Mandarin Express

Speak Mandarin with confidence. Acquire the skills as well as the knowledge to chat about daily life and work, to discuss Chinese culture, and to analyse world issues. 

Mandarin Express series delivers four levels of comprehensive instruction, presents adequate vocabulary around relevant and interesting themes, and provides opportunities for students to practice communicating in Chinese successfully.

Mandarin Express Intro Level A Student's Book

This book is the first book for non-Chinese speakers to learn Mandarin, helping them quickly start having conversations in Mandarin around ten fundamental topics.

Mandarin Express Intro Level A Work Book

This Work Book provides sufficient opportunities for students to practice Chinese, and to develop their listening abilities through targeted and controlled exercises.

Mandarin Express Intro Level B Student's Book

This book helps students learn important structures and enlarges their vocabulary, improving their conversational abilities in Mandarin with more clarity.

Mandarin Express Intro Level B Work Book

This Work Book includes a variety of exercises for students to practice words, sentences, and improves their listening abilities through controlled conversations and stories.

Mandarin Express Basic Level A Student's Book

This book brings students’ conversational abilities in Mandarin to a new level. Students will be able to speak Mandarin in a more sophisticated manner. 

Mandarin Express Basic Level A Work Book

This Work Book is important for students to improve their Mandarin listening abilities, to consolidate their learnings, and to increase their knowledge retention.

Mandarin Express Basic Level B Student's Book

This book focuses on ten important themes, around which students further develop their communication skills and practice presenting ideas in Mandarin.

Mandarin Express Basic Level B Work Book

This Work Book provides targeted exercises and is heavily weighted with listening exercises. On completing this book, students’ confidence will be boosted tremendously.

Mandarin Express Pre-Intermediate Level A Student's Book

This is the first character based book in the series. Pinyin is not included. Students learn Chinese characters quickly, increase their cultural awareness, and improve their presentation skills.

Mandarin Express Pre-Intermediate Level A Work Book

This Work Book provides sufficient exercises for targeted training and drill, and sharpens students’ Chinese language skills to a great extent.

Mandarin Express Pre-Intermediate Level B Student's Book

Students practice articulating thoughts and ideas in Mandarin around ten contemporary issues, taking a giant step towards Chinese language proficiency.

Mandarin Express Pre-Intermediate Level B Work Book

This Work Book is essential in developing students’ language abilities in all fronts, and particularly helpful in improving their listening abilities. 

Mandarin Express Intermediate Level A Student's Book

This book is the bridge between the Chinese classroom and the real world media, featuring long Chinese articles discussing historical events, businesses, technology and life.

Mandarin Express Intermediate Level B Student's Book

This book presents a collection of famous Chinese texts, covering a time span of nearly 4000 years. Students get involved in important debates and cultivate essential Chinese cultural literacy.

Take the Right Approach
Become Fluent in Mandarin


Adult learners should not use children’s textbooks, or textbooks for teenagers, as the main input of Chinese language. They have plenty of life experience and they don’t need their textbooks to be preachy. 

Mandarin Express series is for adult learners of Mandarin. It includes topics, ideas, and analyses, which students face on a daily basis. It gives them enough opportunities to practice listening and speaking, so they can communicate in Chinese, in both spoken and written forms, effortlessly.

Communication based Chinese textbooks

Mandarin Express is a series of Chinese textbooks focusing on communications, and the word “express” represents its purpose and the underlined methodologies. 

Relevant and interesting Chinese textbooks for adult learners

Mandarin Express is a series of Chinese textbooks for adult learners to learn Mandarin Chinese. It is highly relevant and interesting, promoting cultural awareness and exchanges.

Newspapers, magazines, novels, hone the ability to comprehend written texts in Chinese

The best way for higher level students to boost their Chinese reading abilities is through responding to interesting content with good reading tasks.

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