FSI - Chinese - Optional Module - Part 2
We made using the FSI - Chinese - Optional Module - Part 2 material easier to use and more effective. You can now read the ebook (in the pane on the left), listen to the audio (pane to the right) and practice your pronunciation (use on the Pronunciation Tool tab on right) all at the same time.
The FSI - Chinese - Optional Module - Part 2 material can be used both as a self-guided course or with the Skype Chinese lessons of a qualified Chinese tutor.NOTE: Some of these ebooks are quite large and may take a minute to fully load.
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AudiosStandard Chinese - Optional Module HTL - Unit 01
Standard Chinese - Optional Module HTL - Unit 02
The purpose of the FSI Chinese Hotel Module (HTL) is to provide you with the linguistic skills you need to be able to stay in a hotel and enjoy its services.
Specifics Of What You Will Study
When you have finished this FSI Chinese Hotel Module (HTL) you should be able to:
1. Ask to reserve a room. Specify whether it will be a single or double, with or without air conditioning, with or without heat.
2. Ask about room rates.
3. Understand questions about whether you want a television in your room, whether you need valuables stored, whether you vent a guide.
4. Find out whether Western or Chinese food is served in the hotel restaurant.
5. Find out what hours meals are served in the hotel dining room.
6. Ask your room attendant for additional blankets or pillows.
7. Ask to have clothes laundered or cleaned.
8. Ask for tourist guidebooks.
9. Ask for the bill and settle your account.
You can find the other volumes of the FSI optional modules here:
- FSI Chinese - Optional Module - Part 1
- FSI Chinese - Optional Module - Part 3
- FSI Chinese - Optional Module - Part 4
- FSI Chinese - Optional Module - Part 5
- FSI Chinese - Optional Module - Part 6
Chinese is a group of related but in many cases mutually unintelligible language varieties, forming a branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. Chinese is spoken by the Han majority and many other ethnic groups in China. Nearly 1.2 billion people (around 16% of the world's population) speak some form of Chinese as their first language.
The varieties of Chinese are usually described by native speakers as dialects of a single Chinese language, but linguists note that they are as diverse as a language family. The internal diversity of Chinese has been likened to that of the Romance languages, but may be even more varied. There are between 7 and 13 main regional groups of Chinese (depending on classification scheme), of which the most spoken, by far, is Mandarin (about 960 million), followed by Wu (80 million), Yue (70 million) and Min (70 million). Most of these groups are mutually unintelligible, although some, like Xiang and the Southwest Mandarin dialects, may share common terms and some degree of intelligibility. All varieties of Chinese are tonal and analytic.
Chinese (Mandarin) is spoken in: China
Chinese (Mandarin) is also called: Beifang Fangyan, Guanhua, Guoyu, Hanyu, Hoton, Huayu, Hui, Hui-Zu, Hytad, Kuoyu, Mandarin, Northern Chinese, Putonghua, Qotong, Standard Chinese, Xui