"I am using this book with my 6 year old daughter. I like it because it contains practical, useful phrases that can be used in an actual conversation. Each chapter builds on the previous one so the book has a seamless flow to it. I can't believe how easy it is to learn how to read with this book. I would recommend this to anyone who has no previous experience with Chinese."- SSK from New Jersey
My First Chinese Reader Curriculum Guide - Simplified Chinese
Lessons and context especially for beginners age 7 to 11 (or 2nd grade to 6th Grade)
Textbooks are lively, fun and fresh to look at
Stories are used a lot to get a child's attention and contextualize language
Lessons help students use Chinese language outside the classroom
Excellent supplementary materials, like CD-ROM practice games, dictionary, and more.
Excellent teaching support system; Parents can participate in child's learning progress at home
Lessons are interesting for students
My First Chinese Reader practices students to communicate in Chinese in everyday situations:
What students say in school, when hanging out with friends, when interacting with family, etc.
Topics are about what is interesting for students, such as
places they like going to, etc.
Format of My First Chinese Reader Lessons
4 volumes, 12 lessons/ volume
Practice the sentence structure
- Composed of characters students have learned previously
- Teachers can use this as assessment tool
- Also very affirming for students to find out that the long text is readable!
- Chinese characters
- English equivalent
- Stroke order of selected words
Recommendation for Teachers
For daily lessons/sessions (1-hour per session): Educators are recommended to teach 1 lesson per school week. Each volume contains 12 lessons. We recommend students to complete each volume in 1 academic year (approximately 32 weeks) with teachers supplementing additional cultural and extracurricular learning, such as Chinese Festivals, Chinese Yo-Yo, Chinese Hockey Sack, etc.
For fewer than 2 weekly sessions: In learning environments in which students have 2 or less sessions per week, teachers are recommended to complete 1 lesson in 2-3 weeks with additional cultural activities and learning. This series is recommended for 1 to 2+ academic years depending on learning objectives and goals.
Other Materials in the My First Chinese Reader Series
1. Worbook A
Exercises on how to read and write
with tearout work cards that students can use