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Author Chai, Donglin, author.

Title Action! China : a field guide to using Chinese in the community / Donglin Chai, Crista Cornelius, and Bing Mu
Published London : Taylor and Francis, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 165 pages)
Contents Getting settled -- Eating -- Taking transportation -- Shopping -- Exploring campus culture -- Socializing -- Solving problems -- Protecting health -- Volunteering in the community -- Participating in formal events -- Planning a trip -- Talking about the city -- Preparing presentations -- Taking leave
Summary Winner of the Chinese Language Teachers Association's 2014 Cengage Learning Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Chinese Award. Action! China is a practical guide for intermediate to advanced students of Chinese wanting to maximize their study abroad experience and enhance their language skills. This handy guide contains over 90 Field Performance tasks which prompt real-life interactions with native speakers. By carrying out these real-life tasks students refine and solidify existing communication skills and gain a fuller understanding of and participation in the target culture. The guide also provides over 60 Performance Watch tasks which help students understand how native speakers accomplish communicative goals through guided observation and analysis of naturally occurring interactions. Action! China helps students understand and participate socially in Chinese, guiding them through skill-getting and skill-using processes and enabling them to form meaningful connections with Chinese people in the community
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Chinese language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- English.
Chinese language -- Spoken Chinese.
Chinese language -- Spoken Chinese.
Chinese language.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Southeast Asian Languages.
Genre/Form Textbooks
Form Electronic book
Author Cornelius, Crista, author.
Mu, Bing, author.
ISBN 1315104504