Ni Hao Level 1 Textbook (Simplified Character Edition)
For learners in upper-level elementary through senior high grades--or for anyone seeking a clear, effective way to learn Chinese--the popular Ni Hao series is a great way to begin. Ni Hao helps to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills with an approach that's fun, interactive, and informative. An attractive two-color format and humorous cartoons facilitate understanding, and keep learning interesting. The Ni Hao 1 Student Workbook is a learning activity book based on the content introduced in the Ni Hao 1 Textbook. This workbook contains a variety of activities that provide opportunities for students to practice the four communication skills-listening, speaking, reading and writing. The listening exercises for each lesson are included in the Teacher's Handbook and recorded on audio cassettes/CDs. Answers to all the questions in this book are also included in the Teacher's Handbook. Chinese characters are used in conjunction with pinyin to reinforce reading and writing skills, and characters that students should learn to write are included in the Writing Exercises section of this book. The Ni Hao series includes textbook, workbooks, audio products, CD-ROMs, and teacher's handbooks. Simplified character editions are also available.
Make sure you get the cd included in your order!
By language lover - February 19, 2009
I bought the ChinaSoft edition, copyright 1991-2006, last year, which included a cd. The book proceeds logically, and the cd makes it possible to pronounce Mandarin words and sentences correctly while looking at the characters. It would be even better if the cd contained quizzes, since it's when you're asked to come up with answers that you learn.
Looking at the cover, you might think it's for children only, but it works all right for adult learners.
This textbook stands alone, but if you want more written practice, there is a useful supplemental workbook available (also green with pandas).
I mislaid the cd and ordered the book from amazon.com again. I got the Traditional Character Edition, copyright 1995-2002, Revised Edition; the cover notes "Cheng & Tsui" instead of "ChinaSoft". Unfortunately, there was no CD!
I see that the makers of this great product have published more advanced lessons, too. Just be sure a cd is included. There's no... read more
By Murray - October 21, 2012
How can a language text NOT have pronunciation guidance, especially for a tonal language like Chinese?! There is no instruction on how to write the characters, which is also inexcusable. Finally, the price is absurd. BTW, the "workbook" I also ordered lacked the CD it was supposed to have. NOTE: instead, buy the excellent DK series Chinese book (with CD) for $16.
By Lan S. Lin - June 10, 2011
Easy to follow. I think the book has a small mistake that Chinese should have six tone, instead of five.
Level 1 Part 1 begins the first year of study in the Integrated Chinese series, introducing 350 characters. Students cover the basics quickly, with simple, graded activities on essential topics such ...