Modern Chinese is a beginner Chinese language textbook designed for college students and adult learners with no previous exposure to Chinese.This unique program adopts a story-based approach that follows the lives of six college students whose multi-cultural backgrounds reflect today's globalized world. The themes are designed to provide students with the vocabulary and context to engage and communicate in real life conversations quickly. Each lesson comes with clear and practical grammar instructions presented in an accessible format.
Each textbook includes complimentary access to lesson audios, lesson animations and additional resources such as an interactive pinyin table which was specially designed for the second edition. Other new features in the second edition are the introduction of 儿话 in the lessons and alternative ways to communicate in the vocabulary section.