Short Chinese TV Plays is a course for intermediate students of Mandarin
Chinese that utilizes TV dramas to teach the language of contemporary China.
A video cassette and companion textbook are sold separately. In the
textbook, each lesson begins with the play's script in traditional and
simplified characters, followed by a vocabulary list with pinyin, a
question-and-answer section in Chinese only, usage and pattern notes, and
background notes on Chinese history and customs. The book includes a
vocabulary index. The corresponding video cassette contains 10 carefully
chosen TV dramas from China, each 10 to 40 minutes long. The vocabulary and
grammar in the plays are appropriate for students at the second or third
year level in a university program, and the plays become longer and
progressively more complex as the course progresses.
Text: English, Chinese