Easy Steps to Chinese (2nd Edition) Vol 3 - Exercise Book for Writing Chinese Characters and Essays

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The purpose of this Exercise Book is to help students lay a good foundation learning Chinese characters through repetition.
Students are expected to write the strokes of each Chinese character following the correct stroke order provided in the examples.
Students are encouraged to sound the words and phrases out while copying and remembering the meaning.
This Exercise Book can be used for copying new words and phrases learned in each lesson, and writing essays. Essays should be written in neat characters following a given prompt and specified word limit.

Level: Elementary
Primary School, Middle School
"Exercise Book for Writing Chinese Characters and Essays" is an accessory product of the series Easy Steps to Chinese (2nd Edition).
The 2nd edition of Easy Steps to Chinese is especially designed for non-Chinese background students, who are learning Chinese as a second/foreign language. The series can be used by secondary school students as well as fifth and sixth graders in primary schools.
This series will help students establish a solid foundation of Chinese in terms of characters, words, sentences and grammar through natural and gradual integration of language, themes and culture. The simultaneous development of listening, speak-ing, reading and writing is especially emphasized. The ultimate aim is to help students develop communication skills in Chinese in real-life situations and express their viewpoints appropriately, precisely, logically and coherently.
The series consists of seven books in three stages:
Stage 1 (Books 1, 2, 3): the focus of this stage is to establish a solid foundation through the learning of pinyin, characters, vocabulary and grammar. The aim is to help students foster an interest in learning Chinese and develop skills in using simple Chinese for communication.
Stage 2 (Books 4 and 5): the focus of this stage is to learn more vocabulary and grammar so that students are able to use the language functionally when communicating with people in real-life situations.
Stage 3 (Books 6 and 7): the focus of this stage is to provide students with authentic materials, and help them develop communication skills. It is believed that when the time comes, the students will be confident in expressing their viewpoints precisely, appropriately, logically and coherently in both oral and written forms.

About the Author
Ms. Yamin Ma has an M.Ed. in Curriculum Design and Instruction from Queen's University, Canada. She used to teach English at both secondary and university levels in Shanghai (China), Hong Kong (China) and Kingston (Canada) for over 10 years and has taught Chinese at primary and secondary levels in Hong Kong (China) for more than 20 years. Ms. Ma has been the Head of the Chinese Department in Island School (located in Hong Kong, China) for over two decades and has taught IGCSE, AS/A-Levels and IB Language B courses.
Ms. Xinying Li holds a postgraduate diploma in Applied Linguistics from Tsinghua University, China. She has taught English at university level in Beijing (China) before starting teaching Chinese at university and secondary levels in Edinburgh (U.K.), London (U.K.) and Hong Kong (China) for 30 years. Ms. Li is currently a Chinese language teacher and Head of Chinese Faculty in an international school in Hong Kong, China. She has rich experience in teaching I/GCSE, A/AS-Levels and IB Language B courses.

Both Ms. Ma and Ms. Li are experts in the field of Chinese language teaching and learning, and authors of two Chinese textbook series, which have been bestsellers worldwide for 20 years. Ms. Ma and Ms. Li continue to offer training and workshops to teachers of Chinese around the world.
In order to meet the students' needs to prepare for various exams and to achieve good grades, the core vocabulary, grammar and requirements of various exams are taken as reference when designing the series. Some unique features of this series: Pinyinappears on top of characters at an early stage and is gradually removed as the students develop their Chinese proficiency. The teaching of pronunciation with corresponding exercises is designed systematically and scientifically.The series stresses the importance of teaching basic strokes and compound strokes, stroke order, radicals and character structures. Character writing exercises are provided to reinforce the learning of characters.In order for the students to better understand and more easily memorize the new words and phrases, an attempt has been made to ensure that only one character in each phrase is new, and only one meaning of this new character is given. For each lesson, new words and phrases are listed generally according to the order that they appear in the text; however, some phrases containing the same character are listed together for ease of learning. Vocabulary expansion is made possible through a good understanding of the meaning of each character in a phrase. Some of the words that appear in earlier stages are repeated and practiced in later stages to reinforce and consolidate the learning. Grammatical rules are explained in a simple manner, followed by practice exercises in contexts. Themes are varied and relevant to students' real life, and are carefully selected according to students' age group, interest and level of Chinese in each stage. Listening exercises are evenly spread out in each lesson. The listening script uses the same topic and vocabulary as in the lesson, while adding some new words that appropriately challenge the students. Speaking exercises take various forms that are interesting and relevant to students life so that the students are able to develop communication skills in real-life situations. Reading materials cover a wide range of topics, such as daily life, humanities, arts, history, geography, new technology, environmental protection, etc. The themes of reading are varied and the texts are authentic in nature. Writing training starts at the outset and remains a focal point throughout the series. The students are expected to use different styles and apply what they have learned in the course to write appropriately, precisely, logically and coherently.
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