A Foundation Course in Mandarin, Elementary and Intermediate Levels
Learning Chinese is a textbook series for the study of spoken and written Mandarin (Standard Spoken and Written Chinese). The books are intended as texts for beginning and intermediate classroom instruction, but the extensive audio clips will make it feasible for independent study as well (or better, independent study with occasional assistance of a tutor).
The main features of the text are presented in the Preface of the book; goals and methodological considerations are discussed in the Introduction. One feature of particular note: Learning Chinese treats conversation and reading (and writing) separately, in lessons that are matched to level, but are distinct in content. Learners may intersperse conversational lessons with reading, or study one without the other.
This Web site will provide Audio Clips, Exercise Keys, Vocabulary Lists, Indexes, and other materials accompanying the books; files for Elementary Level Units 1 to 4 are available now. The author expects to supply the remaining Elementary Level material by August 2014 and Intermediate Level materials by December 2014. If you would like to contact the author, please write JKWLearningChinese@gmail.com. Please email Language.Yalepress@yale.edu if you would like us to send you updates about the Web site.
For more information about Learning Chinese, Elementary Level, click here.
For information about Learning Chinese, Intermediate Level, click here.
Elementary Level Resources for Units 1- 4 (to be completed):