Modern Mandarin Chinese: The Routledge Course Level 1
Modern Mandarin Chinese is a two-year undergraduate course for students with no prior background in Chinese study. Designed to build a strong foundation in both the spoken and written language, it develops all the basic skills such as pronunciation, character writing, word use, and structures, while placing a strong emphasis on the development of communicative skills. Each level of the course consists of a textbook and workbook in simplified Chinese. Retaining its focus on communicative skills and the long-term retention of characters, the text is now presented in simplified characters and pinyin from the outset with a gradual and phased removal of pinyin as specific characters are introduced and learnt. This unique approach allows students to benefit from the support of pinyin in the initial stages as they begin speaking while ensuring they are guided and supported towards reading only in characters.
ISBN-13: 9781138101104; ISBN-10: 1138101109
London and New York
Chinese language--Simplified characters; Mandarin dialects--Textbooks for foreign speakers--English; faculty
Ross, Claudia; He, Baozhang; Chen, Pei-Chia; and Yeh, Meng, "Modern Mandarin Chinese: The Routledge Course Level 1" (2018). Holy Cross Bookshelf. 45.