Recommended Chinese Textbooks
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Business Chinese 20 Essential Topics is a tailor-made textbook for those who wish to learn Mandarin Chinese from scratch, for developing business links or doing business with China. ..Contains 20 of the most essential topics for conducting business with China ..Each topic focuses on language for a specific business situation/context ..Essential grammar and language points are simply explained for practical and easy use ..Clear and systematic layout stresses good communication skills practice and successful negotiation ..Key cultural information and first hand tips for business people in each situation, aiming to minimize misunderstanding or miscomprehension ..Real business illustrations accompanying the text
Business Chinese Conversation: Suitable for using as a textbook for universities, colleges, language education institutions and self-taught learners. There are 26 lessons in this volumn focusing on conversations, reading and writing in the business context. Updated and first-hand information which will give the learner a specific insight into the language used for doing business in China.
The Oxford Beginner’s Chinese Dictionary is an innovative guide to learning Chinese. Designed specifically for English-speaking adult learners who are either learning from scratch or refreshing lost language skills, it offers an easy to use dictionary, extra help with vocabulary, and essential information on living and interacting in the Chinese-speaking world. The dictionary is exceptionally easy to use, because it moves away from the traditional dictionary layout. All main translations are preceded by an equals sign so that they are instantly identifiable, and all parts of the entry are spelt out in full, avoiding confusing jargon and abbreviations. Grammar and usage notes throughout the text warn of possible translation pitfalls, and thousands of example phrases show how the language is used in context. The 30-page Learning and Lifestyle kit gives key information on both the Chinese language, with a list of the words you really need to know, grammar help, and verb tables, and on life in the Chinese-speaking world: background information on lifestyle and culture, tips on etiquette and interaction in the language, and a phrasefinder for use when travelling. The Oxford Beginner’s Chinese Dictionary is your essential companion to learning Chinese.
“Learning and Remembering Chinese Characters” provides a systematic study aid designed with the psychological principles to ease and bear on the daunting process of learning Chinese characters. One of the key principles is the use of visual imagery. It has a modern approach: use of simplified characters and pinyin with little emphasis on historical etymology and is learning-oriented, using visual and imaginative memorisation techniques from the psychology of learning with tips on learning habits and an introduction to concepts in gentle progression. For ease of use, characters are introduced in a logical order but prioritised by usefulness (by HSK grade and as measured by frequency of occurrence in Chinese). A practical guide, it has a concise, clear and appealing layout and is well-indexed with easy to-look-up methods. It covers the list of Chinese characters for HSK levels A and part of B. The contents include: Introduction, The nature and purpose of the book, Chinese characters (Building blocks, etc.), Visual imagery and stories, Learning strategies, How to write Chinese characters and More about Chinese characters.