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社会视角 Social perspective:an intermediate-advanced Chinese course: volume II

Yi, Ning, Fang, Jing, Shao, Wei, Yang, Zhengrong and Tyldesley, Ester 2021. 社会视角 Social perspective:an intermediate-advanced Chinese course: volume II. United Kingdom: Routledge.

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Social Perspective is a course set over one academic year for intermediate learners of Chinese. In two volumes, it focuses on developing learners’ language competency to a high advanced plus/advanced level (ACTFL/CEFR B2-C1) through exploring social issues in contemporary China. The textbook draws upon the discussion of a wide range of current social issues in China to provide students with a real-life background to increase their debating and written skills. Volume II explores six topics: demographic issues, ‘love’ and ‘sex’, technology, medical care, the economy and education. The textbook is written in fluent, accurate and high-quality Chinese language which is conveniently broken down to highlight all the important language elements (expressions, vocabulary, phrases and grammar). This course will equip students with language production capability at an advanced level and prepare students for the transition from academic study to employment. Each lesson includes a wide range of language drills and exercises designed to quickly improve learners’ oral expression and conceptual understanding through group discussions, essays, presentations, bidirectional translation and critical reflection. Online resources such as lesson text audio, videos, independent learning resources and supplementary reading material are also included at. Written by a team of highly experienced teachers, Social Perspective is the ideal course to progress intermediate students to an advanced level. Academics and researchers with an interest in Chinese contemporary social issues will also find this a useful tool for further language study.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Modern Languages
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Language other than English: Chinese
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780367652173
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2022 13:30

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