New Practical Chinese Reader, Volume 1 Textbook: Revised Edition

New Practical Chinese Reader, Volume 1 Textbook: Revised Edition

2nd (Revised)

Designed to cover the first term in a 3-year course, the New Practical Chinese Reader (NPCR), Volume 1 Textbook aims to develop the student’s ability to communicate using Chinese through the study of language structure and function, related cultural knowledge, and training in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Each lesson contains Text, New Words, Notes, Conversation Practice, Reading Comprehension, Phonetics, Grammar, Characters and Cultural Notes. The NPCR series uses several fictional characters in different situations to make the Chinese learning experience more enjoyable.

The new edition has corrected minor errors found in the first edition, but the frameork, texts and main language points remain the same. Audio components are now included with the textbook as an MP3 CD.

Upon completion of the Volume 1 Textbook, students will be able to greet people, talk about their family, make aquaintances, and participate in other common situations in Chinese.


Beijing Language and Culture University Press
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8.5 x 11
About the Series

Compiled under the sponsorship of the China National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (NOTCFL), and in consultation with the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) Guidelines, the New Practical Chinese Reader (NPCR) series is designed to help native English speakers easily learn Chinese.

Based on the highly acclaimed and time-tested Practical Chinese Reader (PCR), the New Practical Chinese Reader has been entirely revised and updated. It combines the grammatical strengths of the old Practical Chinese Reader with contemporary material and more emphasis on the learner’s ability to use Chinese in everyday conversation. The New Practical Chinese Reader consists of 70 lessons in six volumes, covering beginning to intermediate levels, for three years of instruction.

The series develops the learner’s ability to communicate in Chinese through the study of language structure, language function, and related cultural knowledge along with the training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.