The perfect starter kit for learning Mandarin Chinese fast - talk with confidence in just 12 weeks The Complete Language Pack Mandarin Chinese is an easy-to-follow, practical course that teaches you all the essentials in just 15 minutes a day, five days a week over three months. It's a complete starter pack for beginners and combines the bestselling 15-Minute Language Course and Visual Phrase Book with three accompanying CDs plus a pocket-sized guide for instant reference when you're out and about. Learning is broken up into bite-sized chunks with simple conversations based on real-life situations and practice exercises giving you plenty of opportunities to test your newly acquired skills. The Complete Language Pack Mandarin Chinese teaches you what you need to know fast proving that learning a language need not be a linguistic challenge.
Want to learn Chinese fast? This practical, user-friendly, and uniquely visual Mandarin Chinese language course is perfect for busy people. Teach yourself Chinese in just 12 weeks with DK's Complete Language Pack, which includes an easy-to-follow course, a pocket-sized Chinese phrase book, and a guide to the essentials of Chinese grammar. The course book in this comprehensive starter pack is DK's 15 Minute Chinese, which has 12 chapters spanning a range of practical themes, including socializing, business, food and drink, travel, and shopping. Each chapter is broken down into 15-minute lessons, which combine vocabulary and grammar essentials with attractive full-colour photographs. Review modules help you track your progress and identify where you need further practice. The Complete Language Pack also contains a visual Chinese phrase book - including the essential words and phrases you need to get by in Chinese - and a guide to the basics of Chinese grammar. Two free audio apps (one for the 15 Minute book and one for the phrase book) enable you to hear Chinese words and phrases spoken by native speakers. Use the apps alongside the Language Pack's easy-to-use pronunciation guides to perfect your pronunciation and practise Chinese conversation in real-life situations. Whether you're starting from scratch or want to brush up your Chinese, the Complete Language Pack makes Chinese language learning quick, easy, and fun.
A major title for a language spoken by 70% of the Chinese population. The official language of Taiwan and Hong Kong, and known as "Mandarin Chinese" in English-speaking countries,Colloquial Chinesehas been specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use. This paperback in the Colloquial Language Learning Series is available individually or as part of a pack. For more information, please refer to the cassette pack listing for this language.
Get Started in Mandarin Chinese Absolute Beginner Course
" ?If you are an absolute beginner or simply looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will help get you on your way to speaking, reading and understanding Mandarin Chinese in no time. Through an engaging story line, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will pick up the Mandarin Chinese you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from shopping and travelling to food and daily life. Engaging with our interactive Discovery Method, you?ll absorb language rules faster, remember what you learn easily, and put your Mandarin into use with confidence. Get Started in Mandarin Chinese has a learner-centered approach that incorporates the following features: Outcomes-based approach - focus your learning with clear goals Discovery method - figure out rules and patterns for yourself to aid in understanding and language recall 10 easy-to navigate units + review units - be in control of your learning. Self-check and Test Yourself - see and assess your own progress Personalization - use the language in real situations? "
Author: Catherine Hua Xiang
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Mastering Chinese is a modern, engaging, highly illustrated course in Mandarin Chinese, teaching conversational skills, good pronunciation and the beginnings of reading and writing the intriguing Chinese script. Based on the author's 10 years of experience teaching Chinese in the UK and in China, this carefully structured and well-paced course will soon give you the confidence to communicate well in Chinese in both social and business settings. - Designed for complete beginners, with a wealth of interactive practice to build your confidence. - Teaches Mandarin Chinese which is spoken by over one billion people, and is the official language of mainland China, Taiwan and Singapore. - Suitable for study at home or in the classroom - learn at your own pace with this friendly, fun and fascinating introduction. - Covers a variety of everyday situations you will encounter in China, on holiday or travelling for business. - Full of cultural insights to help you understand the customs and practices of modern China. Additional material is available to accompany this book at www.palgrave.com/modernlanguages/xiang This product is the book only. Mastering Chinese is also available in a complete pack with 2 CDs (ask for ISBN 978-0-230-20055-5). The CDs can be purchased separately (ISBN 978-0-230-20054-8).
