I finally have my full set of textbooks and notebooks!
So, as you already know I was placed at Intermediate 1, but because it was too difficult I changed it to Pre-Intermediate. The levels in Tsinghua, for people who study Chinese are Beginners 1 & 2, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate 1 & 2 and Advanced 1, 2 & 3.
I paid RMB 190 for my textbooks and RMB 32 for my Tsinghua notebooks (yes, they are pretty fancy).
My Listening textbook. Don’t be fooled by the “elementary” part. This is definitely not elementary level…
My Reading textbook. This is a Beijing university textbook, same as my General Chinese one. Tsinghua university students use Beijing University’s textbooks. Bit funny, don’t you think? =)
Maybe the reason why they think it’s elementary is because of the childish drawings, I suppose?
Short, but tricky texts.
My General Chinese textbook. Again, a Beijing university one. The only one that actually got my level right on its cover.
And finally, Spoken Chinese.
All the textbooks are really good, interesting and match my level perfectly. My teachers are all very nice and they explain things very well, so overall I am very pleased. =)