In nearly two decades, Chicago Mandarin Chinese Center has designed and developed massive proprietary learning tools to facilitate the learners to use at their finger tips.
The effective learning tools we design, develop and provide to our learning members include but not limited to what the following graphic shows
The textbooks we published cover all different levels and they can be provided to learners either in e-Book or in hard-copy.
We produce high-fidelity audio recordings via experienced native Chinese and English teachers. These audio recordings serves as important learning tools for leaners to strengthen their speaking and listening comprehension skills.
E-Learning videos are powerful learning tools we design and produce to facilitate our clients to learn Mandarin Chinese at their own pace. Currently we have developed nearly 1,000 e-learning videos covering the programs of all different levels.
The software integrates 5 different learning modules in one package and teaches you with modern audio and visual effects on how to pronounce, read, speak and most importantly write Chinese language.
Character Writing Tool
We developed a set of powerful tool to assist learners at different levels to master how to write the most commonly used Chinese characters stroke by stroke.
We developed various exercise sheets for class attendees. These exercise sheets are designed in different forms which help the learners to solidify what they learned from the onsite or online classes.
We post free E-learning videos on regular basis. If you subscribe our YouTube Channel, you won’t miss any new learning videos whenever they are uploaded!
Our Published Textbooks
Mandarin Chinese Beginner-Level I
Mandarin Chinese Beginner-Level I is a book carefully designed for the non-native speakers who desire to acquire the needed knowledge and conversational skills in Mandarin Chinese. Unlike many other campus-oriented Chinese language learning materials, this book gears up to the needs of the business professionals and individuals who have plan to travel, work, study or live in China or have the needs to communicate with the Chinese people.
This book starts from the basic pronunciations, single sentences and expressions, to more practically used situational dialogues. New words, phrases and expressions are listed after each lesson. An adequate amount of exercises have been designed after each lesson. All the sentences in the texts are annotated with detailed explanations. Writing exercises and supplementary vocabulary were generated with advanced tools to help learners better master Chinese characters learned from each lesson. Chinese sentence structure is highlighted to provide learners with a unique view on the differences from English sentence structure, which is perceived as a special way helping the beginner-level learners quickly familiarize the Chinese syntax as well as the grammatical functions through comparisons.
This book is a product of Andy Zhang’s 14 years face-to-face language teaching activities with thousands of business professionals and individuals. It is highly recommended to Beginner-level learners. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!
Size of the book: 8.5″X11″. Total Pages: 172. Published on: 01/04/2018
Price for the hardcopy book: $24.00 (shipping fee is included). Click the button here below to order
You can order the Beginner Level I book here
Mandarin Chinese Beginner-Level II
Mandarin Chinese Beginner-Level II is a book carefully designed for non-native speakers or heritage learners who have had a basic foundation after a successful beginner-level I study in Mandarin Chinese. The focus of this book is to help the beginner-level learners to make further progress by applying the new vocabulary and sentence patterns learned to their daily communications.
Mandarin Chinese Beginner-Level II is composed of nine situational dialogues with the topics which are closely related to our daily life. New words and phrases are listed after each lesson. Multiple exercises associated with each lesson are designed to help the beginner-level learners to better solidify what they have learned from each text lesson. The types of exercises include:
• Elaboration of key words and phrases with sample sentences
• Translation of sentences from Mandarin Chinese into English and vice versa
• Supplementary words related to each text lesson
• Complete the dialogues based on the situational conversation in the texts
• Key words writing exercise sheets for learners to master important characters
• Annotations of all sentences in each text lessons
All the text lessons are prepared in both simplified and traditional written forms to facilitate learners with different educational background and academic interests.
Size of the book: 8.5″X11″. Total Pages: 178. Published on: 01/06/2017
Price: $26.00 (Shipping included)
You can order the Beginner Level II Book here
Beginner-Level III Mandarin Chinese
Mandarin Chinese Beginner-Level III is a meticulously structured textbook satisfying the needs for beginner-level learners. The features of this carefully designed book lie in the simulations of situational communications in typical business settings. The vocabulary and phrases are purposely chosen and applied to imitate real-life dialogue. The other features of Mandarin Chinese Beginner-Level III also include:
- Emphasizing the practicality of the situational dialogue and logical conversion of the dialogue under different situations.
- Addition of a certain number of complementary vocabularies after each lesson to allow learners to expand their expression skills by applying the new words and phrases.
- Highlighting the interpretations of the key words and phrases from each lesson with multiple examples and exercises.
- Enabling learners to master the word and phrases by annotating every sentence contained in each lesson.
- Providing both simplified and traditional written forms to facilitate learners with different interests and preferences.
Size of the book: 8.5″X11″. Total Pages: 184. Published on: 12/21/2013
Price: $26.00 (Shipping Included)
You can order the Beginner Level III Book here
Beginner-to-Intermediate Level Mandarin Chinese
One of the questions that many beginner-level learners often ask is about the next logical step they are going to take after they have successfully accomplished their Beginner-level I, Beginner-level II and Beginner-level III studies. Simply put, successfully completing the three Beginner-level studies does not naturally move you up to an Intermediate level. You will still need to close some “gaps” and overcome some barriers, such as speaking fluency, literacy, and the capabilities in utilizing the vocabulary you have learned to expand your expressions, in order to achieve an essential proficiency that is required to become an Intermediate-level learner.
Beginner-to-Intermediate Level Mandarin Chinese satisfies your learning needs in a transition from the Beginner-level to an Intermediate-level and helps you comprehensively upgrade your skills in speaking, reading, syntax, grammar and literacy, etc.
Size of the book: 8.5″X11″. Total Pages: 198.
Published on: 04/02/2014
The texts and the vocabularies of this book are prepared in both simplified and traditional written forms to facilitate learners with different interests.
Price: $28.00 (Shipping included)
You can order the Beginner-to-Intermediate Level Book here
Intermediate-to-Advanced Level Mandarin Chinese
– An In-depth Analysis on China-Western Cultural Differences
This book is featured with carefully selected learning content, well-knitted course structure, profound analysis and neutral point of views combined with extensive exercises after each lesson. Readers and learners are believed to benefit immensely from this book.
Intermediate-to-Advanced Level Mandarin Chinese
– An In-depth Analysis on China-Western Cultural Differences is ideal for the higher learning institutions, colleges and universities which offer Mandarin Chinese programs, cultural research institutes, overseas Chinese teachers, college students with intermediate-level or higher proficiency, business professionals, or researchers and scholars who are interested in Chinese language and culture. The book integrates both Simplified and Traditional written form to facilitate learners with different preferences.
Size of the book: 8.5″X11″. Total Pages: 316. Published on: 05/08/2013
Price: $29.00 (Shipping included)
You can order the Intermediate-to-Advanced Level Book here