Breeze into Japanese eases the task of learning Japanese with its simple, logical, and fun approach. This book and audio CD set maintains a strong focus on understanding Japanese sentence structure--essential for people who want a solid foundation in the language.
Combining thought-provoking conversation topics with a communicative approach, this textbook and accompanying audio recordings emphasize the spoken language by encouraging serious dialogue among students. Task-based activities encourage genuine, active communication and create a meaning-centered atmosphere for intermediate and advanced learners.
China in the World (book and CD-ROM set) explores China’s captivating history through engrossing historical narrative and hundreds of primary sources. Unit overviews, introductory essays, and time lines provide the context for appreciating the events and implications of China’s complex history.
Another Kind of Paradise presents 21 contemporary short stories that delve into the contending passions, beauties, and contradictions of contemporary life throughout the East and Southeast Asian region—now more commonly known as the Asia-Pacific.
Say Ni Hao (Hello) to the Ni Hao companion site! This four-volume series is a basic course for students of Chinese. Available in both simplified and traditional characters, Ni Hao introduces Chinese language and culture and builds communication skills in both spoken and written Chinese.
For non-native speakers of Chinese, learning to write Chinese characters can be one of the most challenging aspects of the language. Learners are often asked to memorize characters by simply writing them over and over again, without a basic understanding of their meanings.
High school and college students who want to explore Korean culture as they learn the Korean language will love these authentic stories that reveal traditional Korean values and thought throughout the ages.
Just as children gain literacy in their native language by reading, learners of a foreign language must read large amounts of level-appropriate books and material to attain fluency in their target language.
The Setting the Stage series allows learners of all ages to read and perform well-loved Chinese tales as well as the fables of Aesop in Chinese. Contemporary dialogues, rhymes and songs are woven into the scripts, making the language come alive for the stage. The text is presented in simplified characters and accompanied by pinyin and English translations.
Using Open for Business, intermediate to advanced students will expand their knowledge of Chinese business trends and gain the ability to carry out business presentations and negotiations in Chinese. Volume 1 provides a macroeconomic view of recent changes in Chinese policies and business practices, while Volume 2 focuses on China’s microeconomic issues.
Returning to a Chinese tradition that locates poetry at the heart of education, Li Bai & Du Fu: An Advanced Reader of Chinese Language and Literature offers an innovative approach to studying the writings of China’s most revered classical poets.
While measure words are essential for speaking and writing fluently in Chinese, they are challenging to master. The innovative Chinese Measure Word Dictionary is the only book that allows you to search entries in three different ways: by measure word, by Chinese noun, and by English noun.
An interactive series combining text and technology, Chinese Odyssey will enlighten and stimulate students of Chinese at all levels. This flexible courseware, developed and field-tested by a teaching team from Johns Hopkins University, is carefully sequenced to take students through their first three years of Chinese.
Welcome to theHuanying: 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.
With its emphasis on practicing a broad range of written and verbal communication skills and building cultural understanding, Integrated Chinese is ideal for learners who want a comprehensive grounding in the Chinese language. The series is a two-year course that includes textbooks, workbooks, character workbooks, audio CDs, multimedia resources, and teacher's resources.
Since Chinese-learners who use a computer input method tend to have better word retention and composition-writing ability than students learning by traditional methods, Chinese for Tomorrow emphasizes keyboarding as an effective learning tool.