Chinese Through Song
An innovative approach to language acquisition using Chinese folk and popular songs.
Chinese Through Song represents an innovative approach to language acquisition: students develop their language proficiency and music appreciation through learning Chinese songs. They expand their vocabularies and improve their pronunciation, voice projection, and language expression—all while learning about Chinese culture in a way that is full of fun and stimulation.
The book contains twenty folk, art, and popular songs. It may be used in several ways: as the main textbook for an interdisciplinary, intermediate level course; as a supplement to regular Chinese language classes; as a resource for extracurricular activities; and as a general songbook.
Hong Zhang holds degrees in Voice Performance and is Senior Lecturer of Chinese at Binghamton University–SUNY. Zu-yan Chen is Professor in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies and Director of the Confucius Institute for Chinese Opera at Binghamton University–SUNY. Robert Daly is Director of the Maryland China Initiative at the University of Maryland.