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LINGUIST List 23.791

Thu Feb 16 2012

Books: Applied Linguistics: Ross, He, Chen, Yeh

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Tara Thomas , The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese: Ross, He, Chen, Yeh

Message 1: The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese: Ross, He, Chen, Yeh
Date: 16-Feb-2012
From: Tara Thomas <tara.thomastaylorandfrancis.com>
Subject: The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese: Ross, He, Chen, Yeh
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Title: The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese
Subtitle: Textbook Level 1, Simplified Characters
Published: 2010
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)

Book URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415472517/

Author: Claudia Ross
Author: Baozhang He
Author: Pei-Chia Chen
Author: Meng Yeh
Paperback: ISBN: 9780415472517 Pages: 416 Price: U.K. £ 34.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780415472517 Pages: 416 Price: U.S. $ 65.95

The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese is a two-year
undergraduate course for students with no prior background in Chinese study
which takes students from complete beginner to post-intermediate level.
Designed to build a strong foundation in both the spoken and written language
it develops all the basic skills such as pronunciation, character writing, word
use and structures, while placing strong emphasis on the development of
communicative skills.

Each level of the course consists of a textbook and workbook, available
separately in simplified or traditional character editions. Both workbooks
include a free CD with all the dialogues from the textbooks and the necessary
audio for the listening for information exercises. A companion website will
provide expanded listening files and a broad range of resources for students
and teachers.

The benefits of this course include:

-focus on the long-term retention of vocabulary, characters and structures by
reiterating structures and vocabulary throughout the book series
-carefully selected and staged introduction of characters with staged removal
of pinyin to ensure recognition and use of characters
-clear and jargon-free explanations of use and structures, that are easy for
students and teachers to understand
-extensive workbook exercises for homework, independent study, and
classroom use focusing on all language skills and modalities including a vast
inventory of carefully structured exercises focusing on listening
comprehension, reading for information, and writing for communication
-an extensive inventory of classroom activities that guide students to develop
-a list of communication goals and key structures for each lesson allowing
the student to assess progress
-cultural notes explaining the context of the dialogues
-language FAQs explaining aspects of Chinese language as they relate to the
content and vocabulary in the lesson
-storyline following a group of students studying in China from Europe, North
America and East Asia, making the book attractive to a variety of students
and facilitating the introduction of Chinese culture
-full-color text design for the textbook and carefully matched designs for the
traditional and simplified books, allowing for easy cross-reference.

The course is also fully supported by an interactive Companion Website:

The website contains a wealth of additional resources for both teachers and

Teachers will find lesson plans in both English and Mandarin, providing a
weekly schedule and overall syllabus for fall and spring, as well as activities
for each lesson and answer keys.

Students will be able to access downloadable character practice worksheets
along with interactive pronunciation, vocabulary and character practice
exercises. All the audio material necessary for the course is also available
online and conveniently linked on screen to the relevant exercises for ease-

For bundle discounts please visit

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)

Written In: English (eng)

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