First Steps in Chinese (Short Course in Everyday Chinese)
author: Martin Symonds, David Parshall, David Seiboth
Publishing house: Shaanxi Normal University Press
Format: 16 format
Please note: this product is sold out at present, we have no idea if/when it is in our stock in the future.
English / Chinese (simplified) / Pinyin.
This book is written with one purpose in mind - to get you communicating in Chinese as quickly as possible!
A LITTLE CHINESE GOES A LONG, LONG WAY!!
Going to the Olympics in Beijing in 2008? Or simply going on a short China trip? Learning a little Chinese before heading off to China can make all the difference between just getting by using English, as against building deep friendships with Chinese people. Chinese really appreciate the westerner who has taken the time & trouble to learn a little of their language. Why not try it and see!!
First Steps in Chinese is specially designed for the person who has only a few months to learn some basic Chinese.
This book is written to help you communicate. Since language is communication, the learner should want to be able to talk fluently and naturally as quickly as possible. Each lesson is in a user-friendly format so that learning Chinese should be fun! The textbook is heavy on communication, and light on reading and writing Chinese.
The first 10 lessons cover the pronunciation of Mandarin Chinese, as well as starting you off on some simple sentence patterns. Lessons 11-33 cover topics which you will meet frequently while living in China.
The content of each lesson is intensely practical. The authors have assumed you are (or will be) living in China and want to communicate on everyday topics as quickly as possible. So only useful vocabulary, immediately relevant to your everyday needs, is included.
The authors have worked hard at trying to make the grammar explanations as simple and clear as possible, avoiding complicated linguistic terminology.
Each lesson contains an activity related to the topic to get you using the words and discussing the topic with your teacher.
At present, we only have dozens copies of this book in stock. After they are sold out, we will buy the book according to the order, i.e. after our customers order these books to us and the payment reaches our account, then we will begin to buy them from the publisher in Xi’an City, which will need some time for the books getting to Beijing City. So the future coming books are ready for shipment within 10 working days, which is different from our normal time limit: within 4 working days.
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