Basic Chinese 1

New Concept Chinese Textbook 1 Lessons 1 to 14

Vocabulary:

  1. Personal Pronouns
  2. Common Chinese family names and given names
  3. Nationality
  4. Greetings
  5. Common forms of addressing people
  6. Apologetic expressions
  7. Professions
  8. Adjectives describing physical and mental states
  9. Hobbies
  10. Everyday activities 1
  11. Kinship terms
  12. Numbers 0-99
  13. Furniture
  14. Directions and location 1

Grammar

  1. Verbs or verb phrases serving as the predicate
  2. The adverb "also/too" (也)
  3. Question sentence using "which" (哪)
  4. Yes or No Questions (吗)
  5. The particle "的" indicating possession
  6. The adverb "no/not" indicating negation (不)
  7. Adjectives or adjective phrases as the predicate
  8. The affirmative-negative question (Adj 不 Adj)
  9.  Using the verb "to like" (喜欢)
  10. The adverb "both/all" (都)
  11. The verb "to have" (有)
  12. The measure word “个”
  13. Asking "how many/much..?" using “几”
  14. The verb "to be in/at/on" indicating location (在)

Basic Chinese 2 

New Concept Chinese Textbook 1 Lessons 15 to 28

Vocabulary:

  1. Colors
  2. Clothes
  3. Measure words 1 (for clothes)
  4. Festivals
  5. Year/month/day
  6. Week
  7. Food 1
  8. Measure words 2 (for food)
  9. Adjectives describing nature and characteristics
  10. Food 2
  11. Measure words 3 (for weight)
  12. Public places 1
  13. Direction and location 2
  14. Means of transport
  15. Actions
  16. Time+place+verb expressions (day)
  17. Public places 2

Grammar

  1. The particle “的” indicating a certain attribute
  2. To ask about the nature and characteristics using “怎么样”
  3. Expressing dates: year/month/day
  4. Nouns used as measure words
  5. The "A or B" question. (A还是B)
  6. The structure “X+的” used as a noun
  7. Asking about prices using “多少钱?”
  8. The measure word “斤”
  9. Units of Renminbi
  10. Asking for directions using “怎么走?”
  11. The preposition "towards" (往)
  12.  The adverb “就” to emphasize the mood
  13. Asking about the method of action using "how" (怎么)
  14. The particle “了” indicating that something has happened
  15. Predicates with two verbs (expressing the purpose)
  16. The adverb “就”meaning "soon"

Basic Chinese 3

New Concept Chinese Textbook 1 Lessons 29 to 40

Vocabulary:

  1. Clock time
  2. Periods in a day
  3. Parts of the body
  4. Adjectives describing people
  5. Weather
  6. Cities
  7. Diseases and symptoms
  8. Everyday activities 2
  9. Household activities
  10. Common verbs and adjectives indicating the result of an action

Grammar

  1. Making suggestions using the particle “吧”
  2. Asking for opinions using “怎么样”
  3. The structure “See you in/on Time + Place” (Time+Place+见)
  4. Nouns or noun phrases as the predicate
  5. The particle “了” indicating a change in state
  6. Reduplication of verbs indicating temporary action
  7. The preposition “in/at/on” indicting where an action takes place (在)
  8. The adverb “(正)在” indicating progressive actions 
  9. Verbs or adjectives used in a phrase to indicate the result of an action (The Resultative Complement)
  10. Using the adverb “没”  to negate/deny an action in the past.

Basic Chinese 4

New Concept Chinese Textbook 2 Lessons 1-10

Vocabulary:

  1.  Travelling
  2. Service at the hotel
  3. Food & Drink
  4. Special Skills
  5. Permission & Forbiddance

Grammar

  1. "是.....的" indicating emphasis
  2. "跟....一起" Indicating (doing something) together
  3. “要”indicating wishes
  4. "不是.....吗" used as a rhetorical question
  5. "Verb+得+Adjective" Indicating degree
  6. The reduplicate form of the noun
  7. "会" indicating having the ability to do something or to do something well
  8. The adverb "还" meaning "in addition"
  9. "能"indicating permission
  10. The numeral-classifier "一下"

