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Interactions I [text + Workbook] A Cognitive Approach to Beginning Chinese

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ISBN-10: 0253211220

ISBN-13: 9780253211224

Edition: 1998

Authors: Margaret Mian Yan, Jennifer Li-Chia Liu

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The need for a modern text to teach Chinese to English-speaking students has long been recognized. Even today Chinese tends to be taught by rote rather than concept for the want of pedagogically sophisticated course materials. Jennifer Liu and Margaret Yan, two Indiana University professors, have now produced a cognitively based first year course for learning Chinese. The innovative features of their texts include. * An introduction to the cultural and social contexts of Chinese* A presentation of Chinese calligraphy* Lessons with real-life situations and lively dialogue* Explanations of Chinese pronunciation and grammar* Illustrations including cartoons* Chinese characters with mnemonic…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 2/22/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.278
Language: English

Jennifer Li-chia Liu is Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Indiana University and co-author, with Margaret Mian Yan, of Interactions I & II: A Cognitive Approach to Beginning Chinese.