[quote]The Practical Audio Visual series is fine if you’re an American. If you’re not, then it gets a tad annoying as EVERY chapter compares life in America with life in Taiwan.
It’s not a very well edited book and you’ll find a lot of typos. Also the romanisation system they use is not standard throughout the book. However if you use MPS, then you should be fine.[/quote]
Bollocks. Are you talking about some years old edition? This series (the Shida books) is easily the best. It does have a lot of comparing to life in America, but it also has quite a lot of fairly up to date stuff about liffe in Taiwan, slang etc. It seems to be very well edited, with very few typos. The romanisation saystem they use (hanyu pinyin) is the same all the way through.