This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding book. - You can purchase the book and double CD as a pack (ISBN: 9780340958940) - The book is also sold separately (ISBN: 9780340958933) (copy and paste the ISBN number into the search bar to find these products) 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 new interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Grammar tips Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. Useful vocabulary Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. Dialogues Listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. Pronunciation Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go. Test yourself Tests 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. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Table of Contents
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
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.