Centre for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language

Information about Chinese modern language materials that are needed in the first year

What do I need for this year’s modern language work? Other materials for Chinese language studies Other facilities                 Timetable

Teaching plan

What do I need for this year’s modern language work?

Title of Book and CD 

When do I need them? 

Where can I get hold of them? 

How much do they cost? 

Are they essential? 

Practical Chinese Reader Book I

First week of MT

Language Section of  Blackwells Bookstore in Broad St.

£11.99

Yes, for both undergraduates and MPhil graduates

Practical Chinese Reader Book II

HT

Language Section of  Blackwells Bookstore in Broad St.

£11.99

Yes, for both undergraduates and MPhil graduates

*Practical Chinese Reader Book I& II Texts & Vocab. Index in unabbreviated characters*

First week of MT

China Centre Offices

£8.50

Yes, for undergraduates only

Vocab. List Key to Exercises for Practical Chinese Reader  (in simplified characters)

First week of MT

Language Section of  Blackwells Bookstore in Broad St.

£5.99

Optional, but useful for MPhil graduates

Multimedia Chinese CDROM

First weeks of MT and TT

China Centre Offices

£12

Yes, for both undergraduates and MPhil graduates

Pinyin pronunciation CDROM and booklet (Also available on CTCFL website)

First week of MT

Available on CTCFL website

 

Yes, for both undergraduates and MPhil graduates

Radical List for Chinese Character (Also available on CTCFL website)

First week of  MT

Available on CTCFL website

 

Yes, for both undergraduates and MPhil graduates

Elementary Chinese Revision Notes and Exercises (Also available on CTCFL website)

End of HT

Available on CTCFL website

 

Yes, for both undergraduates and MPhil graduates

*Colloquial Chinese by T’ung and Pollard*

End of TT for collection in 2nd yr MT

China Centre Offices

£18.50

Yes, undergraduates (full-form characters) MPhil (Simplified form characters)

 

 

 

 

Other materials for Chinese language studies

Website of Centre for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language

Click on Chinese Language Studies at Elementary Level

PCR Chinese Character Writing Sheets  designed by John Jinghua Yin University of Vermont

http://www.uvm.edu/~chinese/characte.htm

Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed to view and print the Chinese character writing sheets.  If you do not have one installed yet, please download. 

《实用汉语课本》(第一册)Practical Chinese Readers Book I

《实用汉语课本》(第二册)Practical Chinese Readers Book II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other facilities

Library of Institute for Chinese Studies

The ICS Library and language laboratory have multimedia facilities available to undergraduates of Chinese. You will find many types of language exercises there, including the materials mentioned above.

Language Centre (LC, 12 Woodstock Rd)

The LC has materials that are relevant to the course, and facilities such as audio, video and computers to assist your language learning. Booking is needed.