15-Minute Mandarin Chinese
Mandarin Paperback ISBN: 1465415785
Whether starting from scratch or just in need of a refresher, discover how to speak and understand Mandarin Chinese with 15-minute-a-day lessons. 15-Minute Mandarin Chinese contains two hour-long CDs, a full-color course book with themed chapters and real-life examples, a menu guide, and translation dictionaries. Now with brand-new packaging and plastic snap-shut case.
15-Minute Mandarin Chinese
Learn in Just 12 Weeks
Paperback ISBN: 146546297x
Learn Mandarin Chinese in just 15 minutes a day with this revolutionary language learning system, now with an accompanying free app that is available in the App Store and Google Play. Practicing your language skills is quick, easy, and fun with 15-Minute Mandarin. There's no homework. Instead, use the visual guide and the free app to test yourself as you learn. Perfect your pronunciation by listening to native speakers, and learn from real-life examples that cover every holiday and business situation. Each full-color course book has themed chapters and common everyday scenarios, a menu guide, and translation dictionaries. Whether you're just starting to learn Mandarin Chinese or you want to brush up, there's no easier way to learn.
ABC English-Chinese, Chinese-English Dictionary
Paperback ISBN: 0824834852
Designed with students in mind, this excellent dictionary offers nearly 30,000 entries from English into Chinese, and nearly 38,000 from Chinese into English, with original tone and tonal changes indicated for all Pinyin transcriptions, giving extra emphasis to aid the English speaker. Pinyin entries are presented in strict alphabetic order and both halves of the dictionary include extensive appendices concerning language, numbers, and basic geographic information of Chinese- and English-speaking lands. The volume is printed on onion-skin paper in a sturdy, flexible binding. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Advanced Reader of Contemporary Chinese Short Stories
Reflections on Humanity
Paperback ISBN: 0295983655
This reader for advanced students of Chinese presents ten post-1990 short stories by prominent writers such as Su Tong and Yu Hua, whose novels Raise the Red Lantern and To Live served as the basis for internationally acclaimed films. With its captivating content dealing with current social issues, it fills a gap in the literature for advanced language students who are eager to read extensively in "real" literature. Vocabulary lists free the student from the chore of constantly consulting a dictionary while reading, grammar and usage examples highlight new patterns, and questions for discussion explore the literary content. This all-fiction collection of contemporary works can be used as a text in language or literature courses or can be read independently. Ying Wang, assistant professor of Chinese at Mount Holyoke College, is a coeditor of Literature and Society: Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese. Carrie E. Reed, associate professor of Chinese at Middlebury College, is a coauthor of Xiàoyuén Hànyu / Speaking Chinese on Campus: A Textbook for Intermediate Chinese Courses. "The stories, all published after 1990, reflect the zeitgeist of contemporary China." -- Shuhui Yang, Bates College "A varied and engaging selection of short fiction. The stories exhibit an interesting range of literary and rhetorical styles, of subject matter, and of authorial sensibilities." -- John Christopher Hamm, University of Washington "In my 300-level Chinese language course, Contemporary Chinese Literature and Film, I used the book, Advanced Reader of Contemporary Chinese Short Stories. It's almost the only book I found pertinent to my purpose - annotated, authentic literary pieces with vocabulary lists, grammar notes, discussion questions, and brief introduction of the authors and styles." - Hong Zeng, Assistant Professor of Chinese, Carleton College
Barron's AP Chinese Language and Culture
Chinese Paperback ISBN: 1438073887
Comprehensive review for all parts of the AP Chinese Language and Culture test includes 2 full-length practice exams with questions answered and explained, and an MP3 CD, which presents spoken material covering the exam's Listening and Speaking sections.
Basic Chinese Vocabulary
A Handy Reference of Everyday Words Arranged by Topics
Paperback ISBN: 0844285277
This handy, topic-based dictionary covers a broad range of vocabulary in romanized Mandarin Chinese (pinyin) and English that beginning students need to know.
