The Complete Course for Beginners, 2nd Edition
By Qian Kan
Routledge – 2009 – 384 pages
Series: Colloquial Series
COLLOQUIAL CHINESE is easy to use and completely up to date!
Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Chinese. No prior knowledge of the language is required.
What makes COLLOQUIAL CHINESE your best choice in personal language learning?
Interactive – lots of exercises for regular practice
Clear – concise grammar notes
Practical – useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide
Complete – including answer key and reference section
Whether you're a business traveller, or about to take up a daring challenge in adventure tourism, you may be studying to teach or even looking forward to a holiday - if you'd like to get up and running with Chinese this rewarding course will take you from complete beginner to confidently putting your language skills to use in a wide range of everyday situations
The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack.
Paperback: 978-0-415-43415-7 (please note this does not include the audio)
EBook: 978-0-203-88362-4 (please note this does not include the audio)
MP3s: 978-0-415-55159-5 (available from http://www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/html/)
Pack: 978-0-415-43417-1 (paperback and CDs)
Another FREE 60 minutes of audio can be listened to online at http://www.routledge.com/books/Colloquial-Chinese-isbn9780415434157
Introduction. 1. Meeting someone for the first time 2. Name, nationality and race 3. At a company party 4. Asking the time 5. Family and friends 6. The date and the weather 7. Asking for directions 8. Shopping (I) 9. Shopping (II) 10. At the restaurant 11. Taking the taxi and buying train tickets 12. At the hotel 13. Making telephone calls 14. Socializing 15. Writing a letter to a Chinese friend Grammar summary Key to the exercises and reading/listening comprehension questions. Chinese–English glossary. Appendix A: useful signs. Appendix B: table of the combinations of the initials and finals in Putonghua. Appendix C: Dialogues in characters for Units 1 to 3. Appendix D: English translation of dialogues from Units 6 to 15. Index of grammatical terms and cultural notes.
Kan Qian is Lecturer in Chinese at the Open University.
In addition to the 120 minutes of audio material that are included in the great value Colloquial Pack,or can be purchased separately in the audio CD, there are 25 FREE additional audio tracks in MP3 format available to stream. These tracks give you additional exercise material if you already own the course, or a taster if you’re thinking about buying it.
Clicking a link below will open a playlist of all files, from which you can select the required track to play.