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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.

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