Basic Spoken Chinese Practice Essentials, Volume 1 by Cornelius C.Kubler and Yang Wang
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 & 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.
Basic Spoken Chinese Practice Essentials, Volume 1 - 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.
Yang Wang, native to Beijing, is a Lecturer in Chinese at Brown University. Before joining the Brown faculty, she taught Chinese at Ohio State University and Williams College, and taught for several years at the Middlebury College Summer Chinese School.