Easy Steps to Chinese adopts a new approach to teaching Chinese as a foreign language. It is designed for both primary and secondary school students who are taking Chinese exams, such as GCSE/IGCSE/AS (U.K.), SAT II/AP (U.S.A.), IB Chinese Language B Standard Level, or for those students who are starting to learn Chinese on their own. Easy Steps to Chinese has three stages: Stage 1 – Books 1 and 2; Stage 2 – Books 3, 4, 5 and 6; and Stage 3 – Books 7 and 8. After completing this series, the students will acquire a vocabulary of approximately 1,600 Chinese characters, and develop confidence in using Chinese to communicate either orally or in written forms.
The series includes: ·Textbook ·Workbook ·Teacher’s Book ·Picture flashcards ·Word cards
The topics for each stage are:
Stage 1: Books 1-2·Numbers·Personal identification·Parts of the body·Colours and clothing·Food and drinks·Daily routines·Schooling·Hobbies·Life at home·Means of transport·Daily articles·Weather
Stage 2: Books 3-6·Appearance·People and occupations·School facilities·Weather and holidays·Pets·Personality·School events·Food and sickness·Accidents·Shopping and travelling·Neighbourhood·Festivals and celebrations
Stage 3: Books 7-8·Community·Work experience·Environment·Customs and traditions· Technology and communication·Diet and healthy life-style·Special occasions·Leisure and travelling·Education and employment·Law and order·Current issues·World issues
The features of this series: ★task-based learning ★a wide variety of texts ★practical tasks and activities ★up-to-date topics relevant to young people ★carefully pacing for gradual progress ★clearly focused aims ★regular consolidation ★both simplified and traditional script in the vocabulary list ★a fun and effective approach ★attractive page designs