Chinese Slanguage: A Fun Visual Guide to Mandarin Terms and by Mike Ellis

By Mike Ellis

It's uncomplicated: stick with the illustrated activates and skim the English phrases out loud, and shortly you'll be conversing chinese language. this useful, easy-to-read language advisor is simple to hold and offers the fundamental words you would like whereas touring, asking instructions, or ordering nutrition at a restaurant. it is also words for scientific or felony emergencies, in addition to terminology for lodges, airports, etc. yet such a lot of all, it's simply simple enjoyable!

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It is essential, too, to prepare a specific plan for using the case in the classroom. A strategy to work from may be suggested in the "Teaching Note" that accompanies most cases, or one may be built around the instructor's particular purposes and needs. The plan Page 20 contains guidelines on how the instructor is to perform his or her own role and specifies the teaching objectives that will be used to evaluate the success of the session. The instructor must know in advance precisely what kind of class discussion and what kind of outcome are intended and how the intended results are to be achieved.

Or should the concrete experiences be presented first and then used to derive a theoretical scheme? The traditional approach would be to begin with the theoretical, scheme. In this way, the student is not left to explore in the dark. Such exploration can be time-consuming when a teacher has to deal with large classes of students. The main drawback here is that students will tend to learn the theory by rote, without ever grasping it conceptually. Learning then becomes artificial and mechanical in the sense that students only remember the concepts long enough to pass examinations.

Reform in China has been associated with a willingness to accept selected foreign investment and to borrow abroad. The Red Soil Development Project case describes a project financed by the International Development Association (IDA), the soft loan arm of the World Bank, in a relatively poor area of China, and its effects after a little more than one year of implementation. Although this is a relatively specialized case, designed for use in the training of government auditors, it also provides the reader with a sense of the complexity inherent in converting a multimillion dollar loan to the central government into very large numbers of individual loans to small farmers, and with a snapshot of the way in which local government has been organized in the project areas.

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