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Keys to Chinese Language: Textbook I (Bk. 1) [Paperback]

By Jing-heng Sheng Ma (Author)
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Gateway to Chinese Language is a comprehensive package of course material for first-year Mandarin Chinese. It is in two volumes, each comprising a textbook and a workbook.Volumes I and II have ten and twelve lessons respectively. Each lesson contains dialogues, annotated vocabulary with illustrated sentences, sentence patterns, sentence building exercises, questions and responses, cultural notes in English, and a reading section. For the lesson texts, both pinyin and Chinese characters are provided. The pinyin text focuses on pronunciation, accuracy of intonation, and fluency of speech, while the Chinese character text stresses character recognition and reading comprehension. The workbook is designed to help students consolidate what they have learned from the lessons. A special feature of this course package is that an interactive tutorial software accompanies the text, aiming to help students prepare class assignments in a focused, interactive, and interesting way.

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Studio: The Chinese University Press
Pages   352
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.2" Width: 7.3" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 15, 2006
Publisher   The Chinese University Press
ISBN  9629962101  
ISBN13  9789629962104  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jing-heng Sheng Ma is Mayling Soong Professor of Chinese Studies and Chair of Chinese Department of Wellesley College.

Jing-Heng Sheng Ma has an academic affiliation as follows - Wellesley College, Massachusetts, USA.

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To study Traditional Chinese by yourself or with a teacher.  Apr 18, 2008
Thanks to the brilliant idea of this site's " search inside " the books, I could decide to buy both the volumes - 1 and 2 -for, at the time I was studying alone ( it is not easy to find a taiwanese teacher here).
But this year I found a taiwanese school ( ! ) and showed this book to the teachers, who showed their books from Taiwan: they use the same method: first the complete lesson - text and exercises -in Pinyin,
followed by the same complete lesson in chinese characters. Intrigued, I asked why didn't they put the Pinyin altogheter the chinese, and they explained that this is product of a long, long experience: with the Pinyin at the side of the ideogram, one becomes lazy and that is bad for memorizing the strokes, etc. So, if you do have first the pronunciation
( pinyin ) and have to search it some pages ahead, you, little by little, get acquainted with the chinese strokes and so don't forget it. In a few lessons it prooved to be right: now I am reading straight from the chinese text. I strongly recommend them for those that study chinese language - in traditional characters. There is also a good cd to help.
It is a course of 22 lessons, plus the grammar, plus the exercises. The reason it has ( togheter ) almost 800 pages! A must. Difficult to find.
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