Discovering Chinese Textbook

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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. It consists of Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3 and Volume 4View our Discovering Chinese Online Curriculum here. The online curriculum is available in both simplified and traditional Chinese. An interactive app optimized for the iPad is available here

Each volume 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.

Click here to download a sampler of the first 3 lessons in this series. The Discovering Chinese sampler includes the scope and sequence for the entire 4-volume series, the textbook, workbook, worksheets, and teacher’s guide materials for the first 3 lessons in Discovering Chinese Volume 1.

Volume 1 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?

Discovering Chinese:
Textbook   Workbook   Online Subscription   CD-ROM   Audio CD

DC iPad App

Material for teaching and additional exercises:
Teacher's Guide   Worksheets & Writing Exercises   Assessment Pack

For homeschooling use: Discovering Chinese Starter Kit    Discovering Chinese Teacher Pack