Working Mandarin for Beginners / Edition 2

Working Mandarin for Beginners / Edition 2

by Yi Zhou, M. Lynne Gerber
     
 

ISBN-10: 1589011376

ISBN-13: 9781589011373

Pub. Date: 06/28/2007

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

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

Overview

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)

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Student's Edition Textbook/MP3 CD (Mac and PC) • CD drive on a computer or conventional CD player with MP3 capability • MP3 player, such as iTunes, RealPlayer, or Windows Media Player • Speakers

Teacher's Edition Textbook/CD-ROM Mac and PC • CD drive on a computer • MP3 player, such as iTunes, RealPlayer, or Windows Media Player • speakers • Adobe Acrobat Reader (available as a free download from http:///www.adobe.com) PC • Windows XP • Microsoft Office 2000 or higher with Service Pack 3 installed (Word and PowerPoint are needed to view and edit some files) • Or, to view the PowerPoints only, download Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2003 or higher (free from http://www.microsoft.com) • Fonts for PowerPoints: Arial Unicode and Simsun, which are included in all editions of Office 2000/XP/2003 Mac • Microsoft Word, version Office 2004 or higher • Microsoft PowerPoint, version Office 2004 or higher (Word and PowerPoint are needed to view and edit some files); or view the PowerPoints as PDFs • Fonts for PowerPoints: Arial and Simsun, which are included in Office 2004 and higher

Interactive Exercises on Quia (Mac and PC) • Computer with Internet access, preferably a high-speed connection • Java-enabled browser: Internet Explorer 5 or higher, or any version of Firefox or Safari • The program QuickTime (available as a free download from http://www.quicktime.com) • Microphone to record answers or responses

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589011373
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Series:
Working Languages Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Related Subjects

Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgementsAbbreviations

Introduction to Working MandarinIntroduction to Spoken and Written Mandarin Using Pinyin

Unit 1: Building Business Relationships Lesson 1: Greetings and Introductions, and Getting Acquainted ObjectivesThematic Dialogue: Initial MeetingVocabulary from Thematic DialogueUseful ExpressionsAdditional VocabularyCulture and Business Relations: Names & GreetingsLanguage PointsGrammar ModelsPronunciation and Spelling: Neutral Tone and Rules of Phonetic Spelling: Part 1Substitution DrillsZuòYè (Homework)Lesson 2: Greetings (continued) and Description of Self ObjectivesThematic Dialogue: NationalitiesVocabulary from the Thematic DialogueUseful ExpressionsAdditional VocabularyCulture and Business Relations: More Information about Greetings Among Friends and Business ColleaguesLanguage PointsGrammar ModelsPronunciation: zh, ch, and sh and z, c, and s and Tone Variation Part 1Substitution DrillsZuòYè (Homework)Lesson 3: Days, Months, and Years; and Talking About Family Members and Their Occupations ObjectivesThematic Dialogue: Family Members and Their OccupationsVocabulary from Thematic DialogueUseful ExpressionsAdditional VocabularyCulture and Business Relations: About Families and CountingLanguage PointsGrammar ModelsPronunciation: Tone Variation: Part 2; Retroflex R and Rules of Phonetic Spelling: Part 2Substitution DrillsZuòYè (Homework)

Lesson 4: Unit 1 Review: Building Business Relationships ObjectivesZuòYè (Homework)

Unit 2: At Work

Lesson 5: Telling Time, Days of the Week, and Talking about Meeting Times ObjectivesThematic Dialogue: Meeting SchedulesVocabulary from Thematic DialogueUseful ExpressionsAdditional VocabularyCulture and Business Relations: More on Addressing People and the Sequence of DatesLanguage PointsGrammar ModelsSubstitution DrillsZuòYè (Homework)

Lesson 6: Organizational Structure, Job Titles, and Roles ObjectivesThematic Dialogue: Departments in a CompanyVocabulary from Thematic DialogueUseful ExpressionsAdditional VocabularyCulture and Business Relations: Organizational Structure, Hierarchy, and CollectivismLanguage PointsGrammar ModelsSubstitution DrillsZuòYè (Homework)

Lesson 7: Preparing a Daily Schedule and Planning the Work Week ObjectivesThematic Dialogue: In the CompanyVocabulary from Thematic DialogueUseful ExpressionsAdditional VocabularyCulture and Business Relations: Time from a Chinese PerspectiveLanguage PointsGrammar ModelsSubstitution DrillsZuòYè (Homework)

Lesson 8: Unit 2 Review: At Work ObjectivesZuòYè (Homework)

