Working Mandarin for Beginners

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352 pp., 8.5 x 11
Paperback (1 CD-ROM)
ISBN: 9781589011397 (1589011392)


May 2007

Working Languages

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Teacher's Manual


Working Mandarin for Beginners

Teacher's Edition
Yi Zhou with M. Lynne Gerber

This is the Teacher's Edition of Working Mandarin for Beginners. It includes the text and an accompanying CD-ROM that contains all MP3 tracks of dialogues, vocabulary, and audio exercises found on the student's disk, along with quizzes and exams (including necessary audio), approximately 300 supplementary PowerPoint slides for classroom use, and creative guidance for conversation practice, mini-immersion, and skit. Request a Desk/Exam copy here.

Working Mandarin for Beginners is designed to enable English-speaking business students and professionals with no prior knowledge of Chinese to develop the basic communication skills necessary for a business trip to China or another work environment in which Mandarin is spoken.

Major features:
• Twenty-four lessons, including five review lessons
• Clear objectives for acquiring language skills, grammar, and cultural understanding
• Lessons cover important basics such as introductions and greetings, counting, reserving a hotel room, taking public transportation, and asking for directions
• Lessons cover business tasks such as coordinating and conducting meetings, selling products, and negotiating agreements—all in Chinese
• Lessons provide dialogues and vocabulary lists for reading and listening, language points, cultural points, pronunciation drills, grammar, and interactive homework
• Course concludes with a special independent project in which the student applies the language to his or her area of business study
• Pinyin is used throughout so students can start speaking Mandarin immediately
• Includes some basic lessons in the formation of Chinese characters
• Course can be combined with affordable online access to self-grading exercises (available through Quia.com, $24.95 per student for 18 months of access)

Student Book
• Includes MP3 tracks of dialogues, vocabulary lists, and audio exercises on CD
• Lessons are valuable to the classroom student as well as self-directed independent learners

Teacher's Edition
• Includes a CD-ROM with all MP3 tracks of dialogues, vocabulary, and audio exercises found on the students' disk
• CD-ROM also provides quizzes and exams (including necessary audio), approximately 300 supplementary PowerPoint slides for classroom use, and creative guidance for conversation practice, mini-immersion, and skit

Online teaching features at Quia.com
• Instructor-managed class activities and exercises
• Monitoring of student progress
• Customized grading options online
• Students can complete exercises online, submit their answers electronically to their instructor, and receive automatic feedback
• Teachers can also use Quia templates to build their own exercises or use exercises developed by other instructors to provide added help for students
• Motivated self-directed learners can also access the self-grading online exercises at Quia.com (no instructor feedback will be provided)