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The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese free pdf The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese is a two-year undergraduate course for students with no prior background in Chinese study which takes students from complete beginner to post-intermediate level. Designed to build a strong foundation in both the spoken and written language it develops all the basic skills such as pronunciation, character writing, word use and structures, while placing strong emphasis on the development of communicative skills. Each level of the course consists of a textbook and workbook, available separately in simplified or traditional character editions. Both workbooks include a free CD with all the dialogues from the textbooks and the necessary audio for the listening for information exercises. A companion website will provide expanded listening files and a broad range of resources for students and teachers. The benefits of this course include: -focus on the long-term retention of vocabulary, characters and structures by reiterating structures and vocabulary throughout the book series -carefully selected and staged introduction of characters with staged removal of pinyin to ensure recognition and use of characters -clear and jargon-free explanations of use and structures, that are easy for students and teachers to understand -extensive workbook exercises for homework, independent study, and classroom use focusing on all language skills and modalities including a vast inventory of carefully structured exercises focusing on listening comprehension, reading for information, and writing for communication - an extensive inventory of classroom activities that guide students to develop communication-based speaking and listening skills. -a list of communication goals and key structures for each lesson allowing the student to assess progress -cultural notes explaining the context of the dialogues - language FAQs explaining aspects of Chinese language as they relate to the content and vocabulary in the lesson -storyline following a group of students studying in China from Europe, North America and East Asia, making the book attractive to a variety of students and facilitating the introduction of Chinese culture. -full-color text design for the textbook and carefully matched designs for the traditional and simplified books, allowing for easy cross-reference The course is also fully supported by an interactive companion website. The website contains a wealth of additional resources for both teachers and students. Teachers will find lesson plans in both English and Mandarin, providing a weekly schedule and overall syllabus for fall and spring, as well as activities for each lesson and answer keys. Students will be able to access downloadable character practice worksheets along with interactive pronunciation, vocabulary and character practice exercises. All the audio material necessary for the course is also available online and conveniently linked on screen to the relevant exercises for ease-of-use. For further details please visit http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415472517/

About Claudia Ross

Claudia Ross is Professor of Chinese at the College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts. She is the Vice-President and President-elect of the Chinese Language Teachers Association and has twice served as Director of the CET Chinese Program in Beijing. Her previous publications include The Lady in the Painting, Expanded Edition (Yale University Press 2008), Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar: A Practical Guide, co-authored with Jing-heng Sheng Ma- Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook co-authored with Jing-heng Sheng Ma and Baozhang He (both Routledge, 2006)- Outline of Chinese Grammar ( McGraw Hill, 2004)- and Traditional Chinese Tales: A Course in Intermediate Chinese (Far Eastern Publications/Yale University Press, 2001) Baozhang He is Associate Professor in Chinese at the College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts. He has served as Director of the Chinese Language Program at Harvard University and as Head Instructor in the Princeton in Beijing language program. His previous publications include Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook (Routledge, 2006), co-authored with Claudia Ross and Jing-heng Sheng Ma and Elementary Chinese (Renmin University of China, 2006), co-authored with Pei-chia Chen. Pei-chia Chen is lecturer in Chinese at UC San Diego and previously taught at Harvard University. Her previous publications include Elementary Chinese (Renmin University of China, 2006), co-authored with Baozhang He. Meng Yeh is Senior Lecturer in Chinese at Rice University.a She is currently a Board Member of the Chinese Language Teachers Association and has established a regional chapter in Texas. aShe is also an AP Chinese consultant for the College Board and a certified tester of Oral Proficiency Interview for Language Testing International, ACTFL. aHer books include Advancing in Chinese (Columbia University Press, forthcoming 2010) and Task-based Listening Workbook: Communicating in Chinese series (Yale University Press 1999).

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Author : Claudia Ross
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 06 July 2010
ISBN : 0415472520
EAN : 9780415472524
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 336 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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