Wu, et al., Chinese Link: Beginning, 2e ©2011

Wu, et al., Chinese Link: Beginning, 2e ©2011

Features and Benefits

Chinese Link offers a communicative focus that allows students to develop competency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing the Chinese language, while gaining competence in Chinese culture, exercising their ability to compare aspects of different cultures, making connections to their daily life, and building links among communities

Chinese Link integrates the "5Cs" principles of the National Standards for Foreign Language Education - Communication, Cultures, Comparisons, Connections and Communities - throughout the program in order to provide a new approach for the teaching and learning of Chinese language in the 21st century.

You choose what works best for you! Simplified Character or Traditional Character

Perfect for use in First- and Second-Year Courses

Consistent, Well-Organized Format

  • Each core lesson includes objectives, lesson photos, vocabulary, sentence patterns, main text and notes, grammar, supplementary text, exercises, cultural notes, and Fun with Chinese sections.
  • Clear, systematic introduction and explanation of grammar points gradually builds vocabulary from words to phrases to sentences and beyond.
  • Vocabulary is presented in both the simplified and traditional versions, allowing for exposure to both character types.
  • Abundance of activities and exercises, including listening exercises, character exercises, grammar exercises, and communicative activities are included in the main text.
  • Vivid, eye-catching photographs and drawings

MyLanguageLabsoffers students and teachers . . .

Personalized Learning features that recognize students as individuals with unique learning needs.

Readiness Checks, found at the beginning of each chapter, cover English grammar concepts necessary for understanding the target-language grammar and provide instant feedback and references to grammar tutorials for additional practice

English and Target-Language Grammar Tutorials offer more than 200 short, animated tutorials that teach the English grammar needed to understand the target-language grammar covered in the text.


Multilayered Feedback and Point-of-Need Support provided in three layers as students complete self-scoring activities: Feedback bubbles provide hints on why an answer is incorrect; on the second try, the “Need help?” feature appears with links to specific sections in the eText and additional resources; the resource tool bar provides links to grammar tutorials, the eText, an audio glossary and interactive verb chart.


Oral Practice options to help students increase their oral profi ciency without leaving the online environment.

Voice Recording capability allows students to record their verbal responses to activities that appear in

either the Student Activities Manual or the Additional Practice folders.

Audio Feedback provides instructors the opportunity to respond to their students with recorded verbal feedback.

Online Oral Communication Tools connect students with their classmates or teacher via discussion activities.


Instructor Tools Adapted to Language Teaching are powerful, easy-to-use resources that have been specifically developed to address the needs of language teaching:

• Use “as is” or make it your own! Default preferences make it possible for teachers to use MyLanguageLabs “as is.” However, a clearly designed Preferences panel allows you to tailor the course to meet your specific needs.

• Ability to edit and grade open-ended questions: In addition to grading students, teachers can insert comments or common error codes and make corrections.

• Customizable gradebook options allow teachers to add columns and organize as needed.