Huanying Volume 1 Part 1 Online Workbook

Huanying Volume 1 Part 1 Online Workbook

An Invitation to Chinese
1st Edition
by Jiaying Howard, Lanting Xu

The Huanying Volume 1 Part 1 Online Workbook is an identical, digital alternative to the print edition. This subscription is valid for 12 months, starting from the date of purchase. Please note that this title is not available for download and an Internet connection is required to access it.

The Huanying Volume 1 Part 1 Online Workbook contains a variety of activities that integrate listening, speaking, reading, and writing exercises to accompany the textbook in the first semester of study. Communicative activities for pairs and small groups are introduced via student worksheets with clear instructions, requiring minimal teacher preparation time.

In Volume 1, students practice interviewing their host families in Beijing, plan a weekend schedule together, look for a misplaced backpack at a lost and found center, and more. Activities progress from structured vocabulary matching and activities like “How Do You Say It in Chinese?” to open-ended pair and group interviews. The variety of tasks encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. Games such as vocabulary contests, bingo and crossword puzzles provide fun and meaningful learning activities. Finally, character-writing exercises provide step-by-step guidance on how to write Chinese characters.

This book is in simplified characters, with English and pinyin.


Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Online Workbook
About the Series

Huanying, Cheng & Tsui’s Chinese curriculum designed for secondary schools, was developed in accordance with ACTFL National Standards to meet the growing need for high-school materials. Set in an international school in Shanghai, Huanying's storyline follows the lives of a diverse group of students, both at school and at home to embed extensive language practice in a meaningful context. Huanying engages students in interactive and integrated language practice through fun and meaningful activities, contemporary topics that appeal to secondary school students, a full-color textbook design, and additional resources that will reduce teacher preparation time and allow teachers to focus on teaching.  The four-volume series covers four years of instruction at the secondary school level, and is perfect for pre-AP* and AP* Preparation.

Huanying is organized around topics that are essential to everyday communication, such as greetings, family, common items, dates and times, transportation, food and drink, and school. Volumes 1 and 2 each contain six units; Volumes 3 and 4 have four units. Each unit has five new lessons and one review lesson. Volumes 1 and 2 introduce approximately 500 essential vocabulary terms each, while Volume 3 introduces over 400 words. In addition, Volume 1 includes about 150 supplementary words and Volume 2 includes about 300 supplementary words. Volumes 3 and 4 have around 200 supplementary words each. Huanying’s simple, yet systematic, language notes introduce students to accurate and natural use of the language. Activities in the corresponding Huanying workbooks are skill-integrated, meaning nearly all exercises involve two or more language skills; this structure mirrors real-life usage and helps improve students’ overall language proficiency.

 Huanying contains the perfect mix of ingredients to ensure that the students’ learning experience is continuously intertwined with the “5-Cs” of foreign language learning—communication, culture, connections, comparisons, and communities—as established by the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning. The Huanying series contains a wealth of cultural information, exposing students to modern Chinese life while giving them an important grounding in Chinese idioms, legends, and traditions. By starting with a communicative approach and combining it with carefully crafted activities that embed repetitive language practice in a meaningful context, the authors of Huanying have created a practical and fun learner-centered experience for secondary school students.