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Taiwanese Language Course, Audio CD, Learn, Speak, Instruction


  1. $225.00 set + $14.50 p&h or $36.50 foreign delivery

    Item Code : SPOK4341

    Includes 16 audio CD discs, and two textbooks with 638 pages total. The text is Romanized (not in Chinese characters). Taiwanese (formally known as "Amoy Hokkien") is the major Chinese dialect of Fukien Province, and is widely spoken in Taiwan (Formosa), Malaysia, and Singapore. This language course features techniques pioneered by professional linguists during World War II, these no-nonsense courses have been used successfully by thousands of students to jump-start their foreign language training. No other method has proved more effective than the simple listen-and-imitate method these courses employ. In fact, it is the same way we all learned as children to speak our native language! Prepared originally by professional linguists under the aegis of the American Council of Learned Societies and the Linguistic Society of America. Books are self-instruction and are accompanied by audio CD's keyed to the course material. Audio CD's are recorded by native speakers and cover conversations, pronunciation exercises, and TRUE-FALSE tests. Each word or phrase is spoken first in English* and then twice in the language of the course, with a pause after each utterance to allow the listener to repeat and imitate. The audio CD's can be used for practice without the text. If you truly want to learn and speak the Amoy Hokkien language, this is an excellent instruction course. Grammatical explanations are given for the language content already learned. The learner gets systematic development of the linguistic structure instead of first learning a grammar and then trying to fit utterances into it. Course material covered in Book I is roughly equivalent to one semester's intensive study (8 class hours per week with 30 hours outside practice). At the end of the course the learner should have a good grounding in everyday vocabulary, grammar, and usage, and be able to communicate with native speakers. This could be exactly the course that you are looking for!

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