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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:

  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:

  1. 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
  2. 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:

  1. 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)
  2. 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:

  1. Liu, Y. (2009). Integrated Chinese: Textbook Simplified Characters Level 1 Part 1 (3rd ed. NOT 4th). Boston: Cheng & Tsui. (ISBN: 978-0887276385)
  2. 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:

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

  1. Liu, Y., Yao, D., et al. (2018). Integrated Chinese 3: Textbook (4th Ed). Boston, MA: Cheng & Tsui (ISBN: 9781622911561)
  2. Liu, Y., Yao, D., et al. (2018). Integrated Chinese 3: Workbook (4th Ed). Boston, MA: Cheng & Tsui (ISBN: 9781622911578)

Recommended Materials:

  1. Chen, Z. (2011). Experiencing Chinese: Oral Course 2 (with MP3 CD). Beijing: Higher Education Press (ISBN: 9787040286014)
  2. Pasden, J. (Ed.). (2018). Chinese Grammar Wiki Book: Intermediate. Shanghai: AllSet Learning (ISBN: 9781941875353)

 

Chinese Intermediate Conversation (Winter 2020)

  1. 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

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

Levels 5-7:

  1. Giradet, J., Pecheur, J., Gibbe, C., and Parizet, M.L. (2016). Tendances A2, Livre de l’élève. ISBN: 978-2090385281
  2. Giradet, J. and Pecheur, J. (2016). Tendances A2, Cahier d’activités (2016). ISBN:  978-2090385298
  3. Grammaire contrastive pour anglophones – A1/A2 (French Edition). ISBN: 978-2090380217

German (GER)

Level 1-5: 

  1. Evans, S., Pude, A., et al. (2012). Menschen A1: Deutsch als Fremdsprache: Kursbuch (with DVD). Ismaning: Hueber Verlag. (ISBN 9783191019013)
  2. Evans, S., Pude, A., et al. (2012). Menschen A1: Deutsch als Fremdsprache: Arbeitsbuch (with 2 CDs). Ismaning: Hueber Verlag. (ISBN: 9783191119010)

 

Levels 6-10 

  1. Evans, S., Pude, A., et al. (2012). Menschen A2: Deutsch als Fremdsprache: Kursbuch. Ismaning: Hueber Verlag. (ISBN 9783192119026)
  2. Evans, S., Pude, A., et al. (2012). Menschen A2: Deutsch als Fremdsprache: Arbeitsbuch (with 2 CDs). Ismaning: Hueber Verlag. (ISBN: 9783191119027)

 

Level 11-15  

  1. Braun, J.,Habersack, C., and Pude, A. Menschen  B1 Kursbuch +DVD-ROM, Ismaning, Deutschland: Hueber Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, 2016 (ISBN: 9783191019037 )
  2.  Braun, J.,Habersack, C., and Pude, A.  Menschen B1 Arbeitsbuch + 2 Audio-CDs, Ismaning, Deutschland: Hueber Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, 2016 (ISBN: 9783191119034)

 

Intermediate Conversation

  1. Schaum’s Outline of German Grammar. 6th Edition. 2019. ISBN 13: 9781260120998

 

German Cinema

  1. Jeanne Schueller. Cinema for German Conversation. Newburyport: Focus Publishing, 2009. ISBN 13 – 9781585102808
  2. Carol Fehringer. German Grammar in Context: Analysis and Practice 2nd Edition. New York: Routledge, 2014. ISBN 13  – 9781444167269

 

Japanese (JPN)

Levels 1-6:

  1. Banno, E. (2011). Genki 1: An integrated course in elementary Japanese: Textbook (2nd ed.). Tokyo: The Japan Times ISBN: 978-4789014403
  2. Banno, E. (2011). Genki 1: An integrated course in elementary Japanese: Workbook (2nd ed.). Tokyo: The Japan Times. ISBN:978-4789014410

 

Levels 7- 12:

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

  1. Miura, A. and McGloin, N.H. (2008). An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese (Revised Edition), Japan: The Japan Times 2008. ISBN: 978-4789013079
  2. 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

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

 

Advanced Conversation

  1. Tobira Gateway to Advanced Japanese: Learning Through Content and Multimedia (2009). Mayumi Oka et al. ISBN-13: 978487424470

 

Korean (KRN)

Level 1 – 2 

  1. 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 

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

 

Level 5 – 6:

  1. 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):

  1. Kim, S. (2008). Sogang Korean 2B Student’s Book.  Sogang University. ISBN: 9788992491327
  2. Kim, S. (2008). Sogang Korean 2B Workbook.  Sogang University. ISBN: 9788992491365

 

Levels 9-10

  1. Kim, S. (2008) Sogang Korean 3A: Student’s Book (2nd Ed.) Sogang University. ISBN: 9788992491396
  2. Kim, S. (2008) Sogang Korean 3A Workbook (2nd Ed.) Sogang University. ISBN:  9788992491433

 

Intermediate Conversation-

  1. See here for book availability. Instructor will make copies for students that don’t have the book for the first few classes.
  2. 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)
  3. Other materials and resources to be determined by the instructor.

Persian (PER)

Levels 1-6:

  1. Shasavari, A. (2013) Persian of Iran Today: An Introductory Course, Volume 1. UT Austin Center for Middle Eastern Studies. ISBN: 978-0578130026
  2. Mace, J. (2003) Persian Grammar: For Reference and Revision. New York: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0700716951

Portuguese (POR)

Levels 1-5:

  1. 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:

  1. 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:

  1. 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

  1. 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)
  2. Speak Better Russian: A Conversation Manual (online PDF)
  3. Recommended Material (Not Required): 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 (Starting Spring 2020):

  1. Celia Meana. Entornos + ELEteca + Online Workbook – Part 1Cambridge University Press, 2018. ISBN-13: 9781108612999

Levels 2-6:

  1. Castro Viúdez, F., & Díaz Ballesteros, P. (2016): Nuevo español en marcha: Nivel Basico (3rd ed.). SGEL. ISBN: 978-8497785297
  2. 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

  1. Destellos – Curso Intermedio de Lengua Española. Editorial Edinumen, 2017. ISBN – 9781316504246 Buy on Amazon

 

Intermediate Conversation

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

 

Spanish Cinema

  1. Mary McVey Gill et al. Cinema for Spanish Conversation 3rd Edition. Newburyport: Focus Publish, 2010. ISBN 13: 9781585103744