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Description - A Primer for Advanced Beginners of Chinese by Duanduan Li

A rapidly growing group of Chinese language students are known as "advanced beginners" or "heritage students" - those who were raised in the United States in Chinese-speaking homes and can speak the language but cannot read or write it. Liu and Wang's primer is addressed to meet the needs of this rapidly expanding population of Chinese language students. This text takes the approach of a culture-based primer with lessons organised around readings on Chinese history, culture, geography, literature, folktales and mythology, customs and cuisine. The focus is not on sentence grammar but rather on reading strategies and the teaching of "discourse grammar", a new, more authentic approach to the study of languages.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231125550
ISBN-10: 0231125550
Format: Paperback
(279mm x 216mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 16-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Duanduan Li

Duanduan Li is a lecturer of Chinese, and currently director of the Chinese Language Program at Columbia University.Irene Liu was director of the Chinese Language Program at Columbia University. Lening Liu is a senior lecturer of Chinese in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University.Hailong Wang is a lecturer of Chinese in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University.Zhirong Wang is a lecturer of Chinese in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University.Yanping Xie, a speech and language pathologist, was a lecturer of Chinese in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University.

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Primer for Advanced Beginners of Chinese by Duanduan Li
Paperback, August 2004
$79.20