Talk Mandarin Chinese is the ideal course for absolute beginners. Designed for adults learning at home or in a class, it covers all the basic language you'll need in everyday situations, so you can make the most of your visit from the moment you arrive! Talk Mandarin Chinese's rewarding step-by-step approach makes progress rapid and is effective in teaching even the least confident of language learners. It makes the language more accessible by presenting it using the Roman alphabet, but you will also learn to recognise some basic Chinese characters. Illustrated in full colour and featuring a wealth of enjoyable activities, it makes learning Chinese fun. The native speakers on the audio will give you a real flavour of the Chinese you're likely to hear - and you're encouraged to join in and put your new-found language skills to the test! This pack contains a 128-page course book and two 60-minute audio CDs. The book is also available separately (9781406614015).