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Experiencing Chinese - High School Textbook 1

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Publisher: Higher Education Press (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 108 pages
Summary:
This series is complied for senior high school students who are beginning to learn Chinese, including senior students in public and private high schools, or independent Chinese learners aged between 16 and 18. They could also be used for Chinese teaching at the relevant levels. The textbooks are divided into six volumes, each of which includes a student's book, an activity manual, a teacher's book, and word cards. With the purpose of training students in basic skills of Chinese listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as equipping them with basic communication skills, these textbooks are mainly based on real life experiences that emphasize building the students' interests in learning Chinese. The books' design is vivid and lively, featuring both pictures and texts.
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Easy Steps to Chinese Textbook 1

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Author: Xinying Li Yamin Ma
Publisher: Beijing Language and Culture University Press (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 128 pages
Summary:
Fun and effective, this excellent textbook series adopts an exciting new approach to teaching Chinese as a foreign language. The task-based program, designed by the authors of the popular Chinese Made Easy and Chinese Made Easy for Kids, is based on feedback and helpful suggestions from teachers who use those series in their classrooms. The new program includes careful pacing, up-to-date topics, attractive page designs, and practical tasks and activities. In the workbooks, students practice Pinyin and strokes, write Chinese characters, and more. Students acquire a vocabulary of 1,600 characters and confidence in speaking and writing Chinese. The series includes Textbook with an audio CD, Workbook, Teacher's Book with a CD, Picture Flash Cards and Word Cards. Paperback, Simplified characters, Pinyin and English. Ages 10+.
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Chinese with Lulu and Maomao

Author: Licheng Gu
Publisher: Milet Publishing
Binding: Paperback, 48pages
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Chinese with Lulu and Maomao is a fresh and fun approach to language learning. It is designed like a storybook rather than a textbook to give children a bright and stimulating introduction to Chinese and covers topics that will appeal to young learners, such as family and friends, school, toys and games, numbers and colors. There's also a CD with the book to give children a lively context in which to practice speaking Chinese. * Ideal for use at home or in the classroom * Features Simplified Characters and Pinyin, and includes Pinyin chart * Look at this! feature to highlight language structures, pronunciation and tones * Quizzes to test progress * Wordlist for reference * Support for parents and teachers on effective language learning Note: The Chinese text in most Milet books is in Complex characters. It should be understood by speakers of all dialects, including Mandarin and Cantonese. This book, as specified, features Simplified Chinese characters, which is now the form most commonly taught in schools in China and Singapore and should also be understood by speakers of all dialects.
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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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Chinese Grammar Made Easy: A Practical and Effective Guide

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Author: Jianhua Bai
Publisher: Yale University Press (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 336 pages
Summary:
Chinese Grammar Made Easy presents instructors with innovative and classroom-tested techniques for teaching Chinese grammar. Its communicative, meaning-based approach helps teachers to engage students by bringing grammar into a practical, real-life context. As a reference for daily teaching, this book discusses 150 of the most fundamental and frequently used grammar points that students need to learn in order to communicate successfully. Each grammar point is accompanied by various learning activities to engage students and provide structured practice. Based on research conducted by a team of 25 experienced language teachers, Chinese Grammar Made Easy also offers: • Clear and concise explanations of grammar concepts, • Step-by-step teaching instructions, • A range of exercises to reinforce each grammar point. By providing pedagogical strategies, this book allows teachers to reflect on the effectiveness of their grammar instruction and to implement methods which fit the needs and interests of language learners.
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Body in Question: Image and Illusion in Two Chinese Films by Director Jiang Wen

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Author: Jerome Silbergeld
Publisher: Princeton University Press (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 176 pages
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In the Heat of the Sun and Devils on the Doorstep are two of the finest and most honored Chinese films ever made. Body in Question is the first book to thoroughly examine these groundbreaking works and one of the first books in English to study individual Chinese films in depth. These two award-winning films by renowned director-actor Jiang Wen and cinematographer Gu Changwei are unsurpassed in China for their exquisite attention to realistic detail, their stylistic range, their emotional breadth, and their razor-like commentary on contemporary China. In scenes that range from hilarious to horrific, China's ruling elite and its complicated relationship with Japan are subjected to the filmmakers' ironic treatment and profound concern with social justice. In the Heat of the Sun has become unavailable, and Devils on the Doorstep has been suppressed by the Chinese government. Jerome Silbergeld gives these two important films careful and extended study in Body in Question. He uses cinema and photography, political history, anthropology and philosophy, Chinese rhetorical traditions, and concepts of justice to explore the films' visual complexity and intellectual force, providing a unique look at the artistry and pressing concerns of Chinese cinema today. An accompanying DVD includes major clips from both films. Body in Question will be of interest to specialists in Chinese art and culture, and anyone interested in film, Chinese politics, and Asian culture.
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Elementary Korean Second Edition

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Author: Jaehoon Yeon, Ross King
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2009)
Binding: Hardcover, 384 pages
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This new edition of Elementary Korean is the most comprehensive and detailed introductory Korean textbook available. Perfect for a first-year university-level course or for the independent language learner, with no prior knowledge of the language necessary. A new format—now with dozens of illustrations—presents vocabulary, grammar, conversations and exercises that make Korean accessible and understandable. The new edition also includes corrections and some new content, such as new vocabulary and exercises.
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Aozora: Intermediate-Advance Japanese Communication

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Author: Noriko Fujii
Publisher: National Foreign Language Resource Center (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 320 pages
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"An excellent textbook that provides teachers and students with enticing up-to-date and well-organized material." - Modern Language Journal"
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250 Essential Japanese Kanji Characters Volume 1 Revised Edition

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Author: Kanji Text Research Group Univ of Tokyo
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 256 pages
Summary:
Tackling kanji-the system of Japanese writing based on Chinese characters-is the most challenging aspect of learning the Japanese language. 250 Essential Japanese Kanji Characters Volume 1 and Volume 2 are time-tested books that have now been enhanced and revised using proven methods from the Kanji Text Research Group at the University of Tokyo. Together, these updated volumes incorporate all 410 kanji required for the AP exam, along with practice questions. Each lesson helps you master a new group of kanji, with either an etymology or a memory aid offered to give students a basis for understanding and memorizing the kanji systematically and correctly.
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Japanese Stage-Step Course: Workbook 2

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Author: Wako Tawa
Publisher: Routledge (2009)
Binding: Spiral-bound, 416 pages
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"Workbook 2 of the Japanese Stage-Step Course" is designed to be used alongside Stages Two and Three of the "Grammar Textbook". It contains conversation, listening, reading and writing exercises along with new vocabulary for each lesson in the textbook to enable students to thoroughly practice the grammatical structures they have learnt. Additional features include: detailed explanation of vocabulary items; abundant exercises including sentence as well as discourse practices; extensive cross-referencing with the "Grammar Textbook Japanese"; and, English and English-Japanese glossary. All the audio material for "Workbook 2" is available on CD2. The course also includes "The Grammar Textbook", "Workbook 1", "CD1" and "The Writing Practice Book".
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