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Class Professional Standards for K-12 Chinese Language Teachers

Author: Lucy Lee
Publisher: National East Asian Languages Resource Center
Binding: Paperback, 104pages
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CLASS Professional Standards is a resource for Chinese teachers, foreign language specialists, school administrators, parents, and policy makers who recognize the importance of Chinese cultures taught by professional teachers of Chinese. The release of the book also marks the celebration of the Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools (CLASS) 20th anniversary.
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Chinese: Communicating in the Culture (Performance Text 4)

Author: Galal Walker,Yong Lang
Publisher: Foreign Language Publications & Services
Binding: perfect binding, 443pages
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Details: This is the fourth text in the Chinese: Communicating in the Culture beginning course in spoken Mandarin series. This text is designed with the autonomous learner in mind. Expands upon skills developed in communicating in Chinese culture. Includes an audio program MP3 disc.
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Chinese: Communicating in the Culture (Performance Text Three)

Author: Galal Walker, Yong Lang
Publisher: Foreign Language Publications,National East Asian Languages Resource Center
Binding: Paperback, pages
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This is the third text in a series of Mandarin Chinese learning texts. It continues with the theme of learning to communicate in various forms, emphasizing in this text on going to and coming from places.
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A Brief History of Chinese and Japanese Civilizations

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Author: Miranda Brown, Suzanne Gay, Conrad Schirokauer, David Lurie
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 736 pages
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This compelling text explores the development of China and Japan through their art, religion, literature, and thought as well as through their economic, political, and social history. This author team combines strong research with extensive classroom teaching experience to offer a clear, consistent, and highly readable text that is accessible to students with no previous knowledge of the history of East Asia.
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Setting the Stage for Chines Level 2

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Author: Yuanchao Meng
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui Company (2009)
Binding: Paperback, 160 pages
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Many students learn by doing, and with Setting the Stage for Chinese, students of all ages will be singing, shouting and laughing as they learn Chinese. By combining language learning with theater performance, this innovative series of bilingual plays introduces students to Chinese language and culture as they read each story, memorize their roles and perform on stage. Designed for intermediate to advanced students of Chinese, Level 2 of this series includes adaptations of China's fairy tales and favorite holiday stories such as "Lantern Festival," "Five Brothers" and "Cowherd and Weaver Girl." Contemporary dialogues, rhymes and songs are woven into the scripts, making the language come alive for the stage. Both performers and their parents in the audience will remember these plays for years to come.
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Setting the Stage for Chinese Level 1

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Author: Yuanchao Meng
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 108 pages
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Children learn by doing, and with Setting the Stage for Chinese, children of all ages will learn Chinese as they perform Aesop's fables and classic stories from China. By combining language learning with theater performance, this innovative new compilation of bilingual plays introduces students to Chinese language and culture as they read each story and perform their roles on stage. This collection includes adaptations of China’s favorite stories and fairy tales such as "The Legend of Mulan," "The Little Tadpoles" and "The Turnip Is Back." Contemporary dialogues, rhymes and songs are woven into the scripts, making the language come alive for the stage. Even parents who don’t know Chinese will find themselves saying lines from the plays they’ve watched, and children who have performed them will remember them for years to come.
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All Things Considered: Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese

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Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: Princeton University Press (2010)
Binding: Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese, 21 pages
Summary:
This modern Chinese language textbook bridges the gap between intermediate and advanced Chinese. It is ideal for students who have completed intermediate courses but need more language practice to prepare them for the complexity of advanced Chinese. The text is divided into two parts. The first section consists of twelve dialogues; the second is a selection of recent newspaper articles about contemporary Chinese society. A novel feature of All Things Considered is that several topics appear in both dialogue and essay forms. This repetition is designed to improve students' retention of grammar and vocabulary as well as to highlight differences between spoken and written Chinese. All of the articles and dialogues center on everyday issues in contemporary China. Several of the topics featured are controversial in the hope that they will spark students' interest and promote participation in class discussions.
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Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters: A Revolutionary New Way to Learn and Remember the 800 Most Basic Chinese Characters

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Author: Laurence Matthews, Alison Matthews
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 384 pages
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Aimed at helping students of Chinese learn and remember Chinese characters—including the pronunciation of characters—fast and effectively, Learning Chinese Characters Volume 1 is a systematic study aid to this difficult language. Designed specifically to ease students into the daunting process of learning Chinese characters, Learning Chinese Characters Volume 1 incorporates the key principle of visual imagery. A book for serious learners of Chinese, it can be used alongside (or after, or even before) a course in the Chinese language. Concise, clear and appealing, this practical guide is well designed and includes an easy-to-use index.
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Chinese: Communicating in the Culture (Performance book 2)

Author: Galal Walker, Yong Lang
Publisher: Foreign Language Publications
Binding: Paperback, pages
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This is the second text in a series of Mandarin Chinese learning texts. It continues with the theme of learning to communicate in various forms, especially with time and location, and the hànzì writing system is introduced. An MP3 file accompanies this book.
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Discussing Everything Chinese (Traditional Characters): A Comprehensive Textbook In Advanced Chinese

Author: Tengli Li
Binding: Paperback, 270pages
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Ideal for upper-intermediate and advanced Chinese students.Used at Yale and many other universities. Free access to listening exercises & audio-visual materials at www.MyChineseClass.com. Ch5: Business activities in China, Ch6: Chinese movies, Ch7: The development of modern Chinese literature and culture, Ch8: Chinese news.In traditional characters.
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