Author: Claudia Ross, Baozhang He, Pei-chia Chen & Meng Yeh
The Routledge Course in Mandarin Chinese
is a two-year undergraduate course for students with no prior background in Chinese study. Designed to build a strong foundation in both spoken and written forms of the language, it develops all the basic skills such as pronunciation, character writing, word use, and structures, while placing strong emphasis on the development of communicative skills.
The complete course consists of Textbook level 1, Workbook level 1, Textbook level 2 and Workbook level 2 - with both workbooks including free CDs. All books are available in seperate simplified and traditional character versions, and aim to take the students from complete beginner to post-intermediate level. For more information about the course and additional resources including all audio material for the course, please visit the companion website.
Workbook level 1 is designed to accompany Textbook level 1 lesson by lesson, and offeres exercises for homework, independent study and classroom use. Each lesson focuses on the skills of listening and speaking as well as reading and writing. The book contains pronunciation practice, structure drills, listening exercises, and practice of characters, structures, and communication.