Chinese Textbook Series: Chinese Made Easy

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Background

Chinese Made Easy is published by Hong Kong publisher Joint Publishing (H.K.) Co., Ltd.. Originally a mainland business before the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, the Hong Kong branch transitioned to publishing its own materials in the 1970s. At first these were mainly books about Chinese art, culture and literature. In recent years, however, Joint Publishing has also begun developing their own language materials. Their website (in Chinese) can be found here.

Series Description

Chinese Made Easy is designed for young students planning to take the SAT II, AP Chinese or IB Chinese exams. The series can also be used as an introductory textbook for young adults looking to learn Chinese outside of the classroom. Chinese Made Easy consists of two levels, divided into three and two volumes, respectively. Upon completing the prescribed course of study, students will have acquired a vocabulary of approximately 1,700 Chinese characters and several thousand phrases.

A Look Inside the Book

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Other Information You Should Know

The Chinese Made Easy series includes Textbooks, Workbooks and a Teachers’s Book. The Textbooks and Teacher’s Books also have CDs. The series comes in both simplified and traditional character versions. Chinese Made Easy for Kids, another textbook distributed by Chinabooks, is designed as a foundational course for the Chinese Made Easy Series. As a result these books are especially useful for Chinese programs that cover both the middle and high school levels.

For Language Teachers

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