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Learn Chinese with Mike Absolute Beginner Coursebook Seasons 1 & 2

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By Mike Hainzinger

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Addictive Chinese learning from the online video sensation Mike Laoshi.

Why Chinese with Mike?
Chinese with Mike is 100% new and breaks with traditional Chinese curricula. Mike's humour, mixed with his logical, step-by-step approach shields learners from the unnecessary complexities of Mandarin Chinese. Through a blend of 60 short, highly addictive video lessons on DVD, a Coursebook and audio, you'll acquire essential Chinese with confidence. More importantly, you get a little one-on-one time with Mike, as he makes learning Chinese ridiculously easy-and fun!

What will I learn?
Thisis a solid foundation course that teaches you how to speak Chinese and also understand how the language fits together.

Season 1 This covers pinyin, the four tones and writing system using Simplified Chinese characters, common words, phrases and typical conversations. In no time you'll be able to talk about yourself, your family, your friends, your job, your home, your dogs and cats.

Season 2 If Season 2 wasn't included in the book, you wouldn't be able to tell people you can speak Chinese, you like to play basketball, or you want to eat beef fried rice. More importantly, you wouldn't even know how to ask permission to use the bathroom! Without Season 2 you wouldn't get very far in life.

Why will learning Chinese be a breeze?
· Mike builds confidence through his logical step-by-step design of the course
· Mike explains pronunciation with clear, familiar examples
· Mike adds interesting facts about the intricacies of language
· Mike includes lots of cultural tidbits
· Mike recognizes and explains thoroughly troublesome areas
· Mike uses native speakers to help you with listening and speaking

What do I get when I learn Chinese with Mike?
-256 pages of addictive learning material
-60 videos on DVD
-Audio on MP3 CD-ROM

Addictive learning
Mike Laoshi (Teacher Mike) will astound you with his unparalleled ability to make learning Mandarin Chinese fun and easy. Be warned, his teaching style is highly addictive, so if you have a family, career or social life, you may want to put those on hold for a little while.

"It is definitely new, and it definitely works."
-Dr. Licheng Gu, Program Director, African & Asian Languages, Northwestern University

Chinese with Mike is suitable for classroom, self-study or home schooling.

Biographical Notes

Mike started his teaching life as an English instructor in Taiwan. He went on to gain his Chinese Teaching Certificate from the Confucius Institute. He has since held posts teaching and developing course materials at the University of Chicago and Prairie State College. He currently teaches Mandarin Chinese at Joliet Junior College in Illinois. He's also a regular contributor at language teaching conferences. His other classroom is his garage at home where he shoots his addictive video lessons. From here a teaching phenomenon has grown to reach thousands of online fans around the world and winning him serious academic praise along the way.

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  • ISBN: 9781444198577
  • Publication date: 01 Jul 2014
  • Page count: 256
  • Imprint: Teach Yourself
The coolest Chinese teacher out there. Totally rad!! — ConfusedLaowai.com
The curriculum has logical links that shield beginners from the unnecessary complexities of Chinese grammar while providing a solid understanding of how the language is constructed. It is definitely new, and it definitely works. — Dr Licheng Gu, Programme Director, WCAS African & Asian Languages, Northwestern University
Like a rockstar teacher. Excellent for beginners. Entertaining too! — Socialmandarin.com
As an instructor, I have found Prof. Hainzinger's teaching material was very practical; it was very easy to be inserted into our classroom activities; because of its structural style and its accompanying video. — Yuxiang Liu, Lecturer in Chinese, EALC, The University of Chicago
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Authors:
Zsuzsanna Pontifex

Do you want a solid foundation to your Hungarian studies?If you are looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will get you speaking, writing, reading and understanding Hungarian in no time. Through authentic conversations, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will learn the Hungarian you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family.What will I learn?Basic Hungarian is slowly and carefully introduced to ensure you progress confidently through the course and build up a foundation to allow you to feel confident in everyday situations and move to the next level of your learning. It teaches grammar, vocabulary and listening, reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation skills. By the end of the course you will reach a solid Novice High proficiency level of ACTFL (The American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and A2 Beginner level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines. Is this course for me?Get Started in Hungarian is for absolute and false beginners of Hungarian. Clear and simple explanations make the course appropriate and accessible to anyone learning Hungarian. There are extensive illustrations to support the learner working on his or her own. This course is also ideal to use with one-to-one tutoring and as a classroom course.What do I get? This book has a learner-centred approach that incorporates the following features:- 10 units of learning content - covering everyday topics from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family- Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns yourself to make the language stick- Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims- Vocabulary building - thematic lists and activities to help you learn vocabulary quickly- Test yourself - see and track your own progress- Native speaker audio - available as a digital download- Free, downloadable audio transcripts and vocabulary and language reference listsThis pack includes a book and one MP3 CD of audio material.Where do I go next?If you want to advance your Hungarian, our Complete Hungarian course (9781444104103) will take you to an intermediate level of Hungarian.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years