Welcome to Encounters, a groundbreaking Chinese language program that features a dramatic series filmed entirely in China. The program's highly communicative approach immerses learners in the Chinese language and culture through video episodes that directly correspond to units in the combination textbook-workbook. By combining a compelling story line with a wealth of educational materials, Encounters weaves a tapestry of Chinese language and culture rich in teaching and learning opportunities.
Encounters follows a carefully structured and cumulative approach. Students progress from listening and speaking to the more difficult skills of reading and writing Chinese characters, building grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation skills along the way.
The Encounters program includes:* Two Full-color Student Books for introductory Chinese study
Each new, print copy of a Student Book comes with a 10-digit access code which provides one year of complimentary access to the website and its media. Students who purchase an eBook, or who are looking to extend their access to the website material, must buy a new access code. These codes are available at http://yalebooks.com/yupbooks/encounters.asp.
"A powerful and innovative textbook series for students of Chinese."-Christopher Lupke, Washington State University
"I like the natural context and the different types of exercises in the Encounters textbook. Further, the video is nothing short of great."-Hanna Lin, West Virginia University
"I like all the integrated multimedia tools. Outstanding."-Bernard Geoxavier, Belmont Hill School