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Basic Spoken Chinese Practice Essentials

About the SeriesRespected 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 theBasic Spoken Chineseseries allow you to move from complete beginner level to intermediate fluency.

Basic Spoken Chinese Practice Essentials

includes carefully designed activities to help solidify every aspect of your spoken Chinese skills, including:

Intermediate Written Chinese Practice EssentialsBasic Spoken Chinese Practice Essentials

Intermediate Spoken Chinese Practice Essentials

Transformation and Response drills .

Cornelius C. Kubler, Stanfield Professor of Asian Studies at Williams College, received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in linguistics from Cornell University. He earned a second M.A. in Chinese literature from National Taiwan University.

Use this one-of-a-kind practice guide together with any Chinese book or language program, and dramatically enhance your speaking and listening skills.

includes CD-ROM with 16 hours of MP3 audio and 125 printable practice pages

Basic Spoken Chinese Practice Essentials

No matter what book or course youre using to learn Chinese, it takes a lot of practice. Here is a wealth of effective practice activitiesincluding more than 16 hours of audio material!to help polish your spoken Mandarin Chinese. This book corresponds toBasic Spoken Chineseand allows you to move from complete beginner level to basic proficiency. An included disc contains over 16 hours of audio material, as well as (printable) PDF files of hundreds of additional practice pages and exercises.

Kubler, who is author or coauthor of 20 books and over 50 articles on Chinese language pedagogy and linguistics, frequently serves as reviewer or consultant for Chinese and Asian Studies programs in the U.S. and overseas. He has served as Chair of the Test Development Committee for the SAT Subject Test in Chinese and as member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages of the Modern Language Association. He is currently serving as American Co-Director of The Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China.

Basic Mandarin Chinese – Reading & Writing Practice Book

if you want to learn Chinese reading and writing. It introduces the highest-frequency characters and words in a systematic way.

Printable exercises and activities.

, native to Beijing, is Senior 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.

16 hours of audio by native Mandarin speakers.

Role Play & Listening Comprehension exercises .

Basic Mandarin Chinese – Speaking & Listening Practice Book

Since joining Williams College in 1991, he has chaired the former Department of Chinese and Asian Studies Program as well as the Department of Asian Studies, which he was instrumental in founding. He has also served as visiting professor at Eisenhower College, Portland State University, Middlebury College, National Taiwan Normal University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages.

Together with or after this book, you can use

From 1980-1991 he was employed at the Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State, where he served as Language Training Supervisor in Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, and Mongolian; as Principal of the advanced Chinese field school in Taiwan; and as Chair of the Department of Asian and African Languages.

Basic Spoken Chinese Practice Essentials


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