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Integrated Chinese, Level 1, Part 2: Workbook (Simplified Character Edition) (C&T Asian Languages Series.) (Paperback)

Integrated Chinese, Level 1, Part 2: Workbook (Simplified Character Edition) (C&T Asian Languages Series.) (Paperback)
Author/Publisher: Daozhong Yao (Editor), Ted Yao (Editor)
Format: paperback
Emphasis: Chinese Textbook
Level: Beginning
Note: Textbook by University of Southern California
List Price: $18.95

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The Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 2 Workbook contains exercises to accompany the material introduced in the Level 1 Part 2 Textbook and audio CDs. This acclaimed, best-selling series is successful because it "integrates" all four language skills--listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Integrated Chinese helps you understand how the Chinese language works grammatically, and how to use Chinese in real life—how to understand it on the street, speak it on the telephone, read it in the newspaper, or write it in a report. The materials within Integrated Chinese’s set of textbooks, workbooks, character workbooks, and audio CDs are divided into sections of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Two types of exercises are used: traditional exercises (fill-in-the-blank, sentence completion, translation) to help learners build a solid grammatical foundation, and communication-oriented exercises (speaking drills, discussion topics, etc.) to prepare them to function in a Chinese language environment. Frequently, authentic materials written for native Chinese speakers and realia (newspaper clippings, signs, tickets, etc.) are used. Notes on language use and Chinese culture are found throughout the textbooks. Textbooks and workbooks are available in simplified or traditional characters.

Product Details
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Cheng & Tsui; Workbook edition (January 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0887272711
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.2 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.0 ounces.
  • Average Customer Review: based on 3 reviews.

Customer Reviews

A Great Text Book, March 9, 2006
Reviewer: Ma Ya "Ma Ya" (Boston, MA, USA)

As it's name indicated this set is "integrated". It is well structured, provids constant reviewing. In addition, because it's a college text book, there are many resources you can use to help you study.
The contents are every day Chinese that you can apply in your daily life. Some students of mine using this book can write Chinese notes after learning just a few lessons.


Don't buy it!!, January 13, 2006
Reviewer: Chinese Student

The workbook is very boring and not useful at all. I would hihgly recommend the new integrated multimedia course that just came out, called Chinese Odyssey. My sister, roommate, and I have all been using it -- and it's a wonderful integrated approach to Chinese learning that makes language learning both fun and informative! Try the Chinese Odyssey! You'll love it!


6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Excellent Supplemental Material for IC Users., November 15, 2003

Reviewer: Arrowell Ealawen (California)

On Integrated Chinese in General:

Integrated Chinese is one of two programs commonly used in U.S. University and College Chinese programs, and is, in my opinion, the best program for English speakers to learn Chinese that I've ever seen. [The other program, the Practical Chinese Reader series, is also reasonably good, but doesn't introduce the key grammar, writing and pronounciation rules from the beginning, doesn't focus as heavily on radicals early on as it should, and the sequence of lessons isn't as useful.]

Unlike so many other programs, IC doesn't just focus on speaking the language, but incorporates all areas that make learning a language complete (listening, speaking, reading and writing). But, what makes this program excellent isn't merely the integrated approach, but its sequence and methodology that lay a solid foundation to build upon, making learning the language much easier and faster.

On this workbook in particular:

This workbook is a very useful companion to the Integrated Chinese text book, giving you additional hands on, practical experience in listening to and speaking the Chinese language. NOTE: It primarily focuses on listening comprehension and reading exercises, which requires the workbook audio (cassette or CD). Reading comprehension, writing and grammar are covered to a lesser extent.


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