在AYC项目中，美国青年教学使者的英语教学工作是重要一环。为保证所用课本质量，安生基金会、安生教育科学研究院、安生教育集团工作人员在世界范围内精挑细选，最终选择与全球最大的教育出版集团之一的美国圣智学习集团合作，独家引进并改编经典图书 《World Sense》，中文名为《感知世界》。本书经安生基金会组织国内一流英语名家审阅，由中国知名专家和一线优秀英语教师长时间的精心改编后、经江苏省中小学教研室审读及国内知名出版机构审定出版。
The American youth ambassadors teaching English in China is the essential part of Ameson’s AYC (Ameson Year in China) program. To ensure the quality of the textbook for Chinese students, Ameson’s publishing team has selectively chosen the most appropriate series book -- World Sense, in collaboration with Cengage Learning which is one of the world biggest publishers for educational readings. Ameson has also invited first rate English authorities & experts in China for most elaborate examination, adaptation and proofreading on the series before final printing by well known publishing house.
The Research Office for Primary & Middle School in Jiangsu Province has recommended World Sense series book for its flavors of concise conception on design, reasonable structure, scientific layout and compact consistency which excellently emphasizes the integrity and richness of linguistic teaching and conforms to regulation of easy teaching and learning. The series maintains a variety of exercises with explicit purposes, combining knowledge learning and practical use of English. Such curriculum encourages students’ initiatives and facilitates their comprehensive ability toward English language in regard of widening their way of real communication. From humanity angle, World Sense adapts original contents from National Geographic ranging from inlands to polar regions, oceans to universe, primitive tribes to modern society crowds etc., well explaining the profundity of nature and activating the English teaching through animate activities. The series helps students better understand the planet in cultivating good mentality through training their observations, memories, mindsets, imaginations and explorative abilities.
It applies well to the needs and characters of students’ English learning within items like pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar etc. It covers shortages of same type textbooks in China. It helps uplift effectiveness of students’ command of English.
The conception of the book is exquisite with novel designs. All the illustrations are animate in the close-to-natural color. Pictures and texts are organized in harmonic and concise state which well presents an overall attraction to the users. It’s extremely suitable for fun training and raising a great interest among English learners.
The conception of the book is exquisite with novel designs. All the illustrations are animate in the close-to-natural color. Pictures and texts are organized in a harmonic and concise state which well presents an overall taste and attraction to the users. The lively texts with concise notes are extremely suitable for fun training and raising a great interest among English learners.
The Research Office for Primary & Middle Schools in Jiangsu Province has commented World Sense as “a series book with concise conception on design, reasonable structure, scientific layout and compact consistency. It well emphasizes the integrity and richness of linguistic teaching and conforms to regulation of easy English teaching and learning.
Professor Wang Shouren, National education master, Director of Steering Committee of University English Teaching, and doctoral supervisor in Nanjing University, thinks highly of this series textbook: “It applies to learners’ needs with outstanding practicality. It fits well to Chinese students.”
For English teaching in China, pronunciation has been the most crucial and difficult part. Finding solution for such problem, Prof. Sean Zhang, Ameson’s Vice Chairman, has initiated Mr. Cao Yamin, renowned English teaching scholar in China, professor of Jiangsu Education & Research Institute, to edit in person the book of American English Pronunciation.
American English Pronunciation has profoundly referenced domestic and overseas linguistic materials in high quality, with strong sense of integration of British pronunciation, international phonetic features and f basis of American pronunciation & intonation. It will certainly be the best guidance book for American youth ambassadors of AYC program in their contribution of teaching English in China.
The textbook has acquired the following features
Wide range of application: It fits for tyros who wish to receive systematic training in pronunciation. It also applies to intermediate learners who wish to upgrade their phonetic ability, while at the same time, also an effective tool for English educators in their phonetic teaching.
Lively phonetic illustrations and large amount of practice：Each phonetic position has a stomatologic illustration to instruct properly the pronunciation regarding length of the sound, connection of the consonant, incomplete plosive, liaison, word stress, sentence stress, rhythm and intonation etc.It offers more opportunities for listening and speaking through comprehensive contents and scientific trainings.
Comparison for phoneme trainings: Putting together similar phonemes for comparison is extremely advantageous for Chinese learners in distinguishing and comparing different phonemes during phonetic learning so as to correct those easily confused pronunciations.
Authentic American pronunciation: This series teaches and practices over 40 phonemes including monophthong, diphthong and all consonants, equipped with discs of veritable American pronunciation recording, so that the users can learn authentic American pronunciation and standard American intonation in both.
US President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao jointly declared 100K Strong program during their state visits for substantial practice on Sino-US mutual understanding for future cooperation. Chinese government soon launched 20,000 national scholarships as one of the supportive acts. Under such circumstance, Ameson Foundation officially launched AYC ( Ameson Year in China ) program after plenary survey and fund soliciting. More than one dozen American senators and congressmen have written congratulation letters to Ameson for supporting AYC program.
The American youth of the AYC program are not only the English teachers in China, but cultural ambassadors establishing Sino-US ties for cultural exchange. Youth from both countries will break the linguistic and cultural boundaries in facilitating bilateral understanding and acknowledgement. The ambassadors are obliged for mission of teaching English in China and the program will enable them to join extensive exchanges and activities in return. Ameson as the official organizer of the program will continually support the whole event , assisting American youth’s valuable experience in China.
This program also responses call from President Xi’s speech on August 19th about carrying out overseas promotions and innovating media methods in integrating new concepts, new fields and new expressions for telling better Chinese stories and spreading better voice of China. ”