Connections I [text + workbook], Textbook & Workbook : A Cognitive Approach to Intermediate Chinese
Praise for Interactions I & II:Practical and lively without neglecting the structure and the writing system. The workbook is especially interesting and helpful." -Chauncey C. Chu, University of Florida... by far the best first-year textbooks available." -Sabina Knight, Smith College 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.
- Paperback | 368 pages
- 213.36 x 274.32 x 25.4mm | 839.14g
- 04 Feb 2004
- Indiana University Press
- Bloomington, IN, United States
- Textbook & Workbook
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About Jennifer Li-Chia Liu
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.
..".by far the best first-year textbooks available." ..."by far the best first-year textbooks available." .."."by far the best first-year textbooks available.""