Far East Everyday Chinese I
Designed for native speakers of English learning Chinese as a second language, this course uses a textbook, a student workbook, and multi-media material. The book consists of 12 chapters, each chapter equipped with a variety of exercises in phonetics, grammar, contextual meaning and usage to help the learners improve their communicative skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing, thereby achieving the objective of second language acquisition.
The Far East Everyday Chinese series provides modern standard Chinese texts ranging from the beginners to advanced levels, facilitating improvement of students' communicative skills in the following topics: daily life information, doing business, the stock market, the Asian economic crisis, a social phenomenon issue, tradition and modernity, democracy and elections, environmental protection, history of Chinese, the essence of Chinese culture throughout the ages, Chinese literature, and Chinese philosophy.
This is the first book of the series, consisting of 457 characters, 609 vocabulary, and 118 grammar structures.