Fundamental Written Chinese: Second Edition, Teacher’s Manual
- About the Book
Like its predecessor, the second edition of Fundamental Written Chinese provides students with a clear, systematic, and graduated introduction to written Mandarin Chinese with chapters designed not only to teach the content of the lessons, but also build on the proficiency the student has acquired. The authors continue the tradition of separating the teaching of written and oral skills, leaving the instruction of vocabulary and grammar exclusively to the accompanying Fundamental Spoken Chinese, also in its second edition. The lessons in the two textbooks, however, are keyed to each other, so they may be used simultaneously or the parallel written skills introduced at a later time. Both textbooks were developed for learning in the classroom and for independent study.
The bilingual teacher’s manual provides detailed instructions on the underlying principles behind the design of the exercises in Fundamental Written Chinese and how best to use them to reinforce students’ written proficiency. These Core Pedagogical Instructions are followed by explanations on the purpose of the exercises in each chapter.
- About the Author(s)
Jiayan Lin, AuthorJiayan Lin is a learning advisor at Massey University.
Margaret Lee, AuthorMargaret Lee taught Chinese at the tertiary level for more than thirty years and was a senior tutor at the University of Auckland.
Robert Sanders, AuthorRobert Sanders was a professor of Chinese language and Chinese linguistics for thirty-five years at universities in the United States, New Zealand, and Japan.