Speak and Read Chinese

Book of Speak and Read Chinese
Speak and Read Chinese is book by N.a, publish by Stone Bridge Press with 160 pages. You can read book online free by subscribe to Kindle Unlimited or direct download from the alternative source.
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Stone Bridge Press
  • Isbn : : 1611729211
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Foreign Language Study

From one of the authors of Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar comes Speak and Read Chinese, a simple, fun guide that helps language learners remember essential Chinese characters. Students and teachers rate character pronunciation and tones the two most difficult aspects of learning Chinese. This book addresses this issue by organizing easy pronunciation and tone memorization tricks for the three hundred most basic characters in popular textbook series like Integrated Chinese and New Practical Chinese Reader. Larry Herzberg did his Master's and PhD work in Chinese Language and Literature at Indiana University. He founded Chinese-language programs at two colleges and has been teaching for thirty years.

Elementary Mandarin Chinese Workbook

Book of Elementary Mandarin Chinese Workbook
  • Author : Cornelius C. Kubler
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Isbn : : 1462921264
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Foreign Language Study

This workbook is designed for use with the Elementary Mandarin Chinese Textbook and offers a wealth of carefully-designed practice activities to help you solidify every aspect of your Chinese skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It includes extensive interactive drills, exercises and other practice materials. Online audio files are available for use in the relevant exercises. The lessons in this workbook correspond to the 24 lessons in the Elementary Mandarin Chinese Textbook. The materials in this workbook are meant to be completed by students outside of class to strengthen and consolidate their understanding of the materials in the textbook. Lessons 1 and 2 of the Workbook contain exercises to learn to read and pronounce the Pinyin alphabet along with simple classroom expressions. They also introduce 48 basic Chinese characters. Beginning with Lesson 3, each lesson of the workbook contains two parts. Each part has two sets of listening comprehension exercises, one translation exercise, one character practice sheet, and one reading and writing exercise. Lessons 13 and 24 of the textbook are review lessons and therefore have no corresponding workbook materials.

Learn to Speak Mandarin I

Book of Learn to Speak Mandarin I
  • Author : Jade Jia Ying Wu
  • Publisher : InspirLang
  • Isbn : : 0999694642
  • Pages : 148
  • Category : Foreign Language Study

Imagine you have found your dream job at a company that is located in a different country, but you don’t speak the language of that country. This is the case for An An, the narrator of this textbook. An An is a brave panda from Washington, D.C. who learned Mandarin and traveled across the world to Beijing for his dream job interview. In this book, you will join An An for 10 hours (chapters) for his first day in Beijing going to his job interview and learning to speak Chinese in a variety of settings. An An will teach you everything you need to know to master basic conversational Mandarin. Follow along as he introduces himself to the job interviewer, describes his favorite pastimes, and as he meets his dream significant other, panda Ping Ping.Ranging from asking for directions, to communicating with the taxi driver in Mandarin while learning how to count, each lesson combines cultural insights about Chinese traditions and customs alongside basic language instruction. Free audio and flashcards are downloadable from

Speak and Read Japanese

Book of Speak and Read Japanese
  • Author : Larry Herzberg
  • Publisher : Stone Bridge Press, Inc.
  • Isbn : : 1611729289
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Foreign Language Study

Speak and Read Japanese provides language learners simple, fun, and imaginative ways to remember essential Japanese words and characters. Mastering basic vocabulary and kanji is one of the first challenges any Japanese learner faces. This book addresses this challenge head on, complementing the content of all major text books and providing valuable tips to independent students. Indexed for quick reference.

Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar

Book of Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar
  • Author : Qin Xue Herzberg,Larry Herzberg
  • Publisher : Stone Bridge Press
  • Isbn : : 9781611725285
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

Here is a concise guide to supplement any course of study and help with homework, travel, and test preparation. Topics include word order, time, nouns, verbs, adjectives, word choices with verbs and adverbs, and letter writing. The simple format has one goal: quick mastery and growing confidence. Qin Xue Herzberg, a graduate of Beijing Normal University, has taught Chinese for decades and has been an upper-level Chinese professor at Calvin College for ten years. Larry Herzberg did his PhD work in Chinese and founded the Chinese language programs at Albion College and Calvin College. Qin and Larry live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and are co-authors of the popular China Survival Guide as well as Chinese Proverbs and Popular Sayings.

