China Focus: Chinese Audiovisual-Speaking Course Intermediate Level (I) Education

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Usage Advice: Approximately 4 class hours

Level: Intermediate, Adults

China Focus is a set of comprehensive Chinese teaching materials specially designed for the Chinese audiovisual-speaking course. The video clips are extracted from contemporary Chinese social hot issues, feature programs, news, sitcoms, documentaries, talkshows, interviews, entertainment programs, films and TV plays, micro films, advertisements, songs, etc. Using abundant online video resources, it builds a natural-language-based classroom teaching environment, giving full play to theChinese audiovisual-speaking course's function of being a window to the society, and promoting the integration of language learning and cultural understanding. This set of materials is divided into six levels, each of which is composed of several themes, encompassing society, economy, culture,education, life, love, and art. Several course modules are designed under each theme. The intermediate level (I) includes 10 volumes, each taking 4 class hours and covering the communication functions and scenes commonly used in the elementary level, intermediate level and advanced level. Teachers can develop a personalized assortment of teaching materials based on the themes they are interested in, which can either be independently used in an audiovisual-speaking course, or as exercise materials in a comprehensive class,speaking class, listening class and other classes.The Classification of China Focus Level Vocabulary Learned Speed of Speaking (Characters/Minute) Average Sentence Length Average Number of New Words/Hundred Words Chinese Proficiency (Referring to the Levels of HSK) Elementary (I) 300 160-180 6 5 HSK Level 2 Elementary (II) 600 180-200 8 6 HSK Level 3 Intermediate (I) 1200 200-230 9 7 HSK Level 4 Intermediate (II) 2500 220-250 10 7 HSK Level 5 Advanced (I) 5000 240-280 11 8 HSK Level 6 Advanced (II) 5000+ 250-300 12 8 HSK Level 6+ The intermediate Level (I) includes Public Welfare, Dream, Hobbies,Occupations, Love, Family, Aspirations, Life, Campus, etc.

About the Author
Wang Tao, a teacher of Beijing International Studies University,is devoted to studying Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, and focuses his research areas on Chinese language processing and computer-based studies. He participated in the design and development of Jinshan Typing software and assumed the chief responsibility of constructing the TCFL digital resources database of Beijing International Studies University and other scientific programs organized by MOE and Beijing City. He wrote a textbook entitled The Basic Computer-Based Chinese Language Applications for International Students and published a number of papers. Besides these, he won the champion in the 6th Contest of Young Teachers of Beijing International Studies University and got the first prize in the 2nd Multimedia Education Software Contest of Beijing.
China Focus: Chinese Audiovisual-Speaking Course Intermediate Level (I) Education