Practice Makes Perfect
Basic Chinese, Premium Second Edition
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The go-to guide to Chinese--now with streaming audio of spoken Chinese that dramatically improves your pronunciation skills
Whether you are learning on your own with a textbook or taking a beginning class, Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Chinese will support your study and build your confidence in Chinese. In each bite-size lesson of this proven guide, the authors explain one or two grammar concepts and illustrates them with clear examples. These lessons are purposely short, so you can complete them in twenty minutes of less, and go at a pace that works for you.
More than 150 entertaining exercises will help you practice your new skills. And this new edition is accompanied by flashcards and audio recordings, available via app, that will provide a new dimension and flexibility to your study.
Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Chinese will help you master:
o High-frequency vocabulary
o Common sentence structures
o Core grammar concepts
o Reading the simplified version of Chinese characters (supported by pinyin throughout)
About this Author
Xiaozhou Wu has been teaching Chinese for more than twenty-five years and is in the department of modern languages and cultures at Santa Monica College. He previously taught comparative literature and Chinese at Wichita State University, the University of Iowa, and California State University.
Feng-hsi Liu is the director of the Chinese Language Program at the University of Arizona. She has been teaching Chinese linguistics and language there for more than twenty-five years.
Rongrong Liao is an associate professor at the Defense Language Institute.
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