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Streetwise Mandarin Chinese with MP3 Disc

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Author: Jack Franke, David Dai, Rongrong Liao
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 224 pages
Summary:
Uncover the everyday Mandarin Chinese as it's spoken on the streets and in the alleys of China. With the help of Streetwise Mandarin Chinese, you'll get clued in on the frequently used idioms, colloquialisms, and slang currently used by Chinese speakers of all walks of life. The accompanying audio recordings include thirty dialogues performed by native speakers that bring the language of the streets alive and make remembering new terminology easy. Streetwise Mandarin Chinese with MP3 Disc is your guide to: * Polishing your Chinese skills and testing your comprehension with engaging exercises * Discovering the cultural attitudes behind many expressions * Encountering new vocabulary through lists of essential words and phrases and a mini audio dictionary
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Readings in Contemporary Chinese Cinema

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Author: Joanne Chiang, Chih-p'ing Chou
Publisher: Princeton University Press (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 352 pages
Summary:
Most Chinese-language textbooks today cater to beginners and intermediate-level students, but virtually none address the unique needs of advanced students seeking to expand or reinforce their language skills in one semester. Readings in Contemporary Chinese Cinema fills this gap through the use of critically acclaimed Chinese films to teach students Chinese while also broadening their knowledge about China. The authors have carefully chosen ten movies produced in recent decades by filmmakers from mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Set broadly within the twentieth century, these classic films are representative of both urban and rural life, and vividly depict the diversity of perspectives that comprise contemporary Chinese society. The authors provide an informative synopsis and critique of each movie, and include selections of movie dialogue that allow students to practice and build proficiency. The comprehensive lessons are supplemented with exercises, sentence-pattern examples, English-language glossaries, and extensive vocabulary lists. There are also discussion questions that can be used in conjunction with screenings of the films. Readings in Contemporary Chinese Cinema is designed for students with three or more years of college-level instruction in modern Chinese, and can be used alone or as a sequel to Anything Goes: An Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese. It has been proven effective at Princeton University and in the Princeton in Beijing program, and is ideal for those returning from study abroad in China.
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Multimedia Learning Suite - Chinese Characters

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Publisher: LearnLift (2008)
Binding: CD-ROM, 46 pages
Summary:
This multimedia learning suite allows you to memorize and understand more than 3,000 Chinese words. It combines the proven MemoryLifter learning technology with the advantages of the new portable MemoryLifter Stick. The learning suite is a complete learning system designed to target long-term retention. It is a fully portable solution. No installation is required, just plug and go, at home, at the library... Wherever you are, your learning progress is saved. The suite includes the MemoryLifter Stick with the scientifically based MemoryLifter learning software and more than 3,000 multimedia flashcards. Furthermore the suite contains a complementary study guide, introductory videos, MP3 audiobooks for playback on portable listening devices, and a "Learn to Learn" booklet. The flashcards are arranged in 3 Learning Modules: 1. Chinese Numbers, Dates and Time will help you to get familiar with the symbols for the Chinese numbers, and will teach you how to form dates and tell the time. 2. Chinese Radicals teaches you to recognize radicals in composite characters, which will allow you to deduce the meaning of the composites more easily. 3. Chinese Thematic Vocabulary contains 2,500 flashcards organized by subjects: food and drinks, business, family, human body, shopping etc.
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Modern Mandarin Chinese for Beginners: with 2 Audio CDs

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Author: Monika Mey
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 160 pages
Summary:
Language students and international travelers are introduced to Mandarin Chinese in the course of this book's "guided tour" of various regions throughout China. Instruction in Mandarin Chinese is presented in words, phrases, and reading passages as follows: First, the passage is printed in Chinese characters. Next, the passage is given phonetic pronunciation, using the Western alphabet (Pinyin). What follows next is a literal, word-for-word English translation of the Chinese. Concluding is an English translation that presents the passage's general sense and intended meaning. Two bilingual audio CDs are enclosed with the book. They present the text's dialogues and teach correct Mandarin pronunciation while also giving students practice in listening comprehension.
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Mandarin Chinese the Easy Way with Audio CD

