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Author Kubler, Cornelius C, author.

Title Basic spoken Chinese : an introduction to speaking and listening for beginners / Cornelius C. Kubler.

Publication Info. Tokyo ; Rutland, Vt. : Tuttle Pub., [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library International Languages    C 495.1834 KUB    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library International Languages.
Edition First edition.
Description 382 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm + 1 audio disc (4 3/4 in) + 1 DVD-ROM (4 3/4 in)
text txt rdacontent
spoken word spw rdacontent
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
audio s rdamedia
video v rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
audio disc sd rdacarrier
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
System Details Compact disc--digital audio/MP3.
DVD-ROM, compatible with Windows/Mac.
Contents Orientation -- Pronounciation and romanization -- Classroom expressions -- Greetings and useful phrases -- Introductions -- Numbers, dates, time, and money (I) -- Numbers, dates, time, and money (II) -- Locating persons, places, and things -- Biographical information (i) -- Biographical information (II) -- Getting around Beijing (I) -- Getting around Beijing (II) -- Weather -- Word classes of spoken Chinese.
Summary You don't need characters to speak Chinese! In fact, for English speakers, learning the characters is an inefficient process and slows down your progress in learning to speak and listen to Chinese. Instead, use separate but integrated "tracks" to help you efficiently master the basics of spoken and written Chinese. "Basic Spoken Chinese" provides success at a beginning level of fluency. Unlike many textbooks, this book focuses on the challenges faced by native English-speaking students in learning Chinese. Detailed explanations in English of Chinese pronunciation, grammar, usage, culture, society, and recommended learning approaches.
Language In English and Chinese.
Subject Chinese language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- English.
Chinese language -- Sound recordings for foreign speakers.
Chinese language -- Spoken Chinese.
Chinese language -- Self-instruction.
ISBN 9780804840156 (pbk.)
0804840156 (pbk.)

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