Date: 16-Feb-2012 From: Tara Thomas <tara.thomastaylorandfrancis.com> Subject: Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese Level 2 Traditional Textbook: Ross, He, Chen, Yeh E-mail this message to a friend
Title: Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese Level 2 Traditional Textbook
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
Textbook Level 2 incorporates the innovative features of Level 1 including the separation of vocabulary from characters, a "basic to complex" introduction of grammatical structures, a comprehensive companion workbook with extensive practice in all language skills and functions, and a Teachers' Manual.
Level 2 adds a "Narrative" Component to support the learner as they move from spoken Mandarin to formal written Chinese, and from the comprehension and production of short sentences to paragraphs and essays. Level 2 of this Course in Modern Mandarin bridges the gap that characterizes the transition between basic level Chinese courses and more advanced work. The Narrative Component includes:
-Model narratives that introduce formal written Chinese with explanations of the features of each narrative.
-Focus on narrative function including description, comparison, explanation, persuasion, and hypothesis.
-Reading and writing assignments that guide students to internalize model structures, to read for information, and to compose original essays for specific purposes.
-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- of-use.