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Frog's Tears and Other Stories: Readings in Korean Culture Series

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Author: Hye-Sook Wang
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2009)
Binding: Paperback, 318 pages
Summary:
From ungrateful young frogs to generous brothers, the captivating characters of Korea’s folktales have provided entertainment and insight for centuries. This new reader from the author of Generation Gap invites students of Korean at the high-beginning or low-intermediate levels to immerse themselves in Korea’s rich folkloric tradition as they develop their language skills and cultural knowledge. Frog’s Tears is a perfect supplementary reader for a first- or second-year Korean course, or for pleasure reading and independent study. High school and college students who want to explore Korean culture as they learn the Korean language will love these authentic stories that reveal traditional Korean values and thought throughout the ages. Each story is followed by a variety of task-based and content-based exercises for practicing language skills, refining reading comprehension, and extending cultural knowledge through lively discussion. Frog’s Tears is the second book to be released in the Cheng & Tsui Readings in Korean Culture Series, which offers supplemental reading material that corresponds to different levels of Korean language proficiency.
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New Practical Chinese Reader Workbook 4

Binding: paperback, 153pages
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This compilation of the New Practical Chinese Reader is organized by the China National office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (NOCFL). Now available in four volumes, this series features a total of 50 lessons. It includes vocabulary, grammar, drills and text grouped around the following topics: courtship, the role of men and women in society, career objectives, traditions of the Spring Festival, the writings of Lu Xun, bargaining for discounts, interviewing for a job, part-time work, family planning in China, visiting a traditional Chinese doctor, and China’s launch of the Shenzhou 5 spacecraft. These textbooks have been widely used by students in North America, Australia and Europe. The fifth and sixth volumes of the series will be published later this year. Text in simplified Chinese characters.
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New Practical Chinese Reader: Textbook Vol.3

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Author: Jerry Schmidt
Publisher: China Books & Periodicals (2004)
Binding: Paperback, 249 pages
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Textbook 3 in the series, with Lessons 27-38, including dialogues on attending festivals, Beijing street life, and a trip to the Three Gorges, among others.
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New Practical Chinese Reader, Textbook Vol. 2

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Author: Jerry Schmidt
Publisher: Beijing Language and Culture University Press (2002)
Binding: Perfect Paperback, 295 pages
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Compiled under the sponsorship of the China National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (NOTCFL) and in consultation with the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) Guidelines, the New Practical Chinese Reader (NPCR) series is designed to help native English speakers easily learn Chinese. Based on the time-tested Practical Chinese Reader (PCR), the revised and updated NPCR combines the grammatical strengths of the old PCR with contemporary material and more emphasis on learning to use Chinese in everyday conversation. NPCR consists of 70 lessons in six volumes, covering beginning to intermediate levels, for three years of instruction. Features include balanced training in speaking, pronounciation, grammar, and vocabulary; gradual increases in difficulty, and a cyclical approach to learning with constant review of language structures, functions, and cultural knowledge; an abundance of practice material suitable for students to use inside and outside the classroom; and a new, systematic approach to the teaching of Chinese characters.
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New Practical Chinese Reader

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Author: Liu Xun
Publisher: Beijing Language & Culture Univ Pr (2004)
Binding: Paperback, 242 pages
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The first volume of the long-awaited revised edition of the popular Practical Chinese Reader series are finally available! This completely new edition (it will encompass six volumes in 70 lessons when completed) takes the student from an absolute beginner to an intermediate level, approximately 3 years of higher-level classroom instruction. The text follows the story of Ding Libo (the son of Gubo and Ding Yun from the first edition) and other international students as they live in China, learning about Chinese culture and society as they learn contemporary Mandarin. Emphasizing the basic skills of reading, writing (simplified characters), speaking, and listening, with supplementary exercises, many illustrations, charts, and in a larger 8 x 11 format.
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