iChinese Book 2,
1st Edition

Angela Xinghua Wu, Victor Bao, Chen Draper

ISBN-13: 9789814687201
Copyright 2016 | Published
280 pages | List Price: USD $39.95

iChinese (《爱汉语》) is developed by a team of three Chinese language teachers with extensive firsthand experience in preparing their students for the IGCSE Mandarin: Foreign Language and IB Mandarin: ab initio courses. This coursebook series provides teachers with a comprehensive set of ready-to-use materials to prepare students for the IGCSE examination. Themes and vocabulary adhere to the IGCSE (and IB ab initio) syllabi. Exercises are presented in actual examination formats, and full mock examination papers are provided in the course books. We believe this is by far the most focused IGCSE Chinese textbook ever published!


Unit 6 Health and Fitness
Lesson 1 我的身体 My Body
Lesson 2 生病 Health Issues
Lesson 3 健康的生活方式 Healthy Lifestyle
Unit 7 Holidays
Lesson 1 旅行的准备 Trip Preparation
Lesson 2 度假 Going on Holiday
Lesson 3 购物 Shopping
Unit 8 Hometown
Lesson 1 天气和地理 Weather and Geography
Lesson 2 城市的不同地方 Different Places in a City
Lesson 3 城市的著名景点 Places of Interest
Unit 9 Future Plans
Lesson 1 上大学 Further Education
Lesson 2 做义工和暑期工Volunteering and Summer Jobs
Unit 10 Life as a Teenager
Lesson 1 青少年的问题和压力 Teenagers’ Issues
Lesson 2 青少年的休闲和娱乐 Leisure Activities
Lesson 3 青少年和科技 Youth and Technology

  • Angela Xinghua Wu

    Ms Angela Wu is an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher with more than 16 years’ experience in teaching Chinese language and literature. She is currently Head of Mother Tongue Languages in the School of the Arts (SOTA). Prior to this, Angela was Head of Chinese at Nexus International School, Singapore. Before she came to Singapore, Angela was an examiner and moderator with the Ministry of Education, China (Fujian). In addition to language teaching and serving as an IB examiner, Angela is also an active workshop leader for teacher training at international schools in Asia. As a Google educator, she is proficient in Google Apps, Teamie, Schoology, etc. for flipped classroom, project-based learning and task-based learning in her Chinese language classroom. Angela holds a master’s degree in Language & Literature from Fujian Normal University. She is currently doing a PhD in Modern Chinese Language and Literature with Nanjing University.

  • Victor Bao

    Victor Bao (鲍思冶) is an experienced Chinese language teacher who has taught in New Zealand, China, Hong Kong and Vietnam. He is now teaching Chinese at Dulwich College, Singapore. Besides teaching, Victor is also passionate about teacher training and has conducted several workshops at ACAMIS conferences and at various international schools. He was a member of the team that developed the new IGCSE 0523 examination.

  • Chen Draper

    Chen Draper (李琛) has been actively involved in the world of International Baccalaureate for over a decade, both as a teacher and examiner. She has extensive experience in the fields relating to the IB Chinese B course. She is also an experienced teacher training workshop leader. Currently she is the Head of HS Chinese at the United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA), Singapore. Prior to this, she was in charge of Chinese in the Sevenoaks School, UK. In both schools, students under her charge achieved outstanding results in IB Chinese examinations.

  • IGCSE & IB: designed specifically for IGCSE Mandarin: Foreign Language, and IB Mandarin: ab initio

  • Themes & vocabulary: full coverage of IGCSE and IB syllabi

  • Exam prep: exercises in actual exam formats and full mock exam papers provided

  • Scaffolding: texts and exercises in different levels to cater to different needs

  • Four skills: balanced focus on reading, writing, listening and speaking

  • Assessment: guidance on assessment schemes with student sample essays

  • Culture: cultural comparison and reflection to facilitate intercultural appreciation

  • Audio clips (in MP3 format) for listening comprehension practice available online at www.cengagechinese.com/ichinese

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