Learn Cantonese: Must-Know Cantonese Slang Words & Phrases

Book of Learn Cantonese: Must-Know Cantonese Slang Words & Phrases
  • Author : Innovative Language Learning,
  • Publisher : Innovative Language Learning
  • Isbn : : 1641672161
  • Pages : 115
  • Category : Foreign Language Study

Do you want to learn Cantonese the fast, fun and easy way? And do you want to master daily conversations and speak like a native? Then this is the book for you. Learn Cantonese: Must-Know Cantonese Slang Words & Phrases by CantoneseClass101 is designed for Beginner-level learners. You learn the top 100 must-know slang words and phrases that are used in everyday speech. All were hand-picked by our team of Cantonese teachers and experts. Here’s how the lessons work: • Every Lesson is Based on a Theme • You Learn Slang Words or Phrases Related to That Theme • Check the Translation & Explanation on How to Use Each One And by the end, you will have mastered 100+ Cantonese Slang Words & phrases!

Essential Chinese

Book of Essential Chinese
  • Author : Philip Yungkin Lee
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Isbn : : 1462913377
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Foreign Language Study

This portable, user–friendly Chinese language guide, phrasebook and dictionary is the cheapest and easiest way to learn Chinese before and during your trip. If you only want one Chinese language book—Essential Chinese is the way to go. Part of Tuttle Publishing's Essential Phrasebooks Series, it is a great first introduction and beginner guide to the language of China and Taiwan and is also designed as a great Chinese phrasebook, making it the most versatile Chinese language learning tool on the market. Perfect for business people or tourist traveling to China or for students who want to supplement their learning, this book's easy indexing feature allows it to act as a Mandarin phrase book or as English–Chinese Dictionary. A clever "point to" feature allows you to simply point to a phrase translated in Chinese without the need to say a single word or read a single character. You will soon find yourself turning to Essential Chinese again and again when visiting or working in China. In this book you will find: Over 1500 practical sentences for everyday use. A glossary of over 2000 terms and expressions. Terms and phrases covering essential aspects of traveling and living in China. Extensive information about Chinese grammar and pronunciation. This beginner Chinese book will help you quickly and easily learn Chinese. Your ability to read Chinese, write Chinese, speak Chinese, and comprehend Chinese will be vastly improved without having to take an entire Chinese language class. Other titles in this bestselling series of phrasebooks include: Essential Japanese, Essential Arabic, Essential Korean, Essential Tagalog, and Essential Arabic.

Get Talking Chinese

Book of Get Talking Chinese
  • Author : DK
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : : 0756641802
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction! Get Talking Chinese is a concise guide that provides a fun and easy way to get a handle on all aspects of Mandarin Chinese - reading, writing, speaking, and listening - as well as a look at the fantastic culture of China. Culture pages reveal amazing facts about modern China. Get Talking Chinese also includes 200 characters that most guides leave out.

7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child

Book of 7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child
  • Author : Naomi Steiner,Susan Hayes,Steven Parker
  • Publisher : AMACOM
  • Isbn : : 0814401767
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Education

The best time to learn a second language is as a child. During childhood, the brain is more receptive to language learning than at any other time in life. Aware that a second language can enrich their child's understanding of other cultures and bring future job opportunities in a world drawn ever closer by globalization, many parents today are motivated to raise their children bilingual. This book helps parents in both monolingual and multilingual families determine and achieve their bilingual goals for their child, whether those goals are understanding others, the ability to speak a second language, reading and/or writing in two languages, or some combination of all of these. The authors explain how the brain learns more than one language, explode common myths, address frequently asked questions, and reveal an array of resources available to families. Packed with insightful anecdotes and powerful strategies, this is a one-of-a-kind guidebook for those seeking to provide their children with a uniquely valuable experience.

