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Easy Way to Learn Chinese Characters

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Author: Liu Yanmei
Publisher: Blcup (2002)
Binding: Paperback, 292 pages
Summary:
This completely independent series introduces the knowledge of characters systematically, helping learners master the characters within a short time. The emphasis is on the teaching of formation rules of characters through the form, pronunciation 292 pages and meaning.Altogether there are 20 lessons, each of which contains knowledge of characters, magic character, suggestion for study, review, etc.
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Easy Chinese Mandarin, Level I (Includes Easy Chinese Tutor CD-ROM and Easy Chinese Basic Text and Workbook)

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Author: Edward C. Chang
Publisher: Emnes Systems (2003)
Binding: Paperback, 176 pages
Summary:
Easy Chinese (Mandarin, Level 1) is a self-study course designed for anyone interested in learning the Chinese language using a step-by-step-approach. The program includes a book (Easy Chinese: Basic Text and Workbook) and a CD-ROM (Easy Chinese Tutor). The Easy Chinese Self-Study Program is most appropriate for those who want to learn the Chinese language on their own with the help of a computer; it is also intended for those who are enrolled in a regular class as an enrichment or tutorial program. The Easy Chinese program is noted for the following: teaching Chinese characters, compound words, and sentences that appear most often in modern Chinese publications; emphasizing both reading and writing the Chinese language; employing a systematic and self-paced approach; allowing the learners to learn both traditional and simplified Chinese characters; providing numerous learning tools, examples, sentence patterns, exercises, and self tests; including more than 700 compound words and 1,000 sentences in the first course Easy Chinese: Basic Text and Workbook: Each lesson in the book includes a number of base characters from which many compound words and phrases are formed. Each character set includes traditional and simplified characters, compound words or phrases, pinyin pronunciation guides, and definitions. Except for the first two lessons, each lesson in the first course includes a number of illustrative sentences using words and phrases already introduced. Each set of sentences includes traditional characters, simplified characters, an English translation, and a pinyin pronunciation guide. At the end of each lesson, a variety of exercises are provided to reinforce learning. Both a Chinese index and an English index are included for easy reference. The Easy Chinese Tutor CD-ROM: The Easy Chinese Tutor CD-ROM offers a variety of learning tools, exercises, and tests that are not found in the workbook. Some of the features include: Animated character writing; brief story about each character; templates for printing hollow Chinese characters; using diagrams and boxes to explain sentence structures; pronunciation by a native speaker. System Requirements: Windows 95 or higher; 100 MHZ or faster 4xCD-ROM drive or faster; Speakers. Note: The animated writing component (stroke sequence) of the accompanied software may be incompatible with a few latest computer models.
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Discussion of Method in the Teaching of Spoken Chinese

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Author: George L. Shelly
Publisher: Yale University Press (1961)
Binding: Paperback, pages
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Developing Writing Skills in Chinese

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Author: Kan Qian, Boping Yuan
Publisher: Routledge (2003)
Binding: Hardcover, 216 pages
Summary:
Developing Writing Skills in Chinese has been devised for post-intermediate students who need to write Chinese in the course of their life, work or study. Suitable for classroom or self-study use, each unit contains a selection of model texts, followed by clear notes in English on the format, style, grammar or special phrases demonstrated. A variety of exercises allow students to practise these writing techniques themselves.
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David and Helen in China: Traditional Character Edition

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Author: Irene C. Liu, Donald K. Chang, Yuan-Yuan Meng, Phyllis Ni Zhang
Publisher: Yale University Press (1999)
Binding: Paperback, pages
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This splendid intermediate level textbook for modern Chinese is designed for use in both independent study and the classroom. Available in two volumes, it emphasizes task-based learning as well as greater cultural understanding. An accompanying audio program forms an essential part of the course.
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Dance & Learn Chinese With Mei Mei

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Director: Mei Mei Hu
Starring: Mei Mei Hu and children
Rating: NR (Not Rated)
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After having spent the whole of last summer hard at work in China, Mei Mei has completed this lively and educational dance video. It was filmed in Anhui Province, with the help of a small group of beautiful young local children (aged 4-8). Each song is presented with English, Pinyin and Chinese characters on-screen for maximum educational benefit. Against a changing backdrop of authentic school settings and beautiful exteriors, these adorable children give musical performances that are a real delight to behold. The entire video presents Chinese children in an environment that will appeal instantly to your child. The dances are designed to be easy to emulate by your children as they watch. Families and teachers of Chinese culture should find it a splendid resource! Booklet also available with English, Pinyin and Chinese characters for all songs. Tracks include: Hello Daddy and Mommy, Where Are My Friends, Little Lamb Hongcai Sister, Two Tigers, Little Stars, Take a Walk, I Have a Head, Row Your Boat, Find a Friend, How Are You, Ri Ke Ze, Drop the Handkerchief, Happy New Year, Little Ducks, Head, Shoulders, Knees and Feet, Happy Birthday, How to Crow, Pull the Carrot, Taste the Grapes . Choose from VHS or DVD. You can also get the CD to enjoy all the songs!
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Daily Conversational Chinese

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Author: Guoxiong Zheng
Publisher: Beijing Language & Culture University Press,China (2002)
Binding: Paperback, 151 pages
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The book includes a total of 16 lessons in two volumes. Through discussing Chinese historic interest, natural beauty and cultural landscape, it improves students’ abilities to express themselves fluently in spoken Chinese The accompanying 3 tapes are sold independently.
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Conversational Mandarin Chinese: Learn to Speak and Understand Mandarin with Pimsleur Language Programs

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Author: Pimsleur
Publisher: Pimsleur (2005)
Binding: Audio CD, 8 pages
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This Conversational program contains 8 hours of interactive audio-only instruction, effective language learning with real-life spoken practice sessions.
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Conversational Chinese 301 (3rd edition)

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Author: n/a
Publisher: Blcup (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 198 pages
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Conversational Chinese 301 was first published in 1990. Its revised edition, included in the series of "BLCU choice textbook for learners overseas", was published in 1998. Conversational Chinese 301 has several different versions, including versions annotated in English, in French, in Japanese, and in Korean etc., and the sales of all these versions added up to over 300,000 copies. It is regarded as the most popular Chinese textbooks for foreigners all over the world at present. The third edition of Conversational Chinese 301 is divided into two volumes: Volume 1 and Volume 2. Versions of the third edition annotated in different languages will be published successively to satisfy the various needs of learners of Chinese all over the world.
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Conversational Chinese 301 (1st edition)

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Author: Zhu Wenjun, Lai Siping, Kang Yuhua
Publisher: Beijing Language and Culture University Press, Chi (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 273 pages
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This book is a rudimentary textbook of oral Chinese tailored to learners who have never learned Chinese before. It enjoys a high reputation overseas. All texts have combined practical situations with grammar structures, showing in a vivid way the application of the basic words and sentences in Chinese. After a solid study of this book, students will grasp 301 basic sentences and be able to make many more based on them, which should be enough to conduct simple dialogues with native Chinese speakers. Altogether there are 40 units, each of which contains key words and sentences, substitutions, extensions, exercises of pronunciations and grammar. The book touches upon nearly 30 practical situations, involving 800 new words and basic grammar points. There are 6 reviewing lessons
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