Colloquial Chinese: The Complete Course for Beginners

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Taylor & Francis, Mar 31, 2009 - Foreign Language Study - 374 pages
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This new edition of the bestselling Colloquial Chinese has been revised and updated to make learning Chinese easier and more enjoyable than ever before.

Specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to modern spoken Mandarin Chinese. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

What makes Colloquial Chinese your best choice in personal language learning?

  • Dialogues and vocabulary sections are given in characters and Pinyin romanization.
  • English translations of all dialogues.
  • Full answer key and reference section.
  • Chinese–English and English–Chinese glossaries.

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.

150 minutes of accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on CD or in MP3 format, or comes included in the great value Colloquials Pack.

Another FREE 60 minutes of audio can be listened to online at:

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About the author (2009)

Kan Qian is Lecturer in Chinese at the Open University.

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