Elementary Mandarin Chinese Textbook is a new beginner Mandarin Chinese course which enables you to quickly learn the basics of the language. The 24 lessons in this book are meant to be used in 3 hours per week of class instruction over one academic year. Students will need another 2–3 hours of outside practice and review for every hour of class time, using the materials in the accompanying Elementary Mandarin Chinese Workbook. These books can also be used by self-study learners due to the extensive explanations and free supplementary materials available — including online audio and video recordings and flash cards. The entire course can be completed in 25 to 35 weeks and teaches you the basic skills of speaking, reading and writing Mandarin Chinese at a conversational level. Each lesson starts with a dialogue and includes a list of new and supplementary Chinese vocabulary along with questions and grammar notes about the dialogue, a reading section and extensive exercises (that are in the Workbook). Elementary Mandarin Chinese Textbook offers the following significant advantages over other similar textbooks: Common, everyday Chinese dialogues are used—complete with vocabulary lists and questions and storylines based on actual everyday experiences in China Chinese grammar is explained in simple, non-technical terms with useful notes and tips given Reading exercises are provided for all new words and phrases in each lesson Free online audio recordings by native speakers from different regions of China help you not only acquire correct pronunciation, but also to understand Chinese speakers who have different accents Illustrations and supplementary video clips add authenticity to the materials in the book A Chinese-English dictionary, downloadable flash cards and supplementary exercises are all provided Both Chinese characters and Pinyin Romanized forms are given throughout the book (except for the reading exercises), so this book can be used by students who wish to focus on learning the spoken language, as well as those who are learning to read and write the Chinese characters simultaneously. This textbook should be used in conjunction with Elementary Mandarin Chinese Workbook and the included audio files, which can be downloaded free directly from the Tuttle website.
Learn Chinese with Mike Absolute Beginner Coursebook and Activity Book Pack
Why Chinese with Mike? Chinese with Mike is 100% new and breaks with traditional Chinese curricula. Mike's humour, mixed with his logical, step-by-step approach shields learners from the unnecessary complexities of Mandarin Chinese. In this complete learning package you'll get 60 short, highly addictive video lessons on DVD, a Coursebook, an Activity Book and audio. You'll acquire essential Chinese with confidence. More importantly, you get a little one-on-one time with Mike, as he makes learning Chinese ridiculously easy-and fun! What will I learn? This is a solid foundation course that teaches you how to speak Chinese and also understand how the language fits together. Season 1 This covers pinyin, the four tones and writing system using Simplified Chinese characters, common words, phrases and typical conversations. In no time you'll be able to talk about yourself, your family, your friends, your job, your home, your dogs and cats. Season 2 If Season 2 wasn't included in the book, you wouldn't be able to tell people you can speak Chinese, you like to play basketball, or you want to eat beef fried rice. More importantly, you wouldn't even know how to ask permission to use the bathroom! Without Season 2 you wouldn't get very far in life. Why will learning Chinese be a breeze? · Mike builds confidence through his logical step-by-step design of the course · Mike explains pronunciation with clear, familiar examples · Mike adds interesting facts about the intricacies of language · Mike includes lots of cultural tidbits · Mike recognizes and explains thoroughly troublesome areas · Mike uses native speakers to help you with listening and speaking What do I get when I learn Chinese with Mike? Coursebook: -256 pages of addictive learning material -60 videos on DVD -Audio on MP3 CD-ROM Activity Book: -144-pages of addictive practice material -Audio on MP3 CD-ROM Addictive learning Mike Laoshi (Teacher Mike) will astound you with his unparalleled ability to make learning Mandarin Chinese fun and easy. Be warned, his teaching style is highly addictive, so if you have a family, career or social life, you may want to put those on hold for a little while. "It is definitely new, and it definitely works." -Dr. Licheng Gu, Program Director, African & Asian Languages, Northwestern University Chinese with Mike is suitable for classroom, self-study or home schooling.
T'ung and Pollard's Colloquial Chinese course is the ideal introductory course for all dedicated learners of Mandarin Chinese. Written by experienced teachers, the course provides a rigorous introduction to the pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar of Mandarin Chinese. By the end of this rewarding course learners will be able to communicate confidently in a wide variety of situations. The solid foundation provided is also ideal for those who wish to advance their language skills to higher levels. Divided into 17 lessons, each lesson contains conversations based on common daily situations, vocabularies, grammar notes and exercises to help learn and practice basic skills. Key features include: clear grammar explanations lots of exercises for regular practice Pinyin Romanization used throughout Chinese-English glossary for quick reference. Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately or comes included in the great value Colloquial paperback and CDs complete course. Recorded by native speakers, the audio complements the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciations skills. Course components: The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CD can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack. Paperback: 978-0-415-01860-9 (please note this does not include the audio) CD: 978-0-415-52341-7 EBook: 978-0-203-09731-1 (please note this does not include the audio, available from http://www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk) MP3s: 978-0-415-63260-7 (available from http://www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/html/) Pack: 978-0-415-52485-8 (paperback and CDs)
Protestant Bible Translation and Mandarin as the National Language of China
Looking into the translation, publication, circulation and use of the Mandarin Bible, this book examines the relationship between Protestant Bible translation and the development of Mandarin into the national language of China during the late Qing and Republican era.