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Basic Mandarin Chinese - Reading & Writing Practice Book: A Workbook for Beginning Learners of Written Chinese (MP3 Audio CD and Printable Flash Cards
Basic Mandarin Chinese - Reading & Writing Practice Book
A Workbook for Beginning Learners of Written Chinese (MP3 Audio CD and Printable Flash Cards
Paperback      ISBN: 0804847274
This comprehensive Chinese character workbook can be used with any textbook or on its own to enhance your Mandarin reading and writing skills dramatically

No matter what textbook you're using to learn Chinese, it requires a lot of practice. Here is a wealth of effective activities and drills--plus an hour of native speaker audio recordings--to help you learn the 288 basic Chinese characters quickly and effectively.

This book follows the Basic Mandarin Chinese--Reading & Writing textbook but works equally well with other coursebooks or on its own. The free disc contains audio recordings as well as printable PDF files providing hundreds of pages of extra exercises and activities and a set of 288 printable flash cards to help you learn the basic characters.

Basic Mandarin Chinese--Reading and Writing Practice Book includes a wealth of carefully-designed activities designed to improve every aspect of your reading and writing skills, including:
  • Character writing practice sheets
  • Dictation, fill-in-the-blank, and dialog completion exercises
  • Answering questions, reading maps, converting written style to spoken style
  • Identifying radicals and phonetics, punctuating sentences
  • Writing tasks based on real-life schedules, photographs and name cards
  • Translation exercises
The accompanying disc contains:
  • Audio recordings by native Mandarin speakers
  • Hundreds of printable practice pages
  • A printable set of 288 Chinese flashcards
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 Written Chinese: Practice Essentials.
Basic Mandarin Chinese - Reading & Writing Textbook: An Introduction to Written Chinese for Beginners (6+ Hours of MP3 Audio Included)
Basic Mandarin Chinese - Reading & Writing Textbook
An Introduction to Written Chinese for Beginners (6+ Hours of MP3 Audio Included)
Paperback      ISBN: 0804847266
A complete beginning-level course for written Mandarin Chinese designed to teach you to read and write Mandarin quickly and efficiently

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. 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 enhance your proficiency in reading and writing Mandarin Chinese quickly. This book is a new edition of Basic Written Chinese.
Basic Mandarin Chinese - Speaking & Listening Practice Book: A Workbook for Beginning Learners of Spoken Chinese (CD-ROM Included)
Basic Mandarin Chinese - Speaking & Listening Practice Book
A Workbook for Beginning Learners of Spoken Chinese (CD-ROM Included)
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 Mandarin Chinese - Speaking & Listening Textbook: An Introduction to Spoken Mandarin for Beginners (DVD and MP3 Audio CD Included)
Basic Mandarin Chinese - Speaking & Listening Textbook
An Introduction to Spoken Mandarin for Beginners (DVD and MP3 Audio CD Included)
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 its separately 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. This book is a new edition of Basic Spoken Chinese.
Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar: A Student's Guide to Correct Structures and Common Errors
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 as well as the recently released Chinese Proverbs and Popular Sayings.

Basic Written Chinese: Move from Complete Beginner Level to Basic Proficiency (Audio CD Included)
Basic Written Chinese
Move from Complete Beginner Level to Basic Proficiency (Audio CD Included)
Paperback      ISBN: 0804840164
This is a beginning-level course in written Chinese that employs a revolutionary new method designed to have you quickly reading and writing simple, connected Chinese sentences.

Along with its sister book Basic Spoken Chinese and their accompanying workbooks, Basic Written Chinese offers a complete introductory course to the written Chinese language. As a native English speaker, working hard to learn Chinese characters is not enough; you have to work smart to learn this very different language efficiently. No matter why you've chosen to learn Chinese--for business, travel, cultural studies or another goal--the Basic Chinese approach of two separate but integrated tracks in spoken and written Chinese will help you learn this language most efficiently and successfully.

