T'ung and Pollard's Colloquial Chinese course is the ideal introductory course for all dedicated learners of Mandarin Chinese.
Written by experienced teachers, the course provides a rigorous introduction to the pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar of Mandarin Chinese.
By the end of this rewarding course learners will be able to communicate confidently in a wide variety of situations. The solid foundation provided is also ideal for those who wish to advance their language skills to higher levels.
Divided into 17 lessons, each lesson contains conversations based on common daily situations, vocabularies, grammar notes and exercises to help learn and practice basic skills.
Key features include:
Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately or comes included in the great value Colloquial paperback and CDs complete course. Recorded by native speakers, the audio complements the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciations skills.
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 CD can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack.
Paperback: 978-0-415-01860-9 (please note this does not include the audio)
EBook: 978-0-203-09731-1 (please note this does not include the audio, available from http://www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk)
MP3s: 978-0-415-63260-7 (available from http://www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/html/)
Pack: 978-0-415-52485-8 (paperback and CDs)
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This is the book you should start with if you want to learn Chinese. I have looked at pretty much all of those available in China and the west.
It combines all you need to rapidly acquire a reasonable basic level, the book enables you to learn Chinese through an entirely phonetic system and then to add written characters at will.
The texts are brilliantly constructed in a humorous way from the start, and as they are translated and placed next to the texts there is no fear introduced. This enables you to easily remember the stories and conversations. These can then be amended by the student to gain confidence to understand and speak in ways which correspond closely to real life situations and requirements.
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