The "Zhong Wen" Chinese Language Text Book is compiled by the Chinese Language College of Jinan
University for Overseas Chinese and their children, and for anyone who wish to learn Chinese language.
It is sponsored by the Office of Overseas Chinese Affairs under the State Council of the People's Republic of China. The whole set is composed of 48 volumes, including 12 level of textbooks, 24 drill workbooks
(Exercise book A and B for each level), and 12 teachers' reference books. Tapes and VCD for computer
drilling exercises at each level are developed.
This set of "Zhong Wen" Chinese Language Text Books, have been introduced and highly recommended
by the Chinese School Association in the United States as major teaching materials in the United States
since 1996. Since then, It has becoming the most popular Chinese Language textbook used by Chinese language schools and parents in the United States, Canada and many European countries in resent years.
The goal of the "Zhong Wen" Chinese language textbook is to teach students to acquire the basic abilities of listening, speaking, reading and writing of mandarin Chinese language, master the general knowledge of
the Chinese culture after the studying and drilling of the 12 volumes. It will lay a solid foundation for
students to learn Chinese language in advanced level. According to the editing group and publisher at the
Jinan University, The age, living surroundings and psychological characteristics of the learners have all
been taking into consideration. The words, phrases and sections and chapters have been arranged logically.
All the compiling is based on the Syllabus of the Grading of Hanyu (Chinese language) Level and the
Grammar Level and the Syllabus of Hanyu Vocabulary and Characters issued by the Office of the Leading
Group of Overseas Chinese Language Teaching, and the Table of Commonly Used Modern Chinese
Words promulgated by the National Committee for Language and Characters and the Chinese Ministry of
Education. From the easy to the difficult, proceeding in a systematic way, the thought-provoking homework can help to arouse the students' enthusiasm for Chinese language study, and therefore improve
their ability to use the language. The book set has brought many new ideas regarding the layout of the
illustrations, texts and the design of types of exercises as well. A set of Chinese Culture, History and
Geography have been published for beginners have been developed as well.