Published Date: May 30th 2023
Page Length: 402
This paper consists of five parts: the first part studies a view of Chinese in the 19th century; the second part is about Imbult Huart's life and writings, the style of the textbook, the reason for the arrangement and the style value. The Textbook of Spoken Chinese for the French is one of the early attempts to transform the study of French academic Sinology into practical Chinese teaching. It can be positioned as a first-order oral Chinese textbook in terms of its audience type, writing style and teaching principles. The third part analyzes the vocabulary teaching of the textbook written by Imbult Huart. The textbook follows the language thought that takes Western culture as the vocabulary topic, and focuses on the lexical cluster, and seems to avoid the moral category of Chinese culture words, which can also be seen as an overcorrection of the academic Sinology tradition. The fourth part studies the syntax of the textbook. The teaching materials start from the practical point of view, follow the western expression, pay attention to the common sentence patterns, close to the reality of life, pay attention to the actual teaching effect. The number of grammar points in this textbook is reasonable, and the degree of difficulty is appropriate. It attaches importance to the comparison of Chinese and French grammar, and adds Chinese rhetoric teaching to meet the practical demands of practical Chinese teaching. However, due to the deep imprint of French, it is only applicable to students of French mother tongue. The fifth part briefly describes Imbult Huart's achievements in French Chinese teaching and promotes the development of French Chinese studies.