Learn Chinese with Me is a series of textbooks designed for high school students. It is mainly targeted at high school students (or teenagers aged between 13 and 18 learning Chinese as a second language) whose mother tongue is English. The series is designed for the teaching of Chinese from beginner to intermediate level and about 2,000 Chinese words are included in the 4 Student's Books.
The entire series of Learn Chinese with Me is composed of 12 books, including 4 Student's Books, 4 Teacher's Books, 4 Workbooks and other phonetic and listening materials and multimedia materials supplemented to the Student's Books.
As a series, Books 1-4 of Learn Chinese with Me possess the following features: The functions and language points in the two neighbouring books are advanced in spiral cycles that sometimes overlap so as to enable the students to learn the knowledge step by step. The grammar structures and functions in Books 1 and 2 are combined together under a certain topic. Books 3 and 4 focus on functional usages while maintaining language points.
With regard to functional usages, Books 1 and 2 focus on spoken expression of single sentences; Books 3 and 4 are aimed at equipping the students with speaking abilities to express themselves in a set of sentences and improving their reading abilities.
As a supplement to the Student's Book, there are 6-8 types of interesting exercises for each lesson in the Workbook, and the forms will change accordingly when the content of the textbook moves towards a higher level. The Workbook can be used both as self-learning materials and for class work.
The Teacher's Book provides teachers with introductions to each unit and lesson, compiling principles, supplementary materials to each lesson in the Student's Book, teaching approaches, and language evaluation strategies etc.