Practice makes perfect, and with Strive for a 5: AP Chinese Practice Tests, you can familiarize yourself with the AP test and sharpen your skills through practice. Coupled with valuable suggestions and tips for test taking, this book of practice tests offers powerhouse drills that get you ready for the day of the exam!
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.
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.
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.