Gateway to Chinese Language is a comprehensive package of course material for first-year Mandarin Chinese. Each lesson contains an array of approaches, and the volume includes interactive tutorial software.
“Keys to Chinese language” is a comprehensive package of course material for beginners of Mandarin Chinese. It is a set of two volumes of textbooks, workbooks, and an interactive tutorial software (CD-ROM). The first volume of the set covers ten lessons (Lesson 1-10) and the second volume of the set covers twelve lessons (Lesson 11-22). All the lessons basically include: a short text (most of them are in the form of conversation), an annotated vocabulary list with illustrated sentences; sentence pattern drills; a Sentence Building section; and a Questions and Responses section. An interactive tutorial software (CD-ROM) comes with the textbook. It is designed to help student prepare class assignments. Besides, the tutorial helps linking up self-learning with class-room experience. Beginners of the Chinese Language will find this textbook useful in building up their basic grammatical knowledge of the language.
Jing-Heng Sheng Ma
has a PhD in Chinese Linguistics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She is Mayling Soong Professor of Chinese Studies and has served for many years as Chair of the Chinese Department at Wellesley College, Massachus, USA, where she has been a faculty member since 1988. Her research interests include Chinese Linguistics and the development of multimedia teaching materials for teaching Chinese as a second language.