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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Catherine Meek, Mao Yan
    Pages 1-12
  3. Catherine Meek, Mao Yan
    Pages 13-26
  4. Catherine Meek, Mao Yan
    Pages 27-40
  5. Catherine Meek, Mao Yan
    Pages 41-54
  6. Catherine Meek, Mao Yan
    Pages 55-68
  7. Catherine Meek, Mao Yan
    Pages 69-82
  8. Catherine Meek, Mao Yan
    Pages 83-96
  9. Catherine Meek, Mao Yan
    Pages 97-112
  10. Catherine Meek, Mao Yan
    Pages 113-126
  11. Catherine Meek, Mao Yan
    Pages 127-140
  12. Catherine Meek, Mao Yan
    Pages 141-152
  13. Catherine Meek, Mao Yan
    Pages 153-166
  14. Catherine Meek, Mao Yan
    Pages 167-180
  15. Catherine Meek, Mao Yan
    Pages 181-192
  16. Catherine Meek, Mao Yan
    Pages 193-206
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 207-218

About this book

Introduction

A new approach to the teaching of Mandarin Chinese, this course concentrates on the essentials needed for everyday situations while travelling in China and provides a sound basis for further study. Based on authentic recordings made on location in Beijing, it exposes the learner to the genuine sound of the language, supported by carefully explained notes and scripted studio recordings with a wealth of practice activities. Unlike other Mandarin Chinese courses it focuses heavily on listening and speaking skills, backed up by simple, clear but short grammar explanations and exercises. One page in each of the fifteen units is devoted to providing fascinating background detail about China and the Chinese. Pinyin is used throughout rather than the Chinese characters.

Keywords

China Chinese grammar intention language Mandarin nation recording sound time understanding

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian Hill
    • 1
  1. 1.School of LanguagesUniversity of BrightonUK

About the editors

CATHERINE MEEK learnt Mandarin Chinese in China where she has travelled extensively. She has been a language teacher and has a wide-ranging knowledge of Chinese culture.

MAO YAN has many years experience as a teacher and examiner in Mandarin Chinese. He has also worked at the highest levels in government and business as a professional interpreter, translator and cultural adviser.

E HENIAN is the Senior Chief Lecturer at the China Central Radio and TV University.

BRIAN HILL is Head of the School of Languages at the University of Brighton. He is an experienced and respected author, series editor and teacher and has worked on the Breakthrough Series since it was first conceived in 1982.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Chinese
  • Authors Catherine Meek
  • Series Title Breakthrough Language Series
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-27306-5
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-52360-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-27306-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 224
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Chinese
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