A Course in Contemporary Chinese III
This is the third book of the "Course in Contemporary Chinese" series. It focuses on everyday speech and strengthening conversational skills through task-oriented and dialogue-based exercises. The 12 lessons cover topics including education, studying, work, shopping, the Internet, agriculture, medicine, politics, and other topics requiring deeper thought. Each lesson contains a short supplemental text for reading exercise as well.
The presentation of vocabulary focuses on practical usage as opposed to linguistic structure. Syntactical (and grammatical) explanations include grammatical functions, structure, pragmatic usage and practice. The suggested classroom exercises are designed for specific goals. Through task-oriented and role-playing opportunities, the classroom activities incorporate a degree of fun into the learning experience.
The Culture components include real-life photographs, allowing students to make deeper connections with local Taiwanese culture. Each lesson also sets out learning goals and includes a self-evaluation component to help students clearly evaluate their progress.