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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.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Instead, use separate but integrated "tracks" to help you efficiently master the basics of spoken and written Chinese. andlt;iandgt;Basic Spoken Chineseandlt;/iandgt; provides success at a beginning level of fluency.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt;Unlike many textbooks, this book focuses on the challenges faced by andlt;bandgt;native English-speaking studentsandlt;/bandgt; in learning Chinese.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;liandgt; Detailed explanations in English of Chinese pronunciation, grammar, usage, culture, society, and recommended learning approaches.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;liandgt; Included DVD offers videos featuring over 100 native speakers in many diverse Chinese-speaking societies, from mainland China and Taiwan to Singapore and Malaysia. This software program allows the learner to view 40 on-location, native-speaker videos of the book's 40 core Chinese conversations, and interact with them in various ways: user can select/replay any specific portions of the videos; can choose to also view the conversation in pinyin, Simplified Chinese characters, or Traditional Chinese characters (appears beside the video as each spoken line occurs); or can choose to mute any Chinese or American speaker's audio, to practice speaking along with the videoandlt;BRandgt;andlt;liandgt;An included Audio disc provides over 6 hours of native-speaker audio, including all of the book's conversations, build ups, new words, supplementary vocabulary, dialogues, and other key items.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;liandgt;Teacher's Guide is available electronically.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;liandgt;A written Character Transcript (Simplified and Traditional) is available electronically.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;About the Series:andlt;/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 Chineseandlt;/iandgt; allow you to move from complete beginner level to basic fluency.

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Acquire basic fluency in spoken Mandarin through a proven, practical approach

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andlt;bandgt;This is a beginning-level course in spoken Chinese that employs a revolutionary new method designed to have you quickly speaking and comprehending Mandarin Chinese.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Along with its sister book andlt;iandgt;Basic Written Chineseandlt;/iandgt; and their accompanying workbooks, andlt;iandgt;Basic Spoken Chineseandlt;/iandgt; offers a complete introductory course to the Chinese language. As a native English speaker, working hard to learn Chinese is not enough; you have to work smart in order to learn this very different language efficiently. An accompanying MP3 audioand#8211;CD and separate software CD reinforce listening comprehension correct pronunciation. No matter why you've chosen to learn Chineseand#8212;for business, travel, cultural studies or another goaland#8212;the andlt;iandgt;Basic Chineseandlt;/iandgt; approach of two separate but integrated tracts in spoken and written Chinese will help you learn this language most efficiently and successfully.andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; Detailed explanations in English of Chinese pronunciation, grammar, usage, culture, society, and recommended learning approaches.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Teacher's Guide is available electronically.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; A written Character Transcript (Simplified and Traditional) is available electronically.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;andlt;bandgt;The MP3 audio CD and software CDs feature:andlt;/bandgt;andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; 40 videos with dozens of native speakers filmed on location in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; 6 hours of nativeand#8211;speaker audio, including all of the book's conversations.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Build up sections, new words, and pronunciation exercises.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;Available separately, andlt;iandgt;Basic Spoken Chinese Practice Essentialsandlt;/iandgt; is the companion workbook for andlt;iandgt;Basic Spoken Chineseandlt;/iandgt;. This practical guide includes a broad range of drills and exercises designed to dramatically enhance your proficiency in speaking and comprehending. While designed for use with the companion textbook, it can be used together with any Chinese textbook or teaching program to hone your Chinese language skills.

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.

Instead, use separate but integrated "tracks" to help you efficiently master the basics of spoken and written Chinese. Basic Spoken Chinese provides success at a beginning level of fluency.

  • Unlike many textbooks, this book focuses on the challenges faced by native English-speaking students in learning Chinese.

  • Detailed explanations in English of Chinese pronunciation, grammar, usage, culture, society, and recommended learning approaches.

  • Included DVD offers videos featuring over 100 native speakers in many diverse Chinese-speaking societies, from mainland China and Taiwan to Singapore and Malaysia. This software program allows the learner to view 40 on-location, native-speaker videos of the book's 40 core Chinese conversations, and interact with them in various ways: user can select/replay any specific portions of the videos; can choose to also view the conversation in pinyin, Simplified Chinese characters, or Traditional Chinese characters (appears beside the video as each spoken line occurs); or can choose to mute any Chinese or American speaker's audio, to practice speaking along with the video

  • An included Audio disc provides over 6 hours of native-speaker audio, including all of the book's conversations, build ups, new words, supplementary vocabulary, dialogues, and other key items.

