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Chinese Made Easy - Yamin Ma, Xinying Li

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Disclaimer: No way associated financially with these books.

 

http://www.chinesemadeeasy.com/productslist.aspx?id=1004

 

 

The good thing is that there is a traditional chinese character version.

 

The audio files are also downloadable.

 

The books are used for IGCSE exams. Currently used in at least one international schools in HK for IGCSE

 

The topics are presented in a  less dry fashion compared to NCPR. That's probably a good thing if you have teenagers trying to learn Chinese.

 

Unfortunately, although the introduction states the series incorporates HSK vocabulary, it doesn't state which books are appropriate to which level of HSK. It seems that book 4 is around HSK 3 because I can read lot of the words in this textbook.

 

Currently in 3rd edition.

 

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DavyJonesLocker
6 hours ago, Flickserve said:

 

Unfortunately, although the introduction states the series incorporates HSK vocabulary, it doesn't state which books are appropriate to which level of HSK. It seems that book 4 is around HSK 3 because I can read lot of the words in this textbook.

 

Thanks for the recommendation. 

Seems from here that it correspond more or less directly to hsk levels , I.e level 4 to HSK 4 but with books 6 and 7 to HSK 6.

 

Haven't used them but they look interesting

 

 

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Ah, I didn't read that properly. Thanks for that. I just looked at the preface of the book.

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DavyJonesLocker
2 hours ago, Flickserve said:

Ah, I didn't read that properly. Thanks for that. I just looked at the preface of the book.

 

Actually I think it's good to read a wide range of books even at the same HSK level. I find most books especially HSK 5 onwards include a LOT of extra words that don't appear in the syllabus nor the word list at the start of the chapter. So in effect they serve as a graded reader. I am reviewing Standard course Chinese HSK5 at the moment and every chapter includes 35 to 40 words however an extra 10 to 20 is sprinkled around each chapter . While I quite dislike this style in a teaching book it does allow you to build a wider set of vocabulary at a particular HSK level. 

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