Basic Written Chinese is designed so it can be used in a class with an instructor or by independent learners working on their own.
  • Basic Written Chinese systematically introduces 288 of the highest frequency characters (in both their simplified and traditional forms) and over 700 common words written with them in context in sentences and a variety of reading passages to help you master basic Chinese reading and writing. This method will greatly improve your abilities to read Chinese and write Chinese
  • The structure of each new character is explained in detail to make the learning of characters easier, and "look-alike" characters are compared and contrasted.
  • Many lessons include character differentiation drills and some lessons include realia such as name cards, street signs, or email messages.
  • Each lesson introduces 6 new characters and a number of words that are written using them. By dividing the leaning into small tasks, you maintain a sense of accomplishment rather than getting bogged down.
  • You'll experience both printed and handwritten forms of characters, as well as several different printed fonts.
The accompanying MP3 audio CD includes:
  • Over 6 hours of audio by several native Mandarin speakers.
  • Recordings of all reading selections.
  • Recordings of all new characters and new vocabulary.
Available separately, Basic Written Chinese Practice Essentials is the companion workbook for Basic Written Chinese. This practical guide includes a broad range of drills and exercises designed to dramatically enhance your proficiency in reading and writing Chinese. While designed for use with the companion textbook, it can be used together with any Chinese textbook or teaching program to hone your Chinese reading and writing language skills.
Beginning Mandarin Chinese Characters: Learn 300 Chinese Characters and 1200 Chinese Words Through Interactive Activities and Exercises (Ideal for Hsk
Beginning Mandarin Chinese Characters
Learn 300 Chinese Characters and 1200 Chinese Words Through Interactive Activities and Exercises (Ideal for Hsk
Paperback      ISBN: 0804845077
Learn the essential Mandarin Chinese characters and words in everyday use in China

Anyone planning to learn Chinese knows that there are 300 primary characters they must understand to function in China. This systematic introduction to the Mandarin language is designed to help you learn them fast--along with how to pronounce, write, and remember 1,200 key vocabulary words and phrases.

Essential for anyone wishing to pass the official Chinese government HSK Level 1 & 2 proficiency exam or the Advanced Placement (AP) Chinese Language and Culture Exam, Beginning Mandarin Chinese Characters presents these 300 characters in a series of very simple and easy lessons:
  • The Chinese characters are grouped into themes with a warm-up narrative for each one
  • Each character's pronunciation and meanings in combination with other characters are presented
  • Exercises to practice recognizing the characters and using the vocabulary are provided
  • Writing guides show you how to write each correctly
  • Includes easy access to online native speaker audio recordings and free, printable flashcards

This straightforward, easy-to-use resource is ideal for test-prep and mastering essential vocabulary, pronunciation and writing. With useful English, Pinyin and Mandarin characters, this book helps you to use what you learn both within a formal classroom setting and in real-life situations in China.
Berlitz Cantonese Chinese for Your Trip
Berlitz Cantonese Chinese for Your Trip
Chinese    Compact Disc      ISBN: 1780044356

Being able to speak a little of the local language enhances any trip abroad, and this beginner-level Cantonese audio course contains all the key travel phrases you need to communicate with confidence.

The 60-minute audio CD features native Cantonese speakers using phrases you're likely to encounter in typical travel situations. In no time, you will be able to meet and greet people, be familiar with numbers, time and days of the week, find your way around transport, shops, and restaurants, and make new friends. The case includes a sturdy booklet that is easily extracted and portable.

It features phonetic transcriptions of the phrases on the CD, plus handy tips and key word reminders. The contents of the CD can be easily downloaded to your iPod or MP3 player.
Berlitz Mandarin Chinese Compact Dictionary: Chinese - English / English - Chinese
Berlitz Mandarin Chinese Compact Dictionary
Chinese - English / English - Chinese
Paperback      ISBN: 9812469478

Containing over 45,000 entries that aim to capture the core words of the language, this dictionary features bold, blue headwords that offer users accessibility and make it easy to navigate. It is useful for school, travel, and business.

Berlitz Mandarin Chinese Compact Dictionary: Chinese-English/English-Chinese
Berlitz Mandarin Chinese Compact Dictionary
Chinese-English/English-Chinese
Chinese    Paperback      ISBN: 9812686495

The Berlitz Compact Dictionary series, ideal for travelers, students, and business people, features bold, blue headwords for maximum accessibility, thousands of idioms, new words, expressions and grammatical information. It’s a must-have compact reference work for language learners that fits in a pocket. From Berlitz – the leaders in language-learning.