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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
Summary:
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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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Essential Japanese Grammar: A Comprehensive Guide to Contemporary Usage

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Author: Masahiro Tanimori, Eriko Sato Ph.D.
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2012)
Binding: Paperback, 416 pages
Summary:
Essential Japanese Grammar is an indispensable reference for students of Japanese at all levels, as well as anyone seeking to brush up on the language. Providing clear, jargon-free explanations of how Japanese grammar works and offering hundreds of example sentences, it is an essential handbook for self-study or for the classroom and should be a valued resource for years to come.
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Japanese Hiragana & Katakana for Beginners: First Steps to Mastering the Japanese Writing System

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Author: Timothy G. Stout
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2011)
Binding: Paperback, 192 pages
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Japanese has 3 writing systems, all used together: hiragana, katakana and kanji. Japanese Hiragana & Katakana for Beginners helps newcomers learn how to use the first two systems' basic 92 characters to read, write and communicate. Memorable picture mnemonics connect each character to English words already familiar to you, which makes remembering easier.
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商务汉语提高

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Author: zhang li
Publisher: Peking University Press (2010)
Binding: Paperback, 199 pages
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《商务汉语系列教材•中国国家汉办规划教材·商务汉语提高》(应酬篇、办公篇、业务篇)针对已经掌握一点简单汉语的学习者,训练基本商务信息交流语言交际技能。适用于只具有一点汉语基础的工商界人士以及其他希望学习一些基础商务汉语的人。本教材采用印刷文本和多媒体材料相结合的方式,学习者和教师可以充分地利用多媒体材料进行学习和教学。商务汉语系列教材是国家汉办规划教材。本系列教材以对华商务活动为背景,并以交际功能为纲组织语言项目,重在口语会话。
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Chinese Out of the Box

Author: Galal Walker, Huanzhen Zhao
Publisher: Foreign Language Publications, National East Asian Languages Resource Center, The Ohio State University
Binding: Paperback, pages
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"Chinese Out of the Box" is a complete set of materials for developing the foundation skills for Mandarin Chinese for children who have not been exposed to the language. "Chinese Out of the Box" includes 9 pedagogical components coming in various media formats such as books, flash cards, video and audio discs, and digital media DVD. It is an instructional kit that gives the teacher a complete range of tools for exposing children to Mandarin.
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Developing Chinese Fluency

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Author: Phyllis Zhang
Publisher: Cengage Learning (2010)
Binding: Paperback, 301 pages
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DCF is a rigorous communication skill training program that seeks to systematically expand the intermediate learners' vocabulary, and help them achieve advanced level proficiency in the oral and written use of the language -- particularly in the areas of description, comparison, and introduction. Ideal for conversational or speaking and writing Chinese courses for upper-intermediate to rising-advanced students, the program comes complete with Textbook, Workbook, Online Workbook and free Companion Website.
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