Recently, I have been attempting to learn Mandarin using Pimsleur’s audio lessons. It is progressing quite successfully, with the help of additional resources.
The main problem is due to being purely audio; the student has no visual representation of the words and sentences. I have sources a few sources of transcripts on the internet and have started to compile my own for the lessons not available. They are available below:
Pimsleur Mandarin Transcription forward by Rob Anthony
Hoa Son Trang Pimsleur 1 Unit 5 to 14
Pimsleur’s Mandarin Chinese 1 Units 18 transcript by thydzik
Pimsleur’s Mandarin Chinese 1 Units 19 transcript by thydzik
Pimsleur’s Mandarin Chinese 1 Units 20 transcript by thydzik
Pimsleur’s Mandarin Chinese 1 Units 21 transcript by thydzik
Note the transcripts by me most likely will have mistakes, I did them from memory. However, they should still be useful.
Update: I received a Notice of Copyright Infringement for posting the transcripts, read this post for more information
Copyright Infringement – Pimsleur transcripts (Simon & Schuster)