A textbook for a Basic Mandarin Chinese language program designed for students in a regular school, after school or weekend program, summer students, and self-study at home. Focuses on communicative skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing Chinese. Level 1 takes beginners without any background or with some oral background. Uses rhymes, illustrations, cultural topics, conversational exercises, and activities to reinforce language learning. Simplified Chinese characters with pinyin. 8.5" x 11". Ages 8-16.