Language is the most direct way for mankind to communicate information and exchange ideas, and it serves as a bridge between different people and cultures. Chinese language, along with the rapid development of China’s economy, is becoming increasingly popular in the world. Chinese language courses are offered as early as primary school or junior middle school in many countries. To meet the needs for Chinese textbooks suitable for primary and junior middle school students, a project was founded by the National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (NOCFL) of China and we were entrusted with the work of compiling KUAILE HANYU, a SERIES OF Chinese textbooks for junior middle school students of English speaking countries.
In the process of compiling, NOCFL acted in close coordination with the British Council. The textbooks were tried out in some junior middle schools in UK under the organization of the British Council. After soliciting opinions from the experts concerned and with the permission of NOCFL, the textbooks have been published in the UK by the British Council with the title Chinese for GCSE.
KUAILE HANYU consists of six books with three levels, with both a student’s book and teacher’s book at each level. From the design, the compiling to the publishing, we have made every effort to accord with learner’s psychological conditions and needs of the student from 11 to 16 years old, and with the requirements of foreign language curricula of certain countries. KUAILE HANYU focuses on the training of Chinese communicative competence, and also on motivating the learners. It is devoted to forming a solid foundation for the learners’ further study.
It is our hope that KUAILE HANYU will increase every learner’s interest in Chinese, that KUAILE HANYU will let the learners know learning Chinese is very happy and easy rather than boring and difficult, that KUAILE HANYU will help the learners improve their Chinese, and thus get the key to the Chinese culture. We also hope that our colleagues in other countries will like KUAILE HANYU, and have a stronger connection with us.
Table of Contents
第一单元 我和你 Unit One You and I 第一课 你好 第二课 你叫什么 第三课 你家在哪儿 单元小结
第二单元 我的家 Unit Two My Family 第四课 爸爸、妈妈 第五课 我有一只小猫 单元小结
第三单元 饮食 Unit Three Food 第七课 喝牛奶，不喝咖啡 第八课 我要苹果，你呢 第九课 我喜欢海鲜 单元小结
第四单元 学校生活 Unit Four School Life 第十课 中文课 第十一课 我们班 第十二课 我去图书馆 单元小结
第五单元 时间和天气 Unit Five Time and Weather 第十三课 现在几点 第十四课 我的生日 第十五课 今天冷不冷 单元小结
第六单元 工作 Unit Six Job 第十六课 他是医生 第十七课 他在医院工作 第十八课 我想做演员 单元小结