Step Up to AP® Textbook,
1st Edition

Carol Chen-Lin, Dali Tan

ISBN-13: 9789814780926 | ISBN-10: 9814780928

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 312 pages

List Price USD $87.95


Step Up to AP®: Chinese Language, Culture, and Society is an all-new intermediate Chinese program designed for high school students taking the AP® Chinese Language and Culture course. Using the current developmental trends of contemporary China as its focal point, Step Up to AP® situates China in the context of globalization to help students understand the interactions and relations between China and the world. This program covers one year of instruction and consists of a Textbook and a Workbook with companion websites. The Textbook offers nine units which engage students in an exploration of Chinese culture and society in both contemporary and historical contexts. The Workbook features a wide variety of exercises to help students develop all four language skills across the three communicative modes (interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational). Also included in the Workbook are two full-length AP® practice exams. The companion websites host a range of resources, including audio files, answer key, and teaching suggestions. Visit www.cengageasia.com/apchinesetb (Textbook) and www.cengageasia.com/apchinesewb (Workbook).

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Dr. Carol Chen-Lin (陈少元) is member and former president of the Board of Directors of Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools (CLASS). She is the head Chinese language teacher at Choate Rosemary Hall, as well as the director of the Chinese Summer Program and Academic Term Program in Beijing. At the national level, she was one of the task force members entrusted to develop the Chinese National Standards. In 2008, she received the U.S. Department of Education’s 2008 American Stars of Teaching Award for her dedication to cultivating understanding and improving relations between foreign countries through the study of language.

Dr. Dali Tan (谭大立) is Associate Professor of Chinese at the Northern Virginia Community College. She has extensive experience in teaching Chinese from the 5th grade to college seniors as well as at heritage Chinese schools. She is former President of CLASS and has served in many leadership positions, such as director of a STARTALK infrastructure grant, co-director of a U.S. Department of Education project, and member of the AP and SAT II Chinese committees in the College Board. She was a recipient of the Teacher Recognition Award 2003 issued by U.S. Department of Education.

  • Using topics such as Urban and Rural Development and China’s Economy to give students a feel of the pulse of a constantly changing contemporary China
  • Focusing on vocabulary associated with life in the contemporary world to enable students to widen their horizons while gaining an appreciation of the Chinese culture
  • Showcasing interesting cultural aspects of the Chinese society to allow students to have a deeper understanding of the Chinese culture
  • Develops reading interpretation skills through text passages and open-ended questions
  • Offering tasks and exercises modeled closely after the AP® Chinese Language and Culture Examination
  • Builds students’ vocabulary through additional exercises on the new words and phrases learned in each unit

Table of Contents

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Unit 1 China and the World 面向全球
Unit 2 Getting Around in China 中国人的出行
Unit 3 Population, Housing, and Employment 人口、住房与就业
Unit 4 Intercultural Exchanges Between China and the West
Unit 5 Urban and Rural Development 城乡发展
Unit 6 Chinese Literature and Arts 中国文学与艺术
Unit 7 The Earth and Us 地球与我
Unit 8 Technology in Our Lives 科技与生活
Unit 9 China’s Economy 中国的经济发展

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 to AP® Textbook

  • ISBN-10: 9814780928
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