Chinese Readers (Macmillan) for teenage (High School/Secondary) to adult learners
Macmillan Publisher’s Tiantian Zhongwen Graded Readers Series:
Tiantian Zhongwen is a carefully graded Chinese reader series for high-elementary Chinese language learners and above. Each book in the series contains 20 stories, and the series is graded into three levels: Gold, Turquoise and Violet
Each anthology contains a varied selection of reading, including fiction and non-fiction, with topics ranging from ancient fables and history to modern China, lifestyles and the unique characteristics of the Chinese language. Each reading passage is accompanied by language support boxes to help with key or difficult vocabulary, a language points section to explain key grammar, comprehension questions, and a Cultural Insight box in English to explore related aspects of Chinese culture. English translations and answer keys are provided in the appendices. The combination of enjoyable stories and the language support makes the Tiantian Zhongwen series suitable for both classroom and self-study use.
Turquoise Level: The Turquoise level contains 2 titles, A Nice Lady in Shanghai and Bicycle Kingdom, and is designed for low-intermediate level learners. The vocabulary amount is limited to the most commonly used 1,000 Mandarin Chinese words. This level is ideal for Chinese learners with 1 or 2 years of Chinese studies.
Violet Level: The Violet level also contains 2 titles, Beijing’s Courtyards and Teahouses in China, and is designed for intermediate level learners. The vocabulary amount is limited to the most commonly used 2,000 Mandarin Chinese words. This level is ideal for Chinese learners with over 2 years of Chinese studies.
Gold Level (COMING SOON!)
The Gold level also contains 2 titles and is designed for upper-elementary level learners. The vocabulary amount is limited to the most commonly used 700 Mandarin Chinese words. This level is ideal for Chinese learners with over 1 year of Chinese studies.
What do the Readers offer to learners?
- a wide selection of enjoyable reading about China
- helps learners increase their Chinese reading and character recognition abilities through meaningful and stimulating contexts
- Provides ample language support to aid students’ vocabulary and grammar knowledge
- Packaged with an audio CD, with recordings of all the stories, for extra listening practice
For more information: Go to the Discover China website
To see some sample pages click on 'Lesson Plan' link below.