Step Up To AP® Textbook, Revised Edition,
2nd Edition

Carol Chen-Lin, Dali Tan

ISBN-13: 9789814962230 | ISBN-10: 9814962236

Copyright 2021

| Published 2020

| 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. Step Up to AP® situates China in the context of globalization to help students understand the interactions and relations between China and the world. Students will engage in a wide range of topics and gain knowledge of China’s role in important areas such as technology, economics, trade and business, climate change and green energy, literature and the arts, as well as the film industry. They will also learn about various aspects of contemporary Chinese society, including travel and transportation, urban and rural development, population and community, geography and ethnic diversity, endangered animals and wildlife conservation, health and wellness, sports and leisure, and science and technology. Through these topics, students will develop an awareness and appreciation of Chinese culture and society, in addition to gaining and enhancing their Chinese language proficiency. This program covers one year of instruction and consists of a Textbook and a Workbook with a companion website. 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 (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational). Many of the questions are modeled after the AP® Chinese exam format to train students to be exam-ready. The companion site (http://stepup.cengageclt.com) hosts a range of resources to meet the needs of students and instructors. Students can freely access the full audio program, while instructors can register for an account to access resources such as teaching suggestions, answer key, audio scripts, audio files, and the full testing program.

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Meet the Authors

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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.

  • Test for each lesson in partial AP Chinese exam format
  • Mid-term and End of term in full AP Chinese exam format
  • 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 modelled closely after the test of the AP® Chinese Examination to train students to be exam-ready
  • Building 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

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Step Up To AP® Textbook, Revised Edition

  • ISBN-10: 9814962236
  • ISBN-13: 9789814962230

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