Basic Mandarin Chinese
Reading & Writing
Paperback ISBN: 0804847266
This is a complete beginning-level course for written Mandarin Chinese designed to teach you to read and write Mandarin quickly and effectively! The Basic Mandarin Chinese series offers a complete introductory course superior to any other language product for Chinese. These books teach spoken and written Chinese separately, allowing you to focus on the area most important to you, and to learn the spoken and written forms of Chinese at different speeds depending on your available time and interest. The free audio recordings included with this book reinforce the content and make the learning process easy. No matter whether you're learning Mandarin for work, travel or other reasons—the Basic Mandarin Chinese approach of having two separate but integrated "tracks" helps you to learn the language more efficiently and more successfully. Key features of this Chinese textbook and discs include: - Learn to read and write the 288 highest-frequency characters and over 700 words - Designed to have you reading and writing simple, connected Chinese sentences quickly - Both simplified and traditional characters are taught; you may choose to learn either or both - Features a variety of fonts and styles—typeset and handwritten—preparing you to use Chinese characters in different contexts, from reading signs to texting on your phone The free disc included with this book includes over 6 hours of audio recordings by various native speakers, including recordings of all the reading selections, new characters, and vocabulary. This textbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the Basic Mandarin Chinese—Reading & Writing Practice Book which provides a range of drills and exercises designed to dramatically enhance your proficiency in reading and writing Mandarin Chinese quickly.
Basic Mandarin Chinese Speaking & Listening
An Introduction to Spoken Mandarin for Beginners
Paperback ISBN: 080484724x
This is the complete beginning-level course for spoken Mandarin Chinese designed to have you speaking quickly and accurately! The Basic Mandarin Chinese series offers a complete introductory Chinese language course specifically designed for native English speakers. These books teach spoken and written Chinese separately, allowing you to focus on the area most important to you, and to learn the spoken and written forms of Chinese at different speeds depending on your available time and interest. The free audio and video recordings included with this book reinforce the content and make the learning process easy. Whether you're learning Mandarin for work, travel or other reasons—the Basic Mandarin Chinese approach of having two separate but integrated "tracks" helps you to learn the language more efficiently and more successfully. Key features of this Chinese textbook and discs include: - Clear and detailed pronunciation, grammar and cultural explanations - Exercises and activities based on real-life experiences in China - Hours of video recordings filmed on location featuring dozens of native speakers in various parts of China and beyond - Six hours of native-speaker audio recordings for all the book's dialogues and exercises - Special software allowing you to interact with the recordings. This Mandarin textbook is designed to be used with it's seperately available workbook, Basic Mandarin Chinese—Speaking & Listening Practice Book which provides a range of drills and exercises designed to dramatically enhance your spoken proficiency and improve your Chinese language skills.
Basic Mandarin Chinese Speaking & Listening Practice Book
Paperback ISBN: 0804847258
This comprehensive Mandarin workbook can be used with any textbook or on its own to dramatically enhance your Mandarin speaking and listening skills. No matter what textbook you're using to learn Mandarin, it requires a lot of practice. Here is a wealth of effective activities and drills—plus over 16 hours of audio recordings—to help you improve your spoken Mandarin Chinese quickly and effectively. This book follows the Basic Mandarin Chinese—Speaking & Listening textbook but works equally well with other coursebooks or on its own. The free disc contains hours of audio recording as well as printable PDF files providing hundreds of pages of extra practice exercises and activities. Basic Mandarin Chinese—Speaking & Listening Practice Book includes hundreds of carefully designed activities to help you with every aspect of your speaking skills, including: - Pronunciation exercises - Vocabulary and Grammar summaries - Substitution drills - Transformation and Response drills - Role Playing and Listening Comprehension - Dictation exercises - Translation exercises The accompanying disc contains: - 16 hours of audio recordings by native Mandarin speakers - Printable practice pages - Printable exercises and activities About the Basic Mandarin Chinese series: Respected Chinese language educator Dr. Cornelius Kubler has taught Mandarin Chinese to diplomats, business people and students for several decades—using an effective learning system with two separate but integrated "tracks" to help you learn the spoken and written forms of the language more efficiently and more successfully. The materials in this series have been acclaimed as a breakthrough in Mandarin Chinese language learning. This book is a new edition of Basic Spoken Chinese: Practice Essentials.
Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar
A Student's Guide to Correct Structures and Common Errors
Paperback ISBN: 1933330899
Here is a concise guide to supplement any course of study and help with homework, travel, and test preparation. Topics include word order, time, nouns, verbs, adjectives, word choices with verbs and adverbs, and letter writing. The simple format has one goal: quick mastery and growing confidence. Qin Xue Herzberg, a graduate of Beijing Normal University, has taught Chinese for decades and has been an upper-level Chinese professor at Calvin College for ten years. Larry Herzberg did his PhD work in Chinese and founded the Chinese language programs at Albion College and Calvin College. Qin and Larry live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and are co-authors of the popular China Survival Guide.