Communicate in Chinese, CCTV Program, Dashan, AKA Mark Rowswell

Compiler: China Central Television (CCTV); Publishing House: Popular Science Press
Hosted by: Dashan, AKA Mark Rowswell; Language: Simplified Chinese & English
1st edition in 2004; 1st printing in 2004; Book Size: 5.55X8.4 inch; Paperback; Color Print
Volume 1: 213 pages; ISBN
7-110-05535-3; Volume 2: 241 pages; ISBN7-110-05628-7
Volume 3: 253 pages; ISBN
7-110-05629-5; Volume 4: 245 pages; ISBN7-110-05630-9
Each volume comes with 3 companion DVDs in a Jewel case, 12 DVDs in total
This listing is for sale of entire study pack, including 4 books & 12 DVDs

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TV Program Introduction
"Learn to Speak Chinese" is a 15-minute program on CCTV International.  It is a widely recognized Chinese Language Learning Material.  Starting from the early 90´s, seven series of "Learn to Speak Chinese" have been made, including newly released "Communicate in Chinese". 

This study pack, Communicate in Chinese, has 4 volumes, each with 1 book and 3 DVDs, designed for different level of Chinese Learners.  Books are color print; DVDs & books are of high quality.This program aired and ended in April, 2005 on CCTV International Channel.

‘Communicate in Chinese’ Course Introduction
The "Communicate in Chinese" texts have 40 scenarios (40 topics) in total, published as a set of four books; each book comprises ten lessons, the last one being a revision lesson.

The teaching materials concentrate on spoken Chinese, through the characters' daily activities as presented in the situational dialogues, language context is reflected and students will find their interest grow as they gradually grasp the ability to communicate in Chinese.

The text has split up expressions that are used in daily life into several topics, each lesson focus on some of the expressions on the topic, with situational dialogues, new words, common expressions, cultural background, language points, notes, substitutional drills; this integrates comprehension with practical usage.

To speed up the leaning process for TV viewers and learners so that they can communicate with Chinese people in simple situations, each lesson has been divided into three parts, the first two parts mainly explain the dialogue and include explanations of the cultural background and language points, while the third part is for revision and contains substitutional drills of common expressions. It can be seen that dialogue is given a primary role while exercises complement the learning of conversations. This set of teaching materials and DVD aims to allow viewers to become adept at using Chinese to communicate in daily life.

In order to assist beginners gain an innate understanding of dialogues in Chinese and quickly gain communication skills, the teaching materials produce situational dialogues and provide pinyin, Chinese and English subtitles onscreen for the new vocabulary and common expressions, so that what viewer see, they can learn, it cultivates a language environment and leaves a lasting impression.

Table of Book Contents
Volume 1
The teaching program aims at the zero level learners of Chinese whose native or medium language is English;
Each lesson focuses on teaching and practicing some of the most frequently used key expressions while dealing with a particular life topic, coverage includes situational dialogues, new words, common expressions, cultural background, language points, notes and substitution drills. 
Concentrate on spoken Chinese, through the actors' life activities as presented in the situational dialogs, language context is reflected and students will find their interest grow as they gradually grasp the ability to communicate in Chinese
Repeated play of the skit ensures that the viewer can fully comprehend the words used in the life situation.
Drills enable the student to become competent in practical usage. 
Volume 2
10 lessons: Staying at Hotels, Changing Money, Repairing the Bicycle, Taking Taxis, Taking Buses, Talking about the Weather, Sending Letters, On the Internet, Booking Tickets, Revision
Volume 3
10 lessons: Reservations and Dining, Opinions, Guest Visit, Developing Films, Washing the Laundry, Seeing a Doctor, Birthdays, Eating Roast Duck, Touring in Beijing, Revision
Volume 4
10 lessons: Travel Plans, Appointments, Shopping, Watching a Movie/Peking Opera, Haircuts, Price Haggling, Tailor-Made Clothing, Sports, Goodbye, Revision

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