Standard Chinese includes standard Chinese from (1) to (5), with each part 12 lessons and each lesson including five parts, glossary, grammar, conversation, listening, and reading. You may carry on the study in turn or choose the contents you have interest in. These aspects contain each essential factor of Chinese studying. As long as you persist listening, speaking, reading, and writing, you will certainly have a harvest.
Korean cellist Han-Na Chang, after spending most of her recording time on fairly substantive fare, takes the tried-and-true road of turning out an album of decidedly more lyrical bent. This is quite a common record-company practice; at least it has been with EMI, and not necessarily one to be disparaged. Critical acclaim of Chang has been nearly universal, though even acclaimed critics have found fault when dwelling upon her manner. This is the fifth album for EMI that has seen this wisp of a young girl blossom into a woman, at least if EMI’s cover art is to be trusted. And as might seem appropriate for the age, the mainly short selections (with the notable exception of the Lalo) are full of passion and pensive promise, perfect choices that seem tailor made for this time of her life.