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Method to learn Chinese targeted to students between 6 and 12 years old who are preparing the YCT test and begin to learn Chinese from the very beginning.
YCT Standard Course uses pictures, activities, exercises, songs and stories to approach learning in a multidisciplinary way.
YCT Standard Course 5
This book correspond at the first part of level 4 of YCT.
This first part covers 170 words and half of the grammatical structures and communicative functions of this level.
The book contains 15 lessons and the estimated time of class in each lesson is from 3 to 4 hours. Last unit is focused in reviewing,
Each lesson contains page that is a mock of the YCT exam, which helps students to be familiar with the exam and pass the YCT test when they have finished the book.
The book is divided in the following way: Key sentences. vocabulary, reading (texts), activities and exercises, songs and a page that is a mock of the exam.
Each lesson has around 10 new words, with no more of 3 words not included in the study plan of the YCT (all of them marked with a star * in order to easily recognize them)
Vocabulary appears written in Chinese characters, pinyin and English translation. There are also examples of other words.
Each lesson contains two texts that include new sentences from previous YCT exams.
Activities and exercises
The book has traditional fill the gaps exercises, but it also suggests games and other activities of movement and performing.
Each lessons contains a song about the main topic.
The book also includes a small story with which you can do role-play games.
Description by the publisher:
Authorized by Hanban, the YCT Standard Course has been developed under the joint efforts of Higher Education Press and Chinese Testing International (CTI). The target readers are primary and middle school students from overseas who take Chinese as an elective course, and who are going to take the YCT. With the YCT test papers as its primary source, the YCT Standard Course aims to achieve an integrated combination of function and fun, provide a scientific curriculum and effective teaching methods, as well as stimulate students’ multiple intelligence. It is a series of textbooks with a new approach that embodies the idea of “combining testing and teaching”. It is suitable for the Confucius Classrooms in different countries as well as other Chinese teaching institutions and self-taught learners.
The whole series matches the YCT test, with one volume for each of Levels 1-2 and two volumes for each of Levels 3-4, totaling six volumes.
Lesson 1 你对中国功夫感兴趣吗？Are you interested in Chinese kung fu？
Lesson 2 兔子更可爱。Rabbits are even cuter.
Lesson 3 电梯坏了。There is something wrong with the elevator.
Lesson 4 每个人都有自己的习惯。Everyone has their own habits.
Lesson 5 他们多么年轻啊！They're so young！
Lesson 6 站着的还是坐着的？The one standing or the one sitting？
Lesson 7 我经常去体育馆锻炼身体。I often go to the gym to work out.
Lesson 8 北京一共有四个季节。Beijing has four seasons altogether.
Lesson 9 冰激凌既好吃又便宜。The ice cream is delicious and cheap.
Lesson 10 你的汉语会越来越好。Your Chinese will get better and better.
Lesson 11 来一盘羊肉饺子。I'd like a plate of lamb dumplings.
Lesson 12 坐飞机或者坐火车都可以。You can either take the plane or the train.
Lesson 13 我先帮你补牙。I'll do the filling for you first.
Lesson 14 我打算去中国旅游。I'm planning to go travelling in China.
Lesson 15 复习Review
课文和小故事翻译Text and Mini Story Translation