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Learn to Speak Cantonese I: A Beginner's Guide to Mastering Conversational Cantonese Paperback – March 29, 2018
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About the Author
Jade Jia Ying Wu completed her Teaching Certificate Program in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and TCSOL (Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages) from Teachers College, Columbia University and Beijing Language and Culture University in 2016. She has taught Chinese in classrooms of different sizes and ages, in both the U.S. and China. Jade was born and raised in Guangdong, China, where Cantonese is one of the main dialects. She moved to Swartz Creek, Michigan at the age of 13 and spent most of her young adulthood living in New York City. Experiencing both Chinese and American cultures, she was often confused yet fascinated by the differences between them. In 2014, she created her website InspirLang to teach Cantonese, Mandarin, and Taishanese to non-native speakers and develop her own Romanized system for Taishanese. She currently hosts two language podcasts called Learn Cantonese Daily and Learn Mandarin Daily. In her free time, Jade also enjoys learning other languages such as Spanish, Vietnamese, and Korean. She resides in Brooklyn, New York.
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There are 10 chapters that cover all the basics you need to know to get started speaking Cantonese right away with your friends, relatives, or simply the waiter at your local Cantonese dim sum restaurant! You progress through each chapter with new words and new sentence structures that help you communicate on various topics, such as greeting and getting to know other people, ordering food, and much more!
The book also gives you access to a SPECTACULAR set of audio recordings that are invaluable for teaching you how to pronounce the words and sentences properly. This is one of the most important parts of the book!!! No matter how many times you read and review the contents of the book, you MUST take advantage of the audio resources to master the spoken element, and the audio recordings with this book are perfect for doing just that!
I highly recommend anyone looking to learn Cantonese buy this book!
The included audio resources and flashcards simplify the process of retaining content from the book. There’s even an adorable narrative woven into the text! If you’re considering diving into the fascinating world of spoken Cantonese, I wholeheartedly suggest you check this title out.