Good for beginners, March 14, 2006
This book is great for beginners. Students in their first or second
semester of Chinese would benefit from having this book as a resource.
It provides text with vocabulary, notes, a grammar section, drills and
exercises, culture notes, and instruction on writing characters. One
thing I really liked about this one is that the pinyin is omitted from
the texts and dialogues. This prevents new learners from becoming
dependent on the pinyin. I don't recommend getting the workbook unless
you have nothing better to spend your money on or are just plain bored.