Created by Xu, De Bao and Hong Gang Jin, interactive multimedia of texts, video, audio, graphics and animations, over 150,000 pieces of media being linked together, activities including vocabulary, grammar, paced-reading (entire text, individual sentence), video-text, video-alone, listening video, character text, cultural notes, and exercises: dictations, listening comprehension, over 500 character writing exercises including glossary and alphabetic index, on-line instructions, free navigations among activities and lessons, traditional character and Pin-yin texts, standalone, two CD-ROMs (1.3GB) forthcoming, Princeton University Press. The software is equipped for Chinese Primer written by Da-Duan Chen et al, Printon University Press.
"Chinese Breakthrough is a success. It provides, as the preface
states: 'a structured yet flexible multi-media course format' for
learners of Chinese with integrated and annotated audiovisual and
video materials, assisting learners in breaking through the initial
barrier for comprehending and enjoying TV news programs in Chinese.
From the perspective of text and material development, Chinese
Breakthrough presents an ensemble of authentic mutli-media materials
to the field, an achievement that is ground-breaking".
-Textbook review by Hao Sun, Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, Oct. 1997, Vol. 32:3, pp. 113-116.
"There are about 100 schools using the CD-ROM all over the world, as far away as Australia. Closer to home are schools such as Brigham Young University, University of Virginia, Southern Methodist University, Newton North High School in Massachusetts."
"The textbook has similarly been adopted all over the world in
England, Germany, Spain and at such places as the Calgary school
system in Canada, and the Auckland Institute in Australia. In the
United States, both high schools and colleges are using this series,
from East Coast to West Coast, as well as government agencies such as
the CIA. Some examples are Shawnee Mission schools in Kansas, the
Berlitz schools, Middlebury College, Duke University, Carnegie Mellon
University, Phillips Exeter Academy, the California State University
system, San Francisco State University, and the University of
-Sale Statistics of 1998, by Jill Cheng, General Manager of Cheng & Tsui Company, Boston-
To order, contact Cheng & Tsui Publishing Company, Boston
Created by De Bao Xu and Hong Gang Jin, interactive software including texts, video, audio, graphics and animations, over 150,000 pieces of media being linked together, two parts in each lesson: dialogs and text, activities including animated dialogs, audio-visual vocabulary and grammar learning, paced-reading (entire text, individual sentence), video-text synchronization, key words and cultural notes, vocabulary index of 16 lessons, online instruction, traditional and simplifed characters, free navigation among activities and lessons, standalone and cross-platforms, testing version available to be downloaded below, Cheng & Tsui Company, Boston. The software is equipped for the textbook series China Scene: An Advanced Chinese Multimedia Course, a 16-lesson multimedia course based on 16 authentic video reports from China (textbook, video tape, and audio tapes). The textbook is to introduce recent social, economic, and cultural changes in China, written by Jin, Hong Gang, De Bao Xu, and James Hargget, Cheng & Tsui Company, Boston, 2000).
To order the textbook, contact Cheng & Tsui Publishing Company, Boston