Huanying: An Invitation to Chinese

Welcome to the Huanying: An Invitation to Chinese companion site! Specially designed for use in grades 7—12, Huanying features fun and meaningful activities, contemporary topics, a variety of teacher's materials, and a full-color textbook design. Please check here often for supplementary resources that complement the textbooks, workbooks, and teacher's books. On this site you will find:

Online Seminar

Designing a Lesson for High School Chinese: Sequenced Instruction for Better Understanding

Authors Jiaying Howard, professor of Chinese at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and Lanting Xu, Mandarin Chinese teacher at Bellarmine College Preparatory in California, will discuss and give examples of how to create a sequenced lesson plan for high school Chinese classes. Using materials from their new textbook series, Huanying, the authors will demonstrate how to incorporate effective and engaging activities into your curriculum, giving students practice in all four language skills.

If you have questions, we invite you to post them to this seminar's forum. You can also rate the presentation below and post your comments.

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One Class, Three Modes: Engage High School Students in Active Communication

In the language course, communication is the final goal and can be presented in a complete model of three modes: Interpretive, Presentational, and Interpersonal. But how do teachers engage high school students in active communication? The design and authenticity of texts and activities play a significant role. In this presentation Lanting Xu, co-author of the new Chinese language series Huanying, explains the three modes in sequenced instructions and demonstrates communicative activities with practical examples from the Huanying series.

After viewing the presentation, we encourage you to share your thoughts and questions in the presentation forum.

 

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General Resources

扩展阅读建议 Recommended Reading Materials

《欢迎》系列已经在练习册中设计了阅读材料。但是如果教师希望加强学生的阅读能力,或设计课外阅读课程,以下是一些阅读书目及网页。

The Huanying series has built-in reading activities for students. However, if teachers would like to help students build stronger reading skills in Chinese, or if teachers plan to offer an after-school reading program, here are some suggestions for additional reading materials.

 

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Volume 1

General Resources

Syllabus and Curriculum Map

Here is a syllabus and curriculum map for teaching Huanying, Volume 1. They were created for Mandarin I at Marlborough High School.

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Textbook

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3

Additional Texts and Activities, Lesson 3.5, Pronunciation Practice (Volume 1 Textbook, page 157)

Lesson 3.5, Pronunciation Practice (Volume 1 Textbook, page 157) 

Here is an additional Pronunciation Practice exercise for the sounds introduced in this lesson.

Read aloud the following rhyme.

Pén Hé Pán

盆和盘

Zhèbiān yí ge rén,

这边一个人,

Tiāo le yì tiāo pén.

挑了一挑盆。

Nàbiān yí ge rén,

那边一个人,

Dān le yí dàn pán.

担了一担盘。

Pén pènglàn le pán,

盆碰烂了盘,

Pán pènghuài le pén.

盘碰坏了盆。

Mài pén mǎi pán lái péi pán,

卖盆买盘来赔盘,

Mǎi pán mǎi pén lái péi pén.

卖盘买盆来赔盆。

Nǐ péile pán,

你赔了盘,

Wǒ péi le pén.

我赔了盆。

Basins and Plates

Here comes a man

Who's carrying a load of wash basins.

There comes a man

Who's carrying a load of plates.

The wash basins hit and broke some plates,

The plates hit and damaged some wash basins.

You sell your wash basins to pay for the broken plates;

I sell my plates to pay for the damaged wash basins.

 

Unit 4

Unit 5

Unit 6

General Textbook Resources

Corrected Pages for Volume 1 Textbook

These pages contain corrections of errors that have been found in the Huanying, Volume 1 Textbook.

 

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Lesson 1.4 page 35.pdf171.97 KB
Lesson 1.5 page 40.pdf286.89 KB
Lesson 1.5 page 44.pdf188.13 KB
Lesson 1.6 page 51.pdf1.53 MB
Lesson 2.1 page 56-57.pdf361.01 KB
Lesson 2.1 page 61.pdf1003.28 KB
Lesson 2.3 page 78.pdf1.03 MB
Lesson 3.1 page 119.pdf1.03 MB
Lesson 3.2 page 129.pdf1.02 MB
Lesson 4.5 page 208.pdf986.81 KB
Lesson 6.2 page 289.pdf1.04 MB

Workbook

Part 1

Additional Texts and Activities, Lessons 1.1 and 1.2 Listening Practice (Volume 1, Part 1 Workbook)

Lesson 1.1 Listening Practice: Exercise III-C (Volume 1, Part 1 Workbook page 3)

Lā dà jù, chě dà jù,

拉大锯,扯大锯,

Working with a big saw,

Nǐ lái, wǒ qù.

你来,我去。

You pull, I push.

Lesson 1.1 Listening Practice: Exercise III-G (Volume 1, Part 1 Workbook page 4)

This online version of the rhyme includes Chinese characters and English. The workbook version shows pinyin only.

Yáng liǔ qīng, fàng fēng zhēng.

杨柳青,放风筝,

When the willows turn green, we fly kites.

Yáng liǔ huáng, tī jiàn máng.

杨柳黄,踢毽忙。

When the willows turn yellow, we kick the shuttlecock.

