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.
Developing Chinese (2nd Edition) – Elementary Speaking and Writing Course Ⅰ, at the same level with Elementary Comprehensive Course Ⅰ, Elementary Speaking Course Ⅰ and Elementary Listening Course Ⅰ, is suitable for entry-level learners or elementary-level learners capable of easiest communications in Chinese to use together with other relevant textbooks in the series. It is also a choice for beginners who have already learned or are learning the basic knowledge of Chinese pronunciation, characters and grammar. This book has altogether 15 lessons in it, each taking about two class hours. It is an intensive supporting textbook designed in consideration of the actual needs in Chinese teaching and learning at the elementary level so as to help students lay a solid Chinese foundation and reduce the gap between the elementary level and intermediate level. The book has the following features: (1) By highlighting the teaching of lexical chunks such as phrases, clauses and structures, it can effectively reduce the burden on learners during the elementary stage of language input and output; (2) It pays much attention to the reoccurrence, reinforcement, intensification and expansion in the teaching of pronunciation, characters and grammatical structures centering around the Elementary Comprehensive Course at the elementary stage; (3) It emphasizes the training on practical reading and writing through the intensive and extensive reading materials to meet the current needs of learners and help them rapidly improve their practical Chinese reading skills and their language use in various situations.