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This book is the fourth edition of the second level workbook of the method Integrated Chinese, designed for students with a basic level of Chinese.
Integrated Chinese is a communication method that provides authentic Chinese texts with a very useful vocabulary of frequent use. It also includes sections that encourage students to learn vocabulary related to their personal interests.
This book provides exercises for listening comprehension, conversation, reading as well as writing and grammar.
This book is complemented by Integrated Chinese, Volume 2, Textbook and Integrated Chinese, Volume 2, Character Workbook.
Description by the publisher:
Integrated Chinese is an acclaimed Mandarin Chinese language course that delivers a cohesive system of print and digital resources for highly effective teaching and learning. First published in 1997 and now in its 4th Edition, it has become the leading Chinese language textbook series in the United States and beyond.
The Workbook of this time-tested series has been fully revised to align with the needs of today’s learners:
- The core language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing are given equal emphasis
- Lesson Opener checklists help students monitor their progress and self-assess
- Idiomatic language builds communicative competence and cultural literacy
- Streaming audio is provided for the listening comprehension exercises
- Visuals prompt students to answer in Chinese without translating from English
- Authentic realia presents language in context and helps develop predictive skills
- Pinyin and Tone exercises help build recognition of syllabic characters and progressively improve pronunciation
- Extra writing exercises expand recognition and production of Chinese characters
- Open-ended exercises help students personalize and internalize the language
- Interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational activities build proficiency and communication strategies while encouraging active use of language across different modes
- Cumulative review units test student progress after every five lessons
The Workbook and Character Workbook are also available through the ChengTsui Web App™. In the digital format, the Workbook exercises are presented alongside the Textbook content, and feature auto-grading capability. The Character Workbook is downloadable for handwriting practice. For more information, visit chengtsui.co.