Integrated Chinese, 4th Ed., Volume 1, Textbook

Integrated Chinese, 4th Ed., Volume 1, Textbook

4th Edition
by Yuehua Liu, Tao-chung Yao, Nyan-Ping Bi, Liangyan Ge, Yaohua Shi
1st Edition Yea-fen Chen, Xiaojun Wang

The Integrated Chinese Volume 1 Textbook is designed to cover the first semester of study at the college level. Learners develop real-life communicative skills as they discuss topics related to everyday life and learn useful grammatical structures presented alongside clear, jargon-free explanations. Two review lessons are included for cumulative practice. 

The Volume 1 Textbook is also available as a fully integrated, multimedia-rich digital course on the ChengTsui Web App™.

New to the 4th Edition:

  • Full-color, contemporary layout
  • Content updated to reflect latest ACTFL 21st Century World-Readiness Standards
  • Grammar section now includes exercises to consolidate newly learned structures
  • New recurring language learning devices in every lesson
  • Redesigned Cultural Literacy section promotes students' cross-cultural awareness through new Compare & Contrast activities
  • New Lesson Wrap-Up section includes context-based tasks that prepare students to communicate with native speakers
  • Make It Flow segments encourage continuous discourse
  • Free audio downloads


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8.5 x 11
Table of Contents
  • Preface
  • Series Structure
  • Lesson Structure
  • Scope and Sequence
  • Abbreviations of Grammatical Terms/Legend of Digital Icons
  • Cast of Characters
  • Basics
    • Mandarin and Dialects
    • Syllabic Structure, Pinyin, and Pronunciation
    • Writing System
    • Important Grammatical Features
    • Useful Expressions
  • Lesson 1: Greetings
    • Dialogue 1: Exchanging Greetings
    • Dialogue 2: Where Are You From?
  • Lesson 2: Family
    • Dialogue 1: Looking at a Family Photo
    • Dialogue 2: Discussing Family
  • Lesson 3: Time and Date
    • Dialogue 1: Out for a Birthday Dinner
    • Dialogue 2: Dinner Invitation
  • Lesson 4: Hobbies
    • Dialogue 1: Discussing Hobbies
    • Dialogue 2: Let's Play Ball
  • Lesson 5: Visiting Friends
    • Dialogue: Visiting a Friend's Place
    • Narrative: At a Friend's Place
  • Keeping It Casual (L1-L5)
  • Lesson 6: Making Appointments
    • Dialogue 1: Calling Your Teacher
    • Dialogue 2: Calling a Friend for Help
  • Lesson 7: Studying Chinese
    • Dialogue 1: How Did You Do on the Exam?
    • Dialogue 2: Preparing for Chinese Class
  • Lesson 8: School Life
    • Diary Entry: A Typical School Day
    • Letter: Writing to a Friend
  • Lesson 9: Shopping
    • Dialogue 1: Shopping for Clothes
    • Dialogue 2: Exchanging Shoes
  • Lesson 10: Transportation
    • Dialogue: Going Home for Winter Vacation
    • Email: Thanks for the Ride
  • Keeping It Casual (L6-L10)
  • Vocabulary Index (Chinese-English)
  • Vocabulary Index (English-Chinese)
  • Vocabulary by Lesson and Grammar Category
  • Vocabulary Index (How About You?)
  • Appendix 1: Lesson Texts in Traditional Characters
  • Appendix 2: Lesson Texts in English


About the Series

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Integrated Chinese is an acclaimed Mandarin Chinese textbook series that teaches beginning language learners the skills they need to communicate effectively in Chinese. First published in 1997, it has become the most widely adopted Chinese language textbook series in North America and beyond. Now in its 4th Edition, the time-tested series has been carefully revised to meet the needs of today’s learners.

Integrated Chinese is a four-volume series designed to cover two years of study at the college level. The series’ holistic pedagogical approach ensures that students with no prior knowledge of Chinese concurrently develop and strengthen their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students who complete the series progress from novice-low to intermediate-high levels of proficiency, building a firm foundation for further study.

One of the calling cards of Integrated Chinese is its cohesive system of print and digital resources: each volume includes a Textbook, Workbook, Character Workbook, Teacher’s Resources, and free audio downloads. The 3rd Edition DVDs can be used with the 4th Edition.

The 4th Edition of Integrated Chinese is also available as a fully integrated, multimedia-rich digital course on the ChengTsui Web App™.