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Developing Chinese Fluency - Textbook,
1st Edition

Phyllis Zhang

ISBN-13: 9789814272834 | ISBN-10: 9814272833

Copyright 2010

| Published 2010

List Price USD $62.95

Overview

Developing Chinese Fluency is a rigorous communication skill training program that seeks to systematically expand the intermediate learners’ vocabulary, and help them achieve advanced level proficiency in the oral and written use of the language -- particularly in the areas of description, comparison and introduction -- in a relatively short period of time. This text is intended for intermediate to low-advanced college-level students. It is also appropriate for heritage learners and accelerated high school programs. Its modular design allows the text to be used as a standalone one-year program, or use of individual module content as a supplement to an existing course.

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Dr. Phyllis Zhang is Associate Professor and Director of the Chinese Language Program at George Washington University. A native Chinese speaker, Dr. Zhang received a Doctorate of Education in Applied Linguistics from Columbia University in New York. She is the author of DAVID AND HELEN IN CHINA: AN INTERMEDIATE COURSE IN MODERN CHINESE (Yale University Press 1999, 2003) and DEVELOPING CHINESE FLUENCY (intermediate to advanced; Cengage Learning Asia 2010), and NI WO TA/ DEVELOPING CHINESE FLUENCY: AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE (Cengage Learning, 2015). She also is a certified tester of Chinese language proficiency by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

  • Incorporates a stimulating array of interactive classroom tasks and technology-supported activities that develops fluency, promotes acquisition and reinforces learning.
  • Develops fluency in each of the five areas in three progressive stages – (1) Building Core Vocabulary builds a strong vocabulary base essential for everyday conversations; (2) Building Expressive Power adds more sophisticated vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, set phrases and native speech patterns to elevate students' expressive ability; and (3) Building Paragraph Discourse equips students with sentence connectives, transitional words and phrases for paragraph-length connected discourse.
  • Develops fluency in each of the five areas in three progressive stages – (1) Building Core Vocabulary builds a strong vocabulary base essential for everyday conversations; (2) Building Expressive Power adds more sophisticated vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, set phrases and native speech patterns to elevate students' expressive ability; and (3) Building Paragraph Discourse equips students with sentence connectives, transitional words and phrases for paragraph-length connected discourse.
  • Offers thematically organized word lists and grammatical structures for comprehensive treatment of five core areas: Objects, People, Nature, Geography, and City.
  • Incorporates a stimulating array of interactive classroom tasks and technology-supported activities that develops fluency, promotes acquisition and reinforces learning.
  • Offers thematically organized word lists and grammatical structures for comprehensive treatment of five core areas: Objects, People, Nature, Geography, and City.

Table of Contents

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Unit 1: Describing Objects 描述物体特征
Lesson 1: Colors and Shapes 颜色与形状
Lesson 2: Forms of Objects 外形特点
Lesson 3: Describing Visual Impressions 描述视觉印象
Lesson 4: Describing a Scene or Space 描述场景与空间

Unit 2: Talking About Products 谈论物品特点
Lesson 1:Types of Products 物品种类
Lesson 2: Materials and Specifications 材料与规格
Lesson 3: Product Information 介绍产品特点
Lesson 4: Comparing Products 比较物品

Enrichment Unit 1: Products and Culture 物品与文化

Unit 3: Describing People 描述人物印象
Lesson 1: Physical Features 生理特征
Lesson 2: Apparel and Attire 穿着打扮
Lesson 3: Describing Impressions of a Person 人物印象
Lesson 4: Portraying a Person 描绘人物

Unit 4: Introducing People 介绍人物简况
Lesson 1: Industry and Profession 行业与职业
Lesson 2: Identity and Position 身份与职务
Lesson 3: Hobbies, Skills and Education 爱好、专长、学历
Lesson 4: Work Experience 工作经验
Lesson 5: Introducing a Person's Profile 介绍人物简况

Enrichment Unit 2: People and Society 人与社会

Unit 5: Talking About Nature 谈论自然现象
Lesson 1: Nature and Weather 自然现象
Lesson 2: Natural Disasters 自然灾害
Lesson 3: Climate and Personal Feelings 气候与感觉
Lesson 4: Disaster Report 灾害介绍
Lesson 5: Comparing Climates and Reporting Natural Disasters 比较气候、报道灾情

Enrichment Unit 3: Climate and Environment 气候与环境

Unit 6: Talking About Geography 谈论地理环境
Lesson 1: Geographic Environment 地理环境
Lesson 2: Natural Resources 自然资源
Lesson 3: Characteristics of a Place 地方特色
Lesson 4: Introducing an Area 介绍地区

Enrichment Unit 4: Tapping into Natural Resources 开发自然资源

Unit 7: Talking About Cities 谈论城市
Lesson 1: In the City 城市设施
Lesson 2: Urban Characteristics 城区特点
Lesson 3: Changes and Development of a City 城市发展与变化
Lesson 4: Introducing Cities 介绍城市

Enrichment Unit 5: Development and Challenges 发展与挑战

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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Developing Chinese Fluency - Textbook

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