Mike Hainzinger - Learn Chinese with Mike Absolute Beginner Activity Book Seasons 1 & 2 - Hodder & Stoughton

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds

Learn Chinese with Mike Absolute Beginner Activity Book Seasons 1 & 2

Book and audio support

By Mike Hainzinger

  • Mixed media product
  • £14.99

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 practice lessons 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! This activity book is for use with the corresponding Coursebook (ISBN 9781444198577).

What will I learn?
This is 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?
-144-page activity book of addictive practice material
-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.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781444198591
  • Publication date: 01 Jul 2014
  • Page count: 144
  • 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
John Murray Learning

Complete Esperanto

Tim Owen
Authors:
Tim Owen
Teach Yourself

Complete Dutch Beginner to Intermediate Course

Gerdi Quist, Dennis Strik, Christina Sas
Authors:
Gerdi Quist, Dennis Strik, Christina Sas
Teach Yourself

Complete New Testament Greek

Gavin Betts
Authors:
Gavin Betts

Designed for complete beginners, and tested for years with real learners, Complete New Testament Greek offers a bridge from the textbook to the real world, enabling you to learn the grammar, understand the vocabulary and ultimately how to translate the language in which the Bible was originally written. Structured around authentic material, placing an emphasis on the importance of reading Biblical texts in the original, and introducing both a grammar perspective and a full introduction to essential vocabulary, this course also features: -21 learning units plus maps and verb guide-Authentic materials - language taught through key texts-Teaches the key skills - reading and understanding Greek grammar and vocabulary-Self tests and learning activities - see and track your own progressRely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

John Murray Learning

Willkommen! (Third edition) German Beginner’s course

Heiner Schenke, Paul Coggle
Authors:
Heiner Schenke, Paul Coggle

*This listing is for the course pack. Willkommen! is also available as a coursebook, activity book, and CD & DVD set.*Willkommen! German Beginner's Course is a best-selling multi-format German adult learning programme for classroom and home use. Fully revised and updated for this new edition, the course includes a coursebook, course pack, activity book and CD and DVD set plus online activities. This blended learning approach will get you speaking, writing and understanding German with accuracy and confidence.The course covers levels A1 to A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages. Whether you are learning for general interest, for your job, holiday, or for an exam, Willkommen! is packed full of comprehensive material and interesting features to improve your fluency and understanding.· Includes lively and contemporary topics from food, shopping and relationships to careers and life in Germany and German-speaking countries.· Book, audio and video content allow for flexible use in the classroom and at home.· Range of activities based on authentic materials including menus, brochures and interviews.· Different types of writing practice, including letters, CV, emails and blogs.· Listening material includes interviews, radio and TV clips. · 'Real-life' German videos demonstrate how the language is really spoken.· Deutschland info sections give practical and cultural insights into German life. Created in consultation with teachers and learners, Willkommen! provides about 120 hours of study and is ideal for group-learning as well as for revision and self-study.Also available: Coursebook (ISBN 9781473672659): this full-colour 272-page coursebook is the primary text for the course. Ideal for classroom and home use.CD and DVD Set (ISBN 9781473672642): contains all the dialogues and listening activities included in the coursebook plus video content building on the real-life German used in the course. Activity Book (ISBN 9781473672666): for extra practice and review linked to the coursebook units.

Michel Thomas Method

Foundation Swedish (Learn Swedish with the Michel Thomas Method)

Roger Nyborg, Håkan Rosenqvist
Authors:
Roger Nyborg, Håkan Rosenqvist

Looking for a convenient language course that fits your lifestyle and gets you speaking a new language in a matter of hours? The acclaimed audio-led Michel Thomas Method Total Swedish course, endorsed by celebrities, executives and learners worldwide, will deliver the results you want. How does it work? During the course, you will join Michel Thomas Method teacher Håkan Rosenqvist and two students in a live lesson, learning from both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. You, as the learner, become the third student and participate actively in the class. Within the very first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases by listening and thinking out answers for yourself without the pressure of writing or memorising. You learn through your own language, so there's no stress, and no anxiety. You'll stick with it because you'll love it. Why is the method so successful? The Michel Thomas Method was perfected over 50 years by celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas. This unique method works with your brain and draws on the principles of instructional psychology. Knowledge is structured and organised so that you assimilate the language easily and don't forget it. The method breaks down the language into building blocks that are introduced sequentially in such a way that you create your response and move on to ever-more-complex sentences. There is no need to stop for homework, additional exercises or vocabulary memorization, so you progress rapidly. What's in the Course? Total Swedish with the Michel Thomas Method includes up to 8 hours of audio on CD. The first two hours are the same as the Start Swedish taster course. Learn anywhere Don't be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever you want: at home, in your car, or on the move. The audio CDs are MP3-compatible.

