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Title: The Routledge Course in Modern Mandarin Chinese Workbook Level 2 (Simplified)
Written By: Claudia Ross
Baozhang He
Pei-chia Chen
Meng Yeh
URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415472470/
Description:

Workbook Level 2 is designed to accompany Textbook Level 2 lesson by
lesson, and offers exercises for homework, independent study and classroom
use. The exercises focus on interpersonal, interpretative and presentational
modes of communication while helping students to consolidate the
vocabulary, characters, and structures introduced in each lesson. At the
conclusion of this course, students will be able to read page-length texts for
information, listen to and comprehend extended narratives on a variety of
topics, and communicate a broad range of information orally and in writing.

The course is also fully supported by an interactive companion website:
http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415472500/

Which contains a wealth of additional resources for both teachers and
students.


-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.

For bundle discounts please visit:
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Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780415472470
Pages: 368
Prices: U.K. £ 32.99
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