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Linguaphone’s most comprehensive Mandarin Chinese course includes:

Master the Chinese language through our world-renowned Complete Mandarin course. 

  • 3 Levels – Beginner – Intermediate - Advanced
  • 8 audio CDs and Online audio for computers and mobile devices
  • A 244 page handbook 
  • A 238 page textbook 
  • A 194 page Oral Exercise book 
  • A Study guide 
  • A 24 page Alphabet book 
  • A Linguaphone carry case. 

The nearest you’ll get to having a personal Chinese language tutor without being in a classroom.

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The Linguaphone Mandarin Complete course is the right choice if you really want to master the Mandarin language and use it with confidence.

The course covers Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels in the Mandarin language. What does that mean? It means, on completion, you will be able to speak, read and write Mandarin to a high level. You will be able to express yourself effectively in conversation, understand when Mandarin is spoken to you and make yourself understood in a wide range of situations. This course will enable you to think for yourself, construct sentences, create dialogue and use Mandarin freely. In short, when someone asks if you can speak Mandarin, you’ll say yes I can!  That’s our promise to you.

Many language courses simply teach you how to repeat words and phrases. With the Linguaphone Method, you will learn how the Chinese language works and how to use it effectively for real life communications. It’s a real alternative to taking classes and will have you speaking, reading and writing Mandarin from the very first lesson. 


This Chinese course is genuinely comprehensive . It has been carefully designed to guide you through the Chinese language in great detail, sharing Linguaphone’s language learning expertise and unlocking your own natural ability to learn Chinese. You’ll be speaking Mandarin Chinese from the first lesson and, as Linguaphone builds your confidence, you’ll make rapid progress.

This popular course covers a mixture of social, travel and business scenarios and includes a wide range of course material to help you master the Chinese language. Not only that, but you’ll develop an active vocabulary of over 2,000 Chinese words and an authentic Chinese accent. 

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 Linguaphone Chinese Complete is a suitable course for anyone who wants to learn Mandarin Chinese for the purpose of real-life communication, whatever their special interests may be. Don’t worry if you haven’t been studying for some time. It’s very easy to follow and geared to help you progress rapidly. There’s no pressure here. You’ll learn at your own pace and in your own time. English instructions are provided throughout the course so it's a bit like having your own personal tutor.


  • 8 audio language CDs containing sounds section , lessons, spoken exercises and lots of supplementary material + Free online course audio for computer, tablet or smartphone 


  • A 244 page handbook which provides step-by-step lesson plans, full grammatical explanations and fun activities. 
  • A 238 page textbook – contains the printed and illustrated transcription of the CD recordings. 
  • A 194 page Oral Exercise book – with spoken exercises to improve your accent and pronunciation. 
  • A Study guide - contains full instructions of how to plan your study to get the most out of your course. 
  • A 24 page Alphabet book – Explains how to read and write the letters of the Chinese alphabet in the romanised version of Pinyin.

The course is divided into separate levels. There is a revision scheme and regular self assesment tests to ensure you retain the new language as you progress through the course. After only a couple of weeks you'll be surprised at just how much you've learnt. Although it's possible to complete the course within 12 weeks, with Linguaphone you can study in your own time and at your own pace.

It’s an enjoyable, yet highly effective way of learning Mandarin Chinese.  

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For your complete peace of mind, Linguaphone offers a 21 day money back guarantee on all CD and Digital courses. So, in the unlikely event that you are not happy with your course after 21 days, you can return it to us.

The Linguaphone method is based on two simple principles:

  • You learn faster when you enjoy what you are doing.
  • You make progress if the sort of language you learn is useful and presented in a believable, familiar context.

Speaking Mandarin is an active skill - something you learn by doing, not just studying. This is the practical approach taken by Linguaphone to language learning. You will start to speak Mandarin during the very first lesson. The course begins simply, building your confidence session by session. Soon after, longer sentences are introduced to enable the expression of more detailed and complex thoughts. But the course always concentrates on useful, authentic everyday words and situations. The result is that, after completing a Linguaphone Complete Mandarin course, you will have a thorough understanding of the Mandarin language and be able to converse with and understand real people speaking the language.

The study sequence, LISTEN, UNDERSTAND and SPEAK, used in Linguaphone courses is fundamental to the Linguaphone method of learning.

Listening to native Mandarin speakers is the most relaxing and involved way to learn, helping you associate the sounds you hear with the words and sentences you read. The native Mandarin speakers in this course begin by speaking slowly (but without distorting the intonation of the language) and, as the course progresses, speak at normal speed.

By listening and reading the language, you begin to discover what each word means. Everyday objects have exciting new names. Gradually words, then phrases, become clear and your reading, writing and speaking of the Mandarin language will improve.

Many people find that speaking their new language is the hardest part. But Linguaphone's method makes sure that you start speaking Mandarin from the very first lesson with the correct pronunciation. Imitating the voices of the native Mandarin speakers on the course will help you get used to the intonation and accent. Later on in the course, you will have the opportunity to take part in conversations. Each lesson introduces new themes featuring useful Mandarin words and phrases thus developing your conversational skills and confidence.

This Mandarin Chinese language course is suitable for beginners as no previous knowledge of the Mandarin Chinese language is necessary. It’s also a popular choice for those who may have learned some Mandarin Chinese in the past and want to refresh and improve.

The course covers Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels in the Mandarin Chinese language . It’s important to remember that a Linguaphone Mandarin Chinese course does not simply teach you handy words and phrases. The course is designed to teach you how the language works and how to use it effectively in any real life situation. So whether it’s for work or pleasure, Linguaphone will give you the confidence to speak Mandarin Chinese freely and with flair.

As you encounter new vocabulary (more than 2,000 words) you will also be taught structures that will allow you to understand and be understood. You'll be speaking Mandarin Chinese in no time. For example

  • Expressing your opinion e.g. Talking about yourself / making light conversation / socialising / business scenarios
  • Dealing with hospitality e.g. Hotels, restaurants, bars etc
  • Travel and transport e.g. directions, public transport, car hire, etc
  • Out and about – e.g. shopping, post office, bank and local authorities
  • Emergencies – e.g. doctor, dentist, hospital, police etc.

+ many more practical topics and everyday situations

A word of advice in choosing any language course; don’t worry too much about just learning vocabulary and phrases, if that’s all you want, just buy a phrasebook. If you really want to know how to speak Mandarin Chinese, how to freely express your thoughts and feelings, how to comfortably understand native Mandarin Chinese speakers  and how to call yourself a Mandarin Chinese Speaker – then choose Linguaphone. It’s like having your own private tutor, at home.

We understand that buying a Linguaphone Mandarin Chinese Complete course is an investment. For your complete peace of mind, Linguaphone offers a 21 day money back guarantee. This Guarantee allows you to order the course and trial it for 21 days. It allows you to start studying your language and gives you enough time to try out the course and decide whether it is for you. In the unlikely event that you are not happy with your course or find it to be unsuitable you can return it to us. You don’t even need to give a reason. All we ask is that you return it to us in good condition.

Our Satisfaction Guarantee is another reason why we have over 7 million satisfied customers worldwide. Linguaphone has an unrivalled reputation for producing only the highest quality language courses and offering industry leading standards of customer service.

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For your complete peace of mind, Linguaphone offers a 21 day money back guarantee on all CD and Digital courses. So, in the unlikely event that you are not happy with your course after 21 days, you can return it to us.

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