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Expressive Chinese (Paperback)

Expressive Chinese (Paperback)

Culture and Communication in a Changing China
1st Edition
by Panpan Gao, Hongyun Sun
ISBN:
9781622915842
Description

Ideal for intermediate Chinese language learners, Expressive Chinese: Culture and Communication in a Changing China is a one-volume course designed to build advanced reading and writing proficiency in four areas: complexity, accuracy, fluency, and felicity (典雅度). Eight field-tested lessons equip learners with the practical skills and intercultural competencies to confidently communicate their own feelings, thoughts, and opinions on topics ranging from the personal to the global. 

Expressive Chinese is ideal for learners who have completed Integrated Chinese Volume 4 or the equivalent of two years of college-level study. Upon completing this course, learners will be prepared to study Reading Into a New China Volumes 1-2 for further literacy development. 

Features:

  • Stories and interviews introduce grammar in context and empower learners to make observations about Chinese society and culture
  • Curated vocabulary lists enable learners to express themselves effectively in both colloquial and formal contexts
  • Short, thematic texts reflecting diverse situations set the stage for more nuanced understanding of each lesson’s main reading 
  • Critical reading and writing strategies enhance specific literacy skills and encourage learners to engage more deeply with the content
  • Extensive scaffolding models and facilitates the use of different descriptive and narrative techniques
  • Ample opportunities for long-form oral and written language production reinforce skills through practice

Specs

Publisher: 
Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
2021
Trim Size: 
8.5" x 11"
Format: 
Paperback
Pages: 
368pp
Illustrations: 
Full color
Table of Contents
  • 前言 Preface
  • 教材体例 Lesson Structure
  • 致谢 Abbreviations
  • 第一课 心情晴雨表 Feelings and Moods
    • 一、交际活动: 心情和感觉
    • 二、读写能力提升:真高兴,心里话都说出来了
    • 三、练习
  • 第二课 别人眼里的我 Appearance and Perception
    • 一、交际活动:穿着和第一印象
    • 二、读写能力提升:社团面试记
    • 三、练习
  • 第三课 科技让生活更美好?Technology in Our Lives
    • 一、交际活动:网络改变生活
    • 二、读写能力提升:灰色星期五
    • 三、练习
  • 第四课 跟着美食去旅行 The Importance of Food in China
    • 一、交际活动:你会做饭吗?
    • 二、读写能力提升:游乐乐的美食日记
    • 三、练习
  • 第五课 过好每一天 Daily Routines and Activities
    • 一、交际活动:日常生活
    • 二、读写能力提升:生活的酸甜苦辣
    • 三、练习
  • 第六课 未来的方向 The Future and Jobs
    • 一、交际活动:工作与职业
    • 二、读写能力提升:就业面面观
    • 三、练习
  • 第七课 走进音乐的世界 Music
    • 一、交际活动:音乐和我
    • 二、读写能力提升:音乐时光机
    • 三、练习
  • 第八课 建筑,不只是房子 Homes and Architecture
    • 一、交际活动:你住在哪儿?
    • 二、读写能力提升:一座中国古建筑的前世今生
    • 三、练习
  • Final Project: My Cultural Growth Journey
  • Vocabulary Index (Chinese-English)
  • Vocabulary Index (English-Chinese)
About the Series

Available Digitally: Winter 2021

Ideal for intermediate Chinese language learners, Expressive Chinese: Culture and Communication in a Changing China is a one-volume course designed to build advanced reading and writing proficiency in four areas: complexity, accuracy, fluency, and felicity (典雅度). Eight field-tested lessons equip learners with the practical skills and intercultural competencies to confidently communicate their own feelings, thoughts, and opinions on topics ranging from the personal to the global. 

Expressive Chinese is ideal for learners who have completed Integrated Chinese Volume 4 or the equivalent of two years of college-level study. Upon completing this course, learners will be prepared to study Reading Into a New China Volumes 1-2 for further literacy development.

About the Author(s)

Panpan Gao is a Lecturer in Chinese at MIT. She graduated from Beijing Language and Culture University with a master's degree in applied Chinese linguistics with a focus on pedagogy for Chinese as a second language. She has been teaching Chinese language at the university level since 2010. Prior to coming to MIT, she taught at Harvard University. In addition to teaching, she has also been involved in textbook writing and teacher training for an intensive language summer program. 

Hongyun Sun is a Senior Lecturer in Chinese at Boston University. She received a BA in Chinese language and literature education from Shenyang Normal University and an MA in cultural anthropology from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Before coming to BU, she taught Chinese at Harvard University for seven years and Bowdoin College for two years. She was awarded the Harvard University Certificate of Teaching Excellence from 2008–2015. In addition to serving as an on-site lead teacher at Harvard Beijing Academy (HBA) for the summer of 2012, Hongyun also served as an academic director for the US State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship program in the summer of 2011.