First volume of Practical Audio Visual Chinese (Third edition) a classic textbook for students who wish to study traditional Chinese.
Practical Audio Visual Chinese is specially recommended for those students who wish to study or work in Taiwan or they want to learn traditional characters instead of simplified, which are the ones used in Mainland China.
In addition of traditional characters, texts are written in Pinyin, Tongyong (Romanization of Chinese used in Taiwan) in MPS (Mandarín Phonetic Symbols, colloquially known as bopomofo) and English. The book includes a CD with all texts read in Chinese. This books series include a teacher's book and a workbook.
For the third edition, words and expressions have been updated keeping in mind the changes of the language throughout the years. In addition, authors have made the books much more visual.