Chinese Course is a series of comprehensive Chinese learning materials designed for international students studying in China. It consists of 6 volumes, which take a degree-granting institution one year to finish. It is one of the most popular and influential textbook series for undergraduate education targeted at foreigners. The first two editions have sold more than two million copies in total.
This is Book 3A of the third edition, including a total of 13 lessons. It follows Book 2B and comes to the stage of vocabulary and short passages. Each lesson basically consists of five sections: text, new words, notes, word usage, and exercises. The texts are mostly narrations, developing students' listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills; the number of new words increases gradually; the word usage section explains the usage of words and the comparison of synonyms. The exercises come in diverse types, including comprehension, imitation, communication, etc.