Access Chinese, Book 1

Paperback | January 27, 2012

byJun Liu

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Access Chinese gives a new perspective to teaching and learning Chinese by harmonizing 3 key elements of learning a second language creatively:

    1.Intertwining language with culture
    2.Balancing focus on forms and meaning
    3. Developing literacy skills through both oral and written Chinese.
This book treats culture as the glue that connects the units by following the story lines of a twin brother and sister learning Chinese in two contexts (China vs. US). Access Chinese provides essential tools for communication throughout the story development while at the same time engaging learners in acquiring additional vocabulary and grammar by contextualizing these elements in further communicative tasks. Also, Access Chinese uses colloquial Chinese as a starting point for engaging the learner while also introducing the nuance of Chinese philosophy and deeply imbedded Chinese etiquettes and rituals in communication to bring about the curiosity and appreciation of the language and culture.

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Access Chinese gives a new perspective to teaching and learning Chinese by harmonizing 3 key elements of learning a second language creatively: 1.Intertwining language with culture 2.Balancing focus on forms and meaning 3. Developing literacy skills through both oral and written Chinese. This book treats culture as the glue that conne...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:11.2 × 8.4 × 0.5 inPublished:January 27, 2012Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0073371882

ISBN - 13:9780073371887

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Pinyin

Step 1

Chinese syllables
Zero initial syllables
Tones
Neutral Tone
Placement of tone marks

Step 2

Single finals
Labial initials b, p, m, f and Alveolar initials d, t, n, l

Step 3

Compound finals ai, ei, ao, ou, ua, uo
Dental sibilant initials z, c, s
Retroflex initials zh, ch, sh

Step 4

Compound finals ia, ie, iao, iu (iou), üe, üan
Palatal initials j, q, x and Velar initials g, k, h

Step 5

Front Nasal Finals an, en, ian, in, uan, un (uen), ün (üen)
Back Nasal Finals ang, eng, ong, iang, ing, iong, uang, ueng

Step 6

er
Tone change
Tone change for 3rd tone
Tone change for yi ?
Tone change for bù ?

Supplementary

Sentence pause
Sentence stress
Sentence intonation
Reciting
Self Assessment

Introduction to Hanzi

Introduction

Traditional characters

Script of Chinese characters

Structure of Chinese characters

Radicals

Chinese Character types

Characters and words

Strokes

Stroke order

Chinese calligraphy

Theme 1 Getting Acquainted with Each Other ???

Unit 1 Meeting Each Other ????

1. Episode 1: At the airport

2. Spotlight

3. Sentence Patterns: Pronoun?Name and Pronoun?Adjective

4. Episode 2: In the classroom

5. Chinese names

6. Numbers 0-10

7. Saying Hello

8. Cultural Interchange

9. Grammar Kit

Word order in Chinese sentences
Expressing judgment using the verb ?
Comfirming information using yes-no questions ending with ?
Using the adverb ? in sentences with an adjectival predicate

10. Grammar Practice

11. Pronunciation Tips

Chinese tones
Neutral tone
The changes of the 3rd tone

12. Writing Chinese Characters

13. Integrative Practice

Unit 1 Word List


Unit 2 Gifts & Courtesy ????

1. Episode 1: At the welcome party

2. Numbers 10-100

3. Sentence Patterns: Using ? and ?

4. Episode 2: At the teahouse

5. Spotlight

6. Likes and dislikes (?? and ???)

7. Gifts and courtesy

8. Cultural Interchange

9. Grammar Kit

The proximal demonstrative pronoun ?
Asking what-questions with the interrogative pronoun ??
The adverbs of range ? and ?

10. Grammar Practice

11. Pronunciation Tips

Initials z, c, s and zh, ch, sh
Words with z, c, s and zh, ch, sh
Intonation of interrogative sentences

12. Writing Chinese Characters

13. Integrative Practice

Unit 2 Word List


Unit 3 Feel at Home Wherever You Are ????

1. Episode 1: At the Admissions Office

2. Spotlight

3. Telling Time

4. Episode 2: At Jenny's House

5. Word Power

6. Sentence Pattern (Subject+Verb+Object?? / Subject+Verb?Verb+Object?)

7. Titles

8. Cultural Interchange

9. Grammar Kit

Telling Time
Asking which-questions with the interrogative pronoun ?
Asking others to confirm information using Verb?Verb questions

10. Grammar Practice

11. Pronunciation Tips

How to pronounce rPronouncing the titles of family membersPauses in a sentence

12. Writing Chinese Characters

13. Integrative Practice

Unit 3 Word List


Review unit 1

1. Pronunciation Kit

2. Vocabulary Kit

3. Understanding the meanings of words

4. Grammar Workshop

5. Practice in Context

6. Writing Project


Theme 2 Getting to Know Each Other ???

Unit 4 In and Out of class ????

1. Episode 1: On campus

2. My Daily Routine

3. Sentence Pattern: ? + action /? + place + action

4. Episode 2: Off campus

5. Sales Manager's Schedule

6. Questions with and Interrogative Pronoun

7. Invitation

8. Cultural Interchange

9. Grammar Kit

Expressing information about an event or action: using time phrases as adverbial phrases
Giving a suggestion or a making a request using the particle ?
Using question words

10. Grammar Practice

11. Pronunciation Tips

Initials j, q, x and zh, ch, sh
Word with initials j, q, x
Intonation of Wh-questions in Chinese

12. Writing Chinese Characters

13. Integrative Practice

Unit 4 Word List


Unit 5 Shopping and Bargaining ????

1. Episode 1: In the Classroom

2. Spotlight

3. Sentence Pattern: A?/B Adj / A?(?)B Adj / A?B??(Adj)

4. Episode 2: At the Used Bicycle Shop

5. Colors

6. Word Power

7. Shopping

8. Cultural Interchange

9. Grammar Kit

Expressing quantity with measure words
Expressing comparison using the preposition ?
The different usages of ?

10. Grammar Practice

11. Pronunciation Tips

Tone changes of yi
The semi 3rd tone
Sentence stress

12. Writing Chinese Characters

13. Integrative Practice

Unit 5 Word List


Unit 6 Fine Food ????

1. Episode 1: In a Chinese Restaurant

2. Spotlight

3. Sentence Pattern: ??

4. Episode 2: Outside the Restaurant

5. Good Vegetables for Good Health

6. Reading

7. Table Manners

8. Cultural Interchange

9. Grammar Kit

Expressing "have done" with the particle ?
Asking others to make a choice ?.??.?
Sentence Final particle ?

10. Grammar Practice

11. Pronunciation Tips

Finals -n and -ng
Ér huà ??
Intonation of exclamatory sentences

12. Writing Chinese Characters

13. Integrative Practice


Review unit 2

1. Pronunciation Kit

2. Vocabulary Kit

3. Understanding the meanings of words

4. Best Activities and Places

5. Buy and Sell

6. Interview

7. Ordering Dishes


Overall Review of Access Chinese 1

Appendix ? Grammar kits of Access Chinese 1

Appendix ?Word list of Access Chinese 1

Appendix ? Audioscripts

Appendix ? Answer Keys