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Business in Bejing? Teach yourself Chinese!

With Teach Yourself it's possible for virtually anyone to learn and experience the languages of the world, from Afrikaans to Zulu; Ancient Greek to Modern Persian; Beginner's Latin to Biblical Hebrew. Follow any of the Teach Yourself Language Courses Audiopackages at your own pace or use them as a supplement to formal courses. These complete courses are professionally designed for self-guided study, making them one of the most enjoyable and easy to use language courses you can find. Audiopackages include an instructional paperback book and two companion 60-minute audio CDs.

Prepared by experts in the language, each course begins with the basics and gradually promotes the student to a level of smooth and confident communication, including:

  • Step-by-step guide to pronunciation and grammar
  • Regular and irregular verb tables
  • Plenty of practice exercises and answers
  • Practical vocabulary and a bilingual glossary
  • Clear, uncluttered, and user-friendly layout
  • An exploration of the culture
  • And much more

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

Business in Bejing? Teach yourself Chinese!

With Teach Yourself it's possible for virtually anyone to learn and experience the languages of the world, from Afrikaans to Zulu; Ancient Greek to Modern Persian; Beginner's Latin to Biblical Hebrew. Follow any of the Teach Yourself Language Courses at your own pace or use them as a supplement to formal courses. These complete courses are professionally designed for self-guided study, making them one of the most enjoyable and easy to use language courses you can find.

Prepared by experts in the language, each course begins with the basics and gradually promotes the student to a level of smooth and confident communication, including:

  • Step-by-step guide to pronunciation and grammar
  • Regular and irregular verb tables
  • Plenty of practice exercises and answers
  • Practical vocabulary and a bilingual glossary
  • Clear, uncluttered, and user-friendly layout
  • An exploration of the culture
  • And much more

About the Author

Elizabeth Scurfield teaches Chinese at the University of Westimester, London.

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? / Travellers 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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071430326
Subtitle:
A Teach Yourself Guide
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill
Author:
Scurfield, Elizabeth
Author:
Lianyi, Song
Author:
Scurfield, Liz
Subject:
Chinese
Subject:
Mandarin Chinese, chinese, language, grammar, vocabulary, verb, verbs, pronoun, pronouns, preposition, prepositions, pronunciation, script, writing, speaking, instruction, culture, write, speak, course, learn, gender, genders, number, numbers, adjective,
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
McGraw-Hill
Series:
TY: Complete Courses
Publication Date:
January 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.78x5.13x.98 in. .90 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Teach Yourself - English 9780071430326 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,

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.

"Synopsis" by , Business in Bejing? Teach yourself Chinese!

With Teach Yourself it's possible for virtually anyone to learn and experience the languages of the world, from Afrikaans to Zulu; Ancient Greek to Modern Persian; Beginner's Latin to Biblical Hebrew. Follow any of the Teach Yourself Language Courses at your own pace or use them as a supplement to formal courses. These complete courses are professionally designed for self-guided study, making them one of the most enjoyable and easy to use language courses you can find.

Prepared by experts in the language, each course begins with the basics and gradually promotes the student to a level of smooth and confident communication, including:

  • Step-by-step guide to pronunciation and grammar
  • Regular and irregular verb tables
  • Plenty of practice exercises and answers
  • Practical vocabulary and a bilingual glossary
  • Clear, uncluttered, and user-friendly layout
  • An exploration of the culture
  • And much more

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