Reference:Contemporary Chinese 2 (当代中文2)

Contemporary Chinese 2 (当代中文2) by Wu Zhongwei

Contemporary Chinese (当代中文), by Sinolingua, is a comprehensive textbook series on the rise. Book 2 is equivalent to A2 difficulty.

This college-level instruction series is viewed by many college Chinese professors as an alternative to the New Practical Chinese Reader series, as the format for instruction and the quality of the content can be considered comparable. Each chapter encourages Western students to develop the ability to communicate in Chinese social settings, as well as to read and write characters. The text layout uses Pinyin, simplified and traditional characters and English translation of dialogues, cultural notes, pictures and more.

Grammar Points by Chapter

  1. Lesson One
    • The Particle 过 (guo) Indicating Past Experience
    • The Particle 了 (le) Indicating Change of Situation
  2. Lesson Two
    • The Particle (le) Indicating Completion of Action
    • 在 (zai) and 正在 (zhengzai) Indicating Ongoing Actions
  3. Lesson Three
    • 是...... 的 (
    • Verb Phrases and Clauses Used As Attributives
    • Topicalization
  4. Lesson Four
    • V./ Adj. + 得 (de) + Predicative Complement
    • Verb-Object Compounds
  5. Lesson Five
    • Comparison
  6. Lesson Six
    • A Summary of Prepositions
    • A Summary of Adverbs
  7. Lesson Seven
    • Expressions of Duration
    • Expressions for Frequency of Action
  8. Lesson Eight
    • V./ Adj. + Resultative Complement
    • V. + 着 (zhe)
  9. Lesson Nine
    • V. + Directional Complement
  10. Lesson Ten
    • V. + 得/ 不 + Potential Complement
    • A Summary of the Complements
  11. Lesson Eleven
    • The 把 (ba) Sentence
  12. Lesson Twelve
    • The 被 (bei) Sentence