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Step Up with Chinese Textbook 1 成长
by Lucy Chu Lee, Lixia Chen
ISBN: 9789814246637
© 2012 | 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:   9789814246637
Published:   2012
Trim Size:   220mm x 284mm
Format:   Hardback
Illustrations:   4-colour
No. of Pages:   294

Introduction 1 Pinyin 拼音
Introduction 2 Chinese Characters 汉字


Lesson 1    Nice to meet you! 你好!

Lesson 2    Getting to know you 你是哪国人?

Lesson 3    What time is it? 现在几点?

Lesson 4    What's today's date? 今天几号?

Lesson 5    My family 我们一家人

Lesson 6    My family pet 我家的宠物

Lesson 7    My school 我的学校

Lesson 8    My busy schedule 天天都很忙

Lesson 9    My interests, my dreams 我的爱好

Lesson 10  It tastes so good! 好吃!


Appendix 1  Vocabulary index 词汇索引
Appendix 2  Key sentence patterns 主要句型
Appendix 3  Map of China 中国地图

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