Complete Mandarin Chinese

Complete Mandarin Chinese

Zhaoxia Pang, Ruth Herd


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Complete Mandarin Chinese is a comprehensive book and audio language course that takes you from beginner to intermediate level.

The new edition of this successful course has been fully revised and is packed with new learning features to give you the language, practice and skills to communicate with confidence.

Do you want to develop a solid understanding of Mandarin and communicate confidently with others?
Through authentic conversations, vocabulary building, grammar explanations, and extensive practice and review, Complete Mandarin Chinese will equip you with the practical skills you need to use Mandarin in a variety of realistic settings and situations, developing your cultural awareness along the way.

What will I achieve by the end of the course?
By the end of Complete Mandarin Chinese you will have a solid intermediate-level grounding in the four key skills - reading, writing, speaking, and listening - and be able to communicate with confidence and accuracy.

Is this course for me?
If you want to move confidently from beginner to intermediate level, this is the course for you. It's perfect for the self-study learner, with a one-on-one tutor, or for the beginner classroom.  It can also be used as a refresher course.

- Maps from A1 to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages
- 24 learning units plus verbs reference,  word glossary and revision section
- Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick
- Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking
- Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner
- Culture notes - learn about the people and places of China
- Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims
- Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken Mandarin Chinese
- Test Yourself - see and track your own progress

* Complete Mandarin Chinese maps from Novice Low to Advanced Low level proficiency of ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and from A1 Beginner to B1/B2 Upper Intermediate level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines. It also contains the vocabulary needed for the HSK (Chinese proficiency test).

Also available: Get Started In Beginner's Mandarin Chinese (ISBN 9781444174809).

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Zhaoxia Pang:
Zhaoxia Pang is a course convenor and senior lector of Mandarin Chinese at SOAS, University of London. She has served on the executive committee of the British Chinese Language Teaching Society and worked as a senior government interpreter and translator.

Dr Ruth Herd is Co-ordinator of Mandarin Chinese at Imperial College London, where she has developed Chinese language programmes since 2002. She has a long-standing interest in the languages and cultures of East Asia.