Step up with Chinese 1: 成长,
1st Edition

Lucy Chu Lee, Chen Lixia

ISBN-13: 9789814246637 | ISBN-10: 9814246638

Copyright 2012

| Published 2011

| 296 pages

List Price USD $69.99


Step Up with Chinese for Beginners is a standards-based secondary textbook for beginning learners designed by North American educators in collaboration with Chinese language specialists at the Beijing Language and Culture University. Developed in accordance to ACTFL’s 5Cs, each lesson was created to teach Chinese in a real-life context while incorporating the three communicative modes. This beginner text encompasses 10 units to be covered in one academic year. Eschewing the traditional text-vocabulary-grammar centered approach, each unit is broken down into small chunks of pattern to learn and practice. Each step builds upon previously learned vocabulary and sentence patterns in a systematic way. Students will learn all the necessary material to engage others in meaningful communication and gain a better understanding of the Chinese culture. Step Up makes an excellent first textbook for secondary learners with little or no Chinese background. Program Components The accompanying workbook features a wide variety of different types of exercises to enhance students’ proficiency in all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The book’s companion site ( http://stepup.cengageclt.com) offers interactive vocabulary flashcards, free mp3 audio downloads, printable character practice sheets, and password-protected instructors’ resources including teacher’s guide, dialogue tape scripts and answer keys.

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Meet the Authors

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Affiliation: Livingston High School, New Jersey Lucy Lee is a veteran teacher at Livingston High School in New Jersey, teacher director at Rutgers and William Paterson University and past president of the Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools (CLASS).

Affiliation: Beijing Language & Culture University Lixia Chen is the director of Confucius Institute at the Beijing Language & Culture University.

  • Interweaves traditional and contemporary Chinese culture pieces into the texts and activities
  • Breaks down lesson into manageable chunks to help students progress from “bite-size” stages to more lengthy and complex tasks
  • Includes topics relevant to secondary students’ daily life
  • Encourages students to use the target language to talk about their own lives
  • Offers a variety of communicative classroom activities to help students achieve target language goals
  • Reinforces language learning by making connections to other content areas

Table of Contents

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Introduction 1 Pinyin 拼音
Introduction 2 Chinese Characters 汉字

Lesson 1 Nice to meet you! 你好!
Lesson 2 Getting to know you 你是哪国人?
Lesson 3 What time is it? 现在几点?
Lesson 4 What's today's date? 今天几号?
Lesson 5 My family 我们一家人
Lesson 6 My family pet 我家的宠物
Lesson 7 My school 我的学校
Lesson 8 My busy schedule 天天都很忙
Lesson 9 My interests, my dreams 我的爱好
Lesson 10 It tastes so good! 好吃!

Appendix 1 Vocabulary Index 词汇索引
Appendix 2 Key Sentence Patterns 主要句型
Appendix 3 Map of China 中国地图

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

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Step up with Chinese 1

  • ISBN-10: 9814246638
  • ISBN-13: 9789814246637

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