Learning to speak Chinese requires many hours of practice—there's just no way around it!
But by using this one-of-a-kind practice guide, together with whatever Chinese language-learning book or program you're using, you can dramatically improve your ability to speak and comprehend Mandarin Chinese.
This book presents a wealth of tested and proven practice activities—including approximately 16 hours of audio recordings and over 200 pages of drills and exercises—to help you polish your spoken Chinese to a solid intermediate level. It can be used successfully with any intermediate-level Chinese language learning book, such as Intermediate Spoken Chinese
, and enables you to easily move from beginning to intermediate level proficiency in the language.Intermediate Spoken Chinese Practice Essentials
includes hundreds of activities that have been carefully designed to perfect and reinforce each aspect of your Chinese speaking and comprehension ability:
- Pronunciation exercises.
- Vocabulary and grammar summaries.
- Substitution drills.
- Transformation and response drills.
- Role play and listening comprehension exercises.
- Dictation exercises.
- Translation exercises.
The accompanying CD–ROM
- 16 hours of audio by native Mandarin speakers.
- Printable practice pages.
- Printable exercises and activities.
Together with or after this book, you can use Basic Written Chinese
if you want to learn Chinese reading and writing. It introduces the highest-frequency characters and words in a systematic way.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.