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Colloquial Chinese: CD-ROM A Multimedia Language Course (CD-ROM)

Colloquial Chinese: CD-ROM A Multimedia Language Course (CD-ROM)
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This course teaches the standard form of the language, which is based on the Northern dialect spoken by 70% of the Chinese population. While using the almost universally-accepted pinyin system of transcribing characters into Latin script, the course also introduces the student to the characters themselves.

Colloquial Chinese features:

  • dialogues of everyday encounters and situations
  • exercises for regular practice
  • a pronunciation guide
  • clear, concise grammar notes
  • a list of useful vocabulary
  • a two-way glossary section of key words and phrases
  • audio material to enhance pronunciation and listening skills
  • an author introduction to the course

    Colloquial Chinese] is the one for anyone wishing to learn Chinese seriously by CD-Rom. Colloquial Chinese CD-ROM is an exciting and easy-to-use multimedia language course. Routledge's acclaimed Colloquial Series provides accessible and authoritative courses in languages as they are used today. This CD-ROM dramatically expands on material from the Colloquial Series, incorporating all the benefits of multimedia learning to ensure you get the most out of this highly enjoyable language course. Ideal for beginners, this course will also appeal to those with a basic knowledge of the language, or who are seeking a refresher course. A range of everyday travel, business and leisure situations are covered in fourteen lessons. The content of the lessons has been written by an experienced teacher of Chinese, and the program created by an experienced multimedia designer. By the end of the course you will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in Chinese. You will also find this program simple and fun to use with even a very basic knowledge of Windows TM.

    Each interactive lesson includes:

    * unique focus on characters - new words and dialogues are in pinyin and characters
    * dialogues from native speakers which you control at the touch of a button. No more rewindingtapes - just point and click!
    * a variety of interactive exercises - many with sound - complete with scoring and answers when you need them
    * authoritative reference material such as grammar and pronunciation
    * easy access to transcripts of new words and dialogues,br> * a vocabulary list in both pinyin and characters for quick look-up, and the characters can be easily copied to a word processing program
    * ability to record and playback your own voice to test your pronunciation.

    With Colloquial Chinese CD-ROM you can enjoy learning at your own pace - at home, when travelling or at work - wherever you have access to your multimedia computer.

    Product ID: 41366     ISBN-13: 9780415142915     ISBN-10: 0415142911
    Categories: Classroom/Schools, Classroom/Teaching Materials, Learn
    Supporting language: Chinese
    Platforms/media types: Windows, CD-Rom
    The Routledge Colloquial series is our most popular series of language courses. This is due to the excellent quality, low cost, and amazing range of available languages. The Colloquial series is available in: Albanian, Amharic, Arabic (Egyptian, Levantine, Saudi), Basque, Bulgarian, Cambodian, Cantonese, Chinese, Croatian & Serbian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Gujarati, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazialian or Continental), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovene, Somali, Spanish (Latin American or European), Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, and Welsh!
    Each course comes with a book containing lessons and a basic dictionary and either one or two tapes or CDs. These are beginning to intermediate level courses, perfect for travellers, brushing up on skills, or supplementary use.The Colloquial Series is Routledge's acclaimed series of language courses which teach you languages as they are written and spoken today in their native countries and regions. With 50 languages covered, the Colloquial Series offers the widest choice and best help available for today's language learner.
    Each one is a complete and accessible course ideal for beginners in the language, or those with a basic knowledge. By the end of each course you will be able to communicate confidently in everyday encounters and situations, whether for pleasure, business or study.


  • all courses are written by experienced teachers of the language.
  • all audio materials are recorded by native speakers.
  • you can be certain that all material is up-to-date.


  • these books, cassettes and CDs are the perfect size for travel -- on your personal cassette player, CD player, or laptop computer.
  • combine the three media for the most thorough method available: read the books, listen to the cassettes or CDs, then enjoy the CD-ROMs.


    All the following formats are available:

  • book: contains all the information necessary to learn the language.
  • cassettes: Each language has one or, in most cases, two 60-minute cassettes (selected titles also have two 60-minute audio CDs). These provide accompanying material for the book and are recommended for practicing pronunciation and listening skills.
  • pack: contains both book and cassette (or audio CD) material. Recommended as the best format for getting the most out of your language course.
  • CD-ROM: make the most of electronic education offered in Chinese, French, Portuguese and Spanish.