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Author: Yenna Wu Ph.D., Philip F. Williams Ph.D.
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 384 pages
Summary:
Titles in Barron’s Easy Way series are self-teaching manuals that cover a wide range of subjects and skills. Among them are several language-learning books for beginners. This second edition of Mandarin Chinese the Easy Way comes with an audio compact disc that supplements the book, providing pronunciation help and listening comprehension material in the form of spoken dialogues. This book-and-CD combination introduces basic sentence patterns and practical vocabulary by dramatizing many true-to-life and often humorous conversational situations in Mandarin Chinese. An introduction to Chinese written characters is presented in the book’s final chapter.
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Mandarin Chinese Learning Through Conversation: Volume 2: with Audio MP3

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Author: Lai Siping, Kang Yuhua
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 286 pages
Summary:
This book, with an enclosed audio MP3, presents the second of a two-part intensive course that introduces Mandarin Chinese to beginning students. Forty lessons, each followed by review exercises, start by teaching greetings and expressions for getting acquainted, then go on to teach fundamentals of Chinese grammar and approximately 800 words and expressions commonly used in everyday life and activities. The authors emphasize conversational proficiency, integrating verbal communication skill with instruction in the fundamentals of grammar. The audio MP3 complements the text and trains students to pronounce words and phrases correctly and to understand what they hear. Students who complete both parts of this course will attain the ability to speak and understand 301 basic conversational sentences that serve a wide array of communication needs. Volume 1 is available separately.
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Mandarin Chinese Learning Through Conversation: Volume 1: with Audio MP3

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Author: Lai Siping, Kang Yuhua
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 258 pages
Summary:
This book, with included audio MP3, presents the first of a two-part intensive course that introduces Mandarin Chinese to beginning students. Forty lessons, each followed by review exercises, start by teaching greetings and expressions for getting acquainted, then go on to teach fundamentals of Chinese grammar and approximately 800 words and expressions commonly used in everyday life and activities. The authors emphasize conversational proficiency, integrating verbal communication skill with instruction in the fundamentals of grammar. The audio MP3 complements the text and trains students to pronounce words and phrases correctly and to understand what they hear. Students who complete both parts of this course will attain the ability to speak and understand 301 basic conversational sentences that serve a wide array of communication needs. Volume 2 is available separately.
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Learn Chinese with Me: Teacher's Book 1

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Author: Chen Fu
Publisher: People¡'s Education Press (2003)
Binding: Paperback, 143 pages
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This set of attractive full-colour flash cards is based on the textbook 'Learning with Lulu Chinese Mandarin Level 3'. It is designed to reinforce learning of vocabulary, pronunciation and characters. The vocabulary covers: Sea Creatures Drinks Daily Routine Professions Weather Conditions
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Huanying 1 Textbook (Chinese Edition)

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Author: Lanting Xu, Jiaying Howard
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2008)
Binding: Hardcover, 408 pages
Summary:
The Huanying, Volume 1 textbook is designed for learners who have no prior knowledge of Chinese. The textbook contains enough material to cover a full-year course and includes six units, each with a specific communication theme and each containing learning objectives, five lessons, a unit review, and end-of-unit self-assessment. Each lesson has two dialogues or texts, a new word list, language notes, cultural notes, Pronunciation Practice (Units 1-3), a more extensive glimpse into Chinese culture (Units 4-6), and some knowledge-related language activities. In Volume 1, the first few lessons introduce the fundamentals of the spoken and written language, with guided practice in pronunciation and character writing. Three indexes (vocabulary, proper nouns and language notes) are included, as well as three helpful appendixes (pinyin tone & spelling rules, character strokes & radicals, and each lesson's dialogues & texts in traditional characters). The lessons in this book are in simplified characters, with English and pinyin. Traditional characters are included in vocabulary lists and indexes.
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Experiencing Chinese - High School Textbook 1

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Author: n/a
Publisher: Higher Education Press (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 108 pages
Summary:
This series is complied for senior high school students who are beginning to learn Chinese, including senior students in public and private high schools, or independent Chinese learners aged between 16 and 18. They could also be used for Chinese teaching at the relevant levels. The textbooks are divided into six volumes, each of which includes a student's book, an activity manual, a teacher's book, and word cards. With the purpose of training students in basic skills of Chinese listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as equipping them with basic communication skills, these textbooks are mainly based on real life experiences that emphasize building the students' interests in learning Chinese. The books' design is vivid and lively, featuring both pictures and texts.
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