Presentation on theme: "Selecting the Best Textbook/Materials Chicago Public Schools Office of Language and Cultural Education Chicago’s Chinese Connections (C3) Program Robert."— Presentation transcript:
Selecting the Best Textbook/Materials Chicago Public Schools Office of Language and Cultural Education Chicago’s Chinese Connections (C3) Program Robert Davis, Director; Jane Lu, Coordinator
For Elementary My First Chinese Words My First Chinese Reader Chinese Paradise Chinese Made Easy for Kids
For Secondary Chinese Made Easy Happy Chinese Integrated Chinese Ni Hao Chinese Link EasyChin
My First Chinese Words 36 story books with different daily life topics Introduce nouns and the verbs related to the nouns together Introduce and reinforce the same sentence patterns under different topics Enlarge vocabulary
36 story books, CD Workbooks A & B Teacher/Parent Guide Animated Stories on CD-Rom Online curriculum Online Stories Supplementary Materials: Sing with Better Chinese, Game cards, Stories behind the Chinese characters, Rhymes & songs
My Chinese Reader 4 Vs, 12 Lessons / V Easy to read script with Pinyin Vivid illustrations Comprehensive selection of sentence patterns Extra practice on vocabulary, characters and reading
Workbook Teacher’s Guide CD-Rom Audio CD Online curriculum Supplementary Materials: Thematic classroom posters, Songs & rhymes, Jokes, Story behind the Chinese characters
Publisher Beijing Language and Culture U Pr. www.betterchinese.com
Chinese Paradise 3 Levels, each of which consists of 2 Vs of student’s book with CD 2 Vs of workbook with CD Flesh Cards Teacher’s Book Each level consists of 6 units with 12 lessons. Each lesson teaches 1 or 2 Chinese characters, 10 new words and 1 sentence pattern.
Publisher Beijing Language and Culture U Pr. www.chinasprout.com www.cheng&tsui.com www.asiaforkids.com
Chinese Made Easy for Kids Learn through rhymes, pictures and storytelling Interesting topics and good activities Basic listening and speaking skills Basic knowledge of Pinyin Basic knowledge of strokes
Chinese Made Easy Level 1: Book 1, 2, 3; Level 2: Book 4, 5 Practical tasks and activities Eye catching illustrations Both simplified and traditional characters in the vocabulary list Approximately 1,700 Chinese characters will be acquired after completing the series.
Textbook with CDs Workbook Teacher’s Book with CD
Chinese Link The book enables students to develop their communicative competence in the four skills while exercising their ability to compare aspects of different cultures, making connections to their daily life, and building link among communities.