Chinese Courseis 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 3B of the third edition, including a total of 13 lessons. It follows Book 3A and comes to the stage of vocabulary and short text teaching. Each lesson basically consists of five sections: text, new words, notes, usage, and exercises. The texts are mostly narratives, which undertake the task of training students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The new words keep increasing in number. The part of usage focuses on explaining the usages of words and comparing the usages of synonyms. The exercises come in diverse types, including comprehension, imitation, communication, etc.