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Personalized, Topic-Driven Speaking Activities

Speaking practice

Discover China focuses on the personalisation of language practice to make learning real and meaningful. Language acquired enables students to tackle real life everyday situations with confidence. Through a variety of approaches, speaking lessons begin with structured controlled practice with full support and move towards creative personalised production activities. Controlled speaking activities are linked to presentation dialogues and reading texts. Activities are function oriented, requiring learners to use relevant vocabulary and language points in realistic contextualised ways. Options built into activities allow for learner autonomy.


Integrated pronunciation practice of new words prepares students for communicative activities in the unit. Words are carefully selected on basis of frequency of use and complexity of pronunciation.

Chinese To Go

Chinese To Go provides practical language expressions, or ‘chunks’, of immediate use to learners. These common and useful phrases are linked to the unit theme and help students in everyday conversation.