If you think learning a foreign language must necessarily rhyme with tiresome work, the first volume of Chinese with Ease is here to show you a different way.
The volume of 49 lessons is the first of the two-volume package: altogether there are 105 lessons in Chinese with Ease.
Providing you with Chinese characters and with Pinyin (the official transcription of Chinese characters), it will soon enable you to read and speak Mandarin Chinese.
Do you remember who you learnt to speak as a child?
Your learning of Chinese will be based on the same mechanisms, in two different phases:
- the passive phase where you simply listen and repeat, throughout the two volumes;
- the active phase starting with the second volume, when you will begin to create your own sentences.
In volume 1 of Chinese with Ease, the lively dialogues taken from everyday events in China will not only immerse you in Chinese culture, but will also familiarize you with modern Chinese vocabulary, phrases and sentences. You will only need half an hour of study each day.
Regularity and motivation are the keys to your success!
Want to learn to write Chinese as well? Writing Chinese with Ease is the book for you, explaining how to write the characters stroke-by-stroke.
The active phase of your study begins with this second volume of Chinese with Ease.
The 56 lessons will allow you to improve your Mandarin Chinese. You will not only widen your knowledge of the language but you will also be able to evaluate your progress, as you become increasingly able to make the best use of what you have learned.
Be confident and enjoy learning Chinese with the lively dialogues from day-to-day Chinese life.
As you were told in the first volume, when you have completed your study of Chinese with Ease, you will have reached a good level of Chinese, and command a wide vocabulary for use in all sorts of practical and useful phrases.
You will be in possession of the basic tools of Chinese, as summarized in the appendices at the end of the book. They will be a useful reference if you wish to pursue your learning and discovery of this beautiful language.
If you would like to learn how to write Chinese characters as well, Writing Chinese with Ease is available to help you. It gives a stroke-by-stroke explanation of all the characters introduced in the 105 lessons of Chinese with Ease.