Chinese Link: Zhongwen Tiandi, level 2, is a best-seller in the field of Chinese language learning,and includes both traditional and simplified characters in order to accommodate different users' needs and preferences. This program provides a practical, learner-centered, and enjoyable language and culture learning experience for students studying Chinese. This program is available in two volumes.
Table of Contents
Lesson 1 I Parked the Car on the Side (Moving) Lesson 2 There Is a Picture Hanging on the Wall (A Peking Opera performance) Lesson 3 Go Straight from Here (Asking directions) Lesson 4 You Are the Same As Before (Visiting someone) Lesson 5 My Trip to China (Review) (A trip report) Lesson 6 I Am Going to the Bank to Open an Account (Banking) Lesson 7 I Can't Find My Phone Book (Planning a vacation) Lesson 8 You Are Much Busier Than Before (Discussing Chinese movies) Lesson 9 You Are Getting Slimmer and Slimmer (Fitness) Lesson 10 My Plans for the Winter Vacation (Review) (Making a presentation) Lesson 11 I Was Taken to the Hospital (Showing concern) Lesson 12 Due to Your Help, The Matter Has Been Solved (Thanks and appreciation) Lesson 13 She Urged Me to Hurry Up (Complaints and advice) Lesson 14 My Heart is Going Pitter Patter (Apologies) Lesson 15 I Have No Choice But Turn for Your Help (Review) (Requests for favors) Lesson 16 We Must Come to Visit You (Compliments and Courtesy) Lesson 17 Didn't You Apply for Internship Last Year? (Information and Procedures) Lesson 18 The Company Has Around 300 Employees (Job Interview) Lesson 19 I Would Rather Go to the Financial Bank (Agreement and Disagreement) Lesson 20 I Would Rather Apply for Graduate School Than Wait at Home (Review) (Talking about the future) Appendix: Vocabulary List Traditional/Simplified Character List Texts (Lesson 11 to Lesson 20) English Translation of The Texts Text with Pinyin Pinyin Index English Index Characters in the Character Book
Sue-mei Wu, Ph.D., Lecturer of Chinese in the Modern Languages Department at Carnegie Mellon University, is currently undergoing the promotion process to associate teaching professor. She is the project leader and primary author for the Chinese Link textbook project. She has a Ph.D in linguistics, with a minor in language pedagogy and solid experience teaching Chinese at all levels. After receiving her Ph.D in linguistics from The Ohio State University in 1997, where she served as a graduate teaching associate for over four years, she taught Chinese at Harvard University from 1997-2000. She has been the coordinator for Elementary Chinese at CMU since she joined the CMU faculty in Fall 2000. She has received CMU Faculty Development Fund (2000, 2002) and Falk Grant (2001, 2003) awards to support developing online language and culture modules and incorporating them into Chinese courses at CMU. She is currently the co-author of a new textbook being developed at CMU for heritage learners, and co-author and chief editor of a new Classical Chinese textbook, written in cooperation with scholars from other institutions. Yueming Yu, PhD., is an Associate Teaching Professor and Coordinator of the Chinese Program of the Department of Modern Languages at CMU and co-author of this project. She came to CMU in 1992 to start the Chinese Program at the Department of Modern Languages and has been the Coordinator of the program ever since. She has 35 years of experience in teaching a foreign language. She was an Associate Professor of English as well as the coordinator of the International Journalism Program at the Shanghai International Studies University before she came to the US. She was also one of the founding members of the English newspaper (Students Weekly) in Shanghai and a pioneer for the English News Program of Radio Shanghai. She has translated several books from English to Chinese, and compiled English-Chinese dictionaries. Her doctoral dissertation was a research on the criteria used in the selection of textbooks for teaching Chinese in the United States. Her current research focuses on pedagogical issues in Chinese language education with an emphasis on the relationship between teaching the language and teaching the culture, including a special focus on the teaching of heritage students. She is also the project leader of another textbook of Chinese for heritage students. Yanhui Zhang, Instructor of Chinese in the Modern Languages Department at Carnegie Mellon University, is a co-author and an editor for the project. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at CMU, teaching Elementary Chinese I and II. She is also a graduate student of MCALL (Masters of Computer Assisted Language Learning) and has recently started her Ph.D program in second language acquisition at CMU. She has taught various levels of English as well as English for business management in China. She is currently working on a project for the computer-assisted learning of Chinese language and culture.