Titel: Zhen Bang! Book 1 Elementary Chinese (inkl. 2 CDs) - Zhen Bang! Book 1 Elementary Chinese (附光盘2张)
Author / Editor: Tiffany Fang, Ling-tsen Chien Nina Chang
ISBN: 978-986-6406-29-4, 9789866406294
Series: Zhen Bang!
Language: bilingual Chinese-English
Date of Publication: 2009.11
Number of pages: 360
Dimensions: 27.5 x 28.5 cm
Organization of Foundation Lessons:
Pictures are helpful to committing things to memory. Pictures of vocabulary items are presented in a situational setting so learners can learn new words through grouping.
Important sentence patterns are highlighted so that learners can study important sentence structures more easily.
Grammar is introduced systematically and through sentence patterns. Simple explanations are followed by example sentences, with summaries provided in Language Notes. The Comparison section highlights the differences between Chinese and English.
All dialogues have been filmed and made into short video clips for learners to watch and role play to online.
Cultural knowledge to do with each lesson's theme is introduced. Culture Window helps learners learn more than just the language itself.
Exercises for new sentence patterns include oral practice, writing exercises, and drilling. Comprehension exercises are also included.
Communication exercises focus mainly on situational errands. Learners may attempt these exercises by following the step-by-step suggestions provided, or coming up with their own dialogues. Use of realia is incorporated into these exercises so that learners may use what they know in looking for answers and solving problems.
In each unit, a Chinese character's origins, evolution, and stroke order are explained. An extended practice component consisting of relative words is also given to help learners to build on the number of characters they know, followed by an exercise that incorporates pictures to help learners hone their character recognition skill.