Titel: 欢迎：中学汉语课本 Huanying - An Invitation to Chinese - Vol. 2 - Textbook (includes free audio downloads) - 欢迎：中学汉语课本 Huanying - An Invitation to Chinese - Vol. 2 - Textbook (includes free audio downloads)
Author / Editor: Jiaying Howard, Lanting Xu
ISBN: 978-0-88727-724-5, 9780887277245
Series: 欢迎：中学汉语课本 Huanying - An Invitation to Chinese
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui Company, Boston - 剑桥出版社 (美国)
Language: simplified Chinese Character
Date of Publication: 2009
Number of pages: 399
Dimensions: 27.7 x 21.2 cm
The Huanying, Volume 2 textbook covers the second year of study at the secondary school level. Like Volume 1, the textbook includes 6 units and covers the topics of Transportation, Food and Drink, Weather and Travel, Window Shopping, Do you Need Help?, and Summer Plans. Each unit has Learning Goals, includes 5 lessons plus one unit review, and a Self-Assessment checklist. Each lesson includes, two dialogues/texts, a New Words section with vocabulary in simplified and traditional characters, pinyin, and English, Language Notes that discuss grammar and usage structures through explanation and example, Extend Your Knowledge (supplemental vocabulary), A Glimpse into Chinese Culture, and a Do You Know? section that offers additional cultural information. While the core of the textbook is in simplified characters, the vocabulary is also presented in traditional characters both in the main body of the text as well as in the Chinese-English, English-Chinese, and proper noun indexes at the back of the book. Dialogues are also presented in traditional characters in a special index at the back to facilitate dual-character learning.
How is Volume 2 different than Volume 1?
•Higher level vocabulary, grammar, language structures
•Less pinyin to encourage students to memorize pronunciation
- Volume 1 texts/dialogues included pinyin; Volume 2 and subsequent volumes' texts/dialogues will not
- Vocabulary tables, cultural content, and indexes still have pinyin
- Pronunciation Practice section was in Volume 1 only
•Story Behind, a new subsection of Glimpse into Chinese Culture, explains one idiom in greater detail
•Expand Your Word Power appears in each Unit Review and helps students learn new words based on what they've just learned
•New English-Chinese vocabulary index
•Covers 475 essential vocabulary, plus about 260 supplemental terms
About the series
Ideal for: grades 9–12 and also recommended for grades 7–8
Huanying: An Invitation to Chinese is the first comprehensive secondary-school series written by experienced teachers in North American schools specifically for the North American classroom based on the "5-Cs". Huanying 欢迎, which means "welcome" in Chinese, will take students to the exciting world of Chinese language and culture, where they’ll explore how, when, and why to say what to whom in Chinese.
Demand for Chinese curricular materials at the secondary school level has never been greater, and Cheng & Tsui is pleased to respond with Huanying. Developed in accordance with ACTFL National Content Standards, Huanying engages students in interactive and integrated language practice through fun and meaningful activities, contemporary topics that appeal to secondary school students, a full-color textbook design, and additional resources that will reduce teacher preparation time and allow teachers to focus on teaching. The four-volume series will cover four years of instruction at the secondary school level. Volumes 1-3 are now available.
The textbooks are organized around topics that are essential to everyday communication, such as greetings, family, everyday items, dates and times, transportation, food and drink, and school. Volumes 1 and 2 consist of six units, Volume 3 has four units. Each unit contains five lessons and a review lesson. Volumes 1 and 2 introduce approximately 500 essential vocabulary terms each. Volume 3 features over 300 words. In addition, Volume 1 includes about 150 supplementary words and Volume 2 includes about 300 supplementary words. Accurate language use is introduced through simple yet systematic language notes. Activities in the corresponding workbooks are skill-integrated, meaning nearly all exercises involve two or more language skills; this mirrors real-life use and helps improve students’ overall language proficiency.
Huanying contains the perfect mix of ingredients to ensure that the students’ learning experience is continuously intertwined with the “5-Cs” of foreign language learning—communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities—as established by the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning. By starting with a communicative approach and combining it with carefully crafted activities that embed repetitive language practice in a meaningful context, the authors of Huanying have created a practical and learner-centered fun experience for secondary school students.
中学的汉语教学资源的需求与日俱增， Cheng & Tsui 听到了您的声音，隆重推出 Huanying 中学汉语课本。这套依循 ACTFL 外语学习标准编写的教科书，让学生在全彩编排的课本、有趣且有意义的活动、中学学生感兴趣的主题中，融入互动且整合语言技能的学习情境。丰富的补充教学资源减少教师备课时间，专注於教学。
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