The Stories of Tiantian 3A

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<b>Usage Advice: </b>Thisis a series of readers matching Textbooks 1-4 of Easy Steps to Chinese.<br/>
The Stories of Tiantian is a series of readers matching Textbooks 1-4 of Easy Steps to Chinese. For each of thefour levels, there are five readers, each telling three stories, matching thethree lessons in each unit of Easy Stepsto Chinese. The readers describe the adventures of a secondary schoolstudent called Tiantian. The readers aim to create a motivatingenvironment, in which students can revise, practice and consolidate thevocabulary, sentence structures and language points they have learned from thetextbook.<br/>
<b>About the Author</b><br/>
Ms. Yamin Ma holds a B. A. of British Language and Literature and an M. Ed. in Curriculum Design andDevelopment. She is now teaching Chinese as a foreign language in aninternational school in Hong Kong. With many years' experience in teachingChinese as a foreign language, she has done a thorough research for a long timeon the Chinese AP test in the USA and Chinese IB test in Europe. Her researchinterests include English Language Teaching, Chinese Language Teaching andPedagogical Psychology. Her academic papers have been read and published formany times in international seminars.<br/>
1. The language used strongly focuses on progression and continuity. The lengths of the stories are as follows: Level 1 stories each have 100-200 characters; Level 2 stories each have 300-500 characters; Level 3 stories each have 600-800 characters; Level 4 stories each have 1200-1600characters.<br/>
2. Thestories, being humorous and entertaining, closely resemble the life of thetarget audience in a coherent andconsistent way.<br/>
3. The storiesare written in simple language, which enables the target audience to understandChinese culture.<br/>
4. Teachers canuse the stories to design classroom activities.
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