Titel: Chinese Biographies - Jay Chou 周杰伦 (mit Pinyin) - Chinese Biographies - Jay Chou 周杰伦 (带拼音)
Author / Editor: Grace Wu
ISBN: 978-0-88727-878-5, 9780887278785
Series: Chinese Biographies - Pinyin Annotated Readers
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui Company, Boston - 剑桥出版社 (美国)
Language: simplified Chinese Character
Date of Publication: 2012
Number of pages: 112
Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.3 cm
Discover the story of Asia’s King of Pop. Musically gifted but introverted as a child, Jay Chou worked tirelessly to hone his skills and eventually produced some of the most innovative and eclectic pop music in the world today. Readers will learn how this contemporary cultural icon overcame the challenges on his path to fame and developed his inspiring strength of character
Chinese Biographies chronicles the lives of pop culture icons with connections to the Chinese-speaking world. Learning about world-renowned personalities from fields such as sports, music, and fashion helps engage student interest, while reading practice will boost their confidence and enjoyment of the language.
Targeted at North American high school and college language learners, this award-winning series of readers focuses on international celebrities like Jay Chao and Vera Wang to maintain a cultural context relevant to American students.
Pinyin annotation accompanies the simplified Chinese characters so beginning-to intermediate-level students can read without the aid of a dictionary for pronunciation. Unlike other readers at this level, the pinyin is separated by word rather than syllable, giving students a better understanding of how Chinese characters come together to form words and sentences.
These engaging biographies of are designed for students who have mastered 350 to 700 characters. Each chapter is preceded and followed by comprehension questions to facilitate dialogue between teachers and students. The Companion Website, www.chinesebiographies.com, includes additional exercises to improve students’ grammar and vocabulary. With access to audio, class handouts, and more, these texts are ideal readers for both classroom instruction and independent learning.
Online resources include:
•Sentence Pattern Exercises
•Accessible language, ideal for beginning and intermediate students
•Pinyin annotation is separated by word rather than character
•Pre- and post-reading comprehension questions
•For high school and college students with mastery of 350-700 characters
•Free companion website with audio, vocabulary lists, and multimedia
"Learning how to read Chinese involves learning, literally, thousands of characters whose correspondence to sounds is not as neat as in western languages, i.e., it would be hard to "sound out" word that you haven't seen before in writing. Simplifying the task by providing simplified readers with phonetic transcriptions directly associated with the words is a very good and pedagogically valid step. Such readers are scarce in Chinese. Ms Wu used technology as an enabler to both create and share the material online, setting an excellent example. It would be great if Ms Wu utilized a linguistic and conceptual model for controlling the readability level of the text. That would be especially useful not only for heritage speakers but also for speakers learning Chinese as a foreign language." -
Dr. Eleni Miltsakaki, Institute of Research in Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania