New Concept Chinese focuses teaching Chinese in a creative, practical, and interesting manner! There are many pictures in this book to faciliate understanding. Grammar and usage are presented in a situational context. The book uses natural, commonly used language, real life situations, and useful communication topics that are relevant to the student's life. There are 129 grammar points naturally incorporated into the text, rather than offered as grammatical formula. All texts are presented with an German translation. After each text, there are pattern drills for important or commonly used grammar. Exercises include listening, speaking, reading, writing, and games to help students use what they learned from the text.