Chinese Link: Beginning Chinese, Simplified Character Version, Level 1/part 2 by Sue-mei WuChinese Link: Beginning Chinese, Simplified Character Version, Level 1/part 2 by Sue-mei Wu

Chinese Link: Beginning Chinese, Simplified Character Version, Level 1/part 2

bySue-mei Wu, Yueming Yu, Yanhui Zhang

Paperback | February 18, 2010

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Chinese Link, 2e provides a practical, learner-centered and enjoyable language and cultural learning experience for beginning students of Chinese, as well as an efficient and comprehensive teaching resource for instructors.


This best-selling text takes care to introduce and explain grammar points clearly and systematically, yet not in a fashion that would be overwhelming to beginners. In keeping with the communicative focus of the text, grammar points are related to communicative task-oriented content. The textbook presents both traditional (complex) and simplified versions of Chinese characters, since learners will encounter both forms during their course of study or in travel abroad.  Photographs and drawings make the text vivid and eye-catching, and to provide visual cues to aid in communicative exercises and activities. And the Video Program to accompany the “Language in Use” sections enhances the in-text dialogues by presenting them in authentic settings. 

Sue-mei Wu, Ph.D., Associate Teaching Professor of Chinese Studies in the Modern Languages Department at Carnegie Mellon University. She is the project leader and primary author for the Chinese Link textbook project (Beginning and Intermediate levels). She received her Ph.D. in linguistics, with a minor in language pedagogy, from th...
Title:Chinese Link: Beginning Chinese, Simplified Character Version, Level 1/part 2Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 10.85 × 8.55 × 0.95 inPublished:February 18, 2010Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:020569196X

ISBN - 13:9780205691968

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Table of Contents

Lesson 12    Making requests

Lesson 13    Shopping

Lesson 14    Ages & Invitations

Lesson 15    Location & Position

Lesson 16    Hobbies & Sports

Lesson 17    Weather & Seasons

Lesson 18    Travel & Transportation

Lesson 19    Seeing a doctor

Lesson 20    Moving in

Lesson 21    Future plans

Lesson 22    Giving examples

Editorial Reviews

Chinese Link is by far the best structured and sequenced textbook I have ever seen with a scope covering all necessary structural and communicative elements for elementary Chinese.   I am a strong supporter for this practice to combine pinyin with characters in first year textbook since it will give learners immediate hints about the pronunciation of characters which are totally foreign to English speaking Chinese learners.   The video for ‘Language in Use’ is great!  The video presentations impressed me greatly in that with its authentic settings and naturally occurring communicative activities, they will not only help learners outside class but also in class.   —Wenze Hu Ph.D., Assistant Professor, US Naval Academy     Given students’ beginning level of proficiency in Chinese, the accompanied Pinyin would be a welcome service to the students who can then focus better on the sentence structures involved. This is a great textbook with an integrated approach for developing students’ overall linguistic and communicative competence.   The “Culture Link” sections are what make this book different from other traditional textbooks. I find the audio resources on this Companion Website wonderful and they should be taken advantage of by all who use the textbook.   I love the video presentation of this textbook. I think it tremendously enhances the dialogues and the texts because of quality of the pronunciations of the cast who acted out these texts.   —Jean Wu Ph.D., Director Chinese Language Program, University of Oregon     The grammar activities are well-guided and involve more interaction [ than Integrated Chinese] . —Chao-mei Shen Ph.D., Senior Lecturer of Chinese, Rice University