Titel: Success with Chinese, Level 1: Reading & Writing 2nd Edition - A Communicative Approach for Beginners - Success with Chinese, Level 1: Reading & Writing 2nd Edition - A Communicative Approach for Beginners
Author / Editor: De-an Wu Swihart
ISBN: 978-0-88727-601-9, 9780887276019
Series: Success with Chinese - A Communicative Approach for Beginners
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui Company, Boston - 剑桥出版社 (美国)
Language: simplified Chinese Character
Date of Publication: 2007
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 25.5 x 18 cm
Level 1: Reading & Writing helps you achieve a basic proficiency in reading and writing Chinese. If you are traveling or working in China and want to read signs, menus, and short passages, or fill out simple forms and write some characters and short sentences, this book is perfect for you. Reading & Writing first teaches radicals and characters commonly encountered in everyday life, and then moves on to critical reading strategies to help learners quickly apply newly acquired character recognition skills to unfamiliar words and phrases. By focusing on helping learners read in context rather than translating a sentence one character at a time, Reading & Writing sets learners on the path toward literacy in Chinese.
Level 1 is typically used as a semester or summer course. Eighteen lessons in the Reading & Writing book cover 240 characters; each lesson thematically corresponds to the lessons in Listening & Speaking. This second edition of Level 1: Reading & Writing contains both simplified and traditional characters in vocabulary lists and indexes
Abouth the Series:
English speakers learn to converse in Chinese faster than they learn to read and write it. Success with Chinese’s special teaching method focuses on that essential fact by coordinating Listening & Speaking and Reading & Writing separately. This two-part structure allows for flexibility in designing the instruction and learning process, and empowers students to learn more effectively by first concentrating on listening and speaking, and then reading and writing at a slower pace.
Listening & Speaking
Equally effective for classroom use or for independent study, Success with Chinese’s lessons help build a solid foundation by using daily experiences as practical opportunities for learning and mastering the basics of Chinese. For instance, instead of starting Listening & Speaking with the typical textbook exchanges such as “How are you?”, Success with Chinese takes you onto the streets of China to shop for the essentials you need. In the Listening & Speaking volumes, each lesson includes key expressions and sample conversations, pronunciation exercises, notes on grammar, sentence pattern drills, and communicative exercises. Each Listening & Speaking textbook includes two audio CDs bound into the book.
Reading & Writing
The Reading & Writing volumes help students to learn radicals, and simple characters in restaurant menus, signs, and other materials. Instead of focusing on character memorization, Success with Chinese teaches critical reading strategies that will help students apply their knowledge of characters to understand the general meaning of a phrase, even when confronting unfamiliar words. Students also learn how to type Chinese on a computer using pinyin, and to write by hand the most essential characters they need to fill out forms, leave messages, and communicate basic needs.
Success with Chinese trains beginning students to the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) novice level. There are two levels of study, and each level includes a Listening & Speaking volume and a separate Reading & Writing volume. Level 1, typically used as a semester or summer course, teaches around 400 vocabulary items (L&S) and 240 characters (R&W). Level 2 teaches 651 vocabulary items (L&S) and 489 characters (R&W). Two audio CDs accompany each Listening & Speaking volume. Books use simplified characters with pinyin (second editions include traditional characters).
Ideal for: college, study abroad, and self-study
Two audio CDs accompany each Listening & Speaking volume. Books use simplified characters with pinyin (second editions include traditional characters).
•Learning the names of popular Chinese dishes
•Making overseas phone calls from China
•Reading street names, signs, and public announcements
"[Success with Chinese] is so skillfully and practically structured that students are able to learn basic Chinese language skills with flexibility." - Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association
"[A] distinctive option to the ever-growing range of textbooks now available for beginning level Chinese language courses." - Scott McGinnis, The Modern Language Journal
英语使用者学习如何用中文沟通比学习读写中文来得快，Success with Chinese 的特殊教学法就着重在将「听说」与「读写」区分开来，区分为两大类方便教学过程的弹性调整，也有助於学生在初学阶段更有效率先专注在听说能力的培养，随後才逐渐加强读写能力。
Success with Chinese 课程使用日常生活经验奠下学习者扎实的中文基础，对於课堂学习或个人自修都颇有成效。举例来说，传统教科书教听说总是从「你好吗」之类的问候语开始，Success with Chinese 则将你带到中国商店大街上传授你实际所需的事物。在「听与说」的部分，每一课都包括有主要内容和对话实例，还有发音练习、文法注释、句型钻研以及沟通练习，每一册「听与说」教课书都随书附上两片 CD。
在「读与写」部分则帮助学生了解中国字的部首，以及认识像餐厅菜单、号志以及其他素材上一些简单的文字。有别於强调文字的记忆，Success with Chinese 则是传授学生关键阅读诀窍以运用对中国字的认识来理解文章大意，即使遇到陌生的文字也不受阻碍。另外，学习者也能学到使用拼音输入法进行电脑打字，或是手写一些填写表格、留言或简单沟通所需的基础文字。
Success with Chinese 可训练初阶学习者到 ACTFL OPI 阶段，共有两个学习阶段，每阶段都区分为「听与说」和「读与写」两大部分。Level 1 一般适用於一学期或是暑期课程，共有 400 生词（听与说）与 240 个文字（读与写）；Level 2 则有 651 生词（听与说）与 489 个文字（读与写）。两片 CD 的内容则包含每一个「听与说」的课程内容，全书则是使用简体中文字搭配拼音（第二版则包括有正体中文字）。
Table of Contents
Success With Chinese, Level 1: Reading and Writing (2nd Edition)
1 Chinese Characters
3 Money (1)
4 Money (2)
6 Tastes & Cooking Methods
7 Cutting Methods & Kinds of Food
9 Reading Menus
12 Signs & Directions (1)
13 Signs & Directions (2)
14 Signs & Directions (3)
15 Time (1)
16 Times (2)
18 Filling in Forms
Appendix I: Radical List by Lesson
Appendix II: List of Radicals
Appendix III: Vocabulary List
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