Comprehensive Chinese focuses on teaching "authentic spoken Chinese" and forming a strong base for "writing elegant written Chinese". The curriculum is geared towards consolidating basic spoken language and training in the gradual transition to "formal written language". Emphasis is placed on the in depth explanation of phrases and expressions as well as vocabulary that is used in daily life. This third year's teaching materials are meant to aid the transition between authentic spoken language to a more formal writing style. The articles in this set are chosen from Chinese newspapers, magazines and the Internet, including some novels and essays from well-known contemporary Chinese writers. Each text is followed with discussion questions, vocabulary, general grammer, important sentence patterns, phrases and words recognition and expansion, as well as multiple exercises. All in simplified and traditional Chinese characters. The Comprehensive Chinese series also includes Intermediate Chinese, Advanced Reading and Advanced Writing.
Vol. 1 Content:
Lesson 1: 打工! 打工!; Lesson 2: 我所见到的美国大学生; Lesson 3: 从革命歌曲到流行歌曲; Lesson 4: 中国的征婚启事; Lesson 5: 离婚问题讨论会; Lesson 6: 中文和电脑; Lesson 7: 巧遇; Lesson 8: 一件小事; Lesson 9: 爱; Lesson 10: 看中医; Lesson 11: 京剧; Lesson 12: 相声: 说成语; Lesson 13: 惯用语(俗语); Lesson 14: 傅高义教授谈中国; <P>Vol. 2 Content: <P>Lesson 15: 多余的最后一句话; Lesson 16: 中国的经商热; Lesson 17: 不打不成材?; Lesson 18: 屋顶上的番茄树; Lesson 19: 台商在上海; Lesson 20: 美国记者和中国学者关于人权的对话; Lesson 21: 变化中的中国报纸; Lesson 22: 短新闻; Lesson 23: 中国传统文化的动态性; Lesson 24: 我是你爸爸; Lesson 25: 过客.</P>�
Paperback, Simplified & Traditional Chinese characters, English & Pinyin, I: 265 Pages, II: 234 Pages, 8.4" x 11", 1 CD for each book