The new edition of Chinese Paradise is an excellent resource for young learners of Chinese. Published by Beijing Language and Culture University Press, Chinese Paradise is full of engaging and targeted texts, exercises and games. Each lesson focuses on teaching around 10 phrases and 1 sentence pattern, making it manageable for short bursts of learning. Each page has full-colour illustrations, helping children to master all four skills and discover key facts about Chinese language and culture.
The Wise Men Talking Series, published by Sinolingua, comprises of 10 titles each dedicated to the words of an influential scholar in Chinese history. Each book contains around 200 hundred quotes; each quote is written in its original, along with its English translation, an explanation in Chinese, and a half-page illustration of the quote. This series is an ideal way to start engaging with the teachings of highly influential Chinese scholars such as Confucius, Mencius, Lao Zi, and Sun Zi.
Chinese Grammar Step by Step
Chinese Grammar Step by Step is an excellent grammar book for beginner to intermediate students of Chinese. The clear presentation and word limit (the authors largely limited themselves to the use of the 800 most commonly used Chinese words) marks it as an accessible and functional grammar book. Chinese Grammar Step by Step guides the readers through each grammar point with clear explanations in English, numerous examples, and exercises to practice using the grammar points.
Fun and Easy Chinese
Fun and Easy Chinese is a beautifully designed and engaging book for young learners of Chinese. The book is designed to help children learn over 100 Chinese words and phrases while also discovering more about Chinese history and culture. Fun and Easy Chinese is jam-packed with full-colour illustrations, exercises, games, facts and trivia. This wonder of a book also includes stickers, a listening CD, and an accompanying app.
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