Anyone else have experience with Pimsleur? I checked it out at amazon.com and, my god, it’s US$185 (marked down from $295) for 30 cassettes. But it got very good reviews.
After 5 years in Taiwan and just 3 months of Mandarin lessons (at Shi-Da), I’ve decided it’s time to start up again. I don’t really have time for classes (well, maybe twice a week tops, but even that might be pushing it), so I just pulled out my old Practical A-V Chinese part 1, but I thought, hmmm… . cassette tapes, that sounds better, or maybe it would be a good supplement.
I have Pimsleur (it seems these days I have a virtual library of Mandarin Chinese stuff). I’m not sure what your level is like, but I’m guessing if you use the language at all, after five years here Pimsleur may be too easy for you from a speaking and listening standpoint. I find most of it to be very basic. Oh yeah, and the accent they model is very much a mainland, Beijing one.