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Complete Mandarin Chinese Beginner to Intermediate Book and Audio Course

Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language with Teach Yourself

By Elizabeth Scurfield

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Format: Mixed media product, 432 pages, 6th edition Edition
Other Information: 40 Illustrations, unspecified
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 March 2010
Is this the right course for you?Are you looking for a complete course in Mandarin Chinese which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Mandarin Chinese will guarantee success!Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun, you can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course.The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work.By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Grammar tipsEasy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.Useful vocabularyEasy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.DialoguesRead and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.PronunciationDon't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of China.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.This pack includes a book and two CDs of audio material.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

Table of Contents

Introduction The Chinese Language; Romanisation; General Introduction to Sounds and Tones; Working Through the Book 1 Making Friends (i) 2 Making Friends (ii) 3 Making Friends (iii) 4 At the Lis' (i) 5 At the Lis' (ii) 6 In the House 7 My Family 8 My Home 9 Hotels 10 Weather, Dates and Seasons 11 In the Restaurant 12 Grammar Review 13 An Introduction to Chinese Characters 14 Shopping 15 Buying Tickets (i) 16 Buying Tickets (ii) 17 Directions and Transport 18 At the Post Office 19 At the Railway Station 20 Change Money? 21 Traveller's Notes 22 Farewell to All That! Key to the Exercises Chinese-English Vocabulary English-Chinese Vocabulary Character texts for Chapters 1-5 and 7-11 Index to Grammar and Cultural References

Promotional Information

The complete course for a fun and effective way to learn Mandarin Chinese. This best-selling course comprises a book and audio support which is easy to download to your MP3 player or iPod. The book (ISBN: 9780340958933) and the audio support (ISBN: 9780340958957) are also sold individually.

Promotional Information

The complete course for a fun and effective way to learn Mandarin Chinese. This best-selling course comprises a book and audio support which is easy to download to your MP3 player or iPod. The book (ISBN: 9780340958933) and the audio support (ISBN: 9780340958957) are also sold individually.

About the Author

Elizabeth Scurfield co-founded the Chinese Department at the University of Westminster and set up the first ever UK student exchange scheme with China in 1976. She has taught Chinese for nearly 40 years.

Reviews

"An excellent book . . . I can still remember most of what is said after a couple of weeks away from it" * The Kanji Hanzi blog *

EAN: 9780340958940
ISBN: 0340958944
Publisher: Teach Yourself Books
Dimensions: 23.6 x 16.8 x 5.5 centimetres (0.47 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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