Authorized by Hanban, the YCT Standard Course has been developed under the joint efforts of Higher Education Press and Chinese Testing International (CTI). The target readers are primary and middle school students from overseas who take Chinese as an elective course, and who are going to take the YCT. With the YCT test papers as its primary source, the YCT Standard Course aims to achieve an integrated combination of function and fun, provide a scientific curriculum and effective teaching methods, as well as stimulate students’ multiple intelligence. It is a series of textbooks with a new approach that embodies the idea of “combining testing and teaching”. It is suitable for the Confucius Classrooms in different countries as well as other Chinese teaching institutions and self-taught learners.
The whole series matches the YCT test, with one volume for each of Levels 1-2 and two volumes for each of Levels 3-4, totaling six volumes. This is Book 1, which covers all the 80 words, 10 grammar items and 9 function items of the YCT level 1. The book has 12 lessons, and the suggested class hours for each lesson are 3~4 hours. Each lesson has a YCT model test page attached, which helps students familiarize themselves with the test and pass the YCT successfully after finishing the book. The book is printed in full colour. The accompanying MP3 files can be downloaded from the website.