Encounters Chinese Language and Culture, Character Writing Workbook 1 John S. Montanaro, Rongzhen Li

Encounters: Chinese Language and Culture
Publication date:
19 Aug 2011
Yale University Press
256 pages: 279 x 216mm
Sales territories:
For sale in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand only

Welcome to Encounters, a groundbreaking Chinese language programme that features a dramatic series filmed entirely in China. The programme's highly communicative approach immerses learners in the Chinese language and culture through video episodes that directly correspond to units in the textbook.

By combining a compelling story line with a wealth of educational materials, Encounters weaves a tapestry of Chinese language and culture rich in teaching and learning opportunities. Encounters follows a carefully structured and cumulative approach. Students progress from listening and speaking to the more difficult skills of reading and writing Chinese characters, building grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation skills along the way. "The Encounters" programme includes: Two Full-colour Student Books for introductory Chinese study; Annotated Instructor's Editions with answer keys and suggested class activities; Two Character Writing Workbooks linked directly to the Student Book; Ten hours of video materials, comprising dramatic episodes, cultural segments, and animations, all integrated with the Student Books; A total of 200 minutes of audio material, linked to the Student Books, for listening and speaking practice; and, a website providing a year's free access to all audiovisual material of the programme upon adoption.

There is also an Annotated Instructor's Edition 1 (paper), ISBN 9780300161663, free of charge upon accredited application.

"Encounters provides a well-rounded introduction to the language... It is well organised and comprehensive."—Francesca Sablan, Times Higher Education