Why Chinese with Mike?
Chinese with Mike is 100% new and breaks with traditional Chinese curricula. Mike's humour, mixed with his logical, step-by-step approach shields learners from the unnecessary complexities of Mandarin Chinese. In this complete learning package you'll get 60 short, highly addictive video lessons on DVD, a Coursebook, an Activity Book and audio. You'll acquire essential Chinese with confidence. More importantly, you get a little one-on-one time with Mike, as he makes learning Chinese ridiculously easy-and fun!
What will I learn?
This is a solid foundation course that teaches you how to speak Chinese and also understand how the language fits together.
Season 1 This covers pinyin, the four tones and writing system using Simplified Chinese characters, common words, phrases and typical conversations. In no time you'll be able to talk about yourself, your family, your friends, your job, your home, your dogs and cats.
Season 2 If Season 2 wasn't included in the book, you wouldn't be able to tell people you can speak Chinese, you like to play basketball, or you want to eat beef fried rice. More importantly, you wouldn't even know how to ask permission to use the bathroom! Without Season 2 you wouldn't get very far in life.
Why will learning Chinese be a breeze?
Â· Mike builds confidence through his logical step-by-step design of the course
Â· Mike explains pronunciation with clear, familiar examples
Â· Mike adds interesting facts about the intricacies of language
Â· Mike includes lots of cultural tidbits
Â· Mike recognizes and explains thoroughly troublesome areas
Â· Mike uses native speakers to help you with listening and speaking
What do I get when I learn Chinese with Mike?
-256 pages of addictive learning material
-60 videos on DVD
-Audio on MP3 CD-ROM
-144-pages of addictive practice material
-Audio on MP3 CD-ROM
Mike Laoshi (Teacher Mike) will astound you with his unparalleled ability to make learning Mandarin Chinese fun and easy. Be warned, his teaching style is highly addictive, so if you have a family, career or social life, you may want to put those on hold for a little while.
"It is definitely new, and it definitely works."
-Dr. Licheng Gu, Program Director, African & Asian Languages, Northwestern University
Chinese with Mike is suitable for classroom, self-study or home schooling.
The coolest Chinese teacher out there. Totally rad!!The curriculum has logical links that shield beginners from the unnecessary complexities of Chinese grammar while providing a solid understanding of how the language is constructed. It is definitely new, and it definitely works.Like a rockstar teacher. Excellent for beginners. Entertaining too!As an instructor, I have found Prof. Hainzinger's teaching material was very practical; it was very easy to be inserted into our classroom activities; because of its structural style and its accompanying videoAddictive Chinese learning in a great value complete pack from the online video sensation Mike Laoshi.Mike started his teaching life as an English instructor in Taiwan. He went on to gain his Chinese Teaching Certificate from the Confucius Institute. He has since held posts teaching and developing course materials at the University of Chicago and Prairie State College. He currently teaches Mandarin Chinese at Joliet Junior College in Illinois. He's also a regular contributor at language teaching conferences. His other classroom is his garage at home where he shoots his addictive video lessons. From here a teaching phenomenon has grown to reach thousands of online fans around the world and winning him serious academic praise along the way.The complete learning package - 256-page Coursebook, 144-page Activity Book plus two DVDs of videos and two MP3 CD-ROMs of audio content.Distinctive video-based approach makes learning Chinese easy and approachable.Mike's method entertains and educates - this is addictive learning you'll want to come back to.Fan base of thousands on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook - this method is already tried, tested and loved.Backed by university professors - the courses are based on a rigorous and pedagogically sound syllabus for absolute beginners to intermediate learners.Mike is currently a teacher of Mandarin at Joilet Junior College in the USA and has a solid background in both Chinese and English teaching in the USA and Taiwan.