Contested Modernities in Chinese Literature

Book of Contested Modernities in Chinese Literature
  • Author : C. Laughlin
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : : 1403981337
  • Pages : 246
  • Category : Literary Criticism

This book is a significant gathering of ideas on the subject of modern Chinese literature and culture of the past several years. The essays represent a wide spectrum of new approaches and new areas of subject matter that are changing the landscape of knowledge of modern and contemporary Chinese culture: women's literature, theatre (performance), film, graphic arts, popular literature, as well as literature of the Chinese diaspora. These phenomena and the approaches to them manifest interconnected trajectories for new scholarship in the field: the rewriting of literary history, the emergence of visual culture, and the quotidian apocalypse - the displacement of revolutionary romanticism and realism as central paradigms for cultural expression by the perspective of private, everyday experience.

Reading Development in Chinese Children

Book of Reading Development in Chinese Children
  • Author : Catherine McBride-Chang,Hsuan-Chih Chen
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : : 031305312X
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : Education

This text reviews both similarities and unique cultural, linguistic, and script differences of Chinese relative to alphabetic reading, and even across Chinese regions. Chinese reading acquisition relies upon children's strongly developing analytic skills, as highlighted here. These 16 chapters present state-of-the-art research on diverse aspects of Chinese children's reading development. This edited volume presents research on Chinese children's reading development across Chinese societies. Authors from China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan, among others, present the latest findings on how Chinese children learn to read. Reading acquisition in Chinese involves some parameters typically not encountered in some other orthographies, such as English. For example, Chinese readers in different regions might speak different, mutually unintelligible languages, be taught to read with or without the aid of a phonetic coding system, and learn different scripts. This book both implicitly and explicitly considers these and other contextual issues in relation to developmental and cognitive factors involved in Chinese literacy acquisition. One of the clearest themes to emerge from this volume is that, across regions, Chinese children, despite lack of explicit teaching of phonetic or semantic character components, learn to read largely by integrating visible print-sound and print-meaning connections. Rather than learning to read Chinese characters by rote, as is sometimes mistakenly believed, these children are analytic learners. Chapters in this book also cover such topics as Chinese children's reading comprehension, cognitive characteristics of good and poor readers, and reading strategies of bilingual and biscriptal readers. This book is a useful reference for anyone interested in understanding either developing or skilled reading of Chinese or for those interested in literacy learning across cultures.


Book of Chineasy
  • Author : ShaoLan Hsueh
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : : 0062358006
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Foreign Language Study

Chinese is considered one of the most difficult languages to master. However, using the Chineasy system, anyone can begin to understand and read Chinese. It works by transforming Chinese characters into illustrations to make them easy to remember. This book teaches the key characters on which the language is built and how these characters can be combined to form more complex words and phrases. Learning Chinese has never been this simple or more fun!

First Chinese Reader for Beginners

Book of First Chinese Reader for Beginners
  • Author : Marina Chan
  • Publisher : Audiolego
  • Isbn : :
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Foreign Language Study

The book consists of Elementary and Pre-intermediate courses with parallel Chinese-English texts. The author maintains learners' motivation with funny stories about real life situations such as meeting people, studying, job searches, working etc. The method utilizes the natural human ability to remember words used in texts repeatedly and systematically. The author composed each sentence using only words explained in previous chapters. The second and the following chapters of the Elementary course have only about thirty new words each. Phonetic transcription Pinyin transcribes the sounds of Mandarin using the western (Roman) alphabet. The book is equipped with the audio tracks. The address of the home page of the book on the Internet, where audio files are available for listening and downloading, is listed at the beginning of the book on the copyright page. As you read a bilingual reader, your brain begins to remember words and phrases simply because you are exposed to them several times. You don’t even realize, until you must recall what you’ve learned, that you have already learned the new words and phrases. The graded language book with a parallel translation has helped many to uncover their potential for learning multiple languages. Whether you are learning a language as a hobby or for a necessary purpose, you will find such books are supportive. It can usually take you from one to three months to finish a bilingual graded reader at beginner level (A1) and elementary level (A2). The amount of time depends on your previous experience with learning foreign languages and on your personal abilities. At this point you should be able to ask and answer simple questions with the following questioning words: What? Who? Where? When? Which? How many/much? A good idea is to use the free VLC media player to control the playing speed. You can control the playing speed by decreasing or increasing the speed value on the button of the VLC media player's interface. Read and listen at the same time!

