Go Far with Chinese Level 1 Teacher Resources (File Pack)

Go Far with Chinese Level 1 Teacher Resources (File Pack)

1st Edition
by Ying Jin et al.

The Go Far with Chinese Level 1 Teacher Resources are designed to help teachers meet the unique challenges of teaching Chinese to young English speakers. The instructional strategies, presentations, worksheets, and other materials provided in the Teacher’s Resources support teachers in implementing the research-based practices advocated by ACTFL, while also simplifying lesson preparation. Many opportunities for personalization and differentiation, as well as suggestions for extending instruction, are built into the materials, allowing teachers to easily adapt them to meet the needs of diverse learners. 

The Teacher Resources are available as downloadable Microsoft Word documents and PowerPoint presentations (PPTs), so that teachers can customize the materials to best suit their individual teaching styles.

The Teacher Resources are also included in an Educator subscription of Go Far with Chinese on the ChengTsui Web App™.

Materials Included in the File Pack:

  • General Resources
  • General teaching tips
  • Sample pacing charts
  • Workbook audio script and answer key

Unit-Level Resources

  • Integrated Performance Assessments (IPAs) with handouts, answer keys, and rubrics

Chapter-Level Resources

  • Suggested warm-up activities
  • 1 Can-Do Goals preview worksheet
  • 1 Culture Connection worksheet
  • Specific teaching tips for each Section, including tips on personalization and differentiation
  • 3 Target Language PPTs with Q&A scripts, activities, and stories
  • 3 Activities PPTs with in-class games and activities
  • Puzzle It Out and comprehension check answer keys
  • 3 Using the Language worksheets with suggestions for in-class follow-up discussions
  • Floating features implementation tips with additional questions
  • Put the Pieces Together! answer keys, audio scripts, and classroom management tips for the Final Project
  • Suggested homework assignments from the Workbook and Character Workbook
  • Bank of assessment items with audio for creating tests and quizzes


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About the Series

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Go Far with Chinese is a comprehensive, proficiency-based Chinese language program for middle school and high school students. The series provides age-appropriate content to meet the specific needs and interests of teenage language learners, while building articulation to college-level programs, including our internationally acclaimed Integrated Chinese series. 

Students follow Martin and Isabella Lopez, two American teenagers whose mother receives a work assignment in Beijing. Each chapter brings a new episode in the lives of the Lopezes, allowing students to experience the excitement and challenges of adapting to life in China. 

Thoughtful vocabulary control and contextual grammar instruction help students achieve intermediate-low level proficiency in Chinese. Engaging cultural features jam-packed with up-to-date information about the lives of young Chinese people also help students connect to and apply the content. The series' robust teacher resources, developed in collaboration with a team of experienced educators, make it easy to create an effective, enjoyable, and flexible learning experience. 

About the Author(s)

Senior Curriculum Adviser

Ying Jin is a Chinese teacher in the Fremont Union High School District in California. She has more than 20 years of experience in Chinese instruction and is active in the teaching community through STARTALK, CLASS, California Language Teachers' Association, and more. In 2018, ACTFL named her the National Language Teacher of the Year, the first Chinese language teacher to receive this honor. She is passionate about promoting greater understanding of Chinese language and culture.

Lead Instructional Contributors

Chunmei Guan is a Chinese instructor at Logansport Community School Corporation in Indiana. She was named Chinese Teacher of the Year and earned the Outstanding Contribution award by the Indiana Chinese Language Teachers Assocation in 2016. She serves as the 2nd Vice-President of the Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Assocation and as an associate member of the National Council of State Supervisors for Languages. She is also a member of CLASS, CLTA-US, ACTFL, and ASSCE. She is dedicated to promoting cross-cultural and global awareness as an educator in the field of world language instruction.

Cilei Han is a teacher of Chinese language at Lake Oswego and Lakeridge High Schools in Oregon as well as a Challenge Program Instructor at Portland State University. She serves as a board member of the CLTA-US, as a chair of the CLTA K-12 Working Group, and as president of her regional Chinese Language Teachers Association-Oregon. She is dedicated to assisting in the development of stronger K-12 Chinese programs nationwide.

Zoey Liu teaches Chinese in the Fremont Union High School District in California. In 2017, she received the Yao Memorial Award for Outstanding New Teacher from CLASS. She is committed to helping students grow as global citizens by deepening their knowledge of Chinese language and culture.

Diane Neubauer, currently a PhD student in Foreign Language and ESL Education at the University of Iowa, has more than a decade of experience teaching Chinese at both elementary and secondary schools. She frequently conducts professional development workshops for language teachers and works to support and develop the community of Chinese teachers through her role as vice-chair of the ACTFL Comprehension-based Communicative Language Teaching Special Interest Group. She also regularly blogs about ideas and strategies for teaching Chinese.

Erica Pollard is the foreign language department director and an AP® Chinese instructor at Hingham Public Schools in Massachusetts. She has extensive experience in curriculum design and has developed curricula for Chinese language courses from beginner to AP® levels. She also shares her teaching insights and knowledge through her work on the College Board's AP® Chinese Language and Culture Development Committee.