This textbook is for the very beginners; new words are the first degree words selected from the Syllabus of Chinese Words and Characters. Based on the original textbook, the new edition revised and added some new texts, and was changed into volume1,2 and improvement. The characteristics are as follows:
1) change the traditional word-based into sentence-based and change from semantic to pragmatic into from pragmatic to semantic;
2) while learning the frequently used-sentence patterns and simple dialogues of elementary colloquial Chinese, the drills in paragraphs are performed as well;
3) Many vivid and vigorous exercises, the picture and its accompanying essay are both excellent;
4) explanation of general knowledge and culture knowledge. It is bounded with CD.
Elementary Spoken Chinese (Second Edition) (Volume 1, 2, Improvement)
戴桂芙 刘立新 李海燕 编著 Edited by Dai Guifu, Liu Lixin and Li Haiyan