Chinese Breeze

Chinese Breeze
Chinese Breeze (Hànyǔ Fēng - 汉语风) is a large and innovative Chinese graded reader series which offers over 60 titles of enjoyable stories at eight language levels (please see below on this site for an overview of already published volumes which are on stock). It is designed for college and secondary school Chinese language learners from beginning to advanced levels (including AP Chinese students), offering them a new opportunity to read for pleasure and simultaneously developing real fluency, building confidence, and increasing motivation for Chinese learning.

Hànyǔ Fēng has the following main features:
► Eight carefully graded levels increasing from 8,000 to 30,000 characters in length;
► Wide choice of topics, including detective, adventure, romance, fantasy, science fiction, society, biography, legend etc. to meet the diverse interests of adult and young learners;
► Careful selection of most useful vocabulary for actual communication in modern standard Chinese;
► Carefully controlled distribution of vocabulary, highly recycled base words in various contexts;
► Easy to understand, low new word density, and convenient new word glosses and indexes. In lower level readers, new word density is limited to 1.5 - 2%. All new words are conveniently glossed with footnotes upon first apperance;
► Mostly original stories crafted by professional writers teamed with pedagogical experts;
► Attractive plots;
► Authentic and engaging language;
► Fully illustrated texts with appealing layouts;
► A variety of activities with answer keys;
► Accompanying CDs in MP3 format with two (normal and slow) speed choices for levels 1-3. Starting with level 4 and books from 2nd edition there is a download link given at the backcover of books.
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