the second generation of the Practical Chinese Reader series, New Practical
Chinese Reader (NPCR) is a series of comprehensive Chinese teaching materials
for adult students in countries other than China. The two generations together
have exerted an influence in the international Chinese teaching circles for
over 30 years. Its third edition centers on a few international students,
telling interesting stories about their life and friendship with their Chinese
friends and teachers in China. The revision regarding the third edition adheres
to the aim of making it “easier to learn” for students and “more convenient to
use” for teachers and maintains the pedagogy of “the integration of structure,
function and culture”, striving to develop students’ comprehensive use of the
Chinese language, especially the ability of cross-cultural communication,
through the learning of language structures, functions and relevant cultural
knowledge as well as the training in listening, speaking, reading and writing
skills.This is the Russian edition
of Workbook 2 matching Textbook 2, including plenty of exercises on phonetics,
vocabulary, sentence patterns and Chinese characters as well as training in
listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
Xun is a professor at Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) and a
chief editor and reviewer of Chinese textbooks in Beijing Language and Cultural
University Press. Mr. Liu has successively served as a member of the National
HSK Advisory Committee, a member of the TCSL Expert Advisory Committee of
Hanban, a board member of World Chinese Teaching Association, a consultant of
Chinese teaching for the New York State Department of Education, a visiting
professor in Renmin University of China and Beijing Foreign Studies University,
and a member and leader of the academic committee of BLCU. He once worked as a
teacher in Ohio State University, University of Maryland, Middlebury College,
and The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and gave lectures or academic reports
in Australia, UK, Canada, Norway, Russia, Egypt, Thailand, Singapore, Macao and
Taiwan among other countries and districts. Mr. Liu has won the Canadian TCSL
Maple Award in 2014. His publications include monographs such as Introduction to Chinese as a
Foreign Language Pedagogy, Introduction to Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Brief Introduction to
Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, An Overall View of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, and widely
popular CSL textbooks such as New Practical Chinese Reader, Practical Chinese Reader, and Chinese Textbook for Children. Mr. Liu has been awarded a special government allowance by
the State Council of China.
Based on the key words, phrases, grammar
points and functional items in the Textbook, the Workbook insists on the
balanced development of listening, speaking, reading, writing, translating and
The exercises come in a rich variety of
forms and contents to effectively promote learners’ language acquisition and
improve their linguistic and communicative competences.
Various communicative, task-based exercises
enable learners to learn in practice and use and to complete language tasks and
communicative activities while mastering Chinese language structures.
Exercises in each lesson offer authentic
textbook-based materials, such as People’s Daily articles,
supermarket posters, business cards, tickets, etc.
The design of exercises shows a
gradual increase in difficulty, flexibility and scope to facilitate teachers
and learners’ free choice.