Beginning and Intermediate Mandarin Chinese

Chinese: Communicating in the Cultureis currently an ongoing program which is suitable for grade 9-12 and college students. This program is designed to permit learners with no previous experience in the language to learn Chinese in cultural contexts.  As a learner-friendly program, it includes performance textbooks, audio programs, and an interactive multimedia DVD program, with numerous audio and video clips, illustrations, and vocabulary games and exercises. Students will learn to perform roles in conversations and to practice the spoken expressions and cultural moves that were introduced. So far, Galal Walker has published four volumes of performance textbooks (Units 0 to 5, 60 lessons), and an interactive multimedia DVD of units 0-5.

For more information about this project and how to order it, please visit OSU Foreign Language Publications at flpubs.osu.edu (614-292-3838, flpubs@osu.edu).

Below are some sample pages of Chinese: Communicating in the Culture, Vol. 1 to 4:

1. Chinese: Communicating in the Culture Performance Text 1
a. CCC I Introduction [pdf]
b. CCC I Table of Contents [pdf]
c.  Unit 0 [pdf]
d. Audio file to Unit 0 [mp3]

2. Chinese: Communicating in the Culture Performance Text 2
a. CCC II Introduction [pdf]
b. CCC II Table of Contents [pdf]
c.  Unit 3 Stage 4 [pdf]
d. Audio file to Unit 3 Stage 4 [mp3]

3. Chinese: Communicating in the Culture Performance Text 3

a. CCC III Introduction [pdf]
b. CCC III Table of Contents [pdf]
c.  Unit 4 Stage 1 [pdf]
d. Audio file to Unit 4 Stage 1 [mp3]

4. Chinese: Communicating in the Culture Performance Text 4
a. Introduction [pdf]
b. Table of Contents [pdf]
c.  Unit 5 Stage 1 [pdf]
d. Introduction Audio [mp3]

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Director(s): 
Galal Walker
Addtional Staff: 
Yong Lang, Hanning Chen, and Nan Meng
Deliverables: 
Printed materials, audio programs and CD-ROM disks
Photos of East Asia