Modern Chinese is a beginner Chinese language textbook designed for college students and adult learners with no previous exposure to Chinese.This unique program adopts a story-based approach that follows the lives of six college students whose multi-cultural backgrounds reflect today's globalized world. The themes are designed to provide students with the vocabulary and context to engage and communicate in real life conversations quickly. Each lesson comes with clear and practical grammar instructions presented in an accessible format.
Each textbook includes complimentary access to lesson audios, lesson animations and additional resources such as an interactive pinyin table which was specially designed for the second edition. Other new features in the second edition are the introduction of 儿话 in the lessons and alternative ways to communicate in the vocabulary section.
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Item Code: BK000803M
ISBN Code: 978-1-60603-578-8
Publisher: Better Chinese
School Grade: College
Modern Chinese Textbook 1B includes the following themes:
Unit 9 衣 Fashion
Lesson 1: 买衣服 Shopping for Clothes
Lesson 2: 你喜欢什么颜色？What Colors Do You Like?
Unit 10 娱 Hobbies & Activities
Lesson 1: 星期六的活动 Plans for Saturday
Lesson 2: 在音乐会 At a Concert
Unit 11 情 Relationships & People
Lesson 1: 约会 A Date
Lesson 2: 分手 A Breakup
Unit 12 医 Medicine
Lesson 1: 生病了 Getting Sick
Lesson 2: 看病 At the Doctor’s
Unit 13 商 Business
Lesson 1: 打工 Part-Time Job
Lesson 2: 去中国实习 Internship in China
Unit 14 节 Festivals
Lesson 1: 新年快乐！Happy Chinese New Year!
Lesson 2: 中国和西方节日 Chinese and Western Holidays
Unit 15 礼 Chinese Ways
Lesson 1: 有礼貌 Being Respectful
Lesson 2: 了解中国文化 Understanding Chinese Culture
Unit 16 @ Technology & Modern China
Lesson 1: 线上聊天 Chatting Online
Lesson 2: 一路顺风! Have a Safe Trip!