Michel Thomas: Mandarin

Michel Thomas: Mandarin

By Hachette UK (BP)

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2012-08-03
  • Current Version: 5.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 71.29 MB
  • Developer: Hachette UK (BP)
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    2.5/5 ( 8 App Reviews)
  • Price:
    Free
Michel Thomas: Mandarin App Ratings: 2.5
2.5
Based on 8 App Reviews
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Michel Thomas: Mandarin App Details

Learn Mandarin Chinese the way you learned your own language! Get the free preview now, then "pay as you learn," purchasing lessons hour by hour! Millions of people worldwide have learned a language using the Michel Thomas method: you listen, the teacher explains, you speak – right from the word go.

 • Be fluent in hours
 • Learn using the method created by the celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas • Relax, listen and respond – no books, no pens, no memorizing 
• Fun flash card feature – helps you practise and track your progress During this eight-hour live course you will learn the language along with two students, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. Within the first hour you will be able to construct simple sentences. By the end of the course, you will have the confidence to understand and speak basic Mandarin. You will learn at your own pace, pausing and repeating where necessary, and complete the course in about 20-30 hours. 
Download your free preview and start speaking a new language today.
 * * * Daily Telegraph’s 500 must-have apps * * * * * * Sunday Times’ Travel App of the Week * * * * * * Independent: “highly rated for learning-on-the-go” * * * 
What people are saying about the Michel Thomas Method: 

“A unique and perfectly brilliant way of learning languages” – Stephen Fry “The most extraordinary learning experience of my life” – Emma Thompson
 “The nearest thing to painless learning” – The Times “Works like a dream” – Guardian

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App Reviews

  • Update! It’s been two years, it’s unusable

    1
    By sullalone
    This is my first review ever at the App Store. I love the Michel Thomas method and the app features of flash cards is perfect to enhance the learning. I purchased Lesson 1-8. Downloading took a really long time, connection issues, but I live in China and I’m patient. The tea problem is that the app keeps “loosing” my audio files and I have to download again or I can’t listen. Annoying, yes, but I can’t just download lesson 6 again, the app has to download 1-5 as well.and it has to download on WiFi, 4g isn’t an option. The deletion of my audio files has happened 3 times. It takes hours and hours to download the lessons again. With resetting and trying again. It’s just not worth it.
  • Pass on this one

    1
    By One of the hard group
    The navigation is just too difficult to deal with, the student's pronunciation is horrific, and customer support is nonexistent. I purchased all of the program in the hopes it would get better. It didn't. Overall rating: One star or less.
  • Please start over - The instructor is just too unbearable.

    1
    By mi2sense
    I rarely write reviews or complain about a purchase. You usually just charge it to the game so they say, but this one. I am writing this review in hopes that they recreate it and improve it. I like the fact that you get to buy by the hour as opposed to dropping the full price in one go, but the app is just plain clunky. It should be easier to navigate the lessons, come on it just plays audio. Make it easier to navigate. The chinese version - I enjoy the michel thomas method and a true believer. With that said the guy doing the audio on this is terrible. I bought the first three hours and cannot get passed hour one. He uses way too much NLP imagery "Dip your V shape fingers into the red delicious watermelon and pull back up pieces of the juicy red fruit." That irked the hell out of me. There has to be another way of explaining tones. I hope someone esle will create another mandarin chinese lesson, I would re-buy it because I really want to learn it and think the michel thomas method would do it. I just can't the stomach current instructor.
  • Translation

    1
    By Daniel13D
    I am not as happy with this language app as I am with the Michel Thomas Method: Greek because this one does not use the same native speaker the whole time, therefor I get the feeling of the narrator knowing nothing of the language and therefor not being able to explain tricky things like pronouncing "sh" in 是. (In case you're wondering, my Chinese friend says that to pronounce it correctly, move the tip of your tongue to the top of your gum or the roof of your mouth and then say the "sh" sound.)
  • I love this app!

    4
    By Redeemed07
    Fantastic app! Great, discounted way to get a strong feel for the Michel Thomas method and Mandarin. I am amazed at the method. It's like the language is being "installed" into my brain. I knew nothing about Mandarin prior to this. I don't stress about learning, I just enjoy it. I listen, pause, re-listen, start over, all as I need. It's a pay-as-you-go plan basically. I am very thankful this is available. My one critique is that I had to figure out some of the controls and it's a bit awkward trying to specify where I want to go back to. I would appreciate a simpler interface or a forced tutorial. I say forced because I was so excited to start there may have been a tutorial and I just blew by it. If, however, there is no tutorial then having a tutorial would be nice. This is a VERY minor critique and something I can overlook without problem and use with very little frustration.

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