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Chinese language video lessons for classroom use (text + videos)
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These fifteen lessons in Mandarin Chinese, comprising a book with instructions for the teacher and student worksheets for photocopying plus two accompanying video cassettes, are designed as supplemental material for students from Novice to Advanced level and may be integrated into existing curricula. The lessons model a performance-based five-stage scheme for lesson development, derived from natural reading/listening behaviors, which can be applied by teachers to other selections from Chinese Language Video Clips for Classroom Use, also available from NFLRC Publications.

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Bridges student text, workbook + audio CD
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Bridges is a complete program for a first-year introductory course in Mandarin Chinese designed for intermediate and secondary school students. The materials were developed and field-tested in Hawai'i's diverse classroom environment. This is an expanded version of the original Bridges including an audiotape and accompanying exercises.

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Asian role play cards (Chinese)
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These cards are intended to provide task-based role play situations for teaching and testing in East Asian cultural contexts. Specific sets have been created for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, although some of the most universal situations are included in all three sets.

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