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.
The Elementary Comprehensive Course (I), with altogether 30 lessons, is suitable for total beginners or beginners who can communicate in the simplest Chinese. After finishing this volume, learners can master: (1) the most essential Chinese phonetic knowledge and pronunciation skills; (2) common Chinese words at the elementary stage; (3) basic patterns of Chinese sentences; (4) basic stokes, stroke order and structures of Chinese characters as well as the ability to write the characters; (5) the ability to communicate in elementary Chinese and use Chinese to solve simple problems in their study and daily life; (6) the basic learning and communication strategies; (7) a preliminary knowledge of the Chinese culture related to communication and a fundamental cross-cultural awareness.