9780804840194

Intermediate Spoken Chinese Practice Essentials: A Wealth of Activities to Enhance Your Spoken Mandarin

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  • ISBN13:

    9780804840194

  • ISBN10:

    0804840199

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-09-17
  • Publisher: Tuttle Pub
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Summary

Take your mastery of Mandarin Chinese to the next level with this comprehensive workbook and CD!

Learning to speak Mandarin 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 already involved with, you can dramatically improve your ability to speak and comprehend spoken Chinese and Chinese grammar.

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 high intermediate-level. It can be used successfully with any intermediate-level Chinese language learning book (such as Intermediate Spoken Chinese) and enables you to quickly move from beginner to intermediate level proficiency in the language.

It's also beneficial for people with plans to travel to China, or who wish to brush up and review their spoken Chinese in preparation for an exam.

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
Also included on the disk are printable PDF files for dozens of additional pages of useful activities.

If your goal is to learn Chinese at a higher level of mastery, Intermediate Spoken Chinese Practice Essentials offers the broadest range of activities and drills for you to use on their own or pair with another textbook to reach your desired expertise.

Author Biography

Cornelius C. Kubler is Stanfield Professor of Asian Studies at Williams College, where he teaches Chinese and for many years chaired the Department of Asian Studies. He was formerly Chinese Language Training Supervisor and Chair of the Department of Asian and African Languages at the Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State, where he trained American diplomats in Chinese and other languages, and he served for six years as Principal of the American Institute in Taiwan Chinese Language & Area Studies School. Kubler, who has directed intensive Chinese language training programs in the U.S., mainland China, and Taiwan, has been active in Chinese language test development and has authored or coauthored 13 books and over 50 articles on Chinese language pedagogy and linguistics. He is the author of the widely acclaimed Basic Chinese series, including Basic Spoken Chinese; Basic Spoken Chinese Practice Essentials; Basic Written Chinese; Basic Written Chinese Practice Essentials; Intermediate Spoken Chinese; Intermediate Spoken Chinese Practice Essentials; Intermediate Written Chinese (forthcoming) and Intermediate Written Chinese Practice Essentials (forthcoming).

Yang Wang, native to Beijing, is a Lecturer in Chinese at Brown University, where she teaches all levels of modern Chinese language. Before joining the Brown faculty, she taught Chinese at The Ohio State University and Williams College. She also taught for several years at the Middlebury College Summer Chinese School. Wang is interested in the implications of pragmatics in Chinese pedagogical practice, teaching materials development, and the integration of technology into the curriculum.

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