Lesson 1.2 Listening Practice: Exercise III (Volume 1, Part 1 Workbook page 12)

This online version of the rhyme includes Chinese characters and English. The workbook version shows pinyin only.

A. yiqiang rexue

一腔热血

full of righteous ardor

B. yugong yishan

愚公移山

"the foolish old man who removed mountains" - to not be afraid of difficulties

C. yegong haolong

叶公好龙

"Lord Ye loves dragons" - to profess love of what one actually fears

D. jingdi zhiwa

井底之蛙

"a frog in a well" - a person with a limited outlook or narrow vision

E. shuizhong laoyue

水中捞月

"to fish for the moon in the water" - to make vain efforts

F. hujia huwei

狐假虎威

"the fox borrows the tiger's terror (by walking with the tiger)" - to bully others by flaunting one's powerful connections

 

Handouts: Photocopiable Masters for Volume 1 Workbook, Part 1

While most of the activities in the Huanying workbooks are designed to be completed directly by students in their student workbooks, an activity occasionally requires additional handouts from the teacher. Some activities are also available here in larger format than what is shown in the workbooks. These handouts are collected here.

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Blank bingo grid.pdf197.92 KB
1.4 Integrated VII Mini Dialogues p46-50.pdf153.22 KB
1.6 Integrated II For Adoption p67.pdf183.97 KB
1.6 Integrated IV Word Pyramid p69.pdf10.31 KB
2.5 Integrated IV Lost Twin p140-41.pdf223.25 KB
3.4 Integrated I Word Matching p198.pdf1.44 MB
3.4 Integrated III May I Borrow p200.pdf256.98 KB
3.4 Integrated VII Anthony's Schedule p205.pdf114.84 KB
3.5 Integrated IV Mother's Day p216.pdf131.96 KB
3.5 Integrated IV Mother's Day p216.pdf131.96 KB
3.5 Integrated V Find Your Twin p217.pdf245.26 KB

Corrected Pages for Volume 1 Workbook, Part 1

These pages contain corrections of errors that have been found in the Huanying, Volume 1 Part 1 Workbook.

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Huanying WB Unit 1 page86.pdf193.74 KB
Huanying WB Unit 2 page 120.pdf255.72 KB
Huanying WB Unit 2 page 124-128.pdf874.3 KB
Huanying WB Unit 2 page 137.pdf121.81 KB
Huanying WB Unit 3 page154.pdf241.37 KB
Huanying WB Unit 3 page 157.pdf234.56 KB
Huanying WB Unit 3 page 160.pdf302.87 KB
Huanying WB Unit 3 page 174.pdf436.55 KB
Huanying WB Unit 3 page 183.pdf147.81 KB
Huanying WB Unit 3 page 201.pdf210.67 KB

Part 2

Handouts: Photocopiable Masters for Volume 1 Workbook, Part 2

While most of the activities in the Huanying workbooks are designed to be completed directly by students in their student workbooks, an activity occasionally requires additional handouts from the teacher. Some activities are also available here in larger format than what is shown in the workbooks. These handouts are collected here.

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4.1 Integrated II Lost & Found p4.pdf455.76 KB
4.1 Integrated IV Good Companion p7.pdf776.54 KB
4.2 Integrated IV Find Your Classmate p23.pdf220.02 KB
4.3 Integrated II Taking Inventory p35.pdf135.02 KB
4.5 Integrated V Let's Celebrate 72.pdf126.5 KB
5.1 Integrated III Summer Camp Rules p91.pdf331.44 KB
5.2 Integrated V Name That Celeb p121.pdf215.74 KB
5.3 Integrated III You and Me p135.pdf131.82 KB
5.3 Integrated VI Find Your Soulmate p140.pdf136.36 KB
6.1 Integrated II Complete the Maze p199.pdf1 MB
6.2 Integrated II What does your school p219.pdf1.07 MB
6.2 Integrated III What did you do yesterday p221.pdf136.62 KB
6.3 Integrated IV Who is your roommate p238.pdf665.22 KB
6.5 Integrated III French cafe p274.pdf239.28 KB

Corrected Pages for Volume 1 Workbook, Part 2

These pages contain corrections of errors that have been found in the Huanying, Volume 1 Part 2 Workbook.

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Huanying WB Unit 4 page 28.pdf196.24 KB
Huanying WB Unit 4 page 76.pdf206.94 KB
Huanying WB Unit 4 page 80.pdf132.28 KB
Huanying WB Unit 5 page 115.pdf1022.43 KB
Huanying WB Unit 5 page130.pdf216.27 KB
Huanying WB Unit 5 page 156.pdf1014.46 KB
Huanying WB Unit 5 page 181.pdf793.44 KB
Huanying WB Unit 5 page 182.pdf174.47 KB

Teacher's Book

Errata for Teacher's Book Volume 1

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Teachers Book Volume 1 Part 2 Errata.pdf54.37 KB
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Huanying Unit 1 Teacher's Book Preview

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Volume 2

Teacher's Book

Huanying Level 2 Part 1 Teacher's Book Preview

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Huanying Level 2 Part 2 Teacher's Book Preview

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