The perfect book for anyone who wants to learn Mandarin Chinese fast. Comes with a free downloadable audio app for Apple and Android phones, enabling learners to hear words and phrases spoken by native Mandarin Chinese speakers. 12 themed chapters are broken down into 15-minute daily lessons, spanning a range of practical themes, from socialising to doing business. Each lesson combines Mandarin Chinese vocabulary and grammar essentials with full-colour photographs for a user-friendly, accessible language guide. The ideal Mandarin Chinese language course for beginners, the 15-Minute language series will teach you how to speak a new language in just 12 weeks. Topics covered: introductions, eating and drinking, making arrangements, travel, getting about, accommodation, shopping, work and study, health, at home, services, leisure and socialising, with a menu guide and two-language dictionary.