Author: Daozhong Yao
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
"Ideal for: High school, college and adult learners with no prior knowledge of Chinese. This acclaimed, bestselling series is successful because it integrates all four language skills-listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Integrated Chinese helps you "
Author: Richard M. Robin
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Release Date: 2006-07-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study
For courses in First-year Russian - Introductory Russian. Golosa is a two-volume, introductory Russian-language program that strikes a balance between communication and structure. It is designed to help students reach the Intermediate range in speaking and listening plus reading and writing. In addition to the text, each volume of Golosa has an accompanying Student Activities Manual (workbook, lab manual, video manual) with audio-drills and written exercises, and an audio program that includes listening comprehension exercises, dialogs, conversations, and rapid-pace oral drills. The robust Companion Website offers additional lexical and grammatical exercises, links to authentic Russian websites, and the entire Golosa audio program. Each unit in the program revolves around a theme (university, family, etc.), and follows the same basic format: introduction of basic vocabulary for the chapter theme, listening to introductory conversations, short dialogs with activities and role-play practice, practice in listening and reading with emphasis on strategies, grammar study and practice in both oral and written form, and written workbook exercises that go from mechanical skill-building to creative skill-using.
Continues first year of study and introduces about 350 more characters; helps learners build solid communicative skills; presents pinyin texts at end of each lesson; expands learners' understanding of Chinese grammar; gradually introduces more formal written-style expressions.
This collection brings together a series of empirical studies on topics surrounding classrooms of Chinese as a second language (L2) by drawing on a range of theoretical frameworks, methodological strategies, and pedagogical perspectives. Over the past two decades, research on classroom-based second language acquisition (SLA) has emerged and expanded as one of the most important sub-domains in the general field of SLA. In Chinese SLA, however, scarce attention has been devoted to this line of research. With chapters written by scholars in the field of SLA—many of whom are experienced in classroom teaching, teacher education, or program administration in Chinese as a second language—this book helps disentangle the complicated relationships among linguistic targets, pedagogical conditions, assessment tools, learner individual differences, and teacher variables that exist in the so-called "black-box" classrooms of L2 Chinese.
Author: Olga Kagan
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Foreign Language Study
This innovative book contains twelve units and combines a communicative approach with a solid grammar foundation that will prepare readers for further study at the advanced level. Takes a contrastive cultures approach that consists of the exchange of information between Americans and Russians. Develops all four language skills in each unit. Each lesson contains: conversations followed by various oral exercises; writing assignments; grammar review or introduction followed by exercises; authentic reading selections from newspapers (“Reading for Information”); a discussion of Russian speech conventions; and an unabridged literary book (“Reading for Pleasure”).