This one-of-a-kind practice guide can be used with any Mandarin Chinese textbook or on its own to enhance your speaking and listening abilities dramatically! No matter what textbook you're using to learn Chinese, it requires a lot of practice! Here is a wealth of practical activities and drills plus over 16 hours of audio recordings to help you improve your spoken Mandarin quickly and efficiently. This book is interchangeable with its earlier edition, Intermediate Spoken Chinese Practice Essentials but works equally well with other coursebooks or on its own. The free disc contains hours of audio recording as well as printable PDF files providing hundreds of pages of extra practice exercises and activities. This book includes hundreds of carefully designed activities to help you with every aspect of your Chinese language skills, including: Chinese grammar and vocabulary summaries Substitution drills Transformation and response drills Role-playing exercises Listening comprehension exercises Translation Exercises. The accompanying CD-ROM contains: 16 hours of audio recordings by native Mandarin-speakers Printable practice pages Printable exercises and activities All CD content is downloadable and streamable online
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 and currently serves as American Co-Director of The Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China. Yang Wang, 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. Wang is interested in the implications of pragmatics in Chinese pedagogical practice, teaching materials development, and the integration of technology into the curriculum.