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Basic Spoken Chinese Practice Essentials: An Introduction to Speaking and Listening for Beginners [With CDROM]

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andlt;bandgt;Use this one-of-a-kind practice guide together with any Chinese book or language program, and dramatically enhance your speaking.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;No matter what book or course you're using to learn Chinese, it takes a lot of practice. Here is a wealth of effective practice activitiesand#8212;including more than 16 hours of audio material!and#8212;to help polish your spoken Mandarin Chinese. This book corresponds to andlt;iandgt;Basic Spoken Chineseandlt;/iandgt; and allows you to move from complete beginner level to basic proficiency. An included disc contains over 16 hours of audio material, as well as (printable) PDF files of hundreds of additional practice pages and exercises.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Practice Essentialsandlt;/iandgt; includes carefully designed activities to help solidify every aspect of your spoken Chinese skills, including: andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; Pronunciation exercises .andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Vocabulary and Grammar summaries .andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Substitution drills .andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Transformation and Response drills .andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Role Play and Listening Comprehension exercises .andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Dictation exercises .andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Translation exercises .andlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;The accompanying andlt;bandgt;CDand#8211;ROMandlt;/bandgt; contains:andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; 16 hours of audio by native Mandarin speakers.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Printable practice pages.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Printable exercises and activities.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;Together with or after this book, you can use andlt;iandgt;Basic Written Chineseandlt;/iandgt; if you want to learn Chinese reading and writing. It introduces the highest-frequency characters and words in a systematic way.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;About the Seriesandlt;/bandgt; Respected Chinese language expert Dr. Cornelius Kubler, who has taught diplomats, business people and students, presents a learning system that uses separate but integrated "tracks" to help you efficiently master the basics of spoken and written Chinese. The materials in andlt;iandgt;Basic Spoken Chineseandlt;/iandgt; allow you to move from complete beginner level to basic fluency.

Synopsis:

A wealth of carefully-designed activites to power and polish your spoken Chinese.

Synopsis:

Use this one-of-a-kind practice guide together with any Chinese book or language program, and dramatically enhance your speaking.

No matter what book or course you're using to learn Chinese, it takes a lot of practice. Here is a wealth of effective practice activities—including more than 16 hours of audio material!—to help polish your spoken Chinese. This book corresponds to Basic Spoken Chinese and allows you to move from complete beginner level to basic proficiency.

Practice Essentials includes carefully designed activities to help solidify every aspect of your spoken Chinese skills:

  • Pronunciation exercises
  • Vocabulary and Grammar summaries
  • Substitution drills
  • Transformation and Response drills
  • Role Play and Listening Comprehension exercises
  • Dictation exercises
  • Translation exercises
An included disc contains over 16 hours of audio material, as well as (printable) PDF files of hundreds of additional practice pages and exercises.

Together with or after this book, you can use Basic Written Chinese (Tuttle, 2011) if you want to learn Chinese reading and writing. It introduces the highest-frequency characters and words in a systematic way.

About the Series Respected Chinese language expert Dr. Cornelius Kubler, who has taught diplomats, business people and students, presents a learning system that uses separate but integrated "tracks" to help you efficiently master the basics of spoken and written Chinese. The materials in Basic Spoken Chinese allow you to move from complete beginner level to basic fluency.

Synopsis:

You don't need characters to speak Chinese! In fact, for English speakers, learning the characters is an inefficient process and slows down your progress in learning to speak and listen to Chinese.

Respected Chinese language expert Dr. Cornelius Kubler, who has taught diplomats, business people and students, presents a system that works for you. Use separate but integrated "tracks" to help you efficiently master spoken and written Chinese.Basic Spoken Chinese provides success at a first year university level of fluency.

