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Introduction to Integrated Chinese
Cheng & Tsui's leading Chinese textbook series, now in its third edition, is better than ever! Integrated Chinese, already the leading introductory Chinese textbook at colleges and universities around the world, has been significantly updated. With content organized into 10 lessons, Level 1 features more flexible pacing, additional communicative activities, up-to-date vocabulary, and expanded cultural notes. An exciting storyline links all dialogues and readings, and new review sections have been added. Level 2,now in two volumes—with 10 lessons in each volume—covers the material from the second edition, includes additional exercises in each lesson, and accommodates greater flexibility in teaching schedules.
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. Coordinated practice develops students' listening, speaking, reading, and writing and builds proficiency in using the Chinese language in a variety of real-life situations. Throughout the series, Integrated Chinese incorporates the three modes of communication—interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational—and ACTFL's "Five Cs' : Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities.
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 approximately 350 vocabulary terms
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 approximately 350new vocabulary terms
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 approximately 350new vocabulary terms
Covers topics of interest to college-age students, such as campus life, career planning, and Chinese cultural traditions
Positions 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 new vocabulary terms
Gradually introduces more formal speech and written-style language
What's New in the Third Edition?
Four-color design to facilitate student learning
Fewer lessons in Level 1 (20) to allow for more flexible pacing
Level 2 split into two parts for more flexibility
More task-based, communicative language applications, and exercises in both the textbook and the workbook
A reorganization of the lessons so that each of the dialogues or readings is followed by its own Vocabulary, Grammar, and Language Practice sections
An exciting new storyline linking all dialogues and readings in each level
Photos, illustrations, and authentic materials such as menus, street signs, and tickets
Learning Objectives at the beginning of each lesson to help students focus their studies and achieve language learning goals
Relate and Get Ready introductory questions for each lesson, designed to help students relate the learning objectives to their own cultural knowledge and communicative goals
Up-to-date, relevant vocabulary and a How About You? section in Level 1 that presents supplementary vocabulary personalized to fit students' interests
Culture Highlights section with just the right amount of relevant, interesting cultural information— now in a consistent place in each lesson
Review sections after every five lessons
A Progress Checklist at end of each lesson to help students track their own progress and identify areas for further review
Comprehensive grammar coverage with enhanced explanations and examples
A Scope and Sequence to aid lesson planning
Exercises in the Workbook arranged in two parts for each lesson, corresponding to the dialogues and narratives in the textbook
Review lessons in the Workbook after every five lessons for cumulative practice and reinforcement
Audio of English translations for studying on the go available on CD or MP3 downloads
More practice space for each character and radical information for each character in the Character Workbook
Teacher's Handbook with sample syllabi, lesson planning and teaching tips, answer keys, additional classroom activities, sample tests and quizzes, and more!