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Ni Wo Ta Introductory Chinese 你我他
by Phyllis Zhang


Ni Wo Ta is a complete first-year program that offers beginning learners of Chinese an enriching language learning experience through a narrative video storyinnovative instructional designrobust technology integration and comprehensive culture coverage.  

 

The full program, consisting of 4 preliminary units, 14 main units and a concluding unit, is split into two volumes.  Each volume is paired with a Literacy Workbook and iLrn Heinle Learning Center, an all-in-one online course management system.  The program is designed for zero-beginners at the college level; it is also suitable for high school students.  

 

The Ni Wo Ta Introductory Chinese program is available in Simplified and Traditional character editions.

 

Key Features:

  • Multi-modal approach: video- and audio-driven vocabulary,  grammar, and main text presentations
  • Innovative instructional design, combining traditional and proficiency-oriented pedagogies
  • Intuitive and functional approach to proficiency development
  • Rich cultural integration and coverage
  • Robust technology integration
  • Chinese character trainer app: Study-aid to practice characters on-the-go!
     
 

《你我他》是一套为大学中文一年级设计的以一个视频故事为主线的初级教程, 以新颖的教学设计、强劲的多媒体支持、以及详尽的文化介绍,为初学者提供一个丰富有趣的语言学习体验。教程分上下两册,可用于大学或高中。

 

主要特点

  • 多管齐下的教学方式:  音像辅助词汇、语法、及主课介绍
  • 交际功能与语法结构两不误
  • 强调直观、功能的语言技能发展
  • 文化点滴自然体现,贯穿全教程
  • 配套在线管理系统,辅助课前课后练习,有效减轻教师负担
  • 移动工具辅助汉字学习,有效提高汉字的识别和记忆


Volume 1

Overview: The Chinese Language

 

Pre-Unit 1

A. Pronunciation and the Phonetic System: Basic Concepts
B. Character Writing: Basic Strokes

 

Pre-Unit 2
A.  Pronunciation: Unique Sounds and Their Pinyin Rules
B. Character Writing: Radicals

 

Pre-Unit 3
A. Pronunciation: Polysyllabics, Unique Pronunciations, and Pinyin Rules
B. Character Writing: Character Components and Their Composition

 

Pre-Unit 4
A. Pronunciation: The Suffix -er, Tone Sandhi, and Similar Pronunciations
B. Character Writing: Distinguishing Characters

 

Unit 1   Me and My Family
A:. My name is LIN Xiaodong
B. My family

 

Unit 2   Meeting New Friends
A. This is my dorm room
B. Where are you from?

 

Unit 3   My Things
A. My schoolbag is too small
B. Let's buy a new one

 

Unit 4   Money and Shopping
A. How much is this?
B. What size do you want?

 

Unit 5   Hobbies and Activities
A. What do you like to do?
B. There is a party tomorrow

 

Unit 6   Time and Activity Schedules
A. My activities for this week
B. Are you free this weekend?

 

Unit 7   Making Travel Plans
A. Winter break is almost here
B. We plan to travel

 

Appendix 1: Pinyin Table
Appendix 2: Grammatical Terms
Appendix 3: Understanding Grammar and Structures
Appendix 4: Grammar Index
Appendix 5: Vocabulary Index 1 (Chinese to English)
Appendix 6: Vocabulary Index 2 (English to Chinese)
Appendix 7: Video Script

 

Volume 2

Unit 8   About a Past Event
A: I went out today.
B: Who did you go with?

 

Unit 9   Background and Experiences.
A: I have never been to China before
B: Tell me about yourself.


Unit 10   Food and Dining 
A: Everyone's taste is different
B: What dish should we order?


Unit 11   Around the Neighborhood.
A: How is that neighborhood?
B: How do I get there?


Unit 12   My Schoolwork
A: My homework is not finished
B: I can't find it.

 

Unit 13   Movements and Directions.
A: He went into that building.
B: Is it on the table?


Unit 14   Tasks to be Done
A: Get these things done.
B: How are things going?


Concluding Unit   Summer Plans


Appendix 1: Pinyin Table

Appendix 2: Grammatical Terms
Appendix 3: Understanding Grammar and Structures
Appendix 4: Grammar Index
Appendix 5: Vocabulary Index 1 (Chinese to English)
Appendix 6: Vocabulary Index 2 (English to Chinese)
Appendix 7: Video Script

 

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