This manual is designed for the first degree at the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations in Paris (INALCO) and follows the Chinese Method, first level (L'Asiathèque, New edition 2017), used during the initiation of the same institution. These two books form the basis of a four-year university degree from a department specializing in Chinese studies. After a rational and regular study of the two volumes, the learner knows 1000 usual characters and about 2000 common words, as well as the basic grammar of modern Chinese. This knowledge will enable him to communicate orally and in writing on subjects related to everyday life and society (CEFR level B1 and HSK level 4). To promote listening comprehension and oral expression, this is the guideline of this book, which is accompanied by a rich sound recording (QR codes inside the book and audio download on the site). Solutions to oral comprehension exercises, translation of texts, solutions to written exercises. (in French) The three authors, Zhitang Yang-Drocourt, Liu Hong and Fan Jianmin, with Isabelle Rabut, who contributed to this book, have participated in various capacities in the writing of First Level Chinese Method. They ensured perfect continuity between the two volumes. Drawings by Denis 'Pic' Lelièvre. Supplement to the method: transcription in Pinyin of texts and dialogues. Accompaniment available for actively memorizing 500 additional common characters taught in the Chinese Method, second level: Chinese Writing Exercises II Five hundred additional common characters.
Zhitang Yang-Drocourt is professor emeritus of universities. She has taught at the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (Inalco).
Liu Hong is a senior lecturer at Inalco.
Fan Jianmin is a language teacher at Inalco.
Isabelle Rabut is a university professor, she teaches Chinese language and literature at Inalco.