Personalized, Topic-Driven Speaking Activities
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.
Language acquired enables students to tackle real-life, everyday situations with confidence.
Communication activities are designed to stimulate freer learner-centred interactions. Creative choices are built into exercises to allow for meaningful and personalized dialogues.
The extra pair work activities at the end of the book are open-ended creative exercises designed to incorporate wider scopes of vocabulary and language points. Options built into activities allow for a high level of learner autonomy, empowering learners to take charge of their learning.
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.
Words are carefully selected on basis of frequency of use and complexity of pronunciation.
Cultural Corner facilitates the development of cross-cultural communication and understanding. Topics are relevant to learners’ lives and serve as springboards for cross-cultural discussions.