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I am currently using the New Concept series and I'm curious if there's anything better out there. I'm about 85% happy with the New Concept series, but I do have a few complaints.

1. It's becoming outdated.

2. It uses British English. (I don't mean any offense. I would just prefer American English)

3. Sometimes the lessons are so wacky or use disproportionately difficult words.

So far, I have come across these textbooks online:

1. Interchange

2. Touchstone

3. Connect

4. Side by side

5. New Channel

I'd love to hear what anyone thinks about these books. Please post Chinese names if you have them.

Here's a list of things I'd like to see in the book:

1. Vocab list

2. Real life, relevant Dialogues

3. Comprehension questions

4. Activities

5. workbook

6. Biligual presentation

7. junior & adult additions

8. Coherent presentation of material

9. Available in China

Thank you in advance.

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