Bei­jing Lan­guage and Cul­tural Uni­ver­sity vis­its Purdue

Writ­ten by Sijia Feng Pub­lished on . Posted in News & Press

Bei­jing Lan­guage and Cul­tural Uni­ver­sity Press (Beiyu) paid an offi­cial visit to Pur­due Uni­ver­sity to dis­cuss the rede­vel­op­ment of New Prac­ti­cal Chi­nese Reader (NPCR) text­book. NPCR is a major lan­guage text­book over­seas includ­ing the US since the 80’s. Pur­due Uni­ver­sity adopted this book in 1989 and has devel­oped sub­stan­tial sup­ple­men­tary mate­ri­als and technology-​based pro­grams. An on-​line course has been devel­oped and taught at Pur­due since Fall 2013.

The del­e­ga­tion, headed by Zhang Jian, edi­tor in chief of the Press, and Prof Liu Xun, edi­tor in chief for NPCR series, observed the lan­guage classes, lis­tened to the tech­nol­ogy demos and dis­cussed with the fac­ulty and staff on how to rede­velop the third edi­tion. The Beiyu team was impressed by Purdue’s efforts in enrich­ing the con­tents of NPCR and looks for­ward to work­ing with Pur­due on the new edi­tion. For more infor­ma­tion on the visit and the news cov­er­age by Bei­jing Evening News, please go to this link.