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ABC Chinese-English Dictionary: Pocket Edition

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Author: John DeFrancis
Publisher: Routledge (1999)
Binding: Paperback, 1000 pages
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Contains all 71,000 entries in the original 1996 edition, but in a portable format on thinner paper. Already established as the market leader. 'A most happy combination of judgement and scholarship' - Times Higher Education Supplement. 'Nothing short of wonderful' - Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society.
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A Primer for Advanced Beginners of Chinese, Simplified Characters: Volume 1 and 2

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Author: Yanping Xie, Zhirong Wang, Xie Yanping, Hailong Wang, Lening Liu, Irene Liu, Duanduan Li
Publisher: Columbia University Press (2004)
Binding: Paperback, 261 pages
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As the teaching of Chinese increasingly uses simplified characters, this new version of the popular A Primer for Advanced Beginners of Chinese fills an important gap in Chinese-language instruction. The two-volume primer is addressed to meet the needs of the rapidly growing number of Chinese language students who were raised in the United States in Chinese-speaking homes and speak the language but cannot read or write it. This text develops lessons around readings on Chinese history, culture, geography, literature, folktales and mythology, customs, and cuisine.
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A Guide to Proper Usage of Spoken Chinese (Second Edition)

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Author: Tian Shou-he
Publisher: The University of Michigan press (2005)
Binding: Paperback, 220 pages
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This book is intended as a companion reference work to Chinese textbooks for beginners. Over 200 points of grammar and vocabulary which frequently present difficulties to students of Chinese are dealt with here. A comparative approach has been adopted. Comparisons are made between Chinese and English, between two grammatical points, and between two vocabulary points. The book helps beginners of Chinese to get things right from the start. For teachers and more advanced students, it also serves as an easy and efficent reference for the essential grammatical and vocabulary points given in Chinese textbooks for beginners. Tian Shou-he received a master's degree from Ohio State University in 1983. He has taught Mandarin (Putonghua) to both foreign and Chinese students at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
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A Demonstration of Chinese Classroom Instruction: Comprehensive Coursese: Phonetics (1 Booklet + 1 DVD)

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Author: Liu Ximing
Publisher: Blcup (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 1 pages
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This DVD series was developed based upon years of teaching experience of TCFL teachers from Beijing Language and Culture University, integrating the traditional and modern teaching methods. The classroom teaching is shot from multi-angles to provide a vivid display of the real teaching process. Summarization and conclusion of the teaching methods is also given for users to better master what they’ve learnt. The series includes six sections: pronunciation, grammar, short articles, listening, reading, and speaking. It provides visual teaching demonstration and clear teaching guide for the teachers, to help them master the teaching methods, and solve the problems occurring in the teaching process.
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A Demonstration of Chinese Classroom Instruction: Comprehensive Courses: Readings (1 Booklet + 1 DVD)

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Author: Liu Ximing
Publisher: Blcup (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 1 pages
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Part of the "A Demonstration of Chinese Classroom Instruction" series, this DVD highlights the best of teaching experience in Readings by an award-winning teacher. Reading comprehension in elementary level is based on recognizing characters, words and expressions. The DVD firstly shows how the teacher focuses on single and complex sentences and then gradually transits to the sentence groups, passages and texts. The DVD then shows in intermediate level of reading, how the students make efforts to increase their vocabulary and practice reading texts under the teacher s instruction. In the mean time, The DVD demonstrates how the teacher trains the students to apply reading methods and skills. Series Introduction "A Demonstration of Chinese Classroom Instruction" series highlights the best of teaching experience of many award-winning teachers who teach Chinese as a second language. This DVD set records the real classroom teaching situations from different angles with multiple cameras. It shows the interaction between the teacher and the students in the classroom and reviews each class in a separate booklet (included with purchase of DVD.) The DVDs in the set are instrumental to both the teachers and students of Chinese.
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A Handbook for 1,000 Basic Chinese Characters

Author: Guo'an Wang
Publisher: The Chinese University Press
Binding: Hardcover, 630pages
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Designed to help students of the Chinese language master the meaning and usage of the most commonly used Chinese characters and phrases. It contains around 1,000 entries of the most commonly used characters with respective stroke order in simplified Chinese. When applicable, this is also supplied for traditional Chinese characters. Including 10,000 entries of words and phrases under their respective word entries, including synonyms, antonyms and idioms. With pinyinof the characters and phrases, straightforward English meanings, and sample sentences to illustrate the usage of the characters.
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A Guide to Proper Usage of Spoken Chinese (Simplified Chinese Edition)

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Author: Shou-be Tian
Publisher: The Chinese University Press (1996)
Binding: Paperback, 197 pages
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This book is intended as a companion reference work to Chinese textbooks for beginners. It uses a comparative approach to address over 200 points of grammar and vocabulary that frequently present difficulties to students of Chinese. This volume serves as an easy and efficient reference for teachers and advanced students as well.
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A Demonstration of Chinese Classroom Instruction: Elementary Spoken Chinese

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Author: Liu Ximing
Publisher: Blcup (2005)
Binding: Paperback, 1 pages
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Part of the A Demonstration of Chinese Classroom Instruction series, this DVD highlights the best of teaching experience in Elementary Spoken Chinese by an award-winning teacher. The DVD shows how, after finishing the spoken Chinese lesson, the students should talk in complete and consecutive Chinese and make conversations on daily life topics such as introducing people, shopping and asking questions. The DVD demonstrates how the students should be able to express their ideas and describe things and discuss the language learning materials in simple sentences. It is important that the students pronunciation should be accurate although they may have some accent. They should also generally master the tones and intonation. -- Series Introduction -- A Demonstration of Chinese Classroom Instruction series highlights the best of teaching experience of many award-winning teachers who teach Chinese as a second language. This DVD set records the real classroom teaching situations from different angles with multiple cameras. It shows the interaction between the teacher and the students in the classroom and reviews each class in a separate booklet (included with purchase of DVD). The DVDs in the set are instrumental to both the teachers and students of Chinese.
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Conversational Japanese in 7 Days

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Author: Colin Lloyd, Etsuko Tsujita
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (2004)
Binding: Paperback, 96 pages
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This accessible minicourse provides all the communication skills needed to make the most of a foreign jaunt. In just one week--less time than it takes to get a passport--you can learn enough Japanese to conduct typical travelers' transactions with conversational confidence. Organized into seven units, one for each day of the week, these colorfully illustrated chapters feature: * Vocabulary and phrase lists for everyday situations such as dining, shopping, and asking for directions * Accessible grammar points and interactive practice exercises * An easy-to-navigate vocabulary list for on-the-spot reference * Dialogues and exercises performed by native speakers--now on CD * Updated information about ATMs and public phones abroad
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