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Step Up with Chinese Textbook 2 成长
by Lucy Chu Lee, Lixia Chen
ISBN: 9789814455176
© 2014 | 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:   9789814455176
Published:   2014
Trim Size:   220mm x 284mm
Format:   Hardback
Illustrations:   4-colour
No. of Pages:   376

Lesson 1    Starting a new school year 开学了!
Lesson 2    Moving to a new school 到新学校
Lesson 3    Settling into a new home 搬进新家
Lesson 4    Adapting to the weather 适应气候
Lesson 5    Discovering the community 熟悉新社区
Lesson 6    Meeting new people 认识新朋友
Lesson 7    Maintaining a healthy lifestyle 保持健康的生活习惯
Lesson 8    Connecting with others 与人沟通
Lesson 9    Getting along with others 与他人相处
Lesson 10  Being a global citizen 做一个好公民


Appendix 1  Vocabulary index

Appendix 2  Key sentence patterns

Appendix 3  Map of China

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