Are you looking for a course in Mandarin Chinese written for the absolute beginner who has no experience of learning a foreign language? Get Started in Mandarin Chinese will give you the confidence to communicate in Mandarin Chinese. Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The emphasis of the course is placed on communication, rather than grammar, and all the teaching is in English, so that you will quickly and effortlessly get started in Mandarin Chinese. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B1 of the Common European Framework for Languages: can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Learn effortlessly with new, easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. DIALOGUES Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. PRONUNCIATION Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of China. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it. The course is available as a book (9781444103458), as a pack comprising the book and double CD (9781444103465) and as a double CD (9781444103441).
Elizabeth Scurfield is a founder of the Chinese Department at the University of Westminster. Song Lianyi is Lecturer in Chinese at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.