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Silent

I'm from the Netherlands, I probably won't get to reviewing until July. If that's no problem I'm interested in:

 

An Elementary Course in Scientific Chinese(1)+MP3

基础科技汉语教程——听说课本(上)(附光盘1张)

 

I've a some background and an interest in Sciences. Didn't get to scientific Chinese as I considered it hard. This book looks very do-able considering the pictures.  So, my top pick.

 

Tales from China’s Classic Essential Readings---Tales from Hundreds Surnames(Chinese-Spanish edition)

中国蒙学经典故事丛书---百家姓(西语注释)

 

I think the classics are essential for a deeper insight into Chinese culture. This book may provide it. A bonus (or handicap) the Spanish looks as challenging to me as the Chinese, so it will help me with two languages.

 

Gems of the Chinese Language Through the Ages-The Stories Behind 100 Chinese Idioms (Chinese-English)

博古通今学汉语丛书—典故100(汉英对照)

 

Idiom is hard in any language. A little background on where they come from makes it easier to remember and understand their real meaning. 

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Cantospeak

Hi, I am in the UK and would be interested in reviewing:

 

1. Sing Chinese with Me + MP4

2. My First Chinese Storybooks - The Wrong Shoes

3. Chinese for Primary School Students 1 + CD-ROM+ Two Exercise Books+ Cards

 

I am trying to teach my kids Chinese and am having trouble finding resources in the UK. My Chinese is limited so I would appreciate any materials that will help me to teach them

Chinese. I will provide feedback about how effective the books are for teaching children at home.

 

Thanks.

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beaver4199

So many choices - we are spoilt! Many thanks to the sponsors.

I am from New Zealand (新西兰) and would love to try out and review...

 

1. Talk Chinese Series: Office Talk (with Mp3)Talk Chinese Series: Office Talk (with Mp3)

 

2. One Hour Per Day to a Powerful HSK Vocabulary (Vol I) and

 

3. Step by Step Chinese: Elementary Chinese Character (I) (Chinese-English)

 

And so many more I would love to check out, but we are restricted to 3 books, and I have only so much time and limited ability (as yet!)

 

Is there a book anywhere on 湖南话?;-)

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Sinolingua

Hi ChTTaySinolingua Co., Ltd., a member of China International Publishing Group (CIPG), was founded in 1986. It is the first publisher in China to specialise in Chinese language teaching and learning materials for foreigners, and remains a prestigious brand in this field.

 

Sinolingua specialises in producing books, audio-video products and multimedia software for the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language. Materials, produced in 43 languages, include textbooks and teaching supplements, HSK preparation books,reference books, and reading materials related to Chinese culture.

 

Over nearly three decades, Sinolingua has produced a wide range of influential publications on teaching Chinese as a foreign language. For example, the Interactive Chinese series, published in 11 languages, is the first of its kind in China and has sold over 60,000 sets. Contemporary Chinese for Beginners, published in 2011 in 43 languages, is one of the most authoritative and influential Chinese teaching materials for adult learners in the world. Official Examination Papers of HSK (Level 1– level 6),produced with the official approval of Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters, is the first ever publication of previous authentic examination papers of the new HSK test.
 

Currently, Sinolingua has more than 400 Chinese teaching-and-learning books and audio-video products on sale, and publishes over 200 new titles a year.

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Sinolingua

Hi Summer Orchard, I've seen your reply. You can click the Edit Options link in the bottom right corner of the post to edit your post before the activity ends.

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Base7

Hi all,

 

Great initiative! I realize I don't have much chance, but I would be interested in reading and reviewing

 

Common Chinese Patterns 330

汉语常用格式330

 

A Compendium of the Usage of Complex Chinese Words

汉语疑难词解析与活用

 

I'm in the Netherlands. I'm at an intermediate level of Chinese, and I think these books could be very helpful to gain better insight into the correct usage of phrases and words.

 

Thank you!

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xiaokaka

Hi,

I'm in Sweden and would like to review,

1. Graded Chinese Reader 2: Selected, Abridged Chinese Contemporary Short Stories+MP3

汉语分级阅读 2(附MP3)

I can't get enough of graded readers, but I haven't tried this series before!

