Chinese Reading Comprehesion essays for language learning and cultural comparison
Used as a supplement to any Mandarin Chinese textbook, or as reading material for independent learners, books from the Readings in Chinese Culture Series will reinforce students' grasp of Chinese vocabulary and grammar, and will strengthen students' understanding of Chinese culture. Given the cultural focus of the AP* and other standardized Chinese exams, teachers will welcome this as a valuable resource that seamlessly combines language learning with an introduction to both classical and contemporary Chinese culture.
*AP is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.
Weijia Huang is a Lecturer of Chinese language at Boston University with a BA in Chinese Language and Literature and MA in History of Chinese Language with a research field in Chinese Paleography. He is also a columnist for the magazine of The World of Chinese.
Qun Ao is an Associate Professor of Chinese language at the United States Military Academy, West Point. She received Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education with a Major in Second Language Acquisition and Linguistics. She is certified a Tester and Trainer by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages for assessing students in Oral Proficiency Interview for US Academia and Government sectors.
Both have co-published extensively in the field of Chinese language and culture, Chinese paleography, pedagogy of Chinese characters, and teachers’ training. Sample titles include The Sky is Bright with Stars (2012), The Moon is Always Beautiful (2008), How Far Away is the Sun (2007), Chinese Language and Culture (2002), Chinese Philology: Knowledge and Issues (2009), and Illustration of the Radicals of Chinese Characters (2008).
...important learning companions that deepen cultural and linguistic knowledge for all students of Chinese.
对於任何中文课程，Readings in Chinese Culture Series 都是最佳的课外补充，亦是中文自学者的优良阅读素材，能增进学生掌握中文字汇的能力、辅助强化文法的概念，并深入了解中国文化。AP 和其他语言能力测验之纲要逐渐强调文化的重要性，这套辅助教材系列，紧密结合了语言学习、古代及当代之文化发展，广泛拓展了教师的教学资源。