Talk Mandarin Today is a practical guide for learning and getting by in Mandarin Chinese for adult learners. With the busy reader in mind, each lesson works first to bring fast acquisition and build practical ability in speaking the language. By providing simple sentence structures and concise grammar notes, the book helps readers learn the language in a more intuitive way. Learners will build confidence fast in order to speak, to try, and to put what they have learned into practice.
There are thirty lessons in the book of which the contents are selected considering time, space and human activities.
About the Author
Hong Xiao has lectured in Mandarin Chinese since 1983 in Beijing University, Trinity College, Dublin, and currently in King's College, London. In 1993 she obtained her M.Phil. degree in linguistics from Trinity College, Dublin. She is now doing her Ph.D. in psycholinguistics.