Since Chinese takes a lot of practice, turn toPractice Essentials for a wealth of care fully designed activities to help solidify every aspect of your spoken Chinese skills:

  • Vocab and Grammar summaries

  • Role Play and Listening exercises

  • Transformation and Response practice

  • Translation exercises

A CD-ROM contains over 11 hours of audio, as well as printable PDF files of hundreds of additional practice pages and exercises.

About the Author

Cornelius C. Kubler is Stanfield Professor of Asian Studies at Williams College, where he teaches Chinese and for many years chaired the Department of Asian Studies. He was formerly Chinese Language Training Supervisor and Chair of the Department of Asian and African Languages at the Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State, where he trained American diplomats in Chinese and other languages, and he served for six years as Principal of the American Institute in Taiwan Chinese Language & Area Studies School. Kubler, who has directed intensive Chinese language training programs in the U.S., mainland China, and Taiwan, has been active in Chinese language test development and has authored or co-authored nine books and over 50 articles on Chinese language pedagogy and linguistics.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804840149
Author:
Kubler, Cornelius C.
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Author:
Wang, Yang
Author:
Kubler, Jerling Guo
Author:
Kubler, Cornelius C. C.
Subject:
Chinese
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Chinese
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
spoken chinese; mandarin chinese; speak chinese; learn chinese; chinese workbook;
Subject:
spoken c
Subject:
hinese; mandarin chinese; speak chinese; learn chinese; chinese workbook
Subject:
spoken chinese; mandarin chinese; speak chinese; learn chinese; chinese workbook; chinese book; mandarin book; mandarin workbook
Subject:
chinese language; spoken chinese; mandarin chinese; speak chinese; learn chinese; chinese workbook; chinese book; mandarin book; mandarin workbook
Edition Description:
Paperback with disc
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
includes CD-ROM with MP3 audio and print
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
11.00 x 8.50 in

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A wealth of carefully-designed activites to power and polish your spoken Chinese.
"Synopsis" by , Use this one-of-a-kind practice guide together with any Chinese book or language program, and dramatically enhance your speaking.

No matter what book or course you're using to learn Chinese, it takes a lot of practice. Here is a wealth of effective practice activities—including more than 16 hours of audio material!—to help polish your spoken Chinese. This book corresponds to Basic Spoken Chinese and allows you to move from complete beginner level to basic proficiency.

Practice Essentials includes carefully designed activities to help solidify every aspect of your spoken Chinese skills:

  • Pronunciation exercises
  • Vocabulary and Grammar summaries
  • Substitution drills
  • Transformation and Response drills
  • Role Play and Listening Comprehension exercises
  • Dictation exercises
  • Translation exercises
An included disc contains over 16 hours of audio material, as well as (printable) PDF files of hundreds of additional practice pages and exercises.

Together with or after this book, you can use Basic Written Chinese (Tuttle, 2011) if you want to learn Chinese reading and writing. It introduces the highest-frequency characters and words in a systematic way.

About the Series Respected Chinese language expert Dr. Cornelius Kubler, who has taught diplomats, business people and students, presents a learning system that uses separate but integrated "tracks" to help you efficiently master the basics of spoken and written Chinese. The materials in Basic Spoken Chinese allow you to move from complete beginner level to basic fluency.

"Synopsis" by ,
You don't need characters to speak Chinese! In fact, for English speakers, learning the characters is an inefficient process and slows down your progress in learning to speak and listen to Chinese.

Respected Chinese language expert Dr. Cornelius Kubler, who has taught diplomats, business people and students, presents a system that works for you. Use separate but integrated "tracks" to help you efficiently master spoken and written Chinese.Basic Spoken Chinese provides success at a first year university level of fluency.

Since Chinese takes a lot of practice, turn toPractice Essentials for a wealth of care fully designed activities to help solidify every aspect of your spoken Chinese skills:

  • Vocab and Grammar summaries

  • Role Play and Listening exercises

  • Transformation and Response practice

  • Translation exercises

A CD-ROM contains over 11 hours of audio, as well as printable PDF files of hundreds of additional practice pages and exercises.

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