The My First Chinese Reader series is the finest curriculum available for Elementary School students to learn Chinese. Textbooks in this series include Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, and Volume 4.
Specially designed for children living in non-Chinese speaking communities, these books feature a spiral-up lesson structure that builds upon and applies previous material, so children can learn Chinese naturally--the way they would in a native environment. Vividly illustrated with a comprehensive selection of sentence patterns, easy-to-read Chinese characters, Pinyin, and colorful pictures, this book introduces young readers to basic Chinese sentences in a daily living environment. Each lesson features sections on vocabulary, exercises, character practice and a reading challenge, along with English translations for each vocabulary word and sentence. Volume 1 covers greetings, names, nationalities, school, family, home, dates, fruit, school supplies, food and more. For traditional characters, click here.
Chapters: 1. Hello! 你好! 2. What Is Your Name? 你叫什么名字? 3. How Old Are You? 你几岁? 4. What Is Your Nationality? 你是哪国人? 5. I Go To Dahua Elementary School 我上大华小学 6. I Love My Family 我爱我的家 7. Where Do You Live? 你住在哪里? 8. What Date Is Today? 今天是几月几日? 9. What Day Is It Today? 今天是星期几? 10. What Is in The Backpack? 书包里有什么? 11. I Like Fruits? 我喜欢吃水果 12. What Do You Want To Eat? 你想吃什么?
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