Modern Chinese is a beginner Chinese language textbook designed for college students and adult learners with no previous exposure to Chinese.
This unique program adopts a story-based approach that follows the lives of six college students whose multi-cultural backgrounds reflect today's globalized world.
The themes are designed to provide students with the vocabulary and context to engage and communicate in real life conversations quickly.
Each lesson comes with clear and practical grammar instructions presented in an accessible format.
Modern Chinese Textbook 1A includes the following lessons:
Unit 1 : Me 我 - Lesson 1: Meeting People 你好！ - Lesson 2: Age and Nationality 你多大？你是哪国人？
Unit 2 : Family 家 - Lesson 1: Family and Pets家人和宠物 - Lesson 2: Job and Language 工作和语言
Unit 3 : Time 时 - Lesson 1: Days of the Week and Time 星期几？ - Lesson 2: Happy Birthday! 生日快乐！
Unit 4 : Food 吃 - Lesson 1: Ordering Food 点菜 - Lesson 2: How Does it Taste? 味道真么样？
Unit 5 : Daily Lives 住 - Lesson 1: Campus Life 校园生活 - Lesson 2: Where is it? 在那里？
Unit 6 : Shopping 买 - Lesson 1: Shopping 买东西 - Lesson 2: Cash or Credit Card? 付现金还是刷卡？
Unit 7 : Travel 行 - Lesson 1: Travel Plans 放假的计划 - Lesson 2: To the Airport 去机场
Unit 8 : Academics 学 - Lesson 1: Taking Classes 选课 - Lesson 2: In Class上课的时候
Each textbook includes complimentary access to lesson audios, lesson animations and additional resources such as an interactive pinyin table which was specially designed for the second edition. Other new features in the second edition are the introduction of 儿话 in the lessons and alternative ways to communicate in the vocabulary section.