This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding audio support, which is sold separately (ISBN: 9781444101744).
- You can also purchase the paperback book and double CD as a pack (ISBN: 9781444101737)
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Is this the right course for me?
This new and improved Edition of Complete Cantonese will take you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker.
Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Cantonese will guarantee success! It is fully updated to make your language experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher with years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online.
The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations to using the phone and talking about work. This course uses the widely-accepted Yale Romanisation system and includes a helpful pronunciation guide at the beginning of the textbook.
By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
Complete Cantonese includes:
Chapter 1: Encounters
Chapter 2: Personal property
Chapter 3: Family and friends
Chapter 4: Eating in and eating out
Chapter 5: Shops and markets
Chapter 6: Getting around
Chapter 7: Revision (1)
Chapter 8: Blowing hot and cold
Chapter 9: Fun and games
Chapter 10: Health care for beginners
Chapter 11: The world of fashion
Chapter 12: Education for life
Chapter 13: SpeculationChapter 14: Revision (2)
Chapter 15: Travelling
Chapter 16: Driving
Chapter 17: The uniformed services
Chapter 18: Law and order
Chapter 19: Banking and finance
Chapter 20 Using the postal system
Chapter 21: Revision (3)
Chapter 22: The office
Chapter 23: Eating out in Hong Kong
Chapter 24: Leisure activities
Chapter 25: Household affairs
Chapter 26: Revision
Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:
Not got much time?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.
Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.
Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.
Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go.
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress
Extend your knowledge
Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of China.
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Great Book! Very clear learning!
I started using the paperback of this book in my Cantonese course last year.
I found it very clear and very easy to follow.
I like that it throws you in at the deep end and offers direct translation for conversations in the first section. And then uses Cantonese Pinyin for the rest of the book and only individual word translation. Great for accelerated learning.
The only thing I would suggest is that for the iBooks version to have interactive/selective words instead of having to refer to the separate audio track each time.