Chinese(simplified) with Pinyin and English comments. 230 pages.
Large page size. With 2 CDs.
LEARN CHINESE WITH ME is intended for high school students whose
native language is English. The arrangement and content are
designed in light of English cultural background countries. In the
meantime, the writers have given full thoughts to the language
environment in which the textbooks are used for the learners of 15
to 18 years old to learn Chinese in their own countries. LEARN
CHINESE WITH ME is suitable for the students of different Chinese
proficiency,from beginners to learners of elementary or
intermediate level. The vocabulary of this textbook is about 2,000.
High school students can acquire the credit needed for the entrance
of university by studying Chinese with LEARN CHINESE WITH ME.
LEARN CHINESE WITH ME consists of 4 sections on different levels of
proficiency, and each section is composed of a student's book, a
teacher's book, an exercises book and multimedia disc.
Student's textbook covers the topics of daily communication, basic
necessities of life, school life, family life, food and health,
pastimes, environment and society, transportation and geography,
and traditional Chinese culture. Each section consists of 6 units
with a review lesson for the main contents to reappear. At the end
of each unit, there is a summary that may help students to sum up
what they have just learned.
1. It has clear objects. Before writing this set of books, the
writers carried out a survey in more than 10 high schools in 3
cities in North America with over 30 teachers teaching Chinese. 2.
The choice and the order of the contents in the books are decided
by principles of communicative approach. The writers make the
language structure as the base and the language function as the
goal in the books. 3. Students can acquire Chinese language through
activities. This is reflected from the interesting classroom
activities and the arrangements of phonetic training. 4. Chinese
character teaching is arranged according to the principles that
reading and writing should be separated. There are many pictures in
the books so that students may find them interesting. And in the
teacher's book, systematic introduction of the knowledge of Chinese
characters are given to help the teachers with preparation for
class. 5. Emphasis is also laid on the introduction of Chinese
traditional culture. Chinese nursery rhymes, riddles, tongue
twister, songs, poems, idiom stories, myths, etc. are introduced in
form of phonetic exercises.