Mandarin Express

Intro Level A

Student's Book

About This Book

This is the first book for non-Chinese speakers to learn Mandarin. No prior knowledge of Chinese is required. 

Starting from pinyin, Mandarin Express Intro Level A introduces 300 essential words and phrases based on ten fundamental topics, such as self introduction, getting around town, and food. Words and phrases are taught in a conversational context, which enables students to start speaking Mandarin at day one. Moreover, in order to ensure long-term knowledge retention and sufficient repetition, there is one review for every five lessons to make sure students have opportunities to further practice and to consolidate vocabularies.  

The teaching and learning medium is pinyin, which helps students be familiar with and be able to differentiate unique sounds in Mandarin.  

The content of the book is interesting and highly relevant to the real world.

Audio lessons are available for this book. Listen to sample lessons here.


ISBN: 978-988-13662-0-7
Author: Zhang Xuehong
Edition: 2nd Edition Updated Version 2020
Pages: 68
Audio: 1 CD (47 min) 


Book Aims

  • Learn around 300 essential words introduced in pinyin

  • Acquire fundamental sentence structures

  • Practice small and daily conversations

Chinese Textbook
Stage: Introduction
Duration: 30 class hours

Sample Pages

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