From the Manufacturer
Power Chinese was designed to meet the specific learning needs of native
English speakers. You can spend as little as 30 minutes a day and in just
eight weeks you will have covered the equivalent of one year of
Using an innovative learning strategy which breaks down and then
reconstructs the Chinese language, Power Chinese will have you reading,
writing, and using essential Chinese in no time.
Power Chinese begins by tackling the most difficult aspects of Chinese
for the typical English learner, including pronunciation, tones, and key
aspects of syntax and grammar. But don't worry!
Challenging Concepts Made Easy
These and all other concepts introduced in Power Chinese are presented as
comparisons to how things are done in English--allowing you to focus on
those areas that are most different from English and making learning Chinese
easier and more enjoyable.
Power Chinese is based on the same award-winning method that earned Power
Japanese dozens of stellar reviews and awards. The Power Method--uniquely
suited to meet the needs of busy learners--includes:
- Memory techniques that make information more digestible and more
retainable to adult learners
- A less intimidating approach that leaves out information that is not
absolutely relevant to understanding the language
- Extensive use of graphics to heighten right-brain participatory
Power Chinese includes:
- Fully animated stroke-by-stroke writing of the 600 most-common
simplified Chinese characters.
- More than 800 phrases and 1,200 sentences chosen for their high
frequency in everyday speech. See these words and phrases over and over in
sentences, in dialogs, and in video clips.
- Over 2,500 audio clips of words, phrases, and sentences all spoken by
- Extensive interactive drills to help you retain what you have learned.
- Humorous dialogs to further promote retention of key phrases and
- Video clips of impromptu interviews with real people speaking Chinese
in real-life situations.
Discover for yourself why Power Chinese is unique and unequalled among