Relevant and interesting Chinese textbooks for adult learners

Mandarin Express is a series of Chinese textbooks for adult learners to learn Mandarin Chinese as a living language as well as a language with significant historical background. The content is highly relevant and interesting to today’s lifestyles, promoting cultural awareness and exchanges. Communication is at the centre of the entire series.

The complete series provides four levels of comprehensive Mandarin instruction in simplified Chinese characters. To facilitate beginner students to learn quickly, pinyin is included in Intro and Basic Levels.

When using the books, students enjoy practical task-based learning with a focus on form and function. There is a wide variety of text presentations in a fun, interesting way. And real world communications are simulated in audio practice.

Mandarin Express Intro Level

There are two introductory books on this level, Intro Level A and Intro Level B. The books are designed for the learners with zero background in Mandarin. Each book focuses on ten fundamental topics. This level provides students with around 600 essential words and phrases, introduced in a conversational context. Important structures are practiced and re-enforced in the Work Books.

Mandarin Express Basic Level

There are two books on this level, Basic Level A and Basic Level B. The books are designed for the learners with some experience in Mandarin. Each book focuses on ten important topics. A vocabulary of 700 words and phrases are introduced through conversations and stories. Key words and structures are practiced and re-enforced in Work Books.

Mandarin Express Pre-Intermediate Level

There are two books on this level, Pre-Intermediate Level A and Pre-Intermediate Level B. The books are designed for the learners who can carry on more advanced conversations in Mandarin and have acquired basic Chinese characters through the Chinese Reading and Writing series. Each book focuses on ten advanced topics. Targeted words and structures are practiced and re-enforced in Work Books. This level is a major step towards Chinese proficiency.

Mandarin Express Intermediate Level

There are two books on this level, Intermediate Level A and Intermediate Level B. The books are designed for the learners to get into historical events, world issues, and discussions of abstract topics. For students who have completed the Pre-Intermediate Level, this level will be a gateway into the real world of text. Chinese books, newspapers, and other types of media will no longer seem daunting or intimidating.

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