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Adventures in Japanese 1

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Author: Hiromi Peterson, Misako Steverson
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2004)
Binding: Paperback, 174 pages
Summary:
Volume 1 gently, but thoroughly introduces hiragana and katagana in order to acclimate the student to the use of characters. Seventeen basic kanji are also introduced.
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Integrated Chinese, Level 1 Part 2

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Author: Tao-chung Yao
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2005)
Binding: Paperback, 191 pages
Summary:
Level 1, Part 2 continues the first year of study in Integrated Chinese, helping learners build solid communicative skills as they discuss everyday topics such as food, sports, travel, going to a party, and renting an apartment. Pinyin texts appear at the end of each lesson, encouraging students to begin reading characters alone. In total, Level 1, Part 2 introduces 350 more characters.
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Integrated Chinese: Level 1, Part 1 (Traditional & Simplified Character) Character Workbook

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Author: Xiaojun Wang, Jeffrey J. Hayden, Yaohua Shi, Liangyan Ge, Yea-fen Chen, Nyan-ping Bi, Yuehua Liu, Tao-chung Yao
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2004)
Binding: Paperback, 176 pages
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The Character Workbooks are designed to help the student learn Chinese characters in their correct stroke order. In the Level 1 workbooks, stroke order for each new character is displayed, along with its pinyin pronunciation and English translation. Character boxes allow students to practice writing the characters. The Level 2 Character workbook, in addition to stroke order, presents example sentences to illustrate word usage in context. The Level 2 Character workbook includes both simplified and traditional character forms. Four useful appendices are included in the Level 2 Character workbook: A list of proper nouns and measure words; an English-Chinese glossary that includes all vocabulary in Levels 1 and 2; a Chinese character index that lists all characters appearing in Levels 1 and 2; and the simplified-form example sentences that appear in traditional characters throughout the bookÂ’s text.
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Integrated Chinese, Level 2 Textbook, 2nd Edition (Traditional and Simplified) 中文听说读写

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Author: Tao-chung Yao
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2005)
Binding: Paperback, 513 pages
Summary:
Integrated Chinese Level 2 is intermediate-level textbook for students who have completed one year of study at the high school or college level, or for anyone seeking to communicate effectively in Chinese wherever it is spoken. This acclaimed, best-selling series is successful because it "integrates" all four language skills--listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Integrated Chinese helps you understand how the Chinese language works grammatically, and how to use Chinese in real life,how to understand it on the street, speak it on the telephone, read it in the newspaper, or write it in a report. The materials within Integrated Chinese's set of textbooks, workbooks, character workbooks, and audio CDs are divided into sections of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Two types of exercises are used: traditional exercises (fill-in-the-blank, sentence completion, translation) to help learners build a solid grammatical foundation, and communication-oriented exercises (speaking drills, discussion topics, etc.) to prepare them to function in a Chinese language environment. Frequently, authentic materials written for native Chinese speakers and real (newspaper clippings, signs, tickets, etc.) are used. Notes on language use and Chinese culture are found throughout the textbooks. In Level 2, simplified and traditional characters are combined in one book.
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Integrated Chinese: Simplified Characters Textbook, Level 1, Part 1

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Author: Yuehua Liu
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 368 pages
Summary:
Begins the first year of study in Chinese, and introduces about 350 vocabulary items •Covers the basics with simple, graded activities on essential topics such as greetings, dates and times, family, and shopping •Introduces essential grammatical structures •Positions pinyin texts close to Chinese character texts so students can focus on speaking and pronunciation
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College Chinese: A First-Year Textbook (4-Volume Set)

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Author: Shou-Ying Lin
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (1993)
Binding: Paperback, 1064 pages
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College Chinese is designed for the first year of Chinese study at the college level. Based on the author's 20-year experience of teaching at Harvard University, each volume of the College Chinese textbook contains 40 lessons based on activities and events on a university campus. Volume 1 presents the text and vocabulary in pinyin romanization, and grammar explanations in English; Volume 2 includes the text and vocabulary in both traditional and simplified characters. A Companion Book for College Chinese, which also comprises two volumes, includes pattern drills, supplementary readings and stroke order diagrams for characters.
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Huanying 1 Textbook (Chinese Edition)

