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Chinese Link: Intermediate Chinese, Level 2/Part 1 (2nd Edition)

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Author: Yueming Yu, Sue-mei Wu
Publisher: Prentice Hall (2011)
Binding: Paperback, 408 pages
CHINESE LINK: Zhongwen Tiandi Level 2 provides a practical, learner-centered, and enjoyable language and culture learning experience for intermediate level Chinese learners, as well as an efficient and comprehensive teaching resource for instructors. The intermediate level in the Chinese Link: program, this series systematically emphasizes and integrates the “5Cs” principles of the National Standards for Foreign Language Education—Communication, Cultures, Comparisons, Connections, and Communities—throughout the program. While learners of Chinese at the intermediate level need to continue to build their mastery of commonly used vocabulary and grammatical structures, they also need to begin to train for advanced level language usage: Chinese Link Level 2 supports these two needs. Chinese Link Level 2 continues to systematically build learners’ abilities in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing so that they can reach the intermediate level of competence. The content and exercises in the intermediate level program build upon what has been studied in the introductory level program, gradually adding more sophisticated vocabulary and grammatical structures. Frequent consolidation and review exercises are included. Chinese Link Level 2 also helps learners get ready for advanced Chinese study by introducing formal and written expressions and increasing students’ “media literacy.” This is accomplished by providing exposure to common Chinese idioms and the stories behind them, and by including texts written in the style of newspaper, magazines, and Internet news articles. Chinese Link Level 2 / Part 1 is comprised of 10 lessons, presenting traditional and simplified character versions side-by-side, allowing students to focus on one or the other, or to see the variations between the characters. Chinese Link Level 2 Parts 1 and 2 are designed to be completed in an academic year of college-level study.

Chaoyue Workbook: Advancing in Chinese

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Author: Yea-Fen Chen, Natasha Pierce, Yuanchao Meng, Frances Yufen Lee Mehta, Mei-Ju Hwang, Yeh Meng
Publisher: Columbia University Press (2010)
Binding: Paperback, 216 pages
Paired with the Chaoyue: Advancing in Chinese language text, this workbook completes one of the most sophisticated and comprehensive language instruction tools currently available. The workbook cements students' interpersonal communication skills and their ability to present and interpret Chinese as it is spoken and written. Filled with authentic uses of the language from everyday life, the workbook, just like the textbook, paints a vivid portrait of the Chinese-speaking world for a variety of students to grasp. Also in line with the text, the workbook emphasizes communication, cultures, comparisons, connections, and communities, and includes relatable topics, such as the self, schooling, and social customs, altogether engendering an appreciation of Chinese within a solidly global context.

Chinese in Motion Part 2 An Advanced Immersion Course 体演中文

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Author: Yi Lin
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2012)
Binding: Paperback, 256 pages
Perfect for students with two years of college Chinese, Chinese in Motion is designed to bring students up to ACTFL's intermediate-high or advanced-low proficiency level. This structured curriculum has lessons that transition from controlled to free production as students build on the textbook material to exercise their new language skills in real conversations with native Chinese speakers. On returning to the classroom, students exchange their experiences with each other and build their writing skills by crafting formal journal entries and then presenting their findings to the class. Serving double-duty as a language textbook and a reference guide for contemporary China, this book encourages students to move their language ability beyond the classroom walls and engage with the people, culture, and realities of life in China today.

Chinese in Motion Part 1 An Advanced Immersion Course 体演中文

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Author: Yi Lin
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2011)
Binding: Paperback, 304 pages
1. Student field work as the core of a comprehensive study abroad experience. 2. Professional-level vocabulary and sentence structures presented in context to aid acquisition of professional language ability. 3. Targeted themes and dialogues that focus each lesson on topics relevant to contemporary China. 4. Interactive lesson outlines that build on student at-home preparation for more effective in-class learning. 5. Perfect way to continue study after completing Integrated Chinese Level 2, Part 2.

