Chinese Reading and Writing 2

Enhanced Edition

New Features

  • Scan QR codes inside the pages to watch supporting online Chinese lessons

  • Support the use of Chinese Learning Pen for high quality audio output

  • Teacher’s notes are included for particular Chinese language points

About This Book

The Enhanced Edition (2020) of Chinese Reading and Writing 2 teaches 50 new Chinese characters, which are selected because of their high occurrence frequency and their high-ranking places in Mandarin Express series. Two of the new characters are special characters which have two readings. The book presents 166 words and combinations, 10 key grammar points, 229 sentences, 21 conversations, and 9 short reading materials. All the words, sentences and paragraphs are illustrations to show students how these 50 characters are used. Special attention is paid to make sure that all illustrations are appropriate for lower level students. 

The Enhanced Edition makes it more accessible for students to learn Chinese remotely. This book is supported with 19 animated video lessons, teaching characters and words, explaining grammar points, and demonstrating how to grasp the exact meaning of a character in a given context. These online lessons can be accessed by scanning the QR codes imbedded on the pages or be watched directly at our website.  

This book is also supported with the use of Chinese Learning Pen, which is a digital tool enabling students to listen to any part of the texts in the book at will. Moreover, some interesting teacher’s notes are included in the book and can be listened to by using the Chinese Learning Pen to touch this icon. 

On completing the book, students will have had extensive exercises to read and write Chinese texts using a total of 120 Chinese characters. Follow the illustrations in the book as examples, they will be able to write their own stories in Chinese. These exercises will bring students great insight into Chinese language.

Structure of the book

This book includes:

  • Five Lesson Chapters: Lesson 6 to Lesson 10
  • One Review Chapter: Review 2
  • Book 1-2 Total Character Count
  • Stroke Order Chart

The structure of the book follows the pattern of Awareness - Expansion - Practice - Consolidation,  which has proved to be very effective to learn how to read and write Chinese while placing learning individual characters as the first step. 

The stroke order chart at the end of the book is for references only. Whether or not following these particular orders is not the most critical thing to learn Chinese. Read more about this topic here.

Book Details

ISBN: 978-988-13831-1-2

Author: Zhang Xuehong

Edition: Enhanced Edition

Publication time: 2020

Pages: 29

Chinese Reading and Writing 2 enhanced edition

Book Aims

  • Acquire 50 most commonly used Chinese characters

  • Learn expanded vocabularies using 120 Chinese characters

  • Read and write short paragraphs and conversations

Stage: Foundation
Duration: 20 class hours

Sample Pages


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