the training of reading skills of Chinese learners, this book is designed and
compiled for the difficulties in Chinese reading for Chinese learners and the
need to improve their reading skills, highlighting the characteristics of
reading textbooks, and helping students improve their Chinese reading skills
through specific training. It provides abundant useful learning and practice
materials to improve learners' reading skills and develop teachers' reading
Su Yingxia is Dean and Professor
of the College of Intensive Chinese Training, Beijing Language and Culture
University. She won the second prize in the Essential Teaching Skills
Competition in the Literature and History Group for Young Teachers in Beijing, and
got the title of "Beijing Language and Culture University Prominent
Teacher". Her research areas include teaching Chinese vocabulary and
grammar to non-native speakers and the compilation of Chinese textbooks.
(1) Clear positioning and distinctive
characteristics. This textbook takes reading skills training as the core,
attaches importance to the cultivation of reading comprehension skills, and
basically does not design language output exercises such as oral expressions.
(2) Abundant materials for learning and
practicing. The first and second volumes of the textbooks are the beginning
stage of reading, which focus on the learning of characters and the
accumulation of vocabulary, supplemented by sentence and paragraph reading, so
as to lay a foundation for further reading training. Starting from Volume 3,
each lesson has three major sections: “Knowledge Bank”, “Skills Training” and
“Reading Practice”, and provides the corresponding reading materials for close
reading, skimming and checking, which can fully meet the needs of language
knowledge accumulation, reading skills training and reading practice for
students to improve their Chinese reading ability.
(3) Diverse genres and themes. In order
to make learners familiar with Chinese reading materials of different genres
and themes, this textbook pays attention to the diversification in the
selection of text genres and themes. The genre includes narration, practical
writing, and argumentative writing and so on. The themes involve learning,
life, nature, science and technology, society and culture and so on. In the
"Live Reading" section, it also provides students with signboards,
posters, notes, online posts and other text materials that can be seen
everywhere in daily life.
training hierarchy. The style design of the textbook attaches importance to the
scientificity and hierarchy of skills training, and develops progressively from
knowledge to skill and then to practice. Reading guide is designed in the text
part, and targeted reading comprehension exercises are designed for each step,
which are convenient for teachers and students to use.
This set of textbooks is
designed for developing Chinese reading skills, totaling six volumes to meet
the needs of absolute beginners or learners at the intermediate and advanced
levels. This is the third
volume, suitable for intermediate-level learners of Chinese language or those
who have already learned the second volume or the words of HSK Level 3.
This book is composed of 12 lessons. The recommended teaching time for each lesson is 4-5
class hours. The first class hour is used for the “Knowledge Bank”, “Skills Training” and the learning of the new words in the intensive reading; the second and third class hours are used for the warm-up exercises and the text in the intensive reading; the fourth class hour is used for the extensive reading, and the fifth class hour is used to do the “Live Reading” section.