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Complete Mandarin Chinese : Teach Yourself  - Elizabeth Scurfield

Complete Mandarin Chinese

Teach Yourself

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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.

About The Author

Elizabeth Scurfield graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Chinese from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. She has nearly 30 years' experience of teaching Chinese to beginners. She is Chair of the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Westminster in London. Song Lianyi grew up and was educated in Beijing. He has taught Chinese as a foreign language for more than 13 years. He is at present Lecturer in Chinese at SOAS. He completed his PhD in language teaching techniques at the Institute of Education, University of London. Elizabeth Scurfield: Teach Yourself Mandarin Chinese Conversations (PB 10/05); Teach Yourself Chinese; Teach Yourself Beginner's Chinese; Teach Yourself Beginner's Chinese Script. Song Lianyi: Teach Yourself Beginner's Chinese; Teach Yourself Beginner's Chinese Script.

"An excellent book . . . I can still remember most of what is said after a couple of weeks away from it" * The Kanji Hanzi blog *

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

ISBN: 9780340958940
ISBN-10: 0340958944
Series: Teach Yourself Complete Courses
Audience: General
Format: Book with Other Items
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 1st March 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 16.8  x 5.5
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 6
Edition Type: Revised