John DeFrancis worked at Seton Hall University in the Department of
Far Eastern Studies’ Chinese Studies program, authoring a definitive
series of textbooks for Mandarin Chinese.
The audio materials to accompany the John DeFrancis' Chinese
textbook series (available from Yale University Press) are available at
no charge through the Seton Hall University’s iTunesU. The original recordings were produced at Seton Hall University in
Fahy Hall on reel-to-reel tapes. Over 100 hours of audio material were
recorded. Between 2008-2010, the reel-to-reel tapes were digitized to
help preserve the audio materials, as the condition of the tapes began
to deteriorate. As such, you may hear some background noise, clicks and
other auditory imperfections in the recordings.
To download the files, you will need iTunes.
Currently, the audio to accompany the following texts is available:
Audio material is available at no charge for non-commercial, educational use only.
Beginning Chinese, Beginning Chinese Reader, Intermediate Chinese,
Intermediate Chinese Reader, Advanced Chinese and Advanced Chinese
Reader audio materials by Seton Hall University are licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.