Teaching and Learning Chinese

Book of Teaching and Learning Chinese
  • Author : Jinfa Cai,Jianguo Chen,Chuang Wang
  • Publisher : IAP
  • Isbn : : 1617350664
  • Pages : 369
  • Category : Education

The book is linked to the annual theme of the 2008 CAERDA International Conference with contributing authors serving as keynote speakers, invited panelists, paper presenters, as well as specialists and educators in the field. The book provides a most comprehensive description of and a theoretically wellinformed and a scholarly cogent account of teaching and learning Chinese in general and in the United States in particular. It examines a wide range of important issues in Chinese teaching and learning: current state in teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL) in the United States, US national standards for learning foreign languages K-12, policy making about how to meet the growing demand for Chinese language and cultural education with regard to a national coordination of efforts, professional teacher training in terms of the quantity and quality of Chinese language teachers at all levels, promotion of early language learning, characteristics of Chinese pedagogy, aspects of Chinese linguistics, methods and methodology in teaching TCSL, techniques and technology in Chinese language education, curriculum and instruction in TCSL, cultural aspects of teaching Chinese as a Second Language, issues in Chinese pedagogy, development of Chinese as a Heritage Language (HL) and the issue of cultural identity for bilingual/multilingual learners (particularly bilingual/multilingual children), testing and evaluation in TCSL, Chinese literacy and reading, approaches to instruction and program design, etc.

Essential Cantonese Phrasebook & Dictionary

Book of Essential Cantonese Phrasebook & Dictionary
  • Author : Martha Tang
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Isbn : : 1462920004
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Foreign Language Study

Look-up words quickly and easily with this travel size Cantonese phrasebook and dictionary. Essential Cantonese Phrasebook & Dictionary clearly and concisely presents all the everyday words, phrases and expressions you need when traveling to Hong Kong and Canton (Guangdong). In this accessible phrasebook you'll find: A pronunciation guide and grammar notes explaining the basic sounds and sentence patterns of the language Essential Cantonese expressions for meeting people, asking and answering simple questions, and starting up friendly conversations New manga illustrations demonstrating critical phrases in real life situations Vocabulary for technology, WiFi, smartphones and social media A useful English-Cantonese dictionary, so the right words are at your fingertips Travel tips and cultural notes allow you to interact without making social blunders With 14 chapters covering topics from talking about the weather to what to do in an emergency, you will never be caught unprepared. Essential Cantonese is the best book to get for travel to Hong Kong and Canton— interact confidently with native Cantonese speakers.

The Field of Chinese Language Education in the U.S.

Book of The Field of Chinese Language Education in the U.S.
  • Author : Vivian Ling
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : : 1351384996
  • Pages : 460
  • Category : Foreign Language Study

This book will be the first account of the development of Chinese as a foreign language in the U.S., as it interacts with the relevant entities in China and beyond. There are virtually no systematic retrospective reflections on the field outside of the greater China region; and yet over the past decades the field has grown by leaps and bounds, and it is critical now that we pause to reflect on what has happened and what we can learn from the past. The contributors are among some of the most influential pioneers in the field whose entire academic lives have been dedicated to its development. The Field of Chinese Language Education in the U.S.: A Retrospective of the 20th Century is aimed at those who are currently engaged in Chinese language education, as teachers or as students.

Ethnic Chinese As Southeast Asians

Book of Ethnic Chinese As Southeast Asians
  • Author : NA NA
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : : 1137076356
  • Pages : 308
  • Category : Social Science

This book addresses ethnic Chinese issues, as well as ethnic Chinese relations with China and with indigenous groups in the region.

Migration, Indigenization and Interaction

Book of Migration, Indigenization and Interaction
  • Author : Leo Suryadinata
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Isbn : : 9814458260
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Political Science

