Step Up with Chinese《成长》is a pioneering, standards-based introductory Chinese textbook series designed by
North American educators in collaboration with Chinese language specialists at the Beijing Language and Culture
University. Highly learner-friendly and task-centered, Step Up develops all four language skills while incorporating
the ACTFL 5Cs. Students will learn all the necessary material to engage others in meaningful communication and
gain a better understanding of the Chinese culture.
This three-volume series will cover three years of instruction at the secondary school level. Each volume includes a
Textbook, a Workbook and a Teacher’s Guide. Each textbook offers ten themed lessons. The accompanying Workbook
features a wide variety of different types of exercises to enhance students’ proficiency in all four language skills.
The Teacher’s Guide can be downloaded from the program’s companion website (http://stepup.cengageasia.com)
which also offers a pinyin pronunciation guide, interactive vocabulary flashcards, mp3 files, and additional practices.
Step Up makes an excellent course material for high school students as well as highly-motivated middle school
students who have had little or no prior exposure to the Chinese language.