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Step Up with Chinese Textbook 3 成长
by Lucy Chu Lee, Lixia Chen
ISBN: 9789814455190
© 2016 | List Price:  $69.99

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Step Up with Chinese is an innovative, standards-based Chinese textbook series designed for high school students with little or no Chinese background. Highly learner-friendly and task-centered, Step Up develops all four language skills while incorporating the principles of ACTFL Five C’s – Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. Students will learn all the necessary material to engage others in meaningful communication and gain a better understanding of the Chinese culture.


This three-volume series covers three years of instruction at the secondary school level. Each volume includes a Textbook and a Workbook. Each textbook offers ten themed lessons that are structured around key communicative goals. It features a clear, step-by-step approach to help students progress from small steps towards larger communicative goals.  The accompanying Workbook features a wide variety of activities to give students plenty of practice on all the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The program’s companion website offers a Pinyin pronunciation guide, interactive vocabulary flashcards, free mp3 audio downloads, additional practice exercises and password protected instructors’ resources.


Key Features

  • Includes topics relevant to secondary students' everyday experience
  • Breaks down lesson into manageable chunks to help students progress from "bite-size" stages to more lengthy and complex tasks
  • Spiraling design helps students build upon existing knowledge and facilitates the gradual mastery of skills
  • Offers a variety of communicative classroom activities to help students achieve target language goals
  • Interweaves Chinese cultural information into the texts, visuals and activities
  • Encourages students to use the target language to talk about their own lives
  • Reinforces language learning by making connections to other content areas

Product Details:

Published by:  Cengage Learning Asia Pte Ltd
ISBN:   9789814455190
Published:   2016
Trim Size:   280mm x 216mm
Format:   Hardback
Illustrations:   4-colour
No. of Pages:   336

Lesson 1    My journey to China 我的中国之行
Lesson 2    My host family in China 我的寄宿家庭
Lesson 3    My learning experience 我的学习经验
Lesson 4    Shopping in Chinese markets 在中国市场购物
Lesson 5    Maintaining health and fitness 健康与运动
Lesson 6    Meeting the challenges of modern life 面对时代生活的挑战
Lesson 7    My favourite Chinese entertainment 中国的娱乐
Lesson 8    Celebrations in China 一起来庆祝
Lesson 9    Chinese cultural treasures 中国文化珍宝
Lesson 10  The changing society in China 变化中的中国社会


Appendix 1  Vocabulary index

Appendix 2  Key sentence patterns

Appendix 3  Map of China

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