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Teach Yourself Complete Mandarin Chinese (Revised)

Teach Yourself Complete Mandarin Chinese (Revised)

Author: Elizabeth Scurfield
Series: Teach Yourself Complete Courses
$75.00(AUD)  inc GST
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Is this the right course for you?
Are you looking for a complete course in Mandarin Chinese which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Mandarin Chinese will guarantee success!

Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun, you can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course.

The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work.

By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.

Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:

Not got much time?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.

Author insights
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.

Grammar tips
Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.

Useful vocabulary
Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.

Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.

Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go.

Test yourself
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.

Extend your knowledge
Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of China.

Try this
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

This pack includes a book and two CDs of audio material.

Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

Author description

Elizabeth Scurfield co-founded the Chinese Department at the University of Westminster and set up the first ever UK student exchange scheme with China in 1976. She has taught Chinese for nearly 40 years.

Table of contents

Introduction The Chinese Language; Romanisation; General Introduction to Sounds and Tones; Working Through the Book 1 Making Friends (i) 2 Making Friends (ii) 3 Making Friends (iii) 4 At the Lis' (i) 5 At the Lis' (ii) 6 In the House 7 My Family 8 My Home 9 Hotels 10 Weather, Dates and Seasons 11 In the Restaurant 12 Grammar Review 13 An Introduction to Chinese Characters 14 Shopping 15 Buying Tickets (i) 16 Buying Tickets (ii) 17 Directions and Transport 18 At the Post Office 19 At the Railway Station 20 Change Money? 21 Traveller's Notes 22 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

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780340958940
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : Teach Yourself
  • : Contains Paperback and CD-Audio (Performance - spoken word)
  • : March 2010
  • : 236mm X 168mm X 55mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 495.183421
  • : 432
  • : illustrations, maps
  • : Elizabeth Scurfield
  • : Multiple-item retail product
  • : 6th Revised edition
  • : English