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 Reading and Writing Course Ⅱ, the follow-up to Elementary Reading and Writing Course Ⅰ, is suitable for learners who have mastered the basic sentence patterns in Chinese, grasped 1,000-1,200 common Chinese words and acquired the most primary Chinese communication skills. It 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.