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This lecture teaches and practices the vocabulary and grammar of lesson 15 dialogue 1.
Imitate as closely as possible my pronunciation as you read after me and memorize the sound, meaning and usage of vocabulary (not written form yet), (you may pause the slide to ensure you memorize them) so that in the very next page you can do oral exercises with these learned vocabularies out of memory. Make sure do each oral exercise on your own before I provide the correcting answer. In the resource part, I provide a PDF version of this lecture for your future easy reference and review.
This lecture is on text practice: before going through the video, read carefully the PDF version of the text in the resource section to make sure you understand the text you are going to practice. Then watch the video, read the text after me twice, sentence by sentence, to ensure the accuracy of your pronunciation, for the third time just listen to my reading and answer question about the text (better not look at the text), and then listen to my correcting answer.
This is an acting video of lesson 15 dialogue 1. Enjoy, practice listening comprehension with it, and you can also repeat after the sentences.
Same as the description in lesson 15 dialogue 1 vocabulary and grammar.
Same as the instruction in lesson 15 dialogue 1 text practice.
This is a reviewing video of dialogue 1 and 2 turned into narrative form, observe the pronunciation and practice listening comprehension with it, at the same time review the vocabulary and grammar in this lesson in the context. You may speak after each sentence or key phrase as you listen along, and when you finish, speak a paragraph based on the same topic on your own according to your own life experience.
I am an award-winning professor of Chinese, director of "Hong Zeng's Chinese Language and Culture". I have taught Mandarin Chinese at all levels in prestigious American colleges altogether for 16 years. I have taught nine years as a tenure-track professor of Chinese at Carleton College, ranked No. 1 in undergraduate teaching in all liberal arts colleges in America, and have directed the Chinese program for two years at Hamline University (the first university in Minnesota). In both my second year coming to Carleton and Hamline, I more than doubled their Beginning Chinese Class enrollment. I have also taught at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. I have two PhDs, one in Chinese and comparative literature from UNC, Chapel Hill, the other in second language education, literary translation and English literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University. I have published five books in America (including two from Macmillan) on Chinese and comparative literature, film study, language study and language philosophy that are well-endorsed by world-renowned experts and book review journals in my field. I have earned 30000 dollars large grant from Asian Network in Chinese study.