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Basic Written Chinese Move from Complete Beginner Level to Basic Proficiency (Audio CD Included)

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ISBN-10: 0804840164

ISBN-13: 9780804840163

Edition: 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Cornelius C. Kubler, Cornelius C. Kubler

List price: $19.99
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This beginning-level course in written Chinese employs a revolutionary new method designed to have you quickly reading and writing simple, connected Chinese sentences. It teaches you to recognize the 600 most basic characters and 1,000 words used every day by millions of Chinese speakers. It explains the history and development of the writing system over many centuries, teaches you how Chinese characters are built up from more basic elements, and how to use those elements to write them, read them and remember them. All the characters presented in the lessons correspond to those in Basic Spoken Chinesethe companion volume which helps you acquire rapid proficiency in speaking the language.…    
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 3/9/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.95" tall
Weight: 3.388
Language: English

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…    

Phonetic components are highlighted, unlocking their vast potential as a tool for recognizing and pronouncing the characters.
Character differentiation drills and real-life examples�such as name cards, road signs, menus and train schedules�are given.
Vital information about Chinese usage, culture and society is given, along with class discussions and readings.
Various strategies are recommended for memorizing and retaining the Chinese characters in active memory.
An audio CD provides accurate pronunciation, phrasing and comprehension recorded by native speakers.
A Teacher's Guide is available electronically. This textbook is designed to be used together with Basic Spoken Chinese, which teaches beginning-level Chinese speaking and listening skills.