Best Mandarin Chinese Textbooks for All Levels of Students


 

New Practical Chinese Reader (新实用汉语)

The New Chinese Practical Reader book, written by Liu Xun, is considered one of the most popular and classic Chinese textbooks on the market.

This is the first in a relatively new series of Chinese textbooks produced in mainland China. It has an excellent mix of conversation, culture, reading and writing. The text emphasizes communication, starting with day to day situations.

The writing aspect is particularly good, and quite different from other textbooks. Characters are introduced right away, and the components of the characters are emphasized. It's like teaching the 'alphabet' of parts that are used to construct characters, and the logic of it. One point to make is that the characters used are primarily in simplified form as used in mainland China, although the traditional forms are usually given too.

The New Chinese Practical Reader also provides very detailed and efficient Pinyin leaning at the beginning lessons.

Another great about this set of books is they’re quite affordable. Each book is priced at around 20 dollars on Amazon. Workbooks are also available.

新实用汉语课本1:

New Practical Chinese Reader Textbook 1 PDF: download 

New Practical Chinese Reader Workbook 1 PDF: download

New Practical Chinese Reader Textbook 1 audio mp3: download

New Practical Chinese Reader Workbook 1 audio mp3: download

新实用汉语课本2:

New Practical Chinese Reader Textbook 2 PDF: download 

New Practical Chinese Reader Workbook 2 PDF: download

New Practical Chinese Reader Textbook 2 mp3: download

New Practical Chinese Reader Workbook 2 mp3: download

新实用汉语课本3:

New Practical Chinese Reader Textbook 3 PDF: download 

New Practical Chinese Reader Workbook 3 PDF: download

New Practical Chinese Reader Textbook 3 mp3: download

New Practical Chinese Reader Workbook 3 mp3: download

新实用汉语课本4:

New Practical Chinese Reader Textbook 4 PDF: download

New Practical Chinese Reader Workbook 4 PDF: download

新实用汉语课本5:

New Practical Chinese Reader Textbook 5 PDF: download

新实用汉语课本6:

New Practical Chinese Reader Textbook 6 PDF: download


 

HSK Standard Course (HSK标准教程)

Indacube Chinese Language School also uses the HSK Standard Course to help students prepare for the HSK test. The outcome showed that the serials have been proven very successful.

Authorized by Hanban, HSK Standard Course is developed under the joint efforts of Beijing Language and Culture University Press and Chinese Testing International (CTI). With HSK test papers as its primary source, Matching the HSK test in all aspects, from the content, form to the levels, it is a series of new-type course books embodying the idea of "combining testing and teaching, and promoting learning and teaching by testing". It is suitable for both Chinese teaching institutions and self-taught learners.

They’re also available on Amazon.

HSK Standard Course 1 : download PDF

HSK Standard Course 2 : download PDF

HSK Standard Course 3 : download PDF

HSK Standard Course 4A: download PDF

HSK Standard Course 4B: download PDF