John Murray Learning

Pasos 2 (Fourth Edition) Spanish Intermediate Course

Martyn Ellis, Rosa Maria Martin
Authors:
Martyn Ellis, Rosa Maria Martin
Teach Yourself

Complete Ancient Greek

Gavin Betts
Authors:
Gavin Betts

Designed for complete beginners, and tested for years with real learners, Complete Ancient Greek offers a bridge from the textbook to the real world, enabling you to learn the grammar, understand the vocabulary and even how to translate the writings of Socrates and Homer. Structured around authentic material, placing an emphasis on the importance of reading classical texts in the original, and introducing both a grammar perspective and a full introduction to essential vocabulary, this course also features: -25 learning units plus maps and verb guide-Authentic materials - language taught through key texts-Teaches the key skills - reading and understanding Ancient Greek grammar and vocabulary-Culture insights - learn about the culture and beliefs of the Ancient Greeks-Self tests and learning activities - see and track your own progress.Featuring additional exercises in this new edition, this is a genuinely comprehensive yet accessible introduction to Ancient Greek. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

John Murray Learning

Foundation Modern Standard Arabic (Learn MSA with the Michel Thomas Method)

Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
Authors:
Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
Teach Yourself

Complete Middle Egyptian

Richard Bussmann
Authors:
Richard Bussmann

Designed for complete beginners, and tested for years with real learners, Complete Middle Egyptian offers a bridge from the textbook to the real world, enabling you to learn the grammar, access inscriptions in documents and monuments and even teaching you how to draw hieroglyphs yourself.Structured around key artefacts and introducing both the original hieroglyphs and transliteration (for easier understanding) this course also features: -16 learning units plus pronunciation section, grammar reference, sign list overview and sign list explanation -Stepped progression - clearly graduated progress through different levels of the language-Authentic materials - language taught through key artefacts and texts-Teaches the key skills - reading and understanding hieroglyphs-Culture insights - learn about the culture, society and politics in ancient Egypt-Self tests and learning activities - see and track your own progressRely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

John Murray Learning

Willkommen! 2 German Intermediate course

Paul Coggle, Heiner Schenke, Heiner Schenke
Authors:
Paul Coggle, Heiner Schenke, Heiner Schenke
Teach Yourself

Complete Japanese Beginner to Intermediate Book and Audio Course

Helen Gilhooly
Authors:
Helen Gilhooly
Teach Yourself

Complete Brazilian Portuguese Beginner to Intermediate Course

Ethel Pereira De Almeida Rowbotham, Ethel Pereira De Almeida Rowbotham, Sue Tyson-Ward
Authors:
Ethel Pereira De Almeida Rowbotham, Ethel Pereira De Almeida Rowbotham, Sue Tyson-Ward
Teach Yourself

Complete Cantonese Beginner to Intermediate Course

Hugh Baker, Ho Pui-Kei
Authors:
Hugh Baker, Ho Pui-Kei

Do you want to develop a solid understanding of Cantonese and communicate confidently with others?Through authentic conversations, vocabulary building, grammar explanations and extensive practice and review, Complete Cantonese will equip you with the skills you need to use Cantonese in a variety of settings and situations, developing your cultural awareness along the way.What will I achieve by the end of the course?By the end of Complete Cantonese you will have a solid intermediate-level grounding in the four key skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening - and be able to communicate with confidence and accuracy. Is this course for me?If you want to move confidently from beginner to intermediate level, this is the course for you. It's perfect for the self-study learner, with a one-to-one tutor, or for the beginner classroom. It can also be used as a refresher course. What do I get?-26 learning units plus verbs reference and word glossary and revision section-Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick -Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening, and speaking -Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner -Culture notes - learn about the people and places of China-Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims -Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken Cantonese-Test Yourself - see and track your own progress *Complete Cantonese maps from Novice Low to Advanced Low level proficiency of ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and from A1 Beginner to B1/B2 Upper Intermediate level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines. What else can I use to learn Cantonese?If you require an absolute Beginner course, you can try our Get Started in Cantonese Absolute Beginner course: 9781444174991This pack includes a book and one mp3 CD of audio material.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

Teach Yourself

Japanese Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook (Learn Japanese with Teach Yourself)

Shin-Ichiro Okajima
Authors:
Shin-Ichiro Okajima
John Murray Learning

Start Norwegian (Learn Norwegian with the Michel Thomas Method)

Angela Shury-Smith
Authors:
Angela Shury-Smith
Teach Yourself

Spanish Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook (Learn Spanish with Teach Yourself)

