¡§An excellent overall introduction to the Chinese language¡K. The second-edition texts improve on the excellence of the originals.¡¨
Since its release, Integrated Chinese has become the leading introductory Chinese textbook at colleges and universities around the world. The course works because it provides coordinated practice in all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Integrated Chinese helps learners understand how the Chinese language functions grammatically, and how to use Chinese in real life„ohow to understand it on the street, speak it on the telephone, read it in the newspaper, or write it in a report.
Spans the entire second year of Chinese study, and introduces about 600 more characters.
Contains topics of interest to college-age students: campus and family life, social issues, aspects of Chinese culture.
Helps expand learners¡¦ understanding of Chinese grammar by focusing on important linguistic structures.
Gradually introduces the more formal written-style expressions, which are used in news broadcasts and formal speeches.
Level 2 introduces 600 more characters, and contains both Traditional and Simplified on facing pages.