Recognizing that the world is becoming increasingly interlinked and globalized, the goal of the Chinese Link: project is to integrate the "5Cs" principles of the National Standards for Foreign Language Education - Communication, Cultures, Comparisons, Connections and Communities - throughout the program. Chinese Link, 2e provides a practical, learner-centered and enjoyable language and cultural learning experience for beginning students of Chinese, as well as an efficient and comprehensive teaching resource for instructors.This best-selling text takes care to introduce and explain grammar points clearly and systematically, yet not in a fashion that would be overwhelming to beginners. In keeping with the communicative focus of the text, grammar points are related to communicative task-oriented content. The textbook presents both traditional (complex) and simplified versions of Chinese characters, since learners will encounter both forms during their course of study or in travel abroad. Photographs and drawings make the text vivid and eye-catching, and to provide visual cues to aid in communicative exercises and activities. And the Video Program to accompany the Language in Use sections enhances the in-text dialogues by presenting them in authentic settings. Table of Contents Foundations Ch. 1: Greetings ,Ch. 2: Names, Ch. 3: Nationality & Languages, Ch. 4: School Life, Ch. 5: Making Introductions, Ch. 6: Family & Communities, Ch. 7: Addresses, Ch. 8: Meeting & Making Plans, Ch. 9: Phone Calls, Ch. 10: Time & Schedules, Ch. 11: Ordering Food.