More Information on Defense Language Institute Chinese Courses
At the end of the module you will be able to appropriately use Chinese to:
1. Identify yourself or someone else by title, surname and/or full name.
2. Affirm or negate someone's identity.
3. Greet someone and respond to a greeting.
4. Count from 0 to 99,999 in isolation.
5. State location of people and places.
6. Identify your or someone else's place of origin and nationality.
7. Ask and respond to questions about where someone is staying or living.
8. Express possession and existence using the verb you.
9. Ask and respond to questions about the number o... Read Full Description
It is the purpose of this manual, then, to introduce the English teacher to many of the ways in which Chinese and English differ fundamentally. It is hoped that the material presented here will assist the teacher in defining the problems that Chi-nese speakers are likely to have in learning English as a second language.
Furthermore, by contrasting the difference in the pat-terns and structures of the two languages, it is hoped that the teacher will be able to present his material more lucidly and effectively to the Chinese student. This manual abounds in remarks such as, "The Chinese language does not have...... Read Full Description
This volume contains Air Force terminology in Chinese-Mandarin, English equivalents, as well as sample sentences and English translations, The Chinese text is rendered in two types of romanization (Pin Yin and Yale) and two kinds of characters (traditional and simplified). This book was prepared as a teaching aid in the Chinese Mandarin Department, DLIFLC as part of the Basic Course Enrichment Program, in August 1973.
Basic Military Know-How is designed for the instruction of PLA soldiers. It is included to provide you with more exposure to military terminology and translation practice. It will also help you t... Read Full Description
When using Elementary Chinese Reader keep in mind that this instsructional program is designed to build your comprehension a step at a time on concepts you clearly understand. Therefore, we recommend that you do not go on to new material until you feel sure of the material you've already completed.
There will be times when English definitions of Chinese grammar may be difficult to understand. The original text and grammar notes come from the People's Republic of China, and the English explanations are not always very clear. Also, keep in mind that certain words and phrases in Chinese have no acceptable Englis... Read Full Description
Your chief concern as you start this course is learning to pronounce Chinese. The Orientation Module, which plunges you right into trying to say things in Chinese, naturally involves a certain amount of pronunciation work. This resource module is designed to supplement that work with a brief, systematic introduction to the sound system of Standard Chinese, as well as to its written representation in Pinyin romanization. The essential part of this module consists of the pronunciation and Romanization (P&R) tapes and the accompanying dis-plays and exercises in the workbook section of this module. You should work through at l... Read Full Description