Complete Mandarin Chinese with Two Audio CDs: A Teach Yourself Guide: A Teach Yourself Guide by Elizabeth Scurfield

Complete Mandarin Chinese with Two Audio CDs: A Teach Yourself Guide: A Teach Yourself Guide

byElizabeth Scurfield

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It's easy to teach yourself Mandarin Chinese!

Complete Mandarin Chinese: A Teach Yourself Guide provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Mandarin Chinese, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing Mandarin Chinese with confidence.

Within each of the thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues.You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This program also features current cultural information boxes that reflect recent changes in society.

The accompanying audio CDs include audio exercises--performed by native speakers--that reinforce communicative skills.

About The Author

Elizabeth Scurfield was until recently Chair of Modern Languages at the University of Westminster, where she was a founder member of the Chinese section. She has more than 30 years' experience of teaching Chinese to beginners.

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Title:Complete Mandarin Chinese with Two Audio CDs: A Teach Yourself Guide: A Teach Yourself GuideFormat:OtherDimensions:9 × 6 × 1.66 inPublished:August 16, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071737278

ISBN - 13:9780071737272

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Table of Contents

Introduction / The Chinese Language; Romanisation; General Introduction to Sounds and Tones; Working Through the Book / Making Friends (i) / Making Friends (ii) / Making Friends (iii) / At the Lis’ (i) / At the Lis’ (ii) / In the House / My Family / My Home / Hotels / Weather, Dates and Seasons / In the Restaurant / Grammar Review / An Introduction to Chinese Characters / Shopping / Buying Tickets (i) / Buying Tickets (ii) / Directions and Transport / At the Post Office / At the Railway Station / Change Money? / Traveller’s Notes / 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