Working Mandarin for Beginners / Edition 2

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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 /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 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 quicktime.com) • Microphone to record answers or responses

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589011373
  • Publisher: Georgetown University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2007
  • Series: Working Languages Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,132,299
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Yi Zhou is a lecturer in the Asian Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

M. Lynne Gerber is the executive director of the Center for International Business Education and Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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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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