TALES AND TRADITIONS VOL 3; 2e

TALES AND TRADITIONS VOL 3; 2e

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Foreign language acquisition research shows that reading large quantities of level-appropriate material is essential to attaining fluency in a foreign language. Tales and Traditions was specially created to meet the need for interesting and informative pleasure reading materials for Chinese language learners. The series presents stories and anecdotes from the Chinese literary canon that are essential for cultural fluency: sayings of classical philosophers, folk tales, legends, excerpts from great works of literature, and more.

Volume 3 is designed for students with intermediate-high levels of proficiency in Chinese. Its five units, organized by theme, include five classical Chinese poems, five informative readings about well-known cities and historical sites, four classic love stories, four knight-errant stories, and five myths and fantasies. Each text in the series has an interesting plotline, a vocabulary list, and post-text questions. The texts within each unit increase in difficulty, but can still be comfortably read in any order.

Each text in the series can be used for independent reading or for instructor-facilitated classroom reading. Using the stimulating discussion questions that follow each text, teachers can engage students in comprehension checks, cross-cultural comparisons, real-life reflections, and extended research. With a focus on reading comprehension and cultural knowledge, Tales and Traditions is an excellent companion for students who are preparing for the AP®* Chinese Language and Culture Exam or other standardized tests.

*AP® is a registered trademark of the College Board, which is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, this product.

SKU: 9781622911172 Language: Chinese Series: TALES AND TRADITIONS Volume: N/A Edition: N/A Categories: ,

About the Author

Yun Xiao is Professor of Chinese Language and Linguistics at Bryant University. She has a Ph.D. in Linguistics. Her research interests are second language acquisition and pedagogy, Chinese syntax and discourse analysis, and Chinese teacher education.

Ying Zhang is currently a lecturer of Chinese as a second language at China University of Geosciences. She has over twelve years of second/foreign language teaching experience at the college and grade-school level. She obtained her B.A. in language education at Central China Normal University and her M.A. at Wuhan University.

Chunching Chang received her B.A. in Chinese language and literature from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, and her M.A. in Chinese language and literature from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research interests are Chinese linguistics and pedagogy.

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