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Complete Cantonese: Teach Yourself
Hugh Baker

Classification : Language
Pub Date : Mar 26, 2010
Imprint : Teach Yourself
Page Extent : TBC
Binding : AA
ISBN : 9781444101744
Price : 2,499

About the book
This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding book.
- You can purchase the book and double CD as a pack (ISBN: 9781444101737)
- The book is also sold separately (ISBN: 9781444101720)
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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: Speculation
Chapter 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 new 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.


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"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." 
     
Hugh Baker
Hugh Baker taught Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, for 36 years. P.K. Ho teaches Cantonese as a foreign language in Hong Kong.>
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