Winner of the Chinese Language Teachers Association’s 2014 Cengage Learning Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Chinese Award.

Action! China is a practical guide for intermediate to advanced students of Chinese wanting to maximize their study abroad experience and enhance their language skills.

This handy guide contains over 90 Field Performance tasks which prompt real-life interactions with native speakers. By carrying out these real-life tasks students refine and solidify existing communication skills and gain a fuller understanding of and participation in the target culture.

The guide also provides over 60 Performance Watch tasks which help students understand how native speakers accomplish communicative goals through guided observation and analysis of naturally occurring interactions.

This companion website contains:

  • a Field Performance demonstration video
  • a Field Performance rubric for evaluating reports
  • a Performance Watch demonstration video
  • a sample Performance Watch note page
  • a Performance Watch rubric for evaluating notes


Crista Cornelius, Donglin Chai and Bing Mu

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