《新实用汉语课本(第2版)(英文注释)1:教师用书》：In order to make the study of Chinese easier and more interesting, this textbook has the following features: The student will be in the cultural settings of Chinese society with several international students, Ding Libo （son of Gu Bo and Ding Yun）, Lin Na and Ma Dawei. Through many interesting experiences, the student will not only learn authentic Chinese, but also understand Chinese society and culture. The instruction of functional items is emphasized. The student will learn to use Chinese from the very beginning of the learning process. Attention is paid to the instruction of pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and discourse and a gradual increase in difficulty, orderly advances and multiple repeats are stressed along with the usage of four large cycles to help students understand the language structure of Chinese. A new method of teaching Chinese characters is utilized to help students read and write intriguing characters. Combined instruction of the four basic skills, listening, speaking, reading and writing, is emphasized. It offers tremendous flexibility. The instructional materials are suitable for users at different starting points and with different goals. Abundant practice materials are supplied for the student to use inside and outside the classroom. Each volume comes with a Textbook, a Workbook and an Instructor's Manual along with an MP3 and a DVD.
We have given our textbooks this name, because it follows in the footsteps of the high lyac claimed and time-tested Practical Chinese Reader （hereinafter referred to as PCR）. However, in them eantime, it is an entirely new set of textbooks. PCR has been published in numerous editions since1981 and has been adopted as a textbook by Chinese language educators and learners world wide during the last two decades. The characters in the lessons of PCR （Gu Bo, Palanca and Ding Yunetc.）, have accompanied two generations of students of different nationalities during their study of beginning Chinese. Now these characters have finally reached middle age, and it is time for their children's generation to learn Chinese and become the principal characters in New Practical Chinese Reader. These include Ding Libo, a Canadian student, who is the son of Gu Bo and Ding Yun; MaDawei, an American student; and Lin Na, a British student. The teaching of Chinese as a second language has changed greatly during the last twenty years as a result of the experience accumulatedby many Chinese language teachers, both at home and abroad. The new age in which we live requires that we improve our approaches and teaching materials. We hope that this new teaching material will be able to make a breakthrough to the teaching of Chinese language in a number of areas.