Revised edition of the first volume of Contemporary Chinese, a serie mainly targeted to beginners who are seeking to improve listening, reading, speaking and writing. The main goal of this method is that students are able to express themselves in Chinese and then obtain a strong base in this four areas.
For this revised edition, there are new exercises, the topics of each unit have been updated and some mistakes have been corrected with the goal of making this book much more dynamic and effective.
This first volume is divided in 8 different units with a series of goals at the beginning that students must complete: Introduce themselves, give directions, talk about a certain topic etc. All units include vocabulary tables and useful expressions. All words are translated and contain a transcription written in pinyin.
Description by the publisher
1. This edition retains many features from the first edition, including: a concise structure with practical language; a focus on conversation, phonetics and characters at the elementary level; an emphasis on well-structured grammar and the unique features of Chinese characters; a vocabulary based teaching method；2. In Volume 1 of this edition, ”lesson” is changed into ”unit”, with each unit including three lessons; this allows a clearer structure and more concise texts. 3. Scaffolding instruction and exercises were added to keep in line with the actual teaching process; while individual activities and supplementary materials are added to fully embody our process-oriented, task-based and interactive teaching concept. 4. We have corrected some mistakes of the first edition and updated some of the texts and cultural notes.