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Basic Written Chinese Practice Essentials: An Introduction to Reading and Writing for Beginners

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Author: Jerling Guo Kubler, Cornelius C. Kubler
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2012)
Binding: Paperback, 224 pages
Summary:
Basic Written Chinese is a beginning-level course in written Chinese that 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 Chinese—the companion volume which helps you acquire rapid proficiency in speaking the language. Basic Written Chinese Practice Essentials is the companion workbook for Basic Written Chinese. This practical guide includes a broad range of drills and exercises designed to dramatically enhance your proficiency in reading and writing Chinese. While designed for use with the companion textbook, it can be used together with any Chinese textbook or teaching program to hone your Chinese reading and writing language skills.
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Kodansha's Katakana Workbook: A Step-by-Step Approach to Basic Japanese Writing

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Author: Anne Matsumoto Stewart
Publisher: Kodansha USA (2009)
Binding: Paperback, 112 pages
Summary:
Kodansha's Katakana Workbook is an all-new, streamlined workbook designed for beginner-level students who want to learn katakana, the Japanese script used for writing loanwords, as efficiently as possible. It presents each katakana character not in the traditional order, but in a unique new one that makes it easy to read and write actual, everyday words from the very first lesson. Stroke-order diagrams for each character Ample space to practice writing 117 pull-out flashcards Free downloadable audio for more than 330 words presented in the book Fun exercises in every lesson Illustrations for all the basic characters
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Historical, Literary, and Cultural Approach to the Korean Language (text & cassettes)

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Author: Jong-Rok Kim, Alexander Arguelles
Publisher: Hollym International Corporation (2000)
Binding: Perfect Paperback, 318 pages
Summary:
"Approach to the Korean Language: Historical, Literary, and Cultural was written in an attempt to fill the need for a scholarly method for learning to speak, to understand, and--above all--to read Korean. While daily conversational ability is not ignored, this book, as the title indicates, is primarily concerned with presenting the language in its cultural context. This introductory volume presupposes no knowledge of the language. After pronunciation and writing systems (both the Korean alphabet and the use of Chinese characters) are introduced, grammar is systematically presented and drilled through lessons whose text passages concern Korean history and cultural traditions. An answer key to the exercises is provided so that students who purchase the accompanying cassettes can use this method to study Korean on their own. "
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Reading and Writing Chinese: A Guide to the Chinese Writing System

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Author: Li Ying, William McNaughton
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (1999)
Binding: Paperback, 352 pages
Summary:
Reading and Writing Chinese has been the standard text for foreign students and teachers of the Chinese Writing System since Tuttle first published it over 20 years ago. This new, completely revised edition offers students a more convenient, efficient, and up-to-date introduction to the writing system.
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