Designed for secondary school students with no prior knowledge of Chinese, Go Far with Chinese Level 1 uses a proficiency-based approach to give learners a solid foundation in all four language skills. The series' emphasis on authentic communicative tasks and activities helps ensure students build the confidence to use their budding language skills and newly acquired cultural knowledge of China in the real world.
In Go Far with Chinese Level 1, students follow Isabella and Martin Lopez, two American teenagers, as they learn Chinese and adapt to life in Beijing. Each Chapter brings a new episode in the lives of the Lopezes in the form of an entertaining comic story that combines the Chapter vocabulary and grammar in a novel way. Level 1 covers topics that are both relevant and interesting to teenage language learners, such as family, pets, sports, and music.
Level 1 is intended to be used for one year at the high school level. For middle school programs or programs with limited instructional hours, Level 1 is also available as a split edition (Levels 1A & 1B). Level 1 introduces approximately 300 new words.