Chinese for Beginners

Chinese for Beginners

Mastering Conversational Chinese

Paperback - 2012
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full of extra hints and tips drawn from the authors' many years of experience teaching Chinese in adult evening classes, Chinese for Beginners focuses on realistic situations you'll encounter when you meet people in China. New words are explained in terms of how you'll actually use them to communicate with new friends. The disc lets you listen and repeat and remember the sentences with ease,
Published: Rutland, Vt. : Tuttle Pub., 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780804842358
Branch Call Number: 495.1824 REN
Characteristics: 192 p. :,ill., col. map ;,26 cm. +,1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Liang, Xiayuan 1957-


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Sep 19, 2016

I hate to disparriage anything, but I'd avoid this book because there's nothing that sets it apart from any other generic, let's-get-schools-to-buy-our-books-in-bulk textbooks out there.

The audio is also mind-numbingly dull, with a clearly-bored, monotone narrator, recorded with lots of background noise and static. The dialog is also presented in a janky manner that is annoying to listen to, and the only time you can uninterupted native dialog is once or twice at the end of a few-minute-long MP3 at the end of each chapter.

Please avoid this book.

Yupoutin Jan 09, 2015

Interesting as a phrasebook or for someone who is not a complete beginner. Cultural tips are interesting. Poetry is way beyond a complete beginner's capacity. It's definitely not a book I would buy, but it is useful. It has a cd which is helpful for hearing correct tones. There are few exercises in the book. This book is good for people who learn by rote memorization, not practice.


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