Complete Mandarin Chinese Beginner to Intermediate Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language with Teach Yourself by Elizabeth Scurfield
432-page book (with 40 illustrations) and double CD.
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 and interactive. 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 and online. 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.
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.
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.
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Extra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of China.
- This is the only Mandarin Chinese course with accompanying listening material on CD
- Enjoyable to use - the storyline running through the book keeps new language in context
- Comprehensive - covers a wide range of topics and language structures
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- The Chinese Language
- 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
- 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?
- Traveller's 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
Complete Mandarin Chinese Book/CD Pack: Teach Yourself - About the Author(s):
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.