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Chinese Made Easy, Simplified Chinese Level 1 Textbook with CD
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Best Value Textbook for those serious on Learning Chinese!

  • Best Selling Textbook used by thousands of students
  • 5 Levels for a steady progression
  • Very popular with Chinese tutors & Teachers in the US.
Accompanying Chinese Made Easy, Simplified Chinese, Level 1 Workbook, by Yamin Ma & Xinying Li sold separately.

Our Price: $29.95
Age: 6-12
Language: Simplified Characters
Media: Book
ISBN 10: 962-04-2584-4
ISBN 13: 9-789620-425844

Availability:: Ships within 1 Business Day
Product Code: LCMEST01

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Chinese Made Easy, Simplified Characters Level 1 Textbook 2nd edition, with CD, by Yamin Ma & Xinying Li

Chinese Made Easy uses a new approach for teaching Chinese that is geared for the student Learning Chinese as a 2nd or foreign language.

So many Learning Chinese Textbooks assume the student is in a Chinese classroom, and is a native Chinese speaker. The problem with this approach is it does not work in a US classroom. The result is students get burned out and just stop Learning Chinese, which is a crime.

Chinese Made Easy has 5 levels and is designed for students to actually Learn both to speak, and write Chinese. It's not just writing lots and lots of Chinese Characters over and over again.

  • Designed for the US Students to make learning Chinese Easy
  • Best selling Textbook - especially with Chinese Tutors and Chinese Schools
  • Author of the book has teaching experience in Canada!
  • Textbook teaches both verbal and written Chinese
This textbook includes an audio CD making it a great value

Chinese Made Easy also helps:
  • in taking the GCSE/IGCSE/A-Level Mandarin Chinese Exams (UK),
  • SAT ll/AP Chinese Examinations (USA).
  • IB Chinese Exam, Australian Mandarin exams, HSK (Mainland China),
  • or for those students who are starting to learn Chinese on their own. Click here to know why you should learn Chinese.
There is a workbook and CD to accompany each of the five textbook levels, which can be purchased separately. There is also a more basic series for younger kids called Chinese Made Easy for Kids Textbooks that has four levels. Click here to view Chinese Made Easy for Kids products.
  • The Chinese Made Easy curriculum features task-based learning coupled with a focus on form and function
  • Wide variety of texts and practice materials to keep students interest
  • Up-to-date topics that young students find relevant
  • Careful pacing for learning Chinese
  • Focused aims for each unit
  • Regular review of what has been learned (consolidation) and reinforcement
  • Practical tasks and activities for practicing usage of Chinese
  • Traditional Character Chinese versions also available
  • Learning Chinese Language materials presented in a fun, interesting way
  • Highly attractive and colorful page designs
  • Lessons cover
    • Greetings and
    • Family Members
    • Personal Introduction
    • Numbers and Dates
    • Countries and Languages
    • Occupations and Workplaces
    • Modes of Transport
    • Time
Ms. Yamin Ma has a M.Ed. in Curriculum Design and Development from Queen's University, Canada
Ma. Xinying Li holds a postgraduate diploma in Applied Linguistics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, Chinea
Both Authors have teaching experience in China and abroad, and are currently teaching Chinese in an international school located in Hong Kong.

Would you like to see which book in the series suits your child's lessons?

See Chinese Made Easy Buying Guide here and Chinese Made Easy for Kids Buying Guide here

Chinese Made Easy 1, Simplified Chinese 5.0 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 4 user reviews.

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 9 Write a review.

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Learn Chinese the Fun & "Colorful" Way! April 10, 2013
Reviewer: Ollie Ellie from Alberta Canada  
I use this book to teach both my sons (8 and 10 years old) and they love it! It is easy to understand engaging and they love the colorful pictures. It makes learning easier when they remember the pictures. I am using this book too as a refresher course for myself since I have little knowledge on reading and writing Chinese although I can speak fluent Chinese. This book really is a big help to u

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Great with a native speaker March 31, 2013
Reviewer: The Doctor's Co from USA  
The title sums it up. My kids enjoyed this book while they had a native Mandarin speaking tutor. But when we were left to our own with it that was a difficult transition.||I felt like there would be small incremental steps and I (as the adult) would really be "getting it" -- but then they would introduce characters and expressions that just seemed to come out of nowhere (to me the native Englis

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent Textbook! ^_^ November 14, 2012
Reviewer: Hulaoshi from NJ  
Thanks! This morning I've received those books Fast ShippingGood customer service Great qualityand Cute pictures. I like it a lot.those books are well designed for children.I can't wait to teach my students with those amazing books  ^_^

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Better book for teen use! November 12, 2012
Reviewer: Caucasian Tiger from ChicagoIL  
Great size for a workbook by not being too big/heavy. Engaging book for the readier/student.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent Textbook! October 10, 2012
Reviewer: K supermom from New York NY  
My 8 and 11 yo kids are learning Mandarin with a tutor using this Textbook and Workbook. The book's lessons are well presented with very useful dialogues. Although I still have to nudge them to do their homework they really like these books.

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