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   Our audiocasts are recorded in the MP3 file format. Our MP3 files can be downloaded from 
   our site or popular “podcast” hosting sites like: Apple’s iTune media portal, Podcast Alley and
   Feedburner. Audiocasts can be downloaded to your computer for playback or to common
   MP3 players or playback devices like Apple’s iPod and iPhone or Creative Technology’s ZEN
   player. Listening to our audiocasts along with our audiocast transcripts is the best way to    
   quickly comprehend lesson content. WLC Transcripts include instructional and grammar  
   explanations that go far beyond what is included in our audiocasts. Subscribers have access  
                                                    to more advance lesson plans along with review and testing tools from within the
                                                    Subcription Section of the WLC website.
   
♦ The Free Public Website Pages gives direct access to the free WLC audiocasts and demos.
     After login, Subscription Members also have direct access to audiocast transcripts, reviews, videos and manuals.
 
♦ The Subcription Content Area is where paying and supporting registered users have access to advanced learning
      tools materials.
 
♦  All registered users have access to our Discussion Forum, Chat Room and selected language learning tools.  
 
  Tips to help you learn Chinese from World Learner Chinese!
  
  1. Listen to a lesson’s audiocast completely at least once. 
 
  2. Next, try repeating new words and dialogues along with the native Chinese speaker(s).
 
  3. For a more in-depth understanding of the audiocasts, subscribe and download the lesson transcripts
      and manuals.
 
                             4. While listening to the audiocasts, pay special attention to the PinyinPinyin, or more formally Hanyu pinyin, is the most commonly used Romanization system for Standard Mandarin. Hanyu is the Han (Chinese) language, and pinyin means "phonetics", or more literally, "spelling sound" or "spelled sound".Developed by a government committee in the People's Republic of China (PRC), the system was initially approved by the Chinese government on February 11, 1958.The International Organization for Standardization adopted pinyin as the international standard in 1982,and since then it has been adopted by many other organizations. Since January 1, 2009, it is also the official romanization system in the Republic of China (ROC).It is used to teach Chinese schoolchildren and foreign learners the standard pronunciation of Mandarin Chinese, to spell Chinese names in foreign publications and to enter Chinese characters (hanzi) on computers. and pronunciation of the native
                                 Chinese speaker as well as the Pinyin pronunciation listed on the transcripts.  Note the transcript’s
                                 notes on Chinese grammar and usage. Grammar comprehension is the key to communicating
                                 correctly and clearly. Take your time and do not rush through lessons.
 
                             5. Take part in the Forum Section and, while there, share your personal questions about 
                                 learning Mandarin Chinese pronunciation or grammar. You can also bring up questions
                                 concerning our audiocasts.
 
                            6.  If possible, try to practice speaking with a native Chinese speaker and have fun. If you would like
                                 assistance with finding a native Chinese speaker to practice with please let us know. We will assist
                                 you is setting up a time to practice  with one of our Chinese teachers over the Internet.
 
                            7.  Repeat the tips listed above. Drill as often as possible. Also remember that repetition helps a lot
                                 in building fluency. No matter the speed of your progression, keep following the tips listed. The key
                                 is:  怕慢, 只怕站 (bù pà màn ,zhǐ pà zhàn ) = Don’t be afraid of moving slowly, be afraid of just
                                 standing (and not doing anything).