This is Volume Three of Very Good: Spoken Chinese for Beginners series. It has altogether 12 lessons. In coherence with the first two volumes and centering on the four characters’ understanding and discussions on personal value and pursuit, it displays their distinctive personalities in vivid, humorous and simple language, thus reflecting the features that run through the book, “class is based on life”, “one is as good as his words” and “life is full of humor”.
Every lesson in this book is coherent with a storyline, which can arouse students’ interests. The intriguing texts are thought-provoking.
The text is the English annotation version. The supplementary booklet annotates the new words in Japanese and Korean. It also introduces the text and the teaching purpose as well attaches two sets of exercises to facilitate the teachers. A CD is accompanied, which includes the recordings of the texts, new words etc.
Liu Songhao started teaching in the International College for Chinese Language Studies in Peking University in 1989, and had taught Chinese in countries such as Fiji, US, etc. Starting from 1994, Liu was a lecture in the department and in 1999, he assistant professor. From Aug, 2005 to Jun, 2006, he was a visiting scholar at the grant of Fulbright Program at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His has participated in a lot of Chinese textbooks such as HSK Simulated Tests, Chinese Reading (Intermediate), Chinese Listening Course (Elementary), Essential Reading, New Chinese Listening (Intermediate), Chengo Chinese, etc, and has gained rich experience in teaching Chinese as a foreign language (TCFL) and TCFL textbook compilation. The other authors are all experienced teachers of TCFL from Peking University.