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World Language Class Materials

You may purchase the required textbook(s) from online vanders such as Amazon.com or Half.com. Make sure to search by the ISBN. Please contact the associate director, Chien Tsai, at tsaichienhsin@cityu.edu if you have any questions.

Arabic (ARA)

Levels 1:

Brustad, K., & Batal, M. (2010). Alif baa: introduction to Arabic letters and sounds (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. ISBN: 978-1589016323

Levels 2- 7:

Brustad, K., Batal, M., & Tūnisī, A. (2011). Al-Kitaab fii taʻallum al-ʻArabiyya = A textbook for beginning Arabic. (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. ISBN: 978-1589017368

Cowan, J.M. The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic (4th Edition, Arabic-English Dictionary). Spoken Language Services, Inc., Urbana, IL, 1994. (ISBN: 9780879500030)

Levels 8- 13:

Brustad, K., Al-Batal, and M. Al-Tonsi, A. Al-Kitaab fii Ta’allum al-‘Arabiyya – A Textbook for Beginning Arabic: Part 2 (3rd Edition, with DVD + Website Access). Georgetown University Press. (ISBN: 9781626161238) (used for levels 8-13)

Cowan, J.M. The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic (4th Edition, Arabic-English Dictionary). Spoken Language Services, Inc., Urbana, IL, 1994. (ISBN: 9780879500030)

Chinese (CHN)

Levels 1- 4:

Liu, Y. (2009). Integrated Chinese: Textbook Simplified Characters Level 1 Part 1 (3rd ed. NOT 4th). Boston: Cheng & Tsui. (ISBN: 978-0887276385)

Liu, Y. (2009). Integrated Chinese: Workbook Simplified Characters Level 1 Part 1 (3rd ed. NOT 4th). Boston: Cheng & Tsui (ISBN: 978-0887276408)

Levels 5- 8:

Liu, Y. (2009). Integrated Chinese: Textbook Simplified Characters Level 1 Part 2 (3rd ed. NOT 4th). Boston: Cheng & Tsui. (ISBN: 978-0887276705)

Liu, Y. (2009). Integrated Chinese: Workbook Simplified Characters Level 1 Part 2 (3rd ed. NOT 4th). Boston: Cheng & Tsui. (ISBN: 978-0887276743)

Levels 9- 12

Required Materials:

Liu, Y., Yao, D., et al. (2018). Integrated Chinese 3: Textbook (4th Ed). Boston, MA: Cheng & Tsui (ISBN: 9781622911561)

Liu, Y., Yao, D., et al. (2018). Integrated Chinese 3: Workbook (4th Ed). Boston, MA: Cheng & Tsui (ISBN: 9781622911578)

Recommended Materials:

Chen, Z. (2011). Experiencing Chinese: Oral Course 2 (with MP3 CD). Beijing: Higher Education Press (ISBN: 9787040286014)

Pasden, J. (Ed.). (2018). Chinese Grammar Wiki Book: Intermediate. Shanghai: AllSet Learning (ISBN: 9781941875353)

Chinese Intermediate Conversation (Winter 2020)

Madeline K. Spring. Making Connections: Enhance Your Listening Comprehension in Chinese. 2nd Edition. Boston: Cheng & Tsui, 2012.

(Traditional character edition) ISBN: 9780887276651

(Simplified character edition) ISBN: 9780887277672

French (FRN)

Level 1-4

Tendances methode de francais A1 – Cahier d’activités (workbook, French edition) – 978-0320085079
Tendances methode de francais A1 – Livre de l’eleve (textbook, French edition) – 978-0320085062

Levels 5-7:

Giradet, J., Pecheur, J., Gibbe, C., and Parizet, M.L. (2016). Tendances A2, Livre de l’élève. ISBN: 978-2090385281

Giradet, J. and Pecheur, J. (2016). Tendances A2, Cahier d’activités (2016). ISBN:  978-2090385298

Grammaire contrastive pour anglophones – A1/A2 (French Edition). ISBN: 978-2090380217

German (GER)

Level 1-5: 

Evans, S., Pude, A., et al. (2012). Menschen A1: Deutsch als Fremdsprache: Kursbuch (with DVD). Ismaning: Hueber Verlag. (ISBN 9783191019013)

Evans, S., Pude, A., et al. (2012). Menschen A1: Deutsch als Fremdsprache: Arbeitsbuch (with 2 CDs). Ismaning: Hueber Verlag. (ISBN: 9783191119010)

 

Levels 6-10 

Evans, S., Pude, A., et al. (2012). Menschen A2: Deutsch als Fremdsprache: Kursbuch. Ismaning: Hueber Verlag. (ISBN 9783192119026)

Evans, S., Pude, A., et al. (2012). Menschen A2: Deutsch als Fremdsprache: Arbeitsbuch (with 2 CDs). Ismaning: Hueber Verlag. (ISBN: 9783191119027)

 

Level 11-15  

Braun, J.,Habersack, C., and Pude, A. Menschen  B1 Kursbuch +DVD-ROM,

Ismaning, Deutschland: Hueber Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, 2016 (ISBN: 9783191019037 )

 Braun, J.,Habersack, C., and Pude, A.  Menschen B1 Arbeitsbuch + 2 Audio-CDs, Ismaning, Deutschland: Hueber Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, 2016 (ISBN: 9783191119034)

