Intro Level A
This book is the first step for non-Chinese speakers to learn Mandarin. No prior knowledge of Chinese is required. This book includes ten lessons, with each focusing on a fundamental topic, and provides students with around 300 essential words and phrases, introduced in a conversational context. There is one review for every five lessons to make sure students have sufficient repetitions to sustain for a long-term knowledge retention.
The teaching and learning medium is pinyin, which helps students be familiar with and be able to differentiate some unique sounds in Mandarin. Comparing with Chinese characters, pinyin makes learning Mandarin easily accessible for zero beginners. As the vocabulary is small, using pinyin does not create too much confusion yet, and allows students to start making basic daily conversations from lesson one.
The content of the book is interesting and highly relevant to the real world, with some business related materials incorporated.
Author: Zhang Xuehong
Edition: 2nd Edition
Publication time: 2014
Audio: 1 CD (47 min)
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