Given the rapid increase now in the number of Chinese language learners in Japan, those of us who are engaged in education are faced with the necessity to have a firmer grip on the teaching and research methods that respond to the needs of the learner. In order to improve the quality of education, we should voluntarily examine our own teaching methods and not be complacent with the existing teaching methods. In “Perspectives in Chinese Language Education in Japanese Universities,” presented at the Eighth International Chinese Language Education and Research Symposium held in Beijing in 2005, I proposed “Soft Approaches to Chinese Language Education,” and at the 2008 International Symposium on Interpreting and Translation, held in Gaoxiong last year, where I was invited speaker, I introduced an “interpreter-training method” as applied to Chinese language teaching. We should be able to develop a number of different teaching techniques from the soft approaches and the interpreter-training method that suit the learners’ language needs and level and stimulate their motivation for learning. In this paper, I propose a new teaching method that combines the “soft approaches” and the “interpreter-training method” as its two components.