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. It includes 28 volumes with altogether 34 books.
Combining the cultivation of integrated language skills with the training of specific language skills in its compilation, this set of textbooks can be divides into three levels (elementary, intermediate and advanced) and five series (comprehensive, listening, speaking, reading and writing), among which the comprehensive series is the bulk and the others are the accompanying series. The overall purpose is to develop and improve the students' Chinese language skills, Chinese communication skills, integrated Chinese capabilities as well as enhance their interest and ability in learning Chinese.
The whole set has made some new attempts to diversify the language styles and registers, to systemize and specialize language elements, language knowledge and the training of language skills, to reveal the rich and varied social life in modern China and to show the diverse and tolerant Chinese culture.
The Intermediate Listening Course (I), with altogether 30 lessons, is suitable for learners who have mastered 2,000-2,500 common Chinese words and acquired basic Chinese communication and listening skills. The texts in it encompass a wide range of topics and are practical in content. Integrated with a task-based teaching concept, the exercises are variously and scientifically designed, with attention paid to the combination of listening and speaking. Having finished this textbook, the learners' will make great progress in listening and comprehending intermediate level Chinese.
Each volume of the listening textbooks are composed of two sub-volumes, namely 'Exercises and Activities' and 'Scripts and Answers', which are independently bound to serve the teachers' needs as well as facilitate the students' reviewing or self-teaching.