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Author: Lanting Xu, Jiaying Howard
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2008)
Binding: Hardcover, 408 pages
Summary:
The Huanying, Volume 1 textbook is designed for learners who have no prior knowledge of Chinese. The textbook contains enough material to cover a full-year course and includes six units, each with a specific communication theme and each containing learning objectives, five lessons, a unit review, and end-of-unit self-assessment. Each lesson has two dialogues or texts, a new word list, language notes, cultural notes, Pronunciation Practice (Units 1-3), a more extensive glimpse into Chinese culture (Units 4-6), and some knowledge-related language activities. In Volume 1, the first few lessons introduce the fundamentals of the spoken and written language, with guided practice in pronunciation and character writing. Three indexes (vocabulary, proper nouns and language notes) are included, as well as three helpful appendixes (pinyin tone & spelling rules, character strokes & radicals, and each lesson's dialogues & texts in traditional characters). The lessons in this book are in simplified characters, with English and pinyin. Traditional characters are included in vocabulary lists and indexes.
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Chinese Odyssey 6: Innovative Chinese Courseware - Textbook w/Exercises (Simplified and Traditional)

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Author: Xueying Wang
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 385 pages
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The Chinese Odyssey, Volume 6 textbook solidifies students’ competence in modern Chinese communication. In year three of Chinese Odyssey, students will carry on more sophisticated discussions in Chinese and learn to express themselves in writing. The book’s five lessons contain dialogues and texts, clear and detailed explanations of grammar rules and language usage, coordinated grammar and communication exercises, and cultural material. Lesson topics in Volumes 5 & 6 range from traditional Chinese marriage customs, to the Chinese political system and its administrative structure, to the state of environmental protection and pollution in China. This book is intended to cover the second semester of third-year Chinese for students in high school or college. This book includes practice exercises integrated throughout each section of the textbook, eliminating the need for a separate workbook. At the end of each lesson, Comprehensive Exercises integrate listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar practice. These exercises are the same as the exercises in the multimedia CD-ROM. Exercises and quizzes in all volumes are modeled after the HSK, China’s standardized test of Chinese for foreign learners, making Chinese Odyssey the ideal series for anyone who plans to study or work in China. This book presents traditional and simplified characters on facing pages, to encourage fluency in students who wish to study and compare the two forms.
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How Far Away Is the Sun? and Other Essays

Publisher: Cheng & Tsui
Binding: Paperback, 234pages
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"First semester of second-year Chinese, or ACTFL ""Intermediate Mid"" level. College, high school, and adult learners. ""How far away is the sun?"" is a philosophical conundrum most Chinese children can readily explain. With this reader, non-native learners of Chinese will understand this Confucian query as well as other challenging cultural questions, while solidifying their Chinese language skills. How Far Away Is the Sun? satisfies the need for fun and interesting supplementary reading material for Chinese language learners. The second in a five-volume Cheng & Tsui Readings in Chinese Culture Series, this collection of ten original essays is ideal for intermediate students in their first semester of second-year Chinese, or at the ""Intermediate Mid"" level, as designated by ACTFL proficiency guidelines. "
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The Moon Is Always Beautiful and Other Essays

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Author: By Qun Ao, Weijia Huang
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2010)
Binding: Paperback, 268 pages
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"Second semester of second-year Chinese, or ACTFL ""Intermediate High"" level. College, high school, and adult learners. The Moon Is Always Beautiful invites students to appreciate the rich textures of traditional and contemporary Chinese culture while sharpening their reading skills. The third in the five-volume Cheng & Tsui Readings in Chinese Culture series, this collection of ten original essays is ideal for intermediate students in the second semester of second-year Chinese, or at the “Intermediate High” level, as designated by ACTFL proficiency guidelines. Used as a supplement to any intermediate Mandarin Chinese textbook, or as reading material for independent learners, The Moon Is Always Beautiful will refine students’ grasp of Chinese vocabulary and grammar while also strengthening their understanding of Chinese arts, culture, and society. Given the cultural focus of the AP* and other standardized Chinese exams, teachers will welcome this resource that seamlessly combines language learning with an introduction to both classical and contemporary Chinese culture."
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