookWas $229, now$125! $125 Level Two - 15 CDs and a bookWas $285, now$260! $260 Both Levels on CDWas $475, now$450! $450
Book and MP3 Audio Edition, Level 1 $59 Book and MP3 Audio Edition, Level 2 $59 Book and MP3 Audio Edition, Levels 1 and 2 $99
Downloads of the Foreign Service Method Cantonese Basic Course:
Kaleidoscope Intermediate/Advanced Cantonese Course
This is an intermediate course and advanced program of study in spoken Cantonese based on the Cantonese television series Kaleidoscope. The goal of this course is to enable learners to dramatically increase their oral and aural language skills through an interactive and comprehensive program utilizing video, audio, and printed materials. Because this series is based on authentic materials, it leads the learner to develop an understanding of daily communication in Cantonese. The Kaleidoscope series consists of interdependent video, audio, and text materials. The video program consists of 12 twenty-five minute episodes that provide the context for each unit. The audio tapes contain explanations, pronunciation practice, drills, cues, exercises with answers, and vocabulary items. The textbook accompany the audio and video materials, and a separate guidebook is provided for those taking the course without benefit on an instructor or tutor. The following levels are available:
Level One: Spoken Cantonese: Context and Performance
Textbooks, 19 audio cassettes, 1 video $345 Level Two: Spoken Cantonese: Performance and Acquisition
Textbooks, 12 audio cassettes, 1 video $275 Level Three: Spoken Cantonese: Acquisitions & Presentation
Textbooks, 11 audio cassettes , 1 video $275
Pimsleur Comprehensive Cantonese Course
This is a state-of-the-art language learning course for spoken Cantonese. The popular Pimsleur course does not use a book but uses a completely aural approach to language learning, perfect for learning quickly. The course features a proficiency-based system that helps the student learn through listening and speaking practice. 16 CDs. Shipping weight 3 lbs.
This course, available in nearly ever major language, is another fine language tool from the popular Colloquial series. The course calls itself complete, but is really a basic introduction to the Cantonese dialect and suitable for students, businessmen, and tourists who wish to achieve a rudimentary level of Cantonese quickly and efficiently. Includes two CDs and a book. Shipping weight 2 lbs.