Basic Chinese 5

New Concept Chinese Textbook 2 Lessons 11-20

Grammar

  1. Verbs indicating direction
  2. "老,小" used in forms of address.
  3. "Verb + ‘得/不’ + Verb/Adjective indicating ability"
  4. The "把" Sentence
  5. Verb + '在' + Place indicating having reached some place
  6. "会"indicating possibility
  7. "什么/谁/哪儿"indicating all
  8. "了" indicating completion
  9. The preposition "跟"

Vocabulary

  1. Direction of an action
  2. Seeing a movie
  3. Security check
  4. Contest
  5. Talking about study (1)

Intermediate Chinese 1

New Concept Chinese Book 2 Lessons 21-30

Vocabulary

  1. Awarding a prize
  2. Talking about study 2 & 3
  3. Commenting on a restaurant
  4. Custom & Habit
  5. Seeking employment
  6. Life & work experience

Grammar

  1. Measure words indicating the frequency of an action
  2. Pivotal sentences
  3. "Verb+Word  denoting a period of time" indicating the duration of time, behavior of state.
  4. "A '比/没有' B + Adjective" indicating making comparisons
  5. "A '比' B + Adjective + '一点儿' " meaning there is not much difference
  6. To indicate the same using "跟...一样"
  7. "...的时候" indicating the time when something takes place
  8. "过"indicating something that took place in the past
  9. The structure "虽然...但是"

intermediate chinese 2

New Concept Chinese Book 2 Lessons 31-40

Grammar

  1. A sentence with two (2) objects
  2. "极了" indicating degree
  3. "有点儿 + Adjective" meaning the degree is low (undesirable)
  4. "Adjective + 一点儿" meaning the degree is low
  5. The structure "如果 ... 就 ..."
  6. The reduplicate form of the verb
  7. The structure "因为 ... 所以 ..."
  8. The "被" sentence
  9. "要 ... 了" indicating something is going to take place
  10. "打算" used as a noun or verb

Vocabulary

  1. Giving a gift
  2. Renting an apartment
  3. Holiday
  4. Unhappy Experience
  5. Plan

intermediate chinese 3

New Concept Chinese Book 3 Lessons 1-5

Vocabulary

  1. Word Type: Pronouns
  2. Confusable Chinese Characters 1
  3. Sports
  4. Word Building: "下"
  5. Word Type: Adjectives 1
  6. Word Building: "院","站","馆"
  7. Word Type: Adjectives 2
  8. Common Chinese characters 1
  9. Vocabulary: books & magazines
  10. Word Building: "学"

Grammar

  1. The Structure "即...又..."
  2. The adverb "又"
  3. The Structure "verb+着"1
  4. The adverb "却"
  5. The structure "一 + reduplicated measure word"
  6. The structure "v + 下来"
  7. The structure "又...又"
  8. The adverb "一直"
  9. The adverb "从来"
  10. The preposition "为"

intermediate chinese 4

New Concept Chinese Book 3 Lessons 6-10

Vocabulary

  1. Parts of the body
  2. Word Building: "夬","大","辶"
  3. Electrical appliances
  4. Word Building: "儿"
  5. Speaking & Listening
  6. Common Chinese Characters 2
  7. Word Type: Numerals
  8. Confusable Chinese Characters 2
  9. Food
  10. Word Building: "疒","厂","广"

Grammar

  1. The expression "想v就v"
  2. The adverb "反而"
  3. The adverbs "才"and"就"
  4. The structure "v + 着" 2
  5. The structure "把 + X + verb + 成 + Y"
  6. The adverb "一定"
  7. The structure "v+出"
  8. The conjunction "并"
  9. The verb "像"
  10. The preposition "对"

intermediate chinese 5

New Concept Chinese Book 3 Lessons 11-15

Vocabulary

  1. Kinship terms
  2. Identities & Forms of address
  3. Common Chinese Characters 3
  4. Hand Movements
  5. Word Building: "家"
  6. Word Types: adverbs of degree
  7. Word Building: "禾", "⺮'and "艹"
  8. Envelope
  9. Common Chinese Characters 4

Grammar

  1. The verb "算是"
  2. The expression "X 离 Y 远 / 近"
  3. The adverb "原来"
  4. The preposition "给"
  5. The structure "verb / adjective + 起来"
  6. The structure "一...就"
  7. The adverb "终于"
  8. The adverb "竟然"
  9. The interrogative "怎么"

