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Chinese for AS (Simplified characters)
(2nd ed., MP3 download online)
Cypress Book, 2019
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★ENDORSED FOR PEARSON EDEXCEL QUALIFICATIONS★
Chinese for Advanced Subsidiary Level is a textbook designed to meet the requirements of the 2017 reformed A Level exam. It is suitable for use by first-year students of the full A Level course, as well as those who study AS as a separate qualification. This book can also be used for the Pre-U, IB, and HSK exams, and as additional reading materials for students of Chinese at university level.
This book features:
★Thematic chapters in the first four Units each of which gives a background introduction of the sub-themes covered;
★All introductions are presented in both Chinese and English for ease of comprehension;
★Information about Chinese culture and society is incorporated into the chapters to provide additional reading material as well as to enrich the student’s knowledge of the Chinese-speaking world;
★Each chapter provides exercises in all four language skills, translation, and grammar;
★The specified films and literary texts are introduced in Units 1 – 4 early in the school term so as to familiarise the students with their contents, enabling them to establish a link with the sub-themes;
★The passages and listening exercises of each chapter are recorded in both Mandarin and Cantonese and are available to download online;
★Separate versions for simplified and traditional scripts.
About the author
Xiaoming Zhang BA, has over thirty five years of experience in teaching Chinese both in China and the UK. She was one of the first university graduates after the resumption of university entrance exams at the end of the Cultural Revolution. She obtained a BA in Chinese Language and Literature from Shanghai Normal University. After graduation, she worked in a prestigious high school, and then in a college in Shanghai. Later she became a lecturer in Chinese language and literature before coming to the UK. She has been teaching Chinese as a foreign language in Wycombe Abbey School for nearly twenty years and helped the school to establish the successful Chinese Department. Apart from her publications and teaching awards obtained in China, in 1997 she co-authored Basic Chinese: A Grammar and Workbook and Intermediate Chinese, both published by Routledge. In 2006 and 2007 Xiaoming authored Chinese for A Level published by Cypress Book Company UK Limited in both traditional and simplified Chinese scripts. In the following year she co-authored Chinese for AS, again published by Cypress Book in both Chinese scripts. She also published many articles about Chinese teaching and research in the overseas edition of the People’s Daily, and Chinese Learning and Teaching magazines.
Eileen Lee BSc, PGCE, is a qualified teacher in Britain in the upper primary sector (aged 7-13). She taught Chinese first as a mother tongue, then as a heritage language in complementary schools for many years. With the teaching experience obtained in mainstream schools, she adapted the relevant practice to apply to complementary Chinese schools. She has taught at different levels and has prepared numerous pupils for both GCSE and A Level exams. She was headteacher of a complementary school for five years. She has also taught Chinese as a Modern Foreign Language in independent schools to both native and non-native learners for over ten years. Eileen co-authored the GCSE Chinese Revision Guide (in two versions: Cantonese/traditional script Chinese
Chinese for Advanced Subsidiary Level (Chinese for AS) is a textbook designed to meet the requirements of the 2017 reformed A Level exam. It is the only textbook available in the market for the new Chinese AS exam. It has been endorsed by Pearson Edexcel for the high quality resources and appropriate questions and tasks relevant to the specification. Written by two experienced Chinese teachers, Xiaoming Zhang and Eileen Lee, Chinese for AS is suitable for use by first-year students of the full A Level course, as well as those who study AS as a separate qualification. It can also be used for the Pre-U, IB, and HSK exams, and as additional reading materials for students of Chinese at university level. Each chapter provides exercises in all four language skills, translation, and grammar. Information about films and literary texts are also incorporated into the chapters.
Chinese for AS (Simplified characters)
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