Integrated Chinese Character Workbook: Level 1, Part 1 (Simplified & Traditional Character, 3rd Edition)

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Author: Yaohua Shi, Liangyan Ge, Nyan-Ping Bi, Tao-Chung Yao, Yuehua Liu
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 133 pages
The character workbook provides writing practice for all characters found in the Integrated Chinese third edition textbook. Both traditional and simplified characters are included on the same page and appear in the same order as in the textbook. Each character also includes pinyin pronunciation and English definitions, its radical highlighted, and clear, step-by-step stroke order with practice squares that include guide lines to help students balance characters correctly. Includes two indexes, one arranged alphabetically and one by lesson.

A New Text for a Modern China

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Author: Irene Liu, Jui-Nien Liu, Hsiao-Chi Li
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (1999)
Binding: Paperback, 269 pages
This set of two 60-minute audio cassettes for A New Text for Modern China (an updated and revised version of A Chinese Text for a Changing China) contains essays and vocabulary lists recorded by native speakers of Chinese. In this third-year course for college and adult learners of Chinese as a second language, elements of a language instruction book and an up-to-date cultural reader are combined into an innovative whole. Each of the five units in the textbook begins with an original essay on topics relevant to everyday life and contemporary issues in China. Each essay is accompanied by three related newspaper or magazine articles from Chinese publications. The reading material is followed by lists of new vocabulary, stock phrases, grammatical explanations and exercises to reinforce language learning. Material is in traditional and simplified characters with pinyin. Grammar explanations are in English.

成长 Step Up with Chinese, Textbook 1 - 3

Author: Lucy Lee 竹露茜, Lixia Chen 陈丽霞
Publisher: Cengage Learning Asia
Binding: Hardcover, 300pages
Step Up with Chinese for Beginners is a pioneering, standards-based introductory textbook series designed by North American educators in collaboration with Chinese language specialists at the Beijing Language and Culture University. Highly learner-friendly and task-centered, Step Up develops all four language skills while incorporating the ACTFL 5 C’s. Students will learn all the necessary material to engage others in meaningful communication and gain a better understanding of the Chinese culture. This three-volume series will cover three years of instruction at the secondary school level. Each volume includes a Textbook, a Workbook and a Teacher’s Guide. Each textbook offers ten themed lessons. Eschewing the traditional text-vocabulary-grammar centered approach, each lesson is broken down into small steps to learn and practice. Each step builds upon previously learned vocabulary and sentence patterns in a systematic way. The accompanying Workbook features a wide variety of different types of exercises to enhance students’ proficiency in all four language skills. Step Up makes an excellent course material for high school students as well as highly-motivated middle school students who have had little or no prior exposure to the Chinese language.

Japanese Respect Language

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Author: P. G. O'Neill
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 192 pages
Respect language—the special style of polite spoken or written Japanese—is involved almost every time people communicate with one another in Japanese. In order to learn Japanese an understanding of this respect language is essential. Japanese Respect Language outlines and explains how to understand which situations require respect language; how to identify the most suitable grammar, honorifics, and more and provides self-tests to help you master the skills.

Basic Japanese Kanji Volume 1

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Author: Kaori Hakone, Timothy G. Stout
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2011)
Binding: Paperback, 384 pages
Basic Japanese Kanji, Volume 1 is your introduction to the first 205 of the 410 core characters in Japanese (plus 18 additional kanji that serve as building blocks). These kanji are the most frequently used in newspapers, conversations and the top college-level beginning Japanese textbooks. Using a focused combination of proven traditional methods and unique new methods, this book will help independent learners and university or high school students to write, read, speak and use Japanese better.

Teaching and Learning Korean as a Foreign Language

Author: Andrew Byon, Danielle Pyun
Publisher: Foreign Language Publications (2012)
Binding: Paperback, pages
Korean as a Foreign Language (KFL) in U.S. college settings began on a small scale. Despite experiencing huge growth in recent years, KFL pedagogy is still in its beginning stages. KFL research monographs and/or edited volumes are relatively few, as compared to mainstream second/foreign language (L2) field. The NEALRC published this volume as a timely addition to the growing KFL field. This volume, edited by Andrew Byon and Danielle Pyun, contains eleven original studies that explore various pedagogical issues in KFL . This book aims to facilitate the dialogue between the existing instructional L2 acquisition theories and their applicability/practicality when implemented in actual KFL classroom settings. This book will be of particular interest to graduate students, language teachers, curriculum developers, and researchers in the fields of KFL as well as applied linguistics.