Basic Written Chinese Practice Essentials: An Introduction to Reading and Writing for Beginners (MP3 Audio CD and Printable Flash Cards Included) - Cornelius C.Kubler and Jerling Guo Kubler
Use this one-of-a-kind practice guide and Chinese workbook 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 to help polish your written Chinese. This book corresponds to Basic Written Chinese and allows you to move from complete beginner level to basic proficiency. An included disc contains extensive audio material, as well as (printable) flash cards.
Practice Essentials includes carefully designed activities to help solidify every aspect of your spoken Chinese skills, including:
- Chinese character practice sheets.
- Dictation, fill–in–the–blank, dialog completion.
- Answering questions, map reading, converting written style to spoken style.
- Identify radicals and phonetics; punctuating sentences.
- Written tasks based on realia like schedule, photographs, and name cards.
- Translation exercises.
The corresponding MP3 audio CD includes:
- 64 minutes of native–speaker audio.
- 288 printable flash cards.
Together with this book, you can use the Basic Spoken Chinese series if you want to learn fluent spoken Mandarin.
Basic Written Chinese Practice Essentials: An Introduction to Reading and Writing for Beginners (MP3 Audio CD and Printable Flash Cards Included) - Cornelius C.Kubler and Jerling Guo Kubler - About the Authors
Cornelius C. Kubler, Stanfield Professor of Asian Studies at Williams College, received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in linguistics from Cornell University. He earned a second M.A. in Chinese literature from National Taiwan University.
From 1980-1991 he was employed at the Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State, where he served as Language Training Supervisor in Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, and Mongolian; as Principal of the advanced Chinese field school in Taiwan; and as Chair of the Department of Asian and African Languages.
Since joining Williams College in 1991, he has chaired the former Department of Chinese and Asian Studies Program as well as the Department of Asian Studies, which he was instrumental in founding. He has also served as visiting professor at Eisenhower College, Portland State University, Middlebury College, National Taiwan Normal University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages.
Kubler, who is author or coauthor of 20 books and over 50 articles on Chinese language pedagogy and linguistics, frequently serves as reviewer or consultant for Chinese and Asian Studies programs in the U.S. and overseas. He has served as Chair of the Test Development Committee for the SAT Subject Test in Chinese and as member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages of the Modern Language Association. He is currently serving as American Co-Director of The Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China.
Jerling Guo Kubler is a graduate of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of Soochow University, Taipei. Her experience in language education spans more than 35 years. She has taught all levels of Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language from pre-kindergarten to university level at institutions including Williams College, Eisenhower College and Taipei Language Institute.