Unit 3: Daily Activities

Lesson 9: Describing Personal Routine and Coordinating with Others ObjectivesThematic Dialogue: Daily RoutineVocabulary from Thematic DialogueUseful ExpressionsAdditional VocabularyCulture and Business Relations: Relationships and Chinese Ways of Saying NoLanguage PointsGrammar ModelsSubstitution DrillsZuòYè (Homework)

Lesson 10: Talking about the Weather and Comparing Seasons ObjectivesThematic Dialogue: Talking about the WeatherVocabulary from Thematic DialogueUseful ExpressionsAdditional VocabularyCulture and Business Relations: Climate and Time Zone in ChinaLanguage PointsGrammar ModelsSubstitution DrillsZuòYè (Homework)

Lesson 11: Shopping and Asking for Prices ObjectivesThematic Dialogue: ShoppingVocabulary from Thematic DialogueUseful ExpressionsAdditional VocabularyCulture and Business Relations: Shopping and CurrencyLanguage PointsGrammar ModelsSubstitution DrillsZuòYè (Homework)Lesson 12 Unit 3 Review: Daily Activities ObjectivesZuòYè (Homework)

Unit 4: Getting Around

Lesson 13: Making Hotel Reservations and Asking for Clarification ObjectivesThematic Dialogue: Room ReservationVocabulary from Thematic DialogueUseful ExpressionsAdditional VocabularyCulture and Business Relations: Room ReservationsLanguage PointsGrammar ModelsSubstitution DrillsZuòYè (Homework)

Lesson 14: Asking for and Giving Directions, and Using Public Transportation ObjectivesThematic Dialogue: Where is the Bank?Vocabulary from Thematic DialogueUseful ExpressionsAdditional VocabularyCulture and Business Relations: Public Transportation, Signs, & DirectionsLanguage PointsGrammar ModelsSubstitution DrillsZuòYè (Homework)

Lesson 15: Eating Out and Making Reservations at a Restaurant ObjectivesThematic Dialogue: Dinner in a RestaurantVocabulary from Thematic DialogueUseful ExpressionsAdditional VocabularyCulture and Business Relations: Business Protocols, Ordering Dishes, and Being a Guest in a Chinese HomeLanguage PointsGrammar ModelsSubstitution DrillsZuòYè (Homework)Lesson 16 Unit 4 Review: Getting Around ObjectivesZuòYè (Homework)

Unit 5: Business Activities

Lesson 17: Setting up a Business Meeting by Phone, and Discussing an Itinerary ObjectivesThematic Dialogue: Setting up a Meeting by PhoneVocabulary from Thematic DialogueUseful ExpressionsAdditional VocabularyCulture and Business Relations: Arranging Business MeetingsLanguage PointsGrammar ModelsSubstitution DrillsZuòYè (Homework)

Lesson 18: Setting Objectives For and Conducting a Business Meeting ObjectivesThematic Dialogue: Conducting a Business MeetingVocabulary from Thematic DialogueUseful ExpressionsAdditional VocabularyCulture and Business Relations: Conducting Business MeetingsLanguage PointsGrammar ModelsSubstitution DrillsZuòYè (Homework)

Lesson 19: Selling Your Products and Negotiating Agreements ObjectivesThematic Dialogue: Negotiating at the ExhibitionVocabulary from Thematic DialogueUseful ExpressionsAdditional VocabularyCulture and Business Relations: Conducting Business MeetingsLanguage PointsGrammar ModelsSubstitution DrillsZuòYè (Homework)

Lesson 20: Unit 5 Review ObjectivesZuòYè (Homework)

Unit 6: Working Mandarin Working for You and Understanding Chinese Characters Lesson 21: Starting Your Project: Submitting an Abstract and Understanding the Structure of Chinese Characters ObjectivesProject GuidelinesChinese Characters: StructureZuòYè (Homework)

Lesson 22: Sharing Your Project Title and Things to Consider with Your Classmates, and Understanding Radicals of Chinese Characters ObjectivesChinese Characters: RadicalsZuòYè (Homework)

Lesson 23: Your Project's Vocabulary and Rules for Writing Chinese Characters ObjectivesNew Vocabulary from Your ProjectChinese Characters: Rules for Writing CharactersZuòYè (Homework)

Lesson 24: Finalizing Your Project ObjectivesZuòYè (Homework)Appendix: Thematic Dialogues in EnglishGlossary: Mandarin to EnglishGlossary: English to MandarinIndex

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