eTextbook: First Step: An Elementary Reader for Modern Chinese

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    Author(s): Chou, Chih-p'ing; Wang, Jing; Lei, Jun

    ISBN 10: 0691154201. See all ISBN's

    ISBN 13: 9780691154206


    Publisher: Princeton University Press

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    First Step is an elementary Chinese textbook for students with no previous background in the language. Focusing on the basics of modern Chinese phonetics and grammatical structure, the book uses everyday topics to help students establish a solid foundation in the Chinese language.

    The textbook, which includes color illustrations, contains thirty lessons, each of which can be covered in a week's worth of classes. Each lesson features a lively dialogue or a short essay, representing a real-life situation, which is then followed by vocabulary lists and grammar notes. Explanatory notes on Chinese culture and customs are also provided. The companion workbook for First Step is sold separately and includes comprehensive exercises and character writing sheets with information on the stroke orders of newly introduced characters. Free online audio files, accessible on smartphones, tablets, and laptops, allow students to listen to First Step dialogues and practice their pronunciation at their leisure. This vital audio supplement gives students the chance to learn Chinese intonation with greater accuracy.

    First Step provides students with the necessary tools to begin practical daily communication in Chinese.

    • Emphasis is on basic grammar structure and principles
    • Textbook features both traditional and simplified characters, pinyin, and English translation
    • Perforated workbook (which is sold separately) facilitates easy handling of homework
    • Free audio recordings of dialogues and other content available online
    • Appropriate for college and high school students

    All ISBN's for this title:

    ISBN 10: 0691154201, ISBN 13: 9780691154206, eISBN 10: 1400850495, eISBN 13: 9781400850495

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