Advanced Chinese 1

New Concept Chinese Book 3 Lessons 16-20

Vocabulary

  1. Educational System
  2. Word Building: "艮" and "良"
  3. Emotions & Facial Expressions
  4. Confusable Chinese Characters 3
  5. Jobs
  6. Word Building: "快"
  7. Diseases
  8. Places
  9. Common Chinese Characters 5

Grammar

  1. The structure "尤其"
  2. The structure "不是...而是..."
  3. The particle "地"
  4. The structure "别 + verb + 了"
  5. The adverb "还"
  6. The adverb "只好"
  7. The adverb "必须"
  8. The preposition "跟"
  9. Numbers above 100 & decimals
  10. Percentages

advanced Chinese 2

New Concept Chinese Book 4 Lessons 1-5

Vocabulary

  1. Experts
  2. Word Building: "子"
  3. Places 2
  4. Word Building: "面"
  5. Plants
  6. Character Building: "", "⽳", "宀", ""and ""
  7. Vocabulary: parts of the human body 2
  8. Common Chinese Characters 6
  9. Verbs
  10. Word Building: "生"

Grammar

  1. The preposition "由" (by)
  2. The expression "X对Y产生影响" (X has an influence on Y)
  3. The preposition "通过" (via)
  4. The expression "越来越" (more and more)
  5. The structure "除了X以外,还Y" (besides X...,Y...)
  6. The adverb "眼看" (in no time)
  7. The adverb "到处" (everywhere)
  8. The structure "verb + 出来"
  9. The preposition "按照" (according to)

Vocabulary

  1. Community
  2. Character Building: "廴" and "辶"
  3. Periods of time
  4. Character Building: "心" and "忄"
  5. Fruits
  6. Common Chinese Characters 7
  7. Rooms
  8. Character Building: "士" and "土"
  9. Articles for Daily Use
  10. Character Building: "礻" and "衤"

advanced Chinese 3

New Concept Chinese Book 4 Lessons 6-10

Grammar

  1. The optative verb "应该" (should)
  2. The structure "不只X,还Y" (not only X, but also Y)
  3. The preposition "为了" (for)
  4. The structure "verb + 起"
  5. The expression "称为" (to be called)
  6. The expression "当...的时候" (when...)
  7. The structure "除非...才..." (unless...)
  8. The adverb "只" (only)
  9. The Verb "使" (to cause)
  10. The conjunction "而" (and)

advanced chinese 4

New Concept Chinese Book 4 Lessons 11-15

Vocabulary

  1. Animals
  2. Character Building: "灬" and "火"
  3. Dresses & Adornments
  4. Common Chinese Characters 8
  5. People of Different Ages
  6. Word Building: "老"
  7. Georgraphy
  8. Word Building: "年"
  9. Entertainment
  10. Confusable Chinese Characters 4

Grammar

  1. The preposition "潮" (to, toward)
  2. The structure "只要X,就Y" (Provided X, then Y)
  3. The structure "连...都/也..." (even...)
  4. The adverb "总是" (always)
  5. The structure "有的...有的..." (some...some)
  6. The structure "一边...一边" (...at the same time...)
  7. The particle "....的话" (if)
  8. The adverb "甚至" (even)
  9. The structure "或者A或者B" (A or B)
  10. The structure "verb + 上)

Vocabulary

  1. Antonyms
  2. Common Chinese Characters 9
  3. Word Type: Measure Words
  4. Chinese Characters: Special Structures
  5. Idioms
  6. Word Building: "会"
  7. Countries
  8. Multi-pronunciation characters
  9. Dynasties in Chinese History
  10. Common Chinese Characters 10

advanced Chinese 5

New Concept Chinese Book 4 Lessons 16-20

Grammar

  1. The adverb "大都" (most)
  2. The expression "不得不" (have to)
  3. The structure "只有X,才Y" (only if X, then Y)
  4. The structure "不仅X,还Y" (not only X, but also Y)
  5. The adverb "都" (all)
  6. The expression "对...来说" (to, for)
  7. The structure "把 + X + verb + 为 + Y"
  8. The adverb "几乎" (almost)
  9. The adverb "来自" (to come from)
  10. The structure "所 + verb + 的"