New Concept Chinese, a series of Chinese textbooks for adults, is suitable for both self-teaching and classroom teaching. Observing the principle of “making Chinese easier to learn”, this series presents practical, concise and interesting teaching materials and employs easy, flexible and effective teaching methods so that students and teachers could learn and teach Chinese in a convenient and effective way.
The whole series includes Textbooks, Workbooks, Chinese Character Workbooks and Teacher’s Books.
This is Textbook 2 in the series, suitable for adults who have finished studying New Concept Chinese 1 or have attained the equivalent Chinese proficiency. It has 20 units altogether, each with two lessons. It teaches over 400 Chinese words frequently used in conversation, more than 300 Chinese characters and about 40 grammar points, encompassing the most common topics foreigners may encounter in their study, life and work, for instance, travel, etiquette and conventions, job hunting, apartment renting, and plan making, etc. Upon finishing this volume, students’ Chinese proficiency will reach a level equivalent to the New HSK Level 3.
Mr. Cui Yonghua is a researcher in Beijing Language and Culture University. He has been engaged in the field of Chinese teaching and research since 1981. His research focuses on Chinese grammar, Chinese language teaching and Chinese information processing, and his publications include Classroom Techniques for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Teaching and Research of Chinese as a Foreign Language (a collection of academic papers) and some textbooks coauthored with others, such as Standard Chinese Course, Learning Chinese and Learn Chinese through Listening, Speaking and Watching. Mr. Cui has chaired and participate in many research projects, such as Radical Standards of GB13000.1Character Set for the Purpose of Information Processing, and has written a number of academic papers, the representative ones being “Syntactic and Semantic Issues Related to Commendatory and Derogatory Adjectives”, “An Attempt in Analyzing the Sentence Pattern ‘连……也……’” and “About the Methodology of TCFL as a Discipline”, etc.