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Talk Mandarin Today (Paperback)

Talk Mandarin Today (Paperback)
Author/Publisher: Hong Xiao
Format: paperback
Emphasis: Spoken Mandarin Chinese
Level: Beginning - Intermediate
List Price: $19.95

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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.

Product Details
  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: The Chinese University Press; Bilingual edition (January 14, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9629961121
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 7.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds.
  • Average Customer Review: based on 1 review.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Good (3-4 stars), August 9, 2005

Reviewer: Sebastian F. (Hong Kong)

I am learning Mandarin on my own (with occasional help from a native speaker) and found this book + CDs very useful. Unlike many other elementary text books, Talk Mandarin Today also covers some essential vocabulary related to business and information technology.

A minor flaw is that a few of the vocabularies and translations in the 3rd section of the book (Lesson 21-30) are incomplete or inaccurate.


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