Mastering Chinese with Two Audio CDs

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What you need to master Chinese--all in one box!

Whether on your own or as supplement to your class, Mastering Chinese will get you where you want to be with your Chinese language skills. You will learn at your own pace in small chunks, with review practice after every fourth unit. Written in a friendly, non-intimidating style, this program introduces essential grammar and focuses on correct pronunciation using pinyin. Many exercises are enhanced by audio clips on the accompanying audio CDs; just look for the earphone icon and listen to the appropriate track. These audio bites are helpful to your understanding how Chinese is pronounced.

You will also get exposure to Chinese script with the pinyin in parallel throughout--so that you will increasingly become familiar with the script. With its authoritative yet accessible guidance, Mastering Chinese is your essential tool to enhancing your skills and building your confidence in conversing in the language.

Inside you'll find:

  • Essential Chinese vocabulary for everyday conversations
  • An introduction to writing Chinese script--the basic strokes
  • Extensive sidebars on Chinese culture

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From the Back Cover:

Mastering Chinese is a modern, engaging, highly illustrated course in Mandarin Chinese, teaching conversational skills, good pronunciation and the beginnings of reading and writing the intriguing Chinese script. Based on the author's 10 years of experience teaching Chinese in the UK and in China, this carefully structured and well-paced course will soon give you the confidence to communicate well in Chinese in both social and business settings.

- Designed for complete beginners, with a wealth of interactive practice to build your confidence.
- Teaches Mandarin Chinese which is spoken by over one billion people, and is the official language of mainland China, Taiwan and Singapore.
- Suitable for study at home or in the classroom - learn at your own pace with this friendly, fun and fascinating introduction.
- Covers a variety of everyday situations you will encounter in China, on holiday or travelling for business.
- Full of cultural insights to help you understand the customs and practices of modern China.

Additional material is available to accompany this book at www.palgrave.com/modernlanguages/xiang

Mastering Chinese is  available in a complete pack with 2 CDs (ask for ISBN 978-0-230-20055-5). The book can also be purchased separately (ISBN 978-0-230-20013-5).

About the Author:

CATHERINE HUA XIANG is Language Coordinator for Mandarin at the LSE Language Centre, London, and was previously Mandarin Chinese Coordinator, Language Centre, University of Bristol, UK.

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