《发展汉语》（第二版）采取综合语言能力培养与专项语言技能训练相结合的外语教学及教材编模式。"Developing Chinese" (Second Edition) adopts a foreign language teaching and textbook compilation model that combines comprehensive language ability training and special language skills training.
全套教材分为三个层级，五个系列，即纵向分为初，中，高三个层级，横向分为综合，口语，听力，阅读，写作五个系列其中，综合系列为主干教材，口语，听力，阅读，写作系列为套教材。The complete set of textbooks is divided into three levels and five series, which are divided into junior, middle, and senior levels vertically, and horizontally divided into five series: comprehensive, speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The comprehensive series is the main textbook, speaking, and listening. , Reading and Writing series are set of teaching materials.
全套教材共 30 册，包括 The complete set of teaching materials has 30 volumes, including：
Elementary Comprehensive (I, II), Intermediate Comprehensive (I, II), Advanced Comprehensive (I, II)
Elementary oral (I, II), Intermediate oral (I, II) Advanced oral (I, II)
Elementary Listening (I, II), Intermediate Listening (I, II), Advanced Listening (I, II)
初级读写（I，II）Elementary reading and writing (I, II)
中级阅读（I，II）Intermediate reading (I, II)
高级阅读（I，II）Advanced reading (I, II)
中级写作（I，II）Intermediate writing (I, II)
高级写作（I，II）Advanced writing (I, II)
初级读写（I，I）为本版补编，承担初级阅读和初级写话双重功能。Elementary reading and writing (I, I) is a supplement to this edition, which undertakes dual functions of elementary reading and elementary writing.
This book is for elementary listening (I), with a total of 30 lessons, suitable for beginners of Chinese. The content of this textbook is closely related to the learning and daily life of the learner. The pronunciation training runs through the whole process, and the combination of listening and speaking is emphasized. After completing this textbook, learners can gradually understand simple language materials that are closely related to language learning and personal daily life, and can communicate simply with others on related topics. Each volume of the listening textbook includes two sub-volumes, "Exercise and Activities" and "Text and Answers", which are independently bound to meet the teaching needs of teachers and facilitate students' review or self-study.