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Chinese Link: Intermediate Chinese, Level 2/Part 1 (2nd Edition)

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Author: Yueming Yu, Sue-mei Wu
Publisher: Prentice Hall (2011)
Binding: Paperback, 408 pages
Summary:
CHINESE LINK: Zhongwen Tiandi Level 2 provides a practical, learner-centered, and enjoyable language and culture learning experience for intermediate level Chinese learners, as well as an efficient and comprehensive teaching resource for instructors. The intermediate level in the Chinese Link: program, this series systematically emphasizes and integrates the “5Cs” principles of the National Standards for Foreign Language Education—Communication, Cultures, Comparisons, Connections, and Communities—throughout the program. While learners of Chinese at the intermediate level need to continue to build their mastery of commonly used vocabulary and grammatical structures, they also need to begin to train for advanced level language usage: Chinese Link Level 2 supports these two needs. Chinese Link Level 2 continues to systematically build learners’ abilities in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing so that they can reach the intermediate level of competence. The content and exercises in the intermediate level program build upon what has been studied in the introductory level program, gradually adding more sophisticated vocabulary and grammatical structures. Frequent consolidation and review exercises are included. Chinese Link Level 2 also helps learners get ready for advanced Chinese study by introducing formal and written expressions and increasing students’ “media literacy.” This is accomplished by providing exposure to common Chinese idioms and the stories behind them, and by including texts written in the style of newspaper, magazines, and Internet news articles. Chinese Link Level 2 / Part 1 is comprised of 10 lessons, presenting traditional and simplified character versions side-by-side, allowing students to focus on one or the other, or to see the variations between the characters. Chinese Link Level 2 Parts 1 and 2 are designed to be completed in an academic year of college-level study.
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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 vol.1 Textbook with DVD Video

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Author: Liu Xun
Publisher: Beijing Language & Culture Univ Pr (2004)
Binding: Paperback, 242 pages
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MasterChinese offers an interactive online tool to train Chinese language. Classes are tailored to students needs at any time, anywhere. We offer basic conversation in Chinese, HSK test preparation, and more for group/individual. MasterChinese provides 1-on-1, live, face-to-face online lessons with professional native teachers from China. With our whiteboard, students can see what teachers write, point, draw, circles, etc in real time as if they were in the same classroom. Likewise, the teachers can see the students work in the whiteboard.
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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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Teach Yourself Beginner's Chinese Script

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Author: Song Lianyi, Elizabeth Scurfield
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (2003)
Binding: Paperback, 192 pages
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"Readers wanting to learn the basics of reading and writing a new language that employs script will find all they need in the Teach Yourself Beginner's Script series. Each book includes a step-by-step introduction to reading and writing in a new language as well as tips and practice exercises to build learners' skills. Thanks to the experts at Teach Yourself, script will no longer be all ""Greek"" to language learners--unless of course, it is Greek script! Teach Yourself Beginner's Script series books feature: * Origins of the language * A systematic approach to mastering the script * Lots of ""hands-on"" exercises and activities * Practical examples from real-life situations "
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Success With Chinese: A Communicative Approach For Beginners Vol. 2 Reading & Writing

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Author: De-An Wu Swihart
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 344 pages
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"Level 2: Reading & Writing builds on the strengths of Success with Chinese, Level 1 and uses a whole new range of daily experiences as practical opportunities for learning and mastering the basics of Chinese. Reading exercises are designed to help you learn Chinese characters through repetition, as well as analysis of radicals and character components. Level 2 of Success with Chinese is designed to give you increased confidence in a variety of daily experiences and encounters, such as picking up medicine and following the label, navigating through a grocery store, and filling out government forms. This volume of Reading & Writing introduces 489 new characters. Each character is listed with examples of its use in several word compounds, to demonstrate how learning one character helps you learn many new words in turn. This Reading & Writing book contains both simplified and traditional characters in vocabulary lists and indexes. "
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Success With Chinese: A Communicative Approach For Beginners Vol. 2 Listening & Speaking

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Author: Cong Meng, Judy Z. Mu, Irene Liu, De-An Wu Swihart
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 342 pages
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"Level 2: Listening & Speaking builds on the strengths of Success with Chinese, Level 1 and uses a whole new range of daily experiences as practical opportunities for learning and mastering the basics of Chinese. As you move about more confidently in China, you’ll want more and deeper areas of communicative proficiency. That’s where Level 2 of Success with Chinese kicks in, with lessons covering the doctor’s office, grocery shopping, taxi rides, basic computer functions in Chinese, and more. Two audio CDs bound into the book contain audio recordings of dialogues, new vocabulary, and exercises in each lesson, to reinforce listening and comprehension skills. This volume teaches 651 vocabulary items, and includes two audio CDs containing recordings of each lesson, to reinforce listening and comprehension skills. Simplified characters are presented in the book and are accompanied by their pinyin pronunciation. "
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Success With Chinese: A Communicative Approach For Beginners Vol. 1 Reading & Writing

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Author: De-An Wu Swihart
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 224 pages
Summary:
"Level 1: Reading & Writing helps you achieve a basic proficiency in reading and writing Chinese. If you are traveling or working in China and want to read signs, menus, and short passages, or fill out simple forms and write some characters and short sentences, this book is perfect for you. Reading & Writing first teaches radicals and characters commonly encountered in everyday life, and then moves on to critical reading strategies to help learners quickly apply newly acquired character recognition skills to unfamiliar words and phrases. By focusing on helping learners read in context rather than translating a sentence one character at a time, Reading & Writing sets learners on the path toward literacy in Chinese. Level 1 is typically used as a semester or summer course. Eighteen lessons in the Reading & Writing book cover 240 characters; each lesson thematically corresponds to the lessons in Listening & Speaking. This second edition of Level 1: Reading & Writing contains both simplified and traditional characters in vocabulary lists and indexes. "
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