OverviewLearn Mandarin 2 builds on Learn Mandarin 1 and is designed as a textbook at the beginner level. It may be used as a self-learning material too. Over 300 words and expressions are introduced in eight lessons to provide learners with common, useful vocabulary for daily communication. As an excellent resource on basic Chinese, it is suitable for non-native speakers, especially university students, as well as adult learners. KEY FEATURES ' Main lessons cover everyday topics such as housing, facilities and activities in the university, shopping, modes of transport, asking for directions, seeing the doctor, and travelling. ' Succinct notes on Chinese grammar make accessible the complexities of the language. ' Supplementary tips draw connections with other forms of language usage. ' Cultural notes offer interesting insights into Chinese customs, traditions and way of life. ' Oral and written exercises such as role-play, daily conversations and simple grammar practices reinforce learning. ' Rich appendices support students with varying learning needs - vegetables and fruits, office supplies, common verbs, adjectives and measure words, etc.