This workbook provides graduated individual practice for the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It includes many spoken and written exercises that simulate daily life with topics and themes that are relevant and personal to each student. Revised and new exercises reflect the language used in real life and build skills students need to communicate in today's rapidly changing world. Recordings for listening exercises are available on the audio CDs (sold separately).
Cheng & Tsui's leading Chinese textbook series is new, revised, and better than ever! Integrated Chinese is already the leading introductory Chinese textbook at colleges and universities around the world. The third edition has been significantly updated to meet the needs of today's students with a full-color design, fewer lessons in Level 1 to allow for more flexible pacing, more communicative activities, up-to-date vocabulary, expanded cultural notes, an exciting new storyline linking all the dialogues and readings, and more review sections. In the third edition, Level 2 has also been split into two parts to match the format of Level 1. This new arrangement covers the material from the second edition—with 10 lessons in each part—yet allows for additional exercises in each lesson and accommodates more flexibility in teaching schedules.
The series provides coordinated practice in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Throughout the series, Integrated Chinese builds on the three modes of communication - interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational - and ACTFL's "Five Cs"—Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities—to build proficiency in using the Chinese language in a variety of real-life situations. With its emphasis on practicing a broad range of written and verbal communication skills and building cultural understanding, Integrated Chinese is ideally suited for students who want a comprehensive grounding in the Chinese language.
The Integrated Chinese series is a two-year course that includes textbooks, workbooks, character workbooks, online workbooks, audio CDs, multimedia resources, and teacher's handbooks. Materials are available in both simplified character and traditional character versions.
LEVEL 1 PART 1
•Begins the first year of study in Chinese, and introduces about 350 vocabulary items
•Covers the basics with simple, graded activities on essential topics such as greetings, dates and times, family, and shopping
•Introduces essential grammatical structures
•Positions pinyin texts close to Chinese character texts so students can focus on speaking and pronunciation
LEVEL 1 PART 2
•Continues the first year of study and introduces about 350 more vocabulary items
•Helps learners build communicative skills as they discuss everyday topics and learn useful sentence structures
LEVEL 2 PART 1
•Begins the second year of study with about 350 more vocabulary items
•Covers topics of interest to college-age students, such as campus life, career planning, and Chinese cultural traditions
•Includes pinyin texts at the end of each lesson, so students can read characters without relying on pinyin
LEVEL 2 PART 2
•Focuses on important linguistic structures to build and refine learners' understanding of Chinese grammar
•Introduces approximately 400 more vocabulary items
•Gradually introduces more formal speech and written-style language