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Exploring in Chinese, Volume 2

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Author: Cynthia Y. Ning
Publisher: Yale University Press (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 288 pages
Summary:
Exploring in Chinese is an intermediate-level multimedia Chinese program consisting of a student text and accompanying DVD that uses unscripted dialogues as the basis for students to make the transition from the basic skills acquired at the elementary level to the more complex comprehension skills required at the intermediate level. This two-volume set spans the third and fourth semesters of study, following the first two semesters covered in the elementary program, Communicating in Chinese, also by Cynthia Ning.
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Exploring in Chinese, Volume 1

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Author: Cynthia Y. Ning
Publisher: Yale University Press (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 336 pages
Summary:
Exploring in Chinese is an intermediate-level multimedia Chinese program consisting of a student text and accompanying DVD that uses unscripted dialogues as the basis for students to make the transition from the basic skills acquired at the elementary level to the more complex comprehension skills required at the intermediate level. This two-volume set spans the third and fourth semesters of study, following the first two semesters covered in the elementary program, Communicating in Chinese, also by Cynthia Ning.
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Discussion of Method in the Teaching of Spoken Chinese

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Author: George L. Shelly
Publisher: Yale University Press (1961)
Binding: Paperback, pages
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David and Helen in China: Traditional Character Edition

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Author: Irene C. Liu, Donald K. Chang, Yuan-Yuan Meng, Phyllis Ni Zhang
Publisher: Yale University Press (1999)
Binding: Paperback, pages
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This splendid intermediate level textbook for modern Chinese is designed for use in both independent study and the classroom. Available in two volumes, it emphasizes task-based learning as well as greater cultural understanding. An accompanying audio program forms an essential part of the course.
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Contemporary Chinese Fiction

Author: Neal Robbins
Publisher: Yale University Press
Binding: Paperback, 225pages
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This volume contains fifteen selections from the writings of Hu Shih, Sun Yat-Sen, Liang Ch'i-ch'ao, and others. It uses traditional characters with Yale romanization.
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Communicating in Chinese: Student Lab Workbook with 5-CD Audio Program

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Author: Cynthia Y. Ning
Publisher: Yale University Press (1994)
Binding: Paperback, 194 pages
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Communicating in Chinese: Reading and Writing

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Author: Cynthia Y. Ning
Publisher: Yale University Press (1994)
Binding: Paperback, 284 pages
Summary:
"Communicating in Chinese is for the beginning learner. The series now includes two student books and two activity books (for teachers), and provides the framework for a proficiency-based approach to learning standard Chinese. Focusing on all four skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing), the program consists of a series of graded tasks that approximate the real-life tasks that a student might face. The approach requires students to learn and manipulate vocabulary and structures to achieve specific real-life ends. The content of each lesson provides the student with the necessary resources, and the practice to develop the necessary skills, to use Chinese to achieve these ends. The Communicating in Chinese curriculum consists of task-based, interactive classroom exercises. The focus is on the learner, and students are encouraged to develop their own strategies to determine and express meaning. The material covers a variety of daily life needs, including becoming acquainted, making appointments, shopping, engaging in leisure activities, obtaining food and drink, and using transportation. All of these activities are presented in context at home, in school, or in common public places. Through exposure to practical reading texts such as street signs, menus, advertisements, schedules, forms, and hand-written notes - in simplified and traditional characters - students gain familiarity with a wide range of Chinese written styles, and learn to convey simple messages by writing Chinese characters as well. The Communicating in Chinese series has been adopted by many schools and colleges throughout the United States and abroad."
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Communicating in Chinese: Listening and Speaking

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Author: Cynthia Y. Ning
Publisher: Yale University Press (1993)
Binding: Paperback, 243 pages
Summary:
"Communicating in Chinese is for the beginning learner. The series now includes two student books and two activity books (for teachers), and provides the framework for a proficiency-based approach to learning standard Chinese. Focusing on all four skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing), the program consists of a series of graded tasks that approximate the real-life tasks that a student might face. The approach requires students to learn and manipulate vocabulary and structures to achieve specific real-life ends. The content of each lesson provides the student with the necessary resources, and the practice to develop the necessary skills, to use Chinese to achieve these ends. The Communicating in Chinese curriculum consists of task-based, interactive classroom exercises. The focus is on the learner, and students are encouraged to develop their own strategies to determine and express meaning. The material covers a variety of daily life needs, including becoming acquainted, making appointments, shopping, engaging in leisure activities, obtaining food and drink, and using transportation. All of these activities are presented in context at home, in school, or in common public places. Through exposure to practical reading texts such as street signs, menus, advertisements, schedules, forms, and hand-written notes - in simplified and traditional characters - students gain familiarity with a wide range of Chinese written styles, and learn to convey simple messages by writing Chinese characters as well. The Communicating in Chinese series has been adopted by many schools and colleges throughout the United States and abroad."
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Chinese Dialogues: An Intermediate Level Text for Modern Chinese

Author: Pao-Chen Lee,Henry C. Fenn,Claudia Ross
Publisher: Yale University Press
Binding: Paperback, 0pages
Summary:
This popular spoken language text for intermediate level students (second year), presents twenty-four lessons based on everyday situations. All lessons include a variety of practice materials. This volume, which records the experiences of an American visiting China, continues the emphasis of the Mirror Series on pattern control within a limited vocabulary. The famous Yale romanization system, used herein, was designed especially for Western students of Chinese. The Yale system is usually regarded as the easiest for beginners to learn. A parallel character text and cassette tapes for this book are available separately from the publisher. Information on supplementary materials to accompany this text or additional materials to follow it may be obtained by writing the publisher.
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Chinese Cursive Script: An Introduction to Handwriting in Chinese

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Author: Fred Fang-yu Wang
Publisher: Yale University Press (1958)
Binding: Paperback, 282 pages
Summary:
In this useful volume, Fred Fang-yu Wang presents materials designed to help solve an often vexing problem for students of Chinese: how to recognize and write handwritten or cursive-style forms of Chinese characters. Such forms are not usually taught in the regular language programs in schools and colleges. Yet they are constantly used by Chinese in informal communications, notes, letters, manuscripts, diaries, and the like. In fact, Chinese seldom write anything in printed-form characters, since cursive forms are generally employed for daily use. Such forms are as frequently seen in Chinese culture as the handwritten forms seen daily in the Western environment. A person unfamilar with the cursive forms will usually find it difficult to read handwritten Chinese despite a thorough knowledge of the printed form. Thus the value of this book. This book teaches students to recognize the cursive versions of 300 basic, frequently-used characters in Chinese, radical by radical. In doing so, it fills a crucial gap in the bridge between academic learning and real-life competence.
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