Beginning Chinese

by Prof. Dana Scott Bourgerie

Provides you with confidence
communicating in Chinese at an everyday level.

Using these materials, you can:

Learn to speak and understand Chinese through dialogs that teach you basic language skills for communicating with Chinese speakers in a variety of cultural contexts.

Watch video and read about greetings, numbers, travel, food, banking, school, weather, going to the doctor, shopping, and more. Table of Contents

Explore 20 units, 6,800 audio clips, dozens of exercises, hundreds of footnotes, and 32 videos performed by native speakers.

 Classroom-Tested and Peer-Reviewed

Beginning Chinese was developed and peer-reviewed by Chinese language experts, and was tested and reviewed by college students using it as their textbook.

It can be used either by independent learners or by students in a traditional or self-instructional classroom setting, and is the equivalent of the material covered in a one-year college course.

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