Reviews - What do customers think about Chinese Mandarin: Audio Cd Course (Language 30)?
Review of service Jan 11, 2007
The book was delivered timely and in good condition.
One to miss Jan 2, 2007
Thanks to a mixup on the this site server, some reviews of this offering seem to have strayed into the Korean section, with predictable confusion. But in fact this CD (formerly published on cassettes) is of very little use even for people who actually want to learn Tagalog. You can't teach, or learn, a language via recordings of vocabulary lists and simple phrases out of context. Which is all you get here. This material will leave you completely clueless about how to string the words together in anything beyond the preset formulae used here. If you want to find out what a limited number of Tagalog words sound like when read out as lists, this is just about fit for that limited purpose; but there are cheaper (and indeed free) sources of better material for that, which a quick Google will locate. If you have anything more than mild and limited curiosity about this fascinating language, then don't waste your money on this item.
Great product Aug 23, 2006
This is our third Language 30 CD. Easy to use and understand. Prompt shipping. All around great.
Great for learning random vocabulary... terrible for conversation. Aug 6, 2006
I only bought this Tagalog program because Pimsleur does not, as of yet, have a Tagalog lesson set. Wow, was I ever disappointed! It just has a person saying each phrase twice and then moves on to the next. There is no continuity to the phrases, nothing conversational about them, and nothing that would serve to cement the information into one's brain. If you can wait until next year, Pimsleur claims they will be coming out with a Tagalog course in the Fall of 2007.
Clearly a GLITCH in the Amazon Reviews system Jul 12, 2006
Regarding Reviews for Tagalog Pilipino: Audio CD Course (Language 30). This may not be a helpful review for the product since I have yet to purchase it for my brother, who is getting ready to travel to the Philippines. But I'm a nosy character, so I decided to investigate the confusion about the reviews. I scrolled down to Heather Sommer's review and clicked SEE ALL MY REVIEWS, and Lo and Behold, she is referring to another book called Chinese Mandarin: Audio Cd Course (Language 30) (Audio CD). So, I clicked on the Chinese Mandarin link, and once again, Lo and Behold! All the SAME EXACT REVIEWS for the Tagalog Book appear for the Chinese Mandarin book. Very Bizarre!!! And, for the record, sub8hr was, in fact, referring to a book called Integrated Korean: Intermediate 2 (Klear Textbooks in Korean Language). Please don't be mad at the reviewers, it's not their fault. Tell this site that they confused the hell out of you.