Designed to build language ability while stimulating curiosity, Learning Chinese teaches intermediate conversational and literary skills in Mandarin. Conversational lessons are separated from lessons on reading and writing characters, allowing instructors to adapt the book to their students and to their course goals while exposing students to the geography, history, and cultures of China.
Julian K. Wheatley is the coordinator of the Chinese Language and Culture Program at MIT–Singapore and previously held positions as visiting associate professor of Chinese at the National Institute of Languages and Literatures at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and as director of the MIT China Program.
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