BLCU's (Beijing Language and Culture University) best-selling Chinese
textbooks for learners overseas. 10.5x7.5 inch size.
The book is written and published by the authority of the Chinese
teaching to learners overseas. It has English comments and Pinyin
through out of the book. It has 273 pages. It teaches simplified
Chinese. High quality printing.
Conversational Chinese 301 is intended to be an intensive course book
for foreigners who have just started to learn Chinese.
This book consists of 40 lessons and 8 reviews. The 40 lessons encompass
nearly 30 communicative functions such as "Greetings" and "Making an
Acquaintance", about 800 new words and the fundamentals of Chinese
grammar. Each lesson is divided into six parts -- Sentences,
Conversation, Substitution and Extension, New Words, Grammar, and
This book lays emphasis on improving the ability of the learner to use
Chinese for communication. It integrates the communicative function with
the grammatical structure and presents the most essential and useful
part of the language in the linguistic environments one is usually
exposed to in daily life, so as to enable the learner to master the 301
basic conversational sentences fairly quickly, and on that basis,
through substitution and extension practice, to acquire the ability to
carry on simple conversations with the Chinese. In this way, the book
will also help lay a solid foundation for further study.
In view of the characteristics of language learning of the adult, we use
not only easy-to-understand language, but also simple grammar. All this
will help him use the grammatical rules to guide his own language
practice and draw inferences about other cases from one instance.
The exercises are varied and plentiful. The reviews give due attention
to improving the conversational and narrative skills of the learner, as
well as systematically summarizing the grammar points covered. The
exercises in each lesson and the reviews may be used in totality or in
part, according to actual circumstances.
Contents: Lesson 1: Greetings
- How do you do? Lesson 2: Greetings - How is your health? Lesson 3:
Greetings - Are you busy with your work? Lesson 4: Making an
Auquaintance - May I know your name? Lesson 5: Making an Acquaintance -
Let me introduce... Lesson 6: Making an Inquiry - When is your birthday?
Lesson 7: Making an Inquiry - How many people are there in your family?
Lesson 8: Making an Inquiry - What time is it? Lesson 9: Making an
Inquiry - Where do you live? Lesson 10: Making an Inquiry - Where is the
Lesson 11: Needs - I want to
buy some oranges. Lesson 12: Needs - I want to buy a sweater. Lesson 13:
Needs - You have to change buses. Lesson 14: Needs - I am going to
change money. Lesson 15: Needs - I want to make an international
telephone. Lesson 16: Making an Appointment - Have you ever seen a
Beijing Opera? Lesson 17: Making an Appointment - Going to the zoo.
Lesson 18: Welcome - Did you have a good trip? Lesson 19: Welcome - You
are welcome. Lesson 20: Reception - Let's have a toast to our
Lesson 21: Invitation - Will
you join us? Lesson 22: Declination - I can't go. Lesson 23: Apology - I
am sorry. Lesson 24: Regret - It is a great pity. Lesson 25: Praise -
This picture is very beautiful! Lesson 26: Congratulation -
Congratulations! Lesson 27: Persuasion - Please don't smoke. Lesson 28:
Comparison - It is colder today than it was yesterday. Lesson 29: Hobby
- I also like swimming. Lesson 30: Language - Please speak slowly.
Lesson 31: Traveling - The
scenery is very beautiful there! Lesson 32: Traveling - You've left your
purse (or wallet) here. Lesson 33: Traveling - Are there any vacant
norms? Lesson 34: To See a Doctor - I have a headache. Lesson 35: To Pay
a Visit - Are you better now? Lesson 36: Departure - I'll return home.
Lesson 37: To Give a Farewell Dinner - We are sorry to let you go.
Lesson 38: Shipment - Is this the place for checking luggage? Lesson 39:
To See Someone Off - I can't go to the airport to see you off. Lesson
40: To See Someone Off - Have a pleasant journey.