Chaoyue: Advancing in Chinese: A Textbook for Intermediate and Preadvanced Students by Yea-Fen Chen

Chaoyue: Advancing in Chinese: A Textbook for Intermediate and Preadvanced Students

byYea-Fen Chen, Mei-Ju Hwang, Frances Yufen Lee Mehta

Paperback | January 28, 2010

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Chaoyue: Advancing in Chinese covers the five Cs?communication, cultures, comparisons, connections, and communities?and follows three communicative modes in lesson design: interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational. The authors arrange their lessons around four topics intrinsically interesting to students: the self, schooling, social customs, and the global village, fostering a full appreciation of Chinese culture. Each lesson contains warm-up activities, mini-dialogues, authentic readings, conversational relays, a cultural unit, examples of sentence patterns, and a vocabulary list. Two review lessons are geared specifically toward synthesizing and reinforcing the language and culture skills taught throughout the book, and footnote glossaries assist in reading comprehension.

Written by experienced Chinese language instructors, Chaoyue helps students reach the preadvanced proficiency level within two semesters, or approximately 150 to 180 hours of course time. The preadvanced stage is comparable to a fourth-semester college Chinese course, or 250 hours of instruction. Unlike other language texts, Chaoyue is printed in both simplified and traditional Chinese characters, as well as the phonetic systems used in China (pinyin) and Taiwan (zhuyin fuhao). It also includes a CD-ROM with additional assignments and review as well as an online teacher manual.

Lesson sections include:

?Warm-up activities that articulate the lesson's theme and activate students' prior knowledge

?Short readings in the form of letters, e-mails, reports, dialogues, stories, and interviews

?Dialogue practice with key vocabulary and sentence patterns

?Interactive activities such as surveys, debates, and small group discussions

?Conversational relays that ask pairs to complete minidialogues

?Authentic readings in the form of advertisements, Web sites, maps, and signs, with multiple-choice review questions

?Common expressions that relate to the lesson theme

About The Author

Yea-Fen Chen is coordinator of the Chinese language program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has been teaching Chinese for over twenty years. She coauthored three other Chinese language textbooks: Integrated Chinese Level 1, Crossing Paths: Living and Learning in China, and Shifting Tides: Culture in Contemporary China. Me...

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Title:Chaoyue: Advancing in Chinese: A Textbook for Intermediate and Preadvanced StudentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.03 inPublished:January 28, 2010Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0231145292

ISBN - 13:9780231145299

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