A Georgetown University press course intended to take learners from advanced to professional level Chinese by mastering educated level discourse of the language. Authored by Dana Scott Bourgerie, 刘瑜 Rachel Yu LIU (Brigham Young University), and 祁林 QI Lin (Nanjing University).
The textbook provides sets of readings and exercises that culminate in debates on key cultural topics with fellow students at home and/or with native speakers abroad via teleconference technology. Each of the six chapters includes detailed explanations, idea maps, word banks, writing and speaking samples, varied drills, and a rhetorical methods section—all of which foster language and critical thinking skills and prepare students to analyze and debate on complex topics.
Support for the course can be found at the author site and the publishers site.