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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.
Complete Mandarin Chinese includes:
Chapter 1: Making friends (i)
Chapter 2: Making friends (ii)
Chapter 3: Making friends (iii)
Chapter 4: Two days later
Chapter 5: AT the Lis' (i)
Chapter 6: At the Lis' (ii)
Chapter 7: In the house
Chapter 8: At the Lis' (iii)
Chapter 9: Eating out
Chapter 10: Teething troubles
Chapter 11: Weather, dates and seasons
Chapter 12: In the restaurant
Chapter 13: Grammar review
Chapter 14: An introduction to Chinese characters
Chapter 15: Shopping
Chapter 16: Buying tickets (i)
Chapter 17: Buying tickets (ii)
Chapter 18: Directions and transport
Chapter 19: At the Bird's Nest National Stadium
Chapter 20: At the coffee shop
Chapter 21: Traveller's notes
Chapter 22: Farewell to all that!
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 to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of China.
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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.