Use this one-of-a-kind practice guide and Chinese workbook together with any Chinese book or language program, and dramatically enhance your speaking.
No matter what book or course you're using to learn Chinese, it takes a lot of practice. Here is a wealth of effective practice activities to help polish your written Chinese. This book corresponds to Basic Written Chinese
and allows you to move from complete beginner level to basic proficiency. An included disc contains extensive audio material, as well as (printable) flash cards.Practice Essentials
includes carefully designed activities to help solidify every aspect of your spoken Chinese skills, including:
- Chinese character practice sheets.
- Dictation, fill–in–the–blank, dialog completion.
- Answering questions, map reading, converting written style to spoken style.
- Identify radicals and phonetics; punctuating sentences.
- Written tasks based on realia like schedule, photographs, and name cards.
- Translation exercises.
The corresponding CD-ROM
- 64 minutes of native–speaker audio.
- 288 printable flash cards.
Together with or after this book, you can use Basic Spoken Chinese
if you want to learn fluent spoken Mandarin.About the Series
Respected Chinese language expert Dr. Cornelius Kubler, who has taught diplomats, business people and students, presents a learning system that uses separate but integrated "tracks" to help you efficiently master the basics of spoken and written Chinese. The materials in Basic Spoken Chinese
allow you to move from complete beginner level to basic fluency.