By Du Houwen
Pub. Date: Nov. 2011
Introductory Chinese is a series consisting of six books: Listening and Speaking (volumes 1 and 2), Reading Comprehension, Chinese Character Workbook, Listening Comprehension and Listening Comprehension Workbook. This series has been tailored for foreign students who are coming to China to pursue further studies; however, it will be an equally valuable resource for other foreign learners wishing to teach themselves Chinese. This series covers a vocabulary of over 1,200 words, 109 grammar points and more than 1,200 characters.
Listening and Speaking is designed to build up and improve the ability of learners to express themselves in Chinese by presenting them with a number of everyday situational conversations to study. The book also explains many essential grammar points and includes key day-to-day vocabulary.
Reading Comprehension aims to improve learners' reading abilities and increase their reading speed, as well as reviewing the grammar, language usage and vocabulary found in Listening and Speaking.
Chinese Character Workbook teaches how to read and write Chinese characters introduced as new words in Listening and Speaking.
Both Listening Comprehension and Listening Comprehension Workbook serve to train learners' listening abilities and improve their listening comprehension.
The series boasts the following features:
-- All teaching materials have been selected to cover everyday topics and situations, so as to best meet the learners' real-life requirements.
-- The coursebooks place a strong and equal focus on listening, speaking, reading and writing to facilitate the development of each student's language skills across the board.
-- The teaching style used in this series has been tailored to incorporate structural, situational and functional approaches to language instruction.
Classroom studies have shown that after studying this series, students will have effectively acquired the basics of Chinese language and communicative skills needed for staying in China and will be amply prepared to improve their Chinese through further study.
Introductory Chinese and An Elementary Course in Scientific Chinese together form a set. Students coming to China to study science and technology may begin with the former and then move on to the latter.