China: the Country and the People: Read About China

ISBN: 9780982181614

Commercial Press 2009 1st Edition

AU $39.95
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Interest in Chinese language learning continues to grow among Western audiences. "Read About China" is a new set of language learning readers targeted to students of Chinese language who are native English speakers. They can be used as part of an existing language learning curriculum or can be used as stand-alone titles by intermediate to advanced language learners. Unlike many Chinese language learning texts, this series offers a comprehensive survey of the core elements in Chinese culture, including popular folk legends, traditional and contemporary Chinese society, and significant artistic and cultural symbols and motifs, providing a highly accessible and comprehensive set of essays and readings which encompass China’s diversity.
"Read About China" was written with reference to standards for vocabulary of China's own Chinese level examinations (HSK) designed by Beijing Language and Culture University, with beginning and intermediate terminology suitable to provide fundamental ability in Chinese according to Advanced Placement and HSK at the beginning level and above. The following features listed enrich one's knowledge and enjoyment of Chinese culture while strengthening Chinese language ability:
> Poses questions before each essay, strengthening comprehension and understanding
> Smaller, easy-to-grasp essays instead of large sections of text
> Each section included pinyin Romanization, English translation, and key vocabulary
> Features extended readings, exercises, and sidebars for additional information and study

12 readings help one understand the diverse aspects of Chinese society from its traditions to its bustling cities. Suitable for intermediate to advanced Chinese Language learners.

210 x 140 mm

144 pp

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