Angela Howkins, Juan Kattan-Ibarra
Authors:
Angela Howkins, Juan Kattan-Ibarra

Do you want to communicate easily and freely in Spanish?Master Spanish grammar and broaden your vocabulary with your very own Spanish Tutor. This contemporary interactive workbook features 200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points with clear goals, concise explanations, and real-world tasks. By studying and practicing Spanish grammar you'll understand how the language really works and be able to speak Spanish with clarity and ease.What will I learn?The Spanish Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook covers a comprehensive range of the most useful and frequent grammar and vocabulary in Spanish. You can follow along unit by unit, or dip in and dip out to address your weak areas. As you progress, you will be introduced to new vocabulary and combine it with the grammar to complete extensive exercises. You will then practice the language through authentic reading and writing practice. You will achieve a solid upper intermediate level* of Spanish grammar.Is this course for me?The Spanish Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook can be used as a standalone course or as a complement to any other Spanish course. It offers extensive practice and review of essential grammar points and vocabulary and skills building. The personal tutor element points out exceptions and gives tips to really help you perfect your Spanish.What do I get?This Spanish workbook offers a range of clear and effective learning features:-200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points-Unique visuals and infographics for extra context and practice-Personal tutor hints and tips to help you to understand language rules and culture points-Learn to learn section offers tips and advice on how to be a good language learner25 short learning units each contain:-communication goals to guide your studies-grammar explanations with extensive exercises-vocabulary presentations and activities-reading and writing sections to consolidate your learning*This workbook maps from Novice High to Advanced Mid level proficiency of ACTFL (American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages) and from A2 Beginner to B2 Upper Intermediate level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines.What other courses are available?For further study and practice, see Get Started in Spanish (ISBN 9781444174922) and Complete Spanish: Teach Yourself (ISBN 9781444177244).Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

Teach Yourself

How To Be Happier

Paul Jenner
Authors:
Paul Jenner

"It's an easy read and will help you find the silver lining behind every cloud." - Prima **** NEW EDITION FULLY UPDATED THROUGHOUT WITH FUN FACTS, POSITIVE MESSAGES AND NEW RESEARCH ****Everyone wants to be happy. But it's a lot easier said than done. Most books on happiness are fixated on particular routes to happiness, such as wealth, NLP, positive thinking, or mindfulness. This book takes a more joined-up approach, using each of these techniques, but also including the latest scientific research on what really makes us happy (clue: it's not the things you think).

John Murray Learning

Start Swedish (Learn Swedish with the Michel Thomas Method)

Roger Nyborg
Authors:
Roger Nyborg

Learn over 50 essential words at the heart of Swedish and how to put them together to make yourself understood. This 2-hour basic introduction to Swedish with the Michel Thomas Method will get you speaking the language immediately: no books, no pens, no memorizing - just listen, connect and speak.How does it work?During the course, you will join Michel Thomas Method teacher Roger Nyborg and two students in a live lesson, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. Within the very first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases by listening and thinking out answers for yourself without the pressure of writing or memorizing. Why is the method so successful? The Michel Thomas Method was perfected over 50 years by celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas. This unique method works with your brain and draws on the principles of instructional psychology. Knowledge is structured and organised so that you assimilate the language easily and don't forget it. The method breaks down the language into building blocks that are introduced sequentially in such a way that you create your response and move on to ever-more-complex sentences. You'll stick with it because you'll love it.Where do I go next? Start Swedish provides two hours of introduction to the language with the Michel Thomas Method. The Total course will be available soon. Please check back regularly. Learn anywhere Don't be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever you want: at home, in your car, or on the move with your MP3 player.

John Murray Learning

Start Korean (Learn Korean with the Michel Thomas Method)

Jieun Kiaer, Hugh Flint
Authors:
Jieun Kiaer, Hugh Flint

Learn over 50 essential words and how to put them together to make yourself understood. This 2-hour basic introduction to Korean with the Michel Thomas Method will get you speaking the language immediately: no books, no pens, no memorizing - just listen, connect and speak.How does it work?During the course, you will join Michel Thomas teachers Dr Jieun Kiaer and Hugh Flint, and two students in a live lesson, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. Within the very first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases by listening and thinking out answers for yourself without the pressure of writing or memorizing.Why is the method so successful?The Michel Thomas Method was perfected over 50 years by celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas. This unique method works with your brain and draws on the principles of instructional psychology. Knowledge is structured and organised so that you assimilate the language easily and don't forget it. The method breaks down the language into building blocks that are introduced sequentially in such a way that you create your response and move on to ever-more-complex sentences. You'll stick with it because you'll love it.Where do I go next?Start Korean provides two hours of introduction to the language with the Michel Thomas Method. The Total course will be available soon. Please check back regularly.

Teach Yourself

Complete Babylonian

Martin Worthington
Authors:
Martin Worthington