Just as children gain literacy in their native language by reading, learners of a foreign language must read large amounts of level-appropriate books and material to attain fluency in their target language. Tales and Traditions was specially created to help learners of Chinese achieve that goal, by collecting adaptations and selections from the most well-known works in the Chinese literary and folk canon in a series of convenient supplementary readers. Perfect for pleasure reading outside of class, or class instruction, Tales and Traditions exposes students to a wealth of information essential for the development of cultural fluency in Chinese.
Forthcoming second edition features
Simplified and traditional characters on facing pages
New Multiple-choice reading comprehension questions designed for AP* exam preparation
New Extended discussion question that fulfill the Culture and Comparison strands of ACTFL's 5 C's or encourage further research
New Additional background information about important historical figures