Integrated Chinese, Level 2 Part 1 Textbook, 3rd Edition (Simplified & Traditional)

Integrated Chinese, Level 2 Part 1 Textbook, 3rd Edition (Simplified & Traditional)
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Weight 2 lbs
ISBN 9780887276798
Level Beginner
Size 8.5x11 IN
Pages 464
Language Chinese/English
Publisher Cheng & Tsui
Year Published 2009
Author Yuehua Liu

Integrated Chinese is already the leading introductory Chinese textbook at colleges and universities around the world. The third edition has been significantly updated to meet the needs of today's students with a full-color design, fewer lessons in Level 1 to allow for more flexible pacing, more communicative activities, up-to-date vocabulary, expanded cultural notes, an exciting new storyline linking all the dialogues and readings, and more review sections.The series provides coordinated practice in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Throughout the series, Integrated Chinese builds on the three modes of communication - interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational - and ACTFL's "Five Cs"—Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities—to build proficiency in using the Chinese language in a variety of real-life situations. With its emphasis on practicing a broad range of written and verbal communication skills and building cultural understanding, Integrated Chinese is ideally suited for students who want a comprehensive grounding in the Chinese language.


Begins the first year of study in Chinese, and introduces about 350 vocabulary items

Covers the basics with simple, graded activities on essential topics such as greetings, dates and times, family, and shopping

Introduces essential grammatical structures

Positions pinyin texts close to Chinese character texts so students can focus on speaking and pronunciation


Continues the first year of study and introduces about 350 more vocabulary items

Helps learners build communicative skills as they discuss everyday topics and learn useful sentence structures


Begins the second year of study with about 350 more vocabulary items

Covers topics of interest to college-age students, such as campus life, career planning, and Chinese cultural traditions

Includes pinyin texts at the end of each lesson, so students can read characters without relying on pinyin


Focuses on important linguistic structures to build and refine learners' understanding of Chinese grammar

Introduces approximately 400 more vocabulary items

Gradually introduces more formal speech and written-style language

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