Encounters (Multiple copy pack)

Chinese Language and Culture, Student Book 1 Print Bundle

By Cynthia Y. Ning, John S. Montanaro

Yale University Press, 9780300221237, 692pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Mixed media product (3/1/2016)

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Welcome to Encounters, a groundbreaking Chinese language program that features a dramatic series filmed entirely in China. The program’s highly communicative approach immerses learners in the Chinese language and culture through video episodes that directly correspond to units in the combination textbook-workbook. By combining a compelling story line with a wealth of educational materials, Encounters weaves a tapestry of Chinese language and culture rich in teaching and learning opportunities.

Encounters follows a carefully structured and cumulative approach. Students progress from listening and speaking to the more difficult skills of reading and writing Chinese characters, building grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation skills along the way.

This bundle includes:

• Student Book 1
• 24 months of access to the website and all multimedia materials
• Character Writing Workbook 1

For complete information and access to Encounters videos and audio materials, please visit: http://encounterschinese.com/

About the Author

Cynthia Y. Ning is associate director of the Center for Chinese Studies and U.S. director of the Confucius Institute of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, where she has taught courses in Chinese language and film for more than 25 years. She is the former president and executive director of the Chinese Language Teachers Association. John S. Montanaro recently retired as Senior Lecturer in Chinese at Yale University, where he taught for more than 30 years.