 

Japanese (JPN)

Levels 1-6:

Banno, E. (2011). Genki 1: An integrated course in elementary Japanese: Textbook (2nd ed.). Tokyo: The Japan Times ISBN: 978-4789014403

Banno, E. (2011). Genki 1: An integrated course in elementary Japanese: Workbook (2nd ed.). Tokyo: The Japan Times. ISBN:978-4789014410

Levels 7- 12:

Banno, E. (2011). Genki II: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese 2 (2nd ed.). ISBN: 978-4789014434

Banno, E., Ikeda, Y., and Tokashiki, K. (2011). Genki II: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese, Workbook 2, (2nd ed.). ISBN: 978-4789014441

Levels 13- 20: 

Miura, A. and McGloin, N.H. (2008). An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese (Revised Edition), Japan: The Japan Times 2008. ISBN: 978-4789013079

Akira Miura and Naomi Hanaoka McGloin, An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese, Workbook (Revised Edition), Japan: The Japan Times 2008. ISBN: 978-4789013086

Intermediate Conversation

Doraemon No Dokodemo Dihongo. (2009). K. ; Y. Goto McCagg; Y. Tohsaku & N. Fujimoto Vergel Inahara. ISBN-13: 978-4095101347

Korean (KRN)

Level 1 – 2 

Language Education Institute, Seoul National University (2013), Seoul National University Korean Language 1A Student’s Book (Seoul: TWOPONDS Co., Ltd) ISBN: 9788953934283

Level 3 – 4 

Language Education Institute, Seoul National University (2013), Seoul National University Korean Language 1B Student’s Book (Seoul: TWOPONDS Co., Ltd) ISBN: 9788953934290

Level 5  (Winter 2020):

Language Education Institute, Seoul National University (2013), Seoul National University Korean Language 2A Student’s Book (Seoul: TWOPONDS Co., Ltd) ISBN: 9788953934306

Levels 7-9 (Winter 2020):

Kim, S. (2008). Sogang Korean 2B Student’s Book.  Sogang University. ISBN: 9788992491327

Kim, S. (2008). Sogang Korean 2B Workbook.  Sogang University. ISBN: 9788992491365

Levels 9-10

Kim, S. (2008) Sogang Korean 3A: Student’s Book (2nd Ed.) Sogang University. ISBN: 9788992491396

Kim, S. (2008) Sogang Korean 3A Workbook (2nd Ed.) Sogang University. ISBN:  9788992491433

Intermediate Conversation- See here for book availability. Instructor will make copies for students that don’t have the book for the first few classes.

Sook, J.H. (2015). Korean Speaking – Intermediate: Theme-Based 1. Seoul: Hangul Park. (ISBN: 978-89-5518-254-5 – use this to find it on Amazon or Hangeul Park)

Other materials and resources to be determined by the instructor

Persian (PER)

Levels 1-6:

Shasavari, A. (2013) Persian of Iran Today: An Introductory Course, Volume 1. UT Austin Center for Middle Eastern Studies. ISBN: 978-0578130026

Mace, J. (2003) Persian Grammar: For Reference and Revision. New York: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0700716951

Portuguese (POR)

Levels 1-5:

Klobucka, A. (2007). Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Prentice Hall. ISBN: 978-0131894051

Conversational Portuguese for Spanish Speakers:

Klobucka, A. (2007). Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Prentice Hall. ISBN: 978-0131894051

Russian (RUS)

Level 1- 6:

Тroika: A Communicative Approach to Russian Language, Life, and Culture, Second Edition

ISBN-13: 978-0470646328
ISBN-10: 0470646322 (Use ISBN to search for book online)

Intermediate Conversation

Баско, Н.В. (2016).  We communicate in Russian in different situations (Общаемся на русском в разных ситуациах). Moscow: Русский Язык Курсы. (ISBN: 9785883374103 – Use this to search for book online)

Speak Better Russian: A Conversation Manual (online PDF)

Recommended Material: Offord, D. and Gogolitsyna, N. (2005). Using Russian: A guide to contemporary usage (2nd ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. (ISBN: 9780521547611 – Use this to search for book online)

 

Spanish (SPN)

Levels 1-6:
Castro Viúdez, F., & Díaz Ballesteros, P. (2016): Nuevo español en marcha: Nivel Basico (3rd ed.). SGEL. ISBN: 978-8497785297

Castro Viúdez, F., & Díaz Ballesteros, P. (2016): Nuevo español en marcha: Cuaderno de ejercicios – Nivel Basico (3rd ed.).SGEL. ISBN 978-8497785310

Level 7-10

Destellos – Curso Intermedio de Lengua Española. Editorial Edinumen, 2017 Chapters 1-3

ISBN – 9781316504246

Destellos Cambridge Direct Purchase Save 15% and free shipping with discount code: DestellosCityU

Intermediate Conversation

REQUIRED: Yates, J. (2016). Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Conversation (2nd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Education. (ISBN: 9781259586361 – use this to find it online)

RECOMMENDED: Schmitt, C. J. (2013). Schaum’s Outline of Spanish Grammar (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.(ISBN: 9780071830416 – use this to find it online)