The twelve chapters included in this book address various issues related to Chinese migration, indigenization and exchange with special reference to the era of globalization. As the waves of Chinese migration started in the last century, the emphasis, not surprisingly, is placed on the “migrant states” rather than “indigenous states”. Nevertheless, many chapters are also concerned with issues of “settling down” and “becoming part of the local scenes”. However, the settling/integrating process has been interrupted by a globalizing world, new Chinese migration and the rise of China at the end of 20th century. Contents:Migration and Globalization:Migration, Localization and Cultural Exchange: Global Perspectives of Chinese OverseasThree Cultures of MigrationThe Huagong, the Huashang and the DiasporaNorth America:Immigrants from China to Canada: Issues of Supply and Demand of Human CapitalDeconstructing Parental Involvement: Chinese Immigrants in CanadaMigration, Ethnicity and Citizenry of Chinese Americans in Selected Regions of the USSouth and Southeast Asia:Territory and Centrality Among the Chinese in KolkataExamining the Demographic Developments Relating to the Ethnic Chinese in Vietnam Since 1954Integration, Indigenization, Hybridization and Localization of the Ethnic Chinese Minority in the PhilippinesElephant vs Tiger: A Comparative Analysis of Entrepreneurship of Two Prominent Southeast Asian Beer CorporationsChina and Chinese Overseas:Migration and China's Urban Reading Public: Shifting Representations of Overseas Chinese in Shanghai's Dongfang Zazhi (Eastern Miscellany) 1904–1948Return Chinese Migrants or Canadian Diaspora? Exploring the Experience of Chinese Canadians in China Readership: Students, professionals and general public who are interested in the field of study of Chinese Overseas regarding migration, indigenization and interaction. The book is mainly on Chinese migration, indigenization and exchange between ethnic Chinese and their host or adopted countries as well as between ethnic Chinese and China. Keywords:Chinese Overseas;Ethnic Chinese;Migration;Globalization;North America;South Asia;Southeast AsiaKey Features:This book attempts to cover various issues and regions, both the West and Asia. It is very topical and up-to-date. The contributors consist of both young and old writers. The senior writers are leading authorities in the field

Elementary Mandarin Chinese Textbook

Book of Elementary Mandarin Chinese Textbook
  • Author : Cornelius C. Kubler
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Isbn : : 1462921256
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Foreign Language Study

Elementary Mandarin Chinese Textbook is a new beginner Mandarin Chinese course which enables you to quickly learn the basics of the language. The 24 lessons in this book are meant to be used in 3 hours per week of class instruction over one academic year. Students will need another 2–3 hours of outside practice and review for every hour of class time, using the materials in the accompanying Elementary Mandarin Chinese Workbook. These books can also be used by self-study learners due to the extensive explanations and free supplementary materials available — including online audio and video recordings and flash cards. The entire course can be completed in 25 to 35 weeks and teaches you the basic skills of speaking, reading and writing Mandarin Chinese at a conversational level. Each lesson starts with a dialogue and includes a list of new and supplementary Chinese vocabulary along with questions and grammar notes about the dialogue, a reading section and extensive exercises (that are in the Workbook). Elementary Mandarin Chinese Textbook offers the following significant advantages over other similar textbooks: Common, everyday Chinese dialogues are used—complete with vocabulary lists and questions and storylines based on actual everyday experiences in China Chinese grammar is explained in simple, non-technical terms with useful notes and tips given Reading exercises are provided for all new words and phrases in each lesson Free online audio recordings by native speakers from different regions of China help you not only acquire correct pronunciation, but also to understand Chinese speakers who have different accents Illustrations and supplementary video clips add authenticity to the materials in the book A Chinese-English dictionary, downloadable flash cards and supplementary exercises are all provided Both Chinese characters and Pinyin Romanized forms are given throughout the book (except for the reading exercises), so this book can be used by students who wish to focus on learning the spoken language, as well as those who are learning to read and write the Chinese characters simultaneously. This textbook should be used in conjunction with Elementary Mandarin Chinese Workbook and the included audio files, which can be downloaded free directly from the Tuttle website.

The Book of Songs

Book of The Book of Songs
  • Author : The Arthur Waley Estate,Arthur Waley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : : 1135651477
  • Pages : 360
  • Category : Literary Collections

First published in 1937. The Book of Songs is a collection of ancient Chinese songs, dating from 800 to 600 B.C. Until this was published in 1937 it had not been translated into English since the middle of nineteenth century, when sinology was still in its infancy. For the first time the original meaning of 290 out of the 305 songs is given, use being made of the advances in the study of old Chinese. The result is not merely a clear picture of early Chinese life, but also the restoration to its proper place in world literature of one of the finest collection of traditional songs.