||Cheng & Tsui
Bring the Integrated Chinese series to life with this new DVD!
Using the themes and language of the Integrated Chinese Level 2, Part 2 textbook, these live-action videos give students an up-close and authentic view of contemporary China through real-life situations and in-depth interviews.
Students will encounter the lesson themes and vocabulary from their textbooks used in natural, conversational Chinese. Each 4-6 minute documentary-style episode features conversations with the co-hosts and friends, interviews with native speakers of Chinese, and interviews with non-native speakers living and working in China. Students will experience an in-depth exploration of themes in contemporary Chinese culture and society.
Language and themes from the textbook brought to life in real-life situations and interviews
Documentary-style episodes filmed in China feature authentic Chinese conversations
Candid interviews with native and non-native speakers of Chinese explore contemporary cultural understanding
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.
LEVEL 1 PART 1
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
LEVEL 1 PART 2
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
LEVEL 2 PART 1
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
LEVEL 2 PART 2
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