Titel: 通向中國 Chinese Odyssey - Volume 2 - Multimedia CD-ROM Set (Simplified Characters and Traditional Characters) - 通向中國 Chinese Odyssey - Volume 2 - Multimedia CD-ROM Set (Simplified Characters and Traditional Characters)
Author / Editor: Xueying Wang, Li-chuang Chi, Liping Feng
ISBN: 978-0-88727-487-9, 9780887274879
Series: 通向中國 Chinese Odyssey
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui Company, Boston - 剑桥出版社 (美国)
Language: simplified Chinese Character
Date of Publication: 2007
Number of pages:
The Chinese Odyssey, Volume 2 set of two multimedia CD-ROMs brings together an effective learning environment of images, video, audio, text, and exercises, enabling students to practice language skills in a dynamic way. CD-ROMs contain all the grammar, vocabulary, lessons, and exercises in their respective levels, and can be used as a stand-alone course for those who prefer multimedia-based learning, or in conjunction with the textbook and workbook for those who prefer to work with some printed materials. This item corresponds to the Volume 2 textbook and workbook and is intended to cover the second semester of a beginning-level Chinese course for students in high school or college. CD-ROMs contain both traditional and simplified characters.
Windows min. req.: Windows 2000 or higher, 500 MHz Pentium III 500 MHz processor, 128 MB RAM, 500 MB free hard disk space, 8x CD-ROM drive, a sound card with speakers or headphones, and a microphone for recording; the freely downloadable programs DirectX® 8.0, Windows Media® Player 9 or higher, and Macromedia® Flash™ Player. 1.5 GB required to run all components from hard drive. This option is recommended for greater speed and ease of use.
Available only for Windows, not compatible with Windows Vista or greater
About the series:
Chinese Odyssey is an interactive series combining text and technology to enlighten and stimulate students of Chinese at all levels.
Developed and field-tested by a teaching team from Johns Hopkins University, this flexible courseware is carefully sequenced to take students through their first three years of Chinese. Chinese Odyssey makes the best use of multimedia formats and enables students to practice new language skills in a variety of interactive situations. The oral/aural emphasis and pace of each textbook, workbook, audio CD, and CD-ROM are geared to the American high school and college instructional environment.
The Chinese Odyssey materials can be combined in different ways to meet the needs and preferences of different learning styles and language programs.
•CD-ROMs contain all the grammar, vocabulary, exercises, and audio content from the textbooks and workbook in their respective levels, and can be used as a stand-alone, multimedia-based course.
•The textbook and workbook are available for those who prefer to work with some printed materials. They can be used with or without the CD-ROM.
•Audio CDs contain all the audio content from the textbook, plus the listening and speaking exercises from the workbook. Audio CDs are essential for those who are working with the print textbook and workbook alone.
About the Chinese Odyssey Series
The Chinese Odyssey series takes students through three years of Chinese language and culture with textbooks, workbooks, audio CDs, and CD-ROMs to correspond to every lesson.
Each year of Chinese Odyssey is split into two volumes (one volume per semester), covering 20 lessons per year for each of the first two years, and 10 lessons for the final year. Volumes 1 and 2 textbooks and workbooks present simplified and traditional characters in separate sections of each book, to provide ready access to both character sets without overwhelming beginning students. Higher level volumes present traditional and simplified characters on facing pages, to encourage fluency in students who wish to study and compare the two forms.
In Volumes 5 and 6, practice exercises are incorporated into the textbooks, eliminating the need for a separate workbook.
Ideal for: high school and college as well as self-study
Language calls upon the senses.
No matter how old you are, language is best retained when its teaching appeals to multiple senses. Chinese Odyssey offers a comprehensive and engaging course for all types of learners; students in high school, college, and those studying independently will find this series’ interactive combination of text and technology enlightening and stimulating
•Exercises and quizzes modeled after the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK), China’s standardized test for foreign learners of Chinese. This series is ideal for anyone who plans to study or work in China.
•A variety of images, video, audio, readings, and activities that incorporate all the basic language skills in a dynamic multimedia environment.
•Precisely graded vocabulary and realistic vocabulary pacing.
•Clear, detailed explanations of grammatical rules and language usage.
•Emphasis on natural, colloquial language, and generous use of idioms throughout the core course to enhance students’ working knowledge of Chinese culture.
•Flexibility for students to optimize multimedia activities for their personal skill level, such as the ability to adjust the speed of audio clips.
•Immediate feedback on exercise results, with relevant explanations to further improve students’ language skills.
•Textbooks and workbooks are available in combined simplified/traditional character editions.
Note: CD-ROMs available only for Windows, not compatible with Windows Vista or greater.
《通向中国》是一套结合教育与科技的互动学习教材，符合各中文程度的学生的需求。由 Johns Hopkins University 的教学团队研发并经过市场测试。其完整而弹性的课程配套带领学生有系统地完成三年的中文学习。《通向中国》更运用了多媒体的教学形式、各种互动的活动情境来达到听、说、读、写完整的技能练习。该系列课本、练习本、听力 CD 及 CD-ROM 中设计之口语听说技能的进度与内容适合美国高中及大学学生使用。
． CD-ROM 包含所有课本及练习本的文法、生词、练习题及听力内容，各程度均有，适用於自学及多媒体教学课程。
． 课本及练习本适合惯於使用纸本的学习者，有无搭配 CD-ROM 均可。
． 听力 CD 包含所有课本及练习本的听力内容，听力 CD 适合仅选择印刷课本及练习本的使用者。
《通向中国》系列以课本、练习本、听力 CD、多媒体互动 CD-ROM 完整涵盖三年的课程设计。
注：多媒体互动 CD-ROM 不适用於 Windows Vista
“I was particularly impressed with the way [the CD-ROM] enables students efficienty to acquire accurate pronunciation and character-writing skills, arguably the two most difficult aspects in learning Chinese.” - Maiheng S. Dietrich, University of Pennsylvania, The Modern Language Journal 91 (2007)
“[Chinese Odyssey] is a valuable addition...the multimedia feature of the book is a unique characteristic.” - Hang Du, Assistant Professor of Chinese, Middlebury College
“Impressive…highly interactive…a great self-learning textbook.” - NECTFL Review
“[A] well-designed and pedagogy-oriented language learning package...highly recommended to those who would like to enhance their language learning or teaching experience with multimedia tools.” - Shaomei Wang, The Modern Language Journal
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