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New Practical Chinese Reader • Study Pack

History

Practical Chinese Reader was first published in 1981 by BLCU. It consists of six books made up of stories, new characters and audio recordings for learners.

It doesn’t only teach the language. It also allows learners to discover Chinese culture through different stories. Very early after it’s publication, the book received many praises.

Some German and American academics lauded it’s structure and content. In 2000, Theresa Jen & Ping Xu cited it in their paper Sino-Platonic Papers as an ‘easy and slow approach’ to learn.

This contrasts with Chinese Primer, which is the total opposite.

Resources & Downloads

To help you in your studying, we compiled all the resources relating to this book. Please ensure you have already purchased a copy of the books before using the below links. They are only provided for reference as found online.

Book 1

Textbook: PDF / Amazon
Workbook: PDF / Amazon

Book 2

Textbook: PDF / Amazon
Workbook: PDF / Amazon

Book 3

Textbook: PDF / Amazon
Workbook: PDF / Amazon

Book 4

Textbook: PDF / Amazon
Workbook: PDF / Amazon

Book 5

Textbook: PDF / Amazon
Workbook: PDF / Amazon

Book 6

Textbook: PDF / Amazon
Workbook: PDF / Amazon

Chinese learners use…

maayot is a daily Chinese reader. Think of it like a Practical Chinese Reader daily, and online. You receive on a daily basis a text in Mandarin Chinese based on your level.

How does it work?

You’ll get a Chinese story once a day. It’s tailored to your level. Click on any character you don’t know to see it’s definition or add it to your spaced-repetition app.

Two new words that you may not have studied yet from higher levels.

Practice your listen with a daily native high-quality recording of the day’s story.

Test your understanding of the text with a quick and simple quiz. If you read it with attention, it should be rather simple. 

Practice your writing skills by answering to the day’s open-ended question.

You can register now to receive stories right away.