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Huanying, Volume 4, Part 2 Workbook

Huanying, Volume 4, Part 2 Workbook

ISBN:
9780887277696
Description

The Huanying, Volume 4 Part 2 student workbook contains a variety of engaging activities that integrate listening, speaking, reading, and writing exercises to accompany the Huanying, Volume 4 Textbook. Communicative activities for pairs and small groups are provided as ready-to-use student worksheets with clear instructions, requiring minimal preparation time for teachers. Activities progress from a structured format, such as vocabulary matching and “How do you say it in Chinese?” to open-ended ones, like  pair or group interviews, building accuracy and fluency in a cultural context while encouraging critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making.<span style="\&quot;line-height:" 1.3;\"=""> 

In Volume 4, games such as bingo, crossword puzzles, and word searches engage students in fun and meaningful learning activities. Listening practice exercises are marked with an icon to indicate that corresponding audio tracks are available for online with textbook purchase. Character-practice exercises, suitable for homework assignments, provide step-by-step guidance on how to write the new Chinese characters learned in each lesson.

This workbook is in simplified characters, with English and pinyin.

Specs

Publisher: 
Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
2011
Trim Size: 
8.5 x 11
Format: 
Paperback
Pages: 
152pp
About the Series

Huanying, Cheng & Tsui’s Chinese curriculum designed for secondary schools, was developed in accordance with ACTFL National Standards to meet the growing need for high-school materials. Set in an international school in Shanghai, Huanying's storyline follows the lives of a diverse group of students, both at school and at home to embed extensive language practice in a meaningful context. Huanying engages students in interactive and integrated language practice through fun and meaningful activities, contemporary topics that appeal to secondary school students, a full-color textbook design, and additional resources that will reduce teacher preparation time and allow teachers to focus on teaching.  The four-volume series covers four years of instruction at the secondary school level, and is perfect for pre-AP* and AP* Preparation.

Huanying is organized around topics that are essential to everyday communication, such as greetings, family, common items, dates and times, transportation, food and drink, and school. Volumes 1 and 2 each contain six units; Volumes 3 and 4 have four units. Each unit has five new lessons and one review lesson. Volumes 1 and 2 introduce approximately 500 essential vocabulary terms each, while Volume 3 introduces over 400 words. In addition, Volume 1 includes about 150 supplementary words and Volume 2 includes about 300 supplementary words. Volumes 3 and 4 have around 200 supplementary words each. Huanying’s simple, yet systematic, language notes introduce students to accurate and natural use of the language. Activities in the corresponding Huanying workbooks are skill-integrated, meaning nearly all exercises involve two or more language skills; this structure mirrors real-life usage and helps improve students’ overall language proficiency.

 Huanying contains the perfect mix of ingredients to ensure that the students’ learning experience is continuously intertwined with the “5-Cs” of foreign language learning—communication, culture, connections, comparisons, and communities—as established by the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning. The Huanying series contains a wealth of cultural information, exposing students to modern Chinese life while giving them an important grounding in Chinese idioms, legends, and traditions. By starting with a communicative approach and combining it with carefully crafted activities that embed repetitive language practice in a meaningful context, the authors of Huanying have created a practical and fun learner-centered experience for secondary school students.