The focus of this course is on understanding in practical situations, and teaches Mandarin Chinese, the official dialect of the People’s Republic of China. The material is organized into modules that deal with concrete situations or language topics; you select the modules that you want to study in the order that you prefer. Each Core module consists of audio CDs, a student textbook, and a workbook, and has from four to eight units. It is recommended that at least Modules 1 and 2 (Orientation, Biographic Information), a third module of your choice, and the Resource Module be studied to achieve basic proficiency in the language. This is a Digital Edition of the course, with audio MP3 audio and PDF text.
The available modules are:
Module 1, Orientation (equivalent of 9 CDs) - talking about who you are and where you are from.
Module 2, Biographic Information (equivalent of 22 CDs) - talking about your background, family, studies, and occupation and about your visit to China.
Module 3, Money (equivalent of 17 CDs) - making purchases and changing money.
Module 5, Transportation - how to get places in China, taking the train, etc.
Module 8, Travelling In China (equivalent of 10 CDs) - making travel arrangements and visiting a kindergarten, the Great Wall, the Ming Tombs, a commune, and a factory.
Module 9, Life In China (equivalent to 11 CDs) - talking about daily life in Beijing street committees, leisure activities, traffic and transportation, buying and rationing, housing.. (note: Module 9 is an All-Audio course)
These are Modules 1,2,3,5,8, and 9 of the FSI Standard Chinese Digital Edition.