Colloquial Chinese 2 is designed for those who already have some knowledge of Chinese. It is ideal for refreshing and extending your grasp of Chinese grammar and vocabulary, either in preparation for travel or work.
Key features include
- revision material to help the consolidation of basics
- a range of Chinese reading texts presented in simplified characters and pinyin romanization
- lessons based on practical everyday topics and supplemented by useful cultural notes
- lots of spoken and written exercises in each lesson for practice and consolidation
- a grammar summary
- detailed answer key
- Chinese-English glossary
Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
Dr Kan Qian teaches Modern Chinese language at all levels in Oriental Studies at the University of Cambridge. She is a linguist by training and her current research interest is in the development of language teaching materials in both the conventional and multimedia forms. She has published the following learning materials: Colloquial Chinese (Routledge 1995 and 1998), Colloquial Chinese CD-Rom (Routledge 1998), BBC Chinese Phrase Book (BBC Books, 1996), Interactive Guide to Chinese Characters CD-Rom (China Chain, 2001). Developing Writing Skills in Chinese (Routledge 2003, co-author with Boping Yuan).