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Beginner's Textbooks for Chinese Immigrating to the States


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Hi all,

I have a relative who is immigrating to the US this year. For Christmas, I wanted to get her a beginner's textbook and some tools (flashcards, language software, etc.) for learning English.

I realize that I might be posting this in the wrong area, but I was hoping that some of the language whizzes here might be able to suggest some simple but effective English textbooks or tools for a Shanghainese person trying to learn English.

She is an older Chinese woman who currently has no understanding of English, so it has to be a textbook that starts from the beginning. Ideally, this resource should be interesting and teach her practical English she'll use in daily life in the States. I really want to find something that makes the process of picking up English easier, since at her age it may be harder than usual to learn a language.

Thanks for the help and happy holidays!! :)

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