Chinese Essentials provides a fun, engaging and interactive environment where you can master the vocabulary and pronunciation skills needed to communicate in Chinese. Transparent Chinese's Declarative First approach provides a proven path to initial Chinese acquisition. Each lesson incorporates the key elements necessary to successfully learn Chinese including useful words and phrases, pronunciation practice and grammar. Transparent Chinese Essentials will help you prepare for typical everyday conversations. Each unit contains several lessons made up of a series of engaging and increasingly challenging activities that enable you to understand and convey the basics for survival and to participate in practical communication.