  • Teacher's Guide is available electronically.

  • A written Character Transcript (Simplified and Traditional) is available electronically.

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 Chinese allow you to move from complete beginner level to basic fluency.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Cornelius C. Kublerandlt;/bandgt; 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804840156
Author:
Kubler, Cornelius C
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Author:
Kubler, Cornelius C.
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 textbook;
Subject:
spoken chinese; mandarin chinese; speak chinese; learn chinese; chinese textbook; mandarin textbook; mandarin book; chinese book
Subject:
Mandarin
Subject:
chinese language; spoken chinese; mandarin chinese; speak chinese; learn chinese; chinese textbook; mandarin textbook; mandarin book; chinese book
Edition Description:
Paperback with disc
Series:
No Series Respected Chinese language expert Dr. Cornelius C. Kubler, who has taught diplomats,
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full-color; includes 1-CD-ROM and 1-Audi
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
11.00 x 8.50 in

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Acquire basic fluency in spoken Mandarin through a proven, practical approach
"Synopsis" by , andlt;bandgt;This is a beginning-level course in spoken Chinese that employs a revolutionary new method designed to have you quickly speaking and comprehending Mandarin Chinese.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Along with its sister book andlt;iandgt;Basic Written Chineseandlt;/iandgt; and their accompanying workbooks, andlt;iandgt;Basic Spoken Chineseandlt;/iandgt; offers a complete introductory course to the Chinese language. As a native English speaker, working hard to learn Chinese is not enough; you have to work smart in order to learn this very different language efficiently. An accompanying MP3 audioand#8211;CD and separate software CD reinforce listening comprehension correct pronunciation. No matter why you've chosen to learn Chineseand#8212;for business, travel, cultural studies or another goaland#8212;the andlt;iandgt;Basic Chineseandlt;/iandgt; approach of two separate but integrated tracts in spoken and written Chinese will help you learn this language most efficiently and successfully.andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; Detailed explanations in English of Chinese pronunciation, grammar, usage, culture, society, and recommended learning approaches.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Teacher's Guide is available electronically.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; A written Character Transcript (Simplified and Traditional) is available electronically.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;andlt;bandgt;The MP3 audio CD and software CDs feature:andlt;/bandgt;andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; 40 videos with dozens of native speakers filmed on location in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; 6 hours of nativeand#8211;speaker audio, including all of the book's conversations.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Build up sections, new words, and pronunciation exercises.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;Available separately, andlt;iandgt;Basic Spoken Chinese Practice Essentialsandlt;/iandgt; is the companion workbook for andlt;iandgt;Basic Spoken Chineseandlt;/iandgt;. This practical guide includes a broad range of drills and exercises designed to dramatically enhance your proficiency in speaking and comprehending. While designed for use with the companion textbook, it can be used together with any Chinese textbook or teaching program to hone your Chinese language skills.
"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.

Instead, use separate but integrated "tracks" to help you efficiently master the basics of spoken and written Chinese. Basic Spoken Chinese provides success at a beginning level of fluency.

  • Unlike many textbooks, this book focuses on the challenges faced by native English-speaking students in learning Chinese.

  • Detailed explanations in English of Chinese pronunciation, grammar, usage, culture, society, and recommended learning approaches.

  • Included DVD offers videos featuring over 100 native speakers in many diverse Chinese-speaking societies, from mainland China and Taiwan to Singapore and Malaysia. This software program allows the learner to view 40 on-location, native-speaker videos of the book's 40 core Chinese conversations, and interact with them in various ways: user can select/replay any specific portions of the videos; can choose to also view the conversation in pinyin, Simplified Chinese characters, or Traditional Chinese characters (appears beside the video as each spoken line occurs); or can choose to mute any Chinese or American speaker's audio, to practice speaking along with the video

  • An included Audio disc provides over 6 hours of native-speaker audio, including all of the book's conversations, build ups, new words, supplementary vocabulary, dialogues, and other key items.

  • Teacher's Guide is available electronically.

  • A written Character Transcript (Simplified and Traditional) is available electronically.

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 Chinese allow you to move from complete beginner level to basic fluency.

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