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About Us
About Us Our Mission:
Better Chinese, LLC was founded by educators from Columbia University and the United Nations in 1997 with a mission to develop the best materials and programs to teach the Chinese language and culture to non-native speakers.



Our Pedagogy:
Developed by experienced teachers and educators, the Better Chinese curriculum is classroom-tested with proven results from the pre-school level through college. Our pedagogy at Better Chinese is based on a
* Student-Centric approach,
* Inquiry-based and story Centered framework,
* Culturally-rich and authentic content,
* Language scaffolding and review, and
* Complete teacher support.

Each series is tailored to provide students with easy-to-use, fun and comprehensive materials to make learning Chinese exciting in non-native Chinese environments. Not only will they learn the language naturally, they will also have fun and develop a keen understanding of the Chinese culture.




Through our range of multimedia products and our Online Learning System, students can easily learn Chinese in school or at home. 


Our Products:
Our company offers five programs with full multimedia curricula, including textbook/storybooks, workbooks, audio CDs, animated CD-ROMs, online accounts, and additional classroom teaching aids.

My First Chinese Words (Preschool to Lower Elementary)
My First Chinese Reader (Elementary, Beginner to Intermediate)
Discovering Chinese (Secondary School, Beginner to Intermediate, SAT II Readiness)
Magical Tour of China (Secondary School, Intermediate to Advanced, AP Readiness)
Modern Chinese (College/University, Beginner to Intermediate)

Better Chinese is also a leader in helping students learn Chinese through technology. From our extensive Better Chinese online learning system to the Chinese iPad classroom, we seek to make learning Chinese fun and relevant to the digital generation. 

Go to the Better Chinese Store to browse our entire collection of materials.

Our Quality:
Since 2008, nine U.S. states have conducted formal reviews for Chinese language materials that align and correlate to their state standards. Better Chinese's curricular materials have been adopted and approved by all nine states: Georgia, Idaho, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia. State-adoption status is a testament to the quality and appropriateness of our materials for students learning Chinese as a foreign language.


Our Customers:
We strive to better serve students, educators, and teachers. Our customers include:
- Los Angeles Unified School District
Punahou School (President Obama's and Dr. Sun Yet-Sen's alma mater) in Hawaii 
- San Diego Unified School District
- South Washington County Schools
- State of Delaware
- State of Texas
- State of Utah



To learn more about our materials and how our customers are using our materials, please visit our Press Center.