Chinese Textbook Series: Chinese Made Easy For Kids

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Chinese Made Easy for Kids is the most popular textbook for primary school students learning Chinese as total beginners. The book 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, the Hong Kong store transitioned to publishing its own materials in the 1970s. At first these were mainly books about Chinese art, culture and literature. In recent years Joint Publishing has also begun publishing language materials. Their website (in Chinese) can be found here.

Series Description

The Chinese Made Easy for Kids series is comprised of four levels. Each level consists of one textbook with an accompanying CD and one workbook. Upon completing the series, students will have learned how to write from memory 100 simple characters and recognize over 500 characters. This series also helps develop young learners’ listening and speaking skills. It is available in traditional and simplified characters.

Chinese Made Easy for Kids focuses on:

-Basic knowledge of Pinyin
-Basic knowledge of strokes and stroke order for characters
-Listening and speaking skills
-Creating a lively and free learning atmosphere through use of rhymes, pictures and story-telling
-Up to date topics relevant to primary school students

A Look Inside the Book

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Other Information You Should Know

Chinese Made Easy for Kids is designed as a foundational course for the Chinese Made Easy Series. As a result these books are especially useful for Chinese programs that feed into Chinese classes at the middle school level. We’ll have a blog post on those books soon.

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