Developing Chinese (2nd Edition) is a set of nationally planned textbook for higher education during the “Eleventh Five-Year”. Based on the well-designed structure of the first edition, this edition adds more elements in tune with the times. It includes 28 volumes with altogether 34 books.
Combining the cultivation of integrated language skills with the training of specific language skills in its compilation, this set of textbooks can be divided into three levels (elementary, intermediate and advanced) and five series (comprehensive, listening, speaking, reading and writing), among which the comprehensive series is the bulk and the others are the accompanying series. The overall purpose is to develop and improve the students’ Chinese language skills, Chinese communication skills, integrated Chinese capabilities as well as enhance their interest and ability in learning Chinese.
Elementary Speaking Course I is suitable for beginners without any Chinese learning experience or capable of communicating in the easiest and limited Chinese. There are altogether 23 lessons in this book, each of which takes 4 class hours as suggested. With its practical content, scientific arrangement and workable exercises, this book gradually cultivates students’ abilities in using simple Chinese to solve the problems most relevant to their language study and daily life and in making simple conversations about the specific topics.