Hello, Chinese (For Elementary School) Vol 2 Textbook

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This series of teaching materials is designed for US elementary school students who
are learning Chinese as beginners in Grades 1 - 5. It is also suitable for young learners in other English-speaking countries.
Hello, Chinese is designed and compiled mainly based on the teaching philosophy
stated in Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century and ACTFL's
Performance Guidelines for K - 12 Learners. Hello, Chinese highlights the "5Cs", namely, Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities.
This series incorporates the latest YCT and HSK syllabi. After completing the Grades
1—5 coursework, students will have basically learned all the content required by the
YCT, most of the content in new HSK 1 and HSK 2, and part of the content in HSK 3 and HSK 4.
In addition, we have added some commonly used vocabulary and phrases. The vocabulary used in this series of textbooks corresponds to the YCT and HSK syllabi as follows: Grade 1--YCT1 & HSK 1; Grade 2--YCT 2 - 3 & HSK 1 - 2; Grades 3 to 4--YCT 3 - 4 & HSK 2 - 3; Grade 5--YCT 4 & HSK 3.
The teaching materials, taking into account grammar and culture, are arranged
based on language functions.
Hello, Chinese consists of ten textbooks with corresponding workbooks, teacher's
books, flashcards, etc.
Each textbook contains ten lessons, with two textbooks for one academic year. The
lesson schedule complies with the ACTFL Performance Guidelines for K - 12 Learners,
which recommends a classroom session of 30 to 40 minutes 3 - 5 days per week (Swender & Duncan, 1998). It can be adjusted according to the class.
Each lesson includes three parts: Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3.
Step 1 introduces learning objectives and some warm-up activities. Step 1 has three
subsections: "Tips", "Speak Up", and "Exercise". "Tips" briefly introduces the topic of the lesson to familiarize students with the basic content. "Speak Up" raises a few simple questions which help students practice oral communication. "Exercise" includes such engaging exercises as word matching, filling in the blanks, circling the right answers, and true or false.
In Step 2, students learn the text, vocabulary, and Chinese characters in three subsections. "Read and Learn" presents the main text. "Vocabulary" focuses on the new words. "Trace" is for students to write Chinese characters. Students can scan the QR code on the front cover or title page to listen to the audios of the text and vocabulary. Step 2 is the core section of every lesson. lf the class hours are limited, teachers may skip other sections, but Step 2 cannot be omitted.
Step 3 is designed to help students consolidate their learning in the previous sections and provide them with supplementary reading material. Step 3 has two subsections: "Give lt a Try" and "Fun Reading". ln "Give lt a Try", students will have opportunities to practice the dialogs and expressions taught in the lessons in real-life situations similar to the original text. The keys are in the appendix of teacher's book. Short passages in "Fun Reading" aim to introduce relevant factual information and Chinese culture, which provides a broader perspective for students to see the differences and similarities between China and the US. It should be noted that students are not required to master the content from the supplementary readings.
Table of Contents
11. 我喜欢吃米饭和鱼
I Like to Eat Rice and Fish
12. 我不喜欢喝冰水
I Don't Like to Drink Ice Water
13. 你是哪国人?
What Is Your Nationality?
14. 那个人是谁?
Who Is That?
15. 现在几点?
What Time Is It Now?
16. 今天星期几?
What Day Is It Today?
What Is the Date Today?
18. 祝你生日快乐!
Happy Birthday to You!
19. 你们去哪儿?
Where Are You Going?
20. 看,她在那儿!
Look, She Is Over There!
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Hello, Chinese (For Elementary School) Vol 2 Textbook