Is this the right course for me? This new and improved Edition of Complete Cantonese will take you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker. Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Cantonese will guarantee success! It is fully updated to make your language experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher with years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations to using the phone and talking about work. This course uses the widely-accepted Yale Romanisation system and includes a helpful pronunciation guide at the beginning of the textbook. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Complete Cantonese includes: Chapter 1: Encounters Chapter 2: Personal property Chapter 3: Family and friends Chapter 4: Eating in and eating out Chapter 5: Shops and markets Chapter 6: Getting around Chapter 7: Revision (1) Chapter 8: Blowing hot and cold Chapter 9: Fun and games Chapter 10: Health care for beginners Chapter 11: The world of fashion Chapter 12: Education for life Chapter 13: SpeculationChapter 14: Revision (2) Chapter 15: Travelling Chapter 16: Driving Chapter 17: The uniformed services Chapter 18: Law and order Chapter 19: Banking and finance Chapter 20 Using the postal system Chapter 21: Revision (3) Chapter 22: The office Chapter 23: Eating out in Hong Kong Chapter 24: Leisure activities Chapter 25: Household affairs Chapter 26: Revision Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Grammar tips Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. Useful vocabulary Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. Dialogues Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. Pronunciation Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress Extend your knowledge Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of China. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it. The course is available as a book (9781444101720), as a pack comprising the book and double CD (9781444101737) and as a double CD (9781444101744).
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- Hugh Baker taught Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) for 36 years at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. - P.K. Ho teaches Cantonese as a foreign language in Hong Kong.Review:
"The living language of Hong Kong leaps from every page in a way I have not seen in any other textbook of Cantonese... the new Teach yourself Cantonese is unsurpassed." Daniel Kane, review in Bulletin of the School of Oriental & African Studies
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