Discovering Chinese is a set of textbooks specifically designed for beginner-intermediate level students, grades 6 through 12, who are learning Chinese in non-Chinese speaking communities and consists of Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, and Volume 4. View our Discovering Chinese Volume 1 Online Curriculum here. The online curriculum is available in both simplified and traditional Chinese. An interactive app optimized for the iPad is available here.
Volume 1 contains 12 lessons with the following features: - A spiral-up, step-by-step approach that reinforces and builds upon material from previous lessons, and emphasizes speaking and comprehension. - A comprehensive selection of characters and sentence patterns. - Highly-relevant topics with daily, useful vocabulary, covering school, family, daily life, sports, etc. - Vivid illustrations, detailed cultural and grammatical introductions. 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? 你多大？ 4. What Is Your Nationality? 你是哪国人？ 5. I Go To Dahua High School 我去大华高中 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? 今天是几月几号？ 9. What Day Is It Today? 今天是星期几？ 10. What Is in The Classroom? 教室里有什么？ 11. I Like Fruits 我喜欢吃水果 12. What Do You Want To Eat? 你想吃什么？
Better Chinese is a publisher of Chinese language learning materials for students of the preschool, elementary school, middle school, high school, and college levels. Explore our curriculum, online learning system and new iPad app for learning Chinese.