Chinese Course is a series of comprehensive Chinese learning materials designed for international students studying in China. It consists of 6 volumes, which take a degree-granting institution one year to finish. It is one of the most popular and influential textbook series for undergraduate education targeted at foreigners. The first two editions have sold more than two million copies in total. This is Book 1A of the third edition, including a total of 15 lessons. Starting from level 0, Book 1A devotes the first 10 lessons into phonetic teaching and then proceeds to the stage of grammar and sentence patterns. Each lesson basically consists of five sections: text, new words, notes, phonetics/grammar, and exercises. The texts are mostly practical conversations; they are where grammar and vocabulary are used. The new words are all common words. The exercises come in diverse types, including comprehension, imitation, communication, etc.