Studying in China is a one-of-a-kind experience, and this new textbook and audio CD set helps students acquire communication skills to make their experience in China successful and fruitful. The topics and settings are drawn from the actual experiences of hundreds of students who studied abroad in China, and from professors who taught and lived with students in China. After working through Crossing Paths' authentic materials and task-based activities and exercises, students will have a much easier time dealing with the challenges of daily life in a foreign country.
Texts for each lesson are based on real life conversations and language notes that clearly explain how to use new vocabulary, idioms, and grammar patterns. For advanced-beginner level students (second-year college Chinese), Crossing Paths may be followed by Shifting Tides: Culture in Contemporary China, or used independently. Simplified, with explanations/examples in English and vocabulary examples in pinyin.