Intermediate Written Chinese (9780804850513)

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Tuttle Publishing
Paperback and CD
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includes CD-ROM with MP3 Audio & Printable PDFs; 250 color illustrations and photographs
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8 1/2 X 11

Intermediate Written Chinese is tailored to your personal Chinese language-learning goals and abilities so that you can become fluent -- as smoothly as possible!

Part of the widely-used and highly acclaimed Kubler series, the Basic Chinese and Intermediate Chinese books provide separate but integrated "tracks" to help you learn to read, write and speak Chinese efficiently, at your own pace. Some students and teachers wish to emphasize speaking ability first, whereas others want to focus on learning to read and write Chinese at the same time. These Chinese language study books allow you the flexibility to learn the spoken language and the written language with the method that best fits your needs.

This carefully designed book and CD-ROM duo will:
  • Teach you to use 288 high-frequency Chinese characters, and over 700 standard words written with them
  • Have you quickly reading and writing related Chinese sentences
  • Offer you the choice of learning both Simplified and Traditional Chinese characters; both are used throughout
  • Feature a variety of fonts in both typeset and handwritten styles, to prepare you to use the Chinese language in many different contexts -- from reading signs and newspapers, to computers and mobile phone texts
  • Come with hours of native-speaker recordings and practice sheets, plus printable flash cards, on the enclosed CD-ROM
Intermediate Written Chinese stands out among Chinese books and textbooks for its dynamic study system and practical exercises, which will assist you in learning Chinese quickly and comfortably.

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About the Author:
Cornelius C. Kubler, Stanfield Professor of Asian Studies at Williams College, received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in linguistics from Cornell University. He earned a second M.A. in Chinese literature from National Taiwan University.

From 1980-1991 he was employed at the Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State, where he served as Language Training Supervisor in Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, and Mongolian; as Principal of the advanced Chinese field school in Taiwan; and as Chair of the Department of Asian and African Languages.

Since joining Williams College in 1991, he has chaired the former Department of Chinese and Asian Studies Program as well as the Department of Asian Studies, which he was instrumental in founding. He has also served as visiting professor at Eisenhower College, Portland State University, Middlebury College, National Taiwan Normal University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages.

Kubler, who is author or coauthor of 20 books and over 50 articles on Chinese language pedagogy and linguistics, frequently serves as reviewer or consultant for Chinese and Asian Studies programs in the U.S. and overseas. He has served as Chair of the Test Development Committee for the SAT Subject Test in Chinese and as member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages of the Modern Language Association. He is currently serving as American Co-Director of The Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China.