2. A Compendium of the Usage of Complex Chinese Words

汉语疑难词解析与活用

Looks like a really interesting book, that I can learn a lot from.

3. Wise Men talking Series-CONFUCIUS Says

老人家说系列丛书—孔子说

I know way too little about ancient Chinese wisdom in general and Confucianism in particular, and this is a great opportunity to catch up!

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HunterSTyler

Hi,

 

I'm a Spaniard living in Austria and currently preparing HSK5. I'd like to have the chance to review the following:

 

1. Wise Men talking Series-CONFUCIUS Says
老人家说系列丛书—孔子说

 

2. Tales from China’s Classic Essential Readings---Tales from Hundreds Surnames(Chinese-Spanish edition)
中国蒙学经典故事丛书---百家姓(西语注释)

3. Sing Chinese with Me + MP4
跟我唱汉语(汉英对照)(附MP4光盘)

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Tianjin42

What a great idea! Thanks in advance. Here are my preferences.


I am in Beijing.


 


Business Chinese Series--A Practical Chinese Writing Course


 


商贸汉语系列教材-汉语应用文写作教程


 


I am working in a Chinese office so I would like to use this book and put some of the suggestions to the test. 


 


Business Chinese Series—Speak Business Chinese Fluently + MP3


 


商贸汉语系列教材——商务口语流利说(MP3光盘)


 


I think this would be useful for the same reason as the above.


 


Graded Chinese Reader 3: Selected, Abridged Chinese Contemporary Short Stories+MP3


汉语分级阅读3(MP3)


 


This book seemed like it could provide a link between readers and slightly more difficult material. 


 


And if the others are over-subscribed then I would be happy to switch any for:


A New Chinese Writing CourseEnglish version


新汉语写作教程 (英语注释)


 


I'd be delighted to write some reviews for these as required. 


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roddy

Ok folks, I think we've got all we need, and we're going to stop taking new requests now so that we can try and get your books out to you soonish. 

 

Obviously not everyone is going to get the books they wanted - apologies, but as Elina explained there are second and third rounds to come, so better luck then. 

 

 

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Michael H

I am in the US.

 

I would be interested in reviewing the following books:

 

1) "A compendium of the usage of complex Chinese words"

 

Most of my Chinese studying is passive (reading and listening), so I am not very confident about expressing myself. In particular there are different Chinese words which look similar (or might even have the same translation in a Chinese-English dictionary) but are used differently. I hope this book might help me learn how to use these words correctly.

 

2) "An elementary course in scientific Chinese"

 

Since I do science for a living, I would be interested to learn more about how scientific concepts are expressed in Chinese. Also it is nice to do practice reading in a new language on topics with which one is familiar.

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Sinolingua
Hi beaver4199 , I'm sorry we don't have any books in Hunanhua(湖南话). Why are you interested in it? I'm just very curious :tong

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smcullen

你好, I am from Canada and would be happy to review  the following:

 

My First Chinese Storybooks—The Wrong Shoes
我的第一本中文故事书—穿错了鞋
 

- My reading skills are beginning to develop and I welcome the challenge of testing and reviewing a reader in its entirety..

 

 

A Key to Chinese Speech and Writing (1) (Chinese-English) + MP3
汉语语言文字启蒙(一)(汉英)+MP3

- I would like to implement  the teaching principles of this book and report back on their practicality and utility.

 

 

A New Chinese Writing Course(English version)

新汉语写作教程 (英语注释)

- I have been developing  writing skills for almost a year and am interested in assessing what are the necessary skills and disciplines for a student to develop.

 

if you feel another book would be more suited to my objectives, feel free to substitute.

 

谢谢

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elina

The claiming books stage in the first round giveaway is finished now, we will discuss who gets which books and post on the forum in one or two days.

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elina

It’s very slow to access this forum from Beijing to send PM to everyone at the moment, so I will try later in the afternoon. 

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roddy

Perhaps everyone on the list (congrats to those getting free books) can Send Elina a PM with their mailing address, name and email.

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smcullen

congrats to those who are on the list.  I'll try again next time.  In the meantime, I'll  investigate some of these books on my own anyway.

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HunterSTyler

Any reason why some of us are not even mentioned in the list or as 2nd/3rd round candidates?

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