Basic Spoken Chinese An Introduction to Speaking and Listening for Beginners

ISBN-10: 0804840156
ISBN-13: 9780804840156
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 5/9/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.090

You donAEt need characters to speak Chinese! In fact, for English speakers, learning the characters is an inefficient process, one that significantly slows down your progress in learning to speak and listen to Chinese. Now, respected Chinese language expert Dr. Cornelius Kubler presents a teaching system that uses separate but integrated "tracks" to help you masteruefficientlyuspoken and written Chinese. Basic Spoken Chinese gives you success at a first-year university level of fluency. Its successful teaching system has been extensively field tested in top universities for the past decade. After this book, you can use Basic Written Chinese (Tuttle, 2011) to learn Chinese reading and writing at your own pace. It introduces the highest-frequency characters and words in a systematic way.

Cornelius C. Kubler is Stanfield Professor of Asian Studies at Williams College, where he teaches Chinese. He was formerly Chinese Language Training Supervisor and Chair of the Department of Asian and African Languages at the Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State, where he trained American diplomats in Chinese and other languages.Jerling Guo Kubler is a graduate of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of Soochow University, Taipei. Her experience in language education spans more than 35 years. She has taught all levels of Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language from pre-kindergarten to university level at institutions including Williams College, Eisenhower College and Taipei Language Institute.

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