This post will introduce some Chinese learning resources for people who are good at English and select Chinese as a second foreign language. You need to finish the beginner level of Chinese to use these materials.
This set of textbooks for short-term intensive training programs for foreigners. Particularly noted for its clarity of sentence exercises, vocabulary and text comprehension, it includes 5 levels of study. Elementary volumes are designed for beginners who have had some Chinese study in the past and know about 800 characters. Pre-Intermediate is designed for students who know about 1500 characters and are just ready to make the leap into the intermediate stage.
There are 3 set of stories along with the audio mp3 files. You can use it as a reading and listening resource.
Some sample HSK tests for you to know the HSK test format and to practice in order to be familiar with the tests.
Integrated Chinese (text book level 1 & 2)
Cheng & Tsui’s best-loved Chinese textbook series is new, revised, and better than ever! Integrated Chinese is already the leading introductory Chinese textbook at colleges and universities around the world. The third edition of this time-tested series has been fully updated to meet the needs of today s students with new communicative and interactive exercises, a full-color design, up-to-date vocabulary, enhanced cultural coverage, a diverse cast of characters, and a realistic storyline linking all the dialogues and readings.
First Step is an elementary Chinese textbook for students with no previous background in the language. Focusing on the basics of modern Chinese phonetics and grammatical structure, the book uses everyday topics to help students establish a solid foundation in the Chinese language.
The textbook, which includes color illustrations, contains thirty lessons, each of which can be covered in a week’s worth of classes. Each lesson features a lively dialogue or a short essay, representing a real-life situation, which is then followed by vocabulary lists and grammar notes. Explanatory notes on Chinese culture and customs are also provided. The companion workbook for First Step is sold separately and includes comprehensive exercises and character writing sheets with information on the stroke orders of newly introduced characters. Free online audio files, accessible on smartphones, tablets, and laptops, allow students to listen to First Step dialogues and practice their pronunciation at their leisure. This vital audio supplement gives students the chance to learn Chinese intonation with greater accuracy.
First Step provides students with the necessary tools to begin practical daily communication in Chinese.
- Emphasis is on basic grammar structure and principles
- Textbook features both traditional and simplified characters, pinyin, and English translation
- Perforated workbook (which is sold separately) facilitates easy handling of homework
- Free audio recordings of dialogues and other content available online
- Appropriate for college and high school students