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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)

Cantonese (CAN)

Level 1:

  1. Dana Scott Bourgerie, Keith S.T. Tong, and Gregory James. Colloquial Cantonese. New York: Routledge, 2010. https://routledgetextbooks.com/textbooks/colloquial/language/cantonese.php

Chinese (CHN)

Levels 1- 3:

  1. Liping Jiang. HSK Standard Course 1 Textbook. ISBN: 9787561937099

Levels 4 – 6:

  1. Liping Jiang. HSK Standard Course 2 Textbook. ISBN: 9787561937266

Levels 8 (Winter 2024)

  1. Material provided by the instructor.

Chinese ADV Conversation (Instructor provides study materials)

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, 2014 (ISBN: 9783191019037) https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?kn=9783191019037&sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-_-topnav-_-Results
  2.  Braun, J.,Habersack, C., and Pude, A.  Menschen B1 Arbeitsbuch + 2 Audio-CDs, Ismaning, Deutschland: Hueber Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, 2014 (ISBN: 9783191119034) https://www.abebooks.com/9783191119034/MENSCHEN-B1-AbCD-Audio-ejerc-Breitsameter-3191119035/plp

 

Level 16-21

  1. Böschel, Claudia, and Susanne Wagner. Sicher! B2  Deutsch als Fremdsprache  München: Hueber Verlag, 2014. (ISBN: 978-3190012077)

 

Level 22+

  1. Böschel, Claudia, and Susanne Wagner. Sicher! C1 Deutsch als Fremdsprache  München: Hueber Verlag, 2015. (ISBN: 978-3190012084)

 

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)

Level 1-6 

  1. Banno, E. (2020). Genki 1: An integrated course in elementary Japanese: Textbook (3rd ed.). Tokyo: The Japan Times ISBN: 978-4789017305
  2. Banno, E. (2020). Genki 1: An integrated course in elementary Japanese: Workbook (3rd ed.). Tokyo: The Japan Times. ISBN:978-4789017312

 

Levels 7-12

  1. Banno, E. (2020). Genki II: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese 2 (3rd ed.). ISBN: 978-4789017329
  2. Banno, E., Ikeda, Y., and Tokashiki, K. (2020). Genki II: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese, Workbook 2, (3nd ed.). ISBN: 978-4789017336

 

Levels 13 – 18:

  1. Yasui, Akemi, Ide Yuriko, and Doi Miyuki. (2019) Quartet: Intermediate Japanese Across the Four Language Skills 1. Textbook ISBN: 978-4789016957
  2. Yasui, Akemi, Ide Yuriko, and Doi Miyuki. (2019) Quartet: Intermediate Japanese Across the Four Language Skills 1. Workbook ISBN: 978-4789016964

 

Levels 19 – 24:

  1. Yasui, Akemi, Ide Yuriko, and Doi Miyuki. (2021) Quartet: Intermediate Japanese Across the Four Language Skills 2. Textbook ISBN: 9784789017459
  2. Yasui, Akemi, Ide Yuriko, and Doi Miyuki. (2021) Quartet: Intermediate Japanese Across the Four Language Skills 2. Workbook ISBN: 9784789017466

 

Intermediate Conversation

  1. Shoko Emori, Yoshiro Hanai, Satoru Ishikawa, et al. Tobira: Gateway to Advanced Japanese Learning Through Content and Multimedia (2009). Tokyo, Japan: Kuroshio. (ISBN: 9784874244470)
  2. Shoko Emori, Yoshiro Hanai, Satoru Ishikawa, et al. GRAMMAR POWER: Exercises for Mastery (2012). Tokyo, Japan: Kuroshio. (ISBN: 9784874245760)

 

Advanced Conversation 

  1. New Full Master Grammar Japanese Language Proficiency Test N2 (English and Japanese Edition). ISBN: 978-4883195657

 

 

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

Textbook MP3/Video Download

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

Textbook MP3/Video Download

Level 5 – 7:

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

Textbook MP3/Video Download

Levels 8-10 :

  1. Language Education Institute, Seoul National University (2013), Seoul National University Korean Language 2B Student’s Book (Seoul: TWOPONDS Co., Ltd) ISBN: 9788953934313

Textbook MP3/Video Download

Levels 11-13:

  1. Language Education Institute, Seoul National University (2013), Seoul National University Korean Language 3A Student’s Book (Seoul: TWOPONDS Co., Ltd) ISBN: 9788953934320 

Textbook MP3/Video Download

Levels 14-16:

  1. Language Education Institute, Seoul National University (2015), Seoul National University Korean Language 3B Student’s Book (Seoul: TWOPONDS Co., Ltd) ISBN:

Textbook MP3/Video Download

Levels 17-20:

  1. Language Education Institute, Seoul National University (2015), Seoul National University Korean Language 4A Student’s Book (Seoul: TWOPONDS Co., Ltd) ISBN: 978-8953934344

Textbook MP3/Video Download

 

Levels 21 and up:

  1. Language Education Institute, Seoul National University (2015), Seoul National University Korean Language 4B Student’s Book (Seoul: TWOPONDS Co., Ltd) ISBN: 9788953948839

Textbook MP3/Video Download

Intermediate Conversation-

  1. The instructor will provide study materials.

Korean for Heritage Speakers

  1. Young-mee Yu Cho, Ji-Young Jung, and Jeeyoung Ahn Ha. Integrated Korean: Accelerated 1. Hoonlulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2020. ISBN: 9780824882778

Persian (PER)

Levels 1-6:

  1. Brookshaw and Shabani-Jadidi (2019).  The Routledge Introductory Persian Course: Farsi Shirin Ast, Second EditionISBN 9781138496798. Link to the Publisher with downloadable audio files at the bottom of the page.

Polish

Levels 1-2:

  1. Polski, Krok Po Kroku: Level 1 (A1/A2): Course Book for Learning Polish as a Foreign Language (Polish Edition), 2010. ISBN: 978-8393073108

Portuguese (POR)

Level 1: Eduardo Viana da Silva. BATE-PAPO: An Introduction to Portuguese. Seattle: University of Washington. Open Source.

 

Russian (RUS)

Level 1-3 (Winter 2024): The instructor will share information on how to acquire course materials online.

Level 4- 17 (Winter 2024): Please contact the instructor.

 

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)

Russian Culture Through Cinema

No textbook required. The instructor will provide the names of the films and where to find them.

Spanish (SPN)

Levels 1-3 

  1. Celia Meana. Entornos + ELEteca + Online Workbook – Unit 0-9Edinumen USA, 2020. ISBN-13: 9788491793939 Buy Here

Levels 4-6:

  1. Celia Meana. Entornos + ELEteca + Online Workbook – Unit 10-18Edinumen USA, 2020. ISBN-13: 9788491793946 Buy Here

Level 7-10

  1. Destellos – Curso Intermedio de Lengua Española, Part I. Editorial Edinumen, 2020. ISBN – 9788491793724 Buy Here

Level 11+

  1. Destellos – Curso Intermedio de Lengua Española, Part II. Editorial Edinumen Buy Here

Spanish Cinema

  1. Mary McVey Gill, Deana Smalley, and María-Paz Haro. Cinema for Spanish Conversation 5th Edition. Newburyport: Focus Publish, 2020. ISBN 13: 9781585109722 Publisher’s website

Ukrainian 

  1. Beginner’s Ukrainian with Interactive Online Workbook, Second Edition
    ISBN-13: 978-0781813242