Ideal for: High school, college and adult learners with no prior knowledge of Chinese. This acclaimed, best-selling series is successful because it integrates all four language skills-listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Integrated Chinese helps you understand how the Chinese language works grammatically, and how to use Chinese in real life.The Level 1 Textbooks present 23 