Titel: 欢迎：中学汉语课本 Huanying - An Invitation to Chinese - Vol. 1 - Textbook (includes free audio downloads) - 欢迎：中学汉语课本 Huanying - An Invitation to Chinese - Vol. 1 - Textbook (includes free audio downloads)
Author / Editor: Jiaying Howard, Lanting Xu
ISBN: 978-0-88727-615-6, 9780887276156
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: 2008
Number of pages: 416
Dimensions: 27.7 x 21.2 cm
The Huanying, Volume 1 textbook is designed for learners who have no prior knowledge of Chinese. The textbook contains enough material to cover a full-year course and includes six units, each with a specific communication theme and each containing learning objectives, five lessons, a unit review, and end-of-unit self-assessment. Each lesson has two dialogues or texts, a new word list, language notes, cultural notes, Pronunciation Practice (Units 1-3), a more extensive glimpse into Chinese culture (Units 4-6), and some knowledge-related language activities. In Volume 1, the first few lessons introduce the fundamentals of the spoken and written language, with guided practice in pronunciation and character writing. Three indexes (vocabulary, proper nouns and language notes) are included, as well as three helpful appendixes (pinyin tone & spelling rules, character strokes & radicals, and each lesson's dialogues & texts in traditional characters). The lessons in this book are in simplified characters, with English and pinyin. Traditional characters are included in vocabulary lists and indexes.
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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