Connections I

Connections I : A Cognitive Approach to Intermediate Chinese

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Connections I & II is the second-year sequence to accompany the enormously popular introductory texts Interactions I & II by Margaret Yan and Jennifer Li-chia Liu. This innovative system makes learning Chinese an interactive, cognitive process rather than a matter of simple rote or drill. Connections is designed to offer intermediate learners of Chinese a complete set of learning tools to improve their language skills and enhance their understanding of Chinese culture and society. Lesson topics revolve around everyday themes and real-world communication among four central characters--a mainland Chinese, a Taiwanese, a Chinese American, and a non-Chinese American--familiar to students using Interactions. Each 10-chapter volume is accompanied by a workbook. Chapters include sections on vocabulary, text, mini-dialogue, characters, grammar, and culture notes, accompanied by engaging graphics. Connections also includes stories and songs, and makes use of a wide variety of texts such as narrative, dialogue, journal entries, riddles, jokes, news headlines, and lyrics.

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 213.36 x 274.32 x 25.4mm | 839.14g
  • 04 Feb 2004
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN
  • English
  • Textbook &Amp; Workbook ed.
  • 025321663X
  • 9780253216632
  • 1,058,931

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Jennifer Li-chia Liu is Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Indiana University and co-author, with Margaret Mian Yan, of Interactions I & II: A Cognitive Approach to Beginning Chinese.

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.."."by far the best first-year textbooks available.""

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