Here's an example of what I have to work with:
Tai-yang zhao dong fang
Taiyang zhao xi fang
But you know where tai-yang zhao best.
This is one of two songs they have to learn. It's the old Al Jolson song, "Mammy". On the cd, the two characters pronounce "fang" very differently, and that's when I get very confused Their pronunciations are more like:
Moo-cheen, etc, then "fung" the first time and "fang" the second. Since the cd is all I have to go on for now, I'm like