Classes and Materials

Classes are designed to enhance your performance. They are conducted in both Chinese and English. There are supplementary language materials such as grammar drills, skits, additional reading assignments. Since some of these materials are copyright protected, you need to get a password from me to access these exercises.

Required Textbooks:
  • Integrated Chinese Textbook, Level I Part I (Simplified Character edition); third edition, edited by Tao-chung Yao and Yuehua Liu; Boston: Cheng & Tsui, 2009; ISBN: 978-0-88727-638-5
  • Integrated Chinese Workbook, Level I Part I (Simplified Character edition) third edition; edited by Tao-chung Yao and Yuehua Liu; Boston: Cheng & Tsui, 2009; ISBN: 978-0-88727-640-8
  • Integrated Chinese Character Workbook, Level I Part I (Simplified Character edition) third edition; edited by Tao-chung Yao and Yuehua Liu; Boston: Cheng & Tsui, 2009; ISBN: 978-0-88727-648-4

Put on reserve in the AV Department are two sets of audio tapes, which you can listen to in the library. The first set of 5 tapes that you need to listen to during the first two weeks are entitled “Chinese: Communicating in the Culture, 21;” be aware that they are two-sided tapes (each side one lesson). The second set of 4 audio tapes come with the “Integrated Chinese, Level I Part I” textbooks; Textbook Tape #1, (1 of 4 Tapes), covers Introduction through Lesson II, Textbook Tape #2, (2 of 4 Tapes), covers Lesson III through Lesson VI, Textbook Tape #3, (3 of 4 Tapes), covers Lesson VII through Lesson XI, and Workbook Tape #1 contains all the Listening Comprehension Exercises in the Workbook, you should go listen to these tapes while doing the exercises.

There are technical gadgets like smartphones that you may find useful for this course. For example some cellphones come with the capabilities to transcribe human speech into character texts, or to translate Chinese texts into English.