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Korean for Beginners

Author: Henry J. Amen IV, Kyubyong Park
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Binding: Paperback, 176pages
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Korean for Beginners: Mastering Conversational Korean

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Author: Kyubyong Park, Henry J. Amen IV
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2010)
Binding: Paperback, 176 pages
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Have you ever considered learning Korean, but been put off by the unusual look of the characters? Don't let yourself be scared away! Korean has been called “the most logical language there is,” and with this friendly and thorough introduction you will soon see why. As the more than 1 million Americans who speak Korean can attest, Korean is here to stay, and generations of young (and older) adults are determined to learn it. This book is for people who want a grasp of how to speak, write and understand Korean—and who want to enjoy things while they're at it! Using a lighthearted, humorous approach, Korean for Beginners starts by showing you just how reasoned and logical the Korean alphabet actually is, and helps you master it faster than you learned the English alphabet. Realistic situations you might encounter in Korea are described, and new words are explained in terms of how you'll find them useful to communicate. The CD-ROM lets you listen and repeat, and will help you soon say with pride, “I know Korean!”
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Japanese Stage-Step Course: Workbook 1

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Author: Wako Tawa
Publisher: Routledge (2009)
Binding: Spiral-bound, 314 pages
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Workbook 1 of the Japanese Stage-Step Course is designed to be used alongside Stage One of the Grammar Textbook. It contains conversation, listening and reading exercises along with new vocabulary for each lesson in the textbook to enable students to thoroughly practice the grammatical structures they have learnt. Additional features include: * Tips for using the Workbook * A pronunciation guide * Extensive cross-referencing with the Grammar Textbook * Japanese–English and English–Japanese glossary
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Teach Yourself Japanese Conversation (3CDs + Guide)

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Author: Helen Gilhooly
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (2005)
Binding: Audio CD, pages
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"This new, audio-based language series from Teach Yourself is an entertaining, nonintimidating way for beginners to build conversational proficiency. Each course covers 10 key situations—from greetings and buying food and drink to shopping, asking for directions, and visiting locals—and includes two conversations per topic. The explanations and instructions are simple and bite-size, making this a very accessible program. Each audiopackage: * Builds confidence through a variety of listening exercises, from repetition of foreign language prompts to replying to English prompts * Covers structures, useful phrases, and strategies for holding two-way conversations * Lets learners assess their progress with specific objectives and review sections * Includes a 48-page guide with key words and conversations in written form for reference "
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Your First 100 Words in Chinese

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Author: Jane Wightwick
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 80 pages
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With Your First 100 Words in Chinese, you have an effective way to hit the ground running when learning Chinese, a language with a non-Roman script. You can be confident that you are reading and pronouncing words correctly thanks to this program’s clear presentations, simple skill-building exercises, and games. On the accompanying audio CD, basic Chinese phrases are introduced that will let you use your new vocabulary in sentences and participate in mini-conversations.
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Topic-based Conversational Chinese

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Author: Chen Guang Lei, Zheng Guo Xiong
Publisher: BLCUP (2002)
Binding: Paperback, 212 pages
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The textbook is designed for the beginners of Chinese language. It follows in order and advances step by step. There are altogether 16 lessons in this volume. The first eight lessons include the hot topics in Chinese society and culture; and the other eight also provide hot topics concerning development of contemporary Chinese society and economy.
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Startup Business Chinese: An Introductory Course for Business Professionals

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Author: Jane C. M. Kuo
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 344 pages
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"The Startup Business Chinese, Level 1 textbook comprises 12 units covering basic daily corporate interactions and business-related social exchanges. Each unit starts with a brief introduction describing the setting and learning objectives for that chapter, then moves on to two situational dialogues, two vocabulary lists, and a sentence pattern and grammar section. All the dialogues, grammar, and vocabulary are designed for beginners, and emphasize business communication: negotiating, socializing, and establishing and maintaining good relationships. Beyond language acquisition, each lesson provides students with extensive cultural points to help navigate cultural differences in business and daily life. Level 1 covers over 600 vocabulary words. The textbook includes one WMA audio CD containing over 290 minutes of listening material. The recordings feature native Chinese speakers reciting dialogues, vocabulary words, and example sentences from the textbook. To learn more about WMA files, click here. A separate workbook contains corresponding practice exercises. The Startup Business Chinese course is in simplified characters and pinyin. "
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Startup Business Chinese Workbook

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Author: Jane C. M. Kuo
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 240 pages
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"This workbook to accompany Level 1 of Startup Business Chinese contains exercises for improving students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in business-related situations. Units 1-6 begin with listening practice, and present a range of exercises testing students’ mastery of the vocabulary, phrases, and situations introduced in the textbook. Units 7-12 continue with exercises that boost students’ conversation and translation skills, and reinforce proper use of the vocabulary and sentence patterns in the textbook. A separate “Listening Comprehension” section at the back of the workbook presents at least two additional spoken dialogues related to the topics in the textbook units 2-12, followed by questions to test students’ understanding of the conversations. This workbook includes an audio CD containing over 110 minutes of recordings in Windows Media Player (WMA) format to accompany the listening exercises in Units 1-6 and the conversations in the “Listening Conversations” section. All the recordings are spoken by native Chinese speakers in standard Mandarin Chinese. Exercises are in simplified Chinese characters with pinyin romanization and English throughout, so students can choose to complete the exercises using either Chinese characters or pinyin. "
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Speak Chinese

Binding: paper, 283pages
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The book is designed to meet the practical needs of foreigners studying and living in China. Emphasizing both language functions and structures, it is composed of units that present situational dialogues. Throughout the book, words and expressions as well as sentence patterns commonly used are repeated in the texts and exercises. The instructional materials are organized from easy to difficult and step by step. Suitable for students with a vocabulary of 1000 words.
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Learning through Listening

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These online instructional materials include digitized video clips of natural spoken discourse along with teaching suggestions and activities that are designed to help students understand the content of the discourse as well as lexical, syntactic, and discourse features.
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