Learning Chinese Language and Culture

Intermediate Chinese Textbook, Volume 2

Weijia Huang and Qun Ao

The Chinese University Press

Learning Chinese Language and Culture

Pub Date: July 2019

ISBN: 9789882370616

351 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $43.00

Learning Chinese Language and Culture

Intermediate Chinese Textbook, Volume 2

Weijia Huang and Qun Ao

The Chinese University Press

Learning Chinese Language and Culture is an intermediate-level textbook intended to be used throughout the entire school year and designed mainly for students who have completed introductory courses of Chinese as a foreign language. Written in English and in both traditional and simplified Chinese, this book illustrates Chinese-language knowledge and introduces Chinese culture in twenty-two lessons, covering a variety of cultural content, including customs and manners, holidays and festivals, poems and idioms, calligraphy and couplets, myths and legends, feng shui and superstitions, and historical relics and sceneries and many others. In every lesson, the authors have strived to maintain a clear topic and a coherent structure. They have also endeavored to keep the contents lively and achieve a fluent writing style while closely controlling the structure and grammar of every lesson.
While adopting an intercultural approach, the authors of Learning Chinese Language and Culture have presented an informative, well-organized, and delightful sourcebook on Chinese culture. This textbook promotes cultural awareness and, at the same time, builds linguistic competence. It is a supreme example of how to integrate culture in the process of language learning. Hsiao-wei Wang, University of Toronto

About the Author

Weijia Huang is senior lecturer in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Boston University and certified Oral Proficiency Interview tester by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Qun Ao is professor of Chinese in the Department of Foreign Languages, U. S. Military Academy at West Point and certified Oral Proficiency Interview tester by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.