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About this Website

This web site contains a full set of teaching materials from the FDTL project  Chinese language skills for Britain: dissemination of best practice.

There is a navigation bar on the left-hand side of each page of the site. This provides access to the main sections of the site, or allows you to select the main options for each Reading Week. All clickable links are in blue.

The website is written in HTML 4.0 and CSS 2.

Microsoft FrontPageĀ® XP software was used to format Chinese text in the web pages. The pages have been encoded using the Unicode system.

The two major Web browsers for Windows computers include support for Unicode TrueType fonts and so should display the Chinese text correctly, though for best results we recommend Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or later.

Unicode support was introduced to the Macintosh platform with Mac OS 8.5,  so the pages should also display correctly on Macs. If they do not appear to be correct, you may need to install the Apple Language Kit for Chinese from your Mac OS CDROM.

The  initial planning and implementation of this website has been done by Ralph Brown, on behalf of the Centre for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, University of Oxford.

The character writing exercises linked to Reading Week 1 were developed as part of a joint project by the Centre for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language and the ACDT.