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Chinese Odyssey, Volume 3 & 4 (combined in one), Workbook

Chinese Odyssey, Volume 3 & 4 (combined in one), Workbook

Innovative Chinese Courseware
by Xueying Wang, Li-chuang Chi, Liping Feng
ISBN:
9780887275098
$34.99
Description

The Chinese Odyssey, Volumes 3 & 4 workbook is comprised of reading, speaking, and listening exercises such as vocabulary quizzes, listening comprehension, role play, dialogue construction, fill-in-the blanks, e-mail composition, character/radical recognition, and analytical reading. This workbook is the print equivalent of the multimedia CD-ROM, around which the Chinese Odyssey course is based. It is designed to be used in tandem with the multimedia CD-ROMs, or it can be used together with the companion audio CDs as an alternative to a multimedia-based course. Students can complete listening, reading, writing, and most speaking exercises with or without the multimedia CD-ROMs; some speaking exercises on the multimedia CD-ROMs that require voice recording and playback cannot be completed with the workbook alone.

This combined-volume workbook is intended to cover the second year of Chinese for students in high school or college. Each volume covers one semester.

This workbook is in simplified characters; for traditional characters, click here.

Specs

Publisher: 
Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
2006
Trim Size: 
8.5 x 11
Format: 
Paperback
Pages: 
228pp
Illustrations: 
B/W Photography, Diagrams
About the Series

Chinese Odyssey is an interactive series combining text and technology to enlighten and stimulate students of Chinese at all levels.

Developed and field-tested by a teaching team from Johns Hopkins University, this flexible courseware is carefully sequenced to take students through their first three years of Chinese. Chinese Odyssey makes the best use of multimedia formats and enables students to practice new language skills in a variety of interactive situations. The oral/aural emphasis and pace of each textbook, workbook, audio CD, and CD-ROM are geared to the American high school and college instructional environment.

The Chinese Odyssey materials can be combined in different ways to meet the needs and preferences of different learning styles and language programs.

  • CD-ROMs contain all the grammar, vocabulary, exercises, and audio content from the textbooks and workbook in their respective levels, and can be used as a stand-alone, multimedia-based course.
  • The textbook and workbook are available for those who prefer to work with some printed materials. They can be used with or without the CD-ROM.
  • Audio CDs contain all the audio content from the textbook, plus the listening and speaking exercises from the workbook. Audio CDs are essential for those who are working with the print textbook and workbook alone.

About the Chinese Odyssey Series

The Chinese Odyssey series takes students through three years of Chinese language and culture with textbooks, workbooks, audio CDs, and CD-ROMs to correspond to every lesson.

Each year of Chinese Odyssey is split into two volumes (one volume per semester), covering 20 lessons per year for each of the first two years, and 10 lessons for the final year. Volumes 1 and 2 textbooks and workbooks present simplified and traditional characters in separate sections of each book, to provide ready access to both character sets without overwhelming beginning students. Higher level volumes present traditional and simplified characters on facing pages, to encourage fluency in students who wish to study and compare the two forms.

In Volumes 5 and 6, practice exercises are incorporated into the textbooks, eliminating the need for a separate workbook.

Note: CD-ROMs available only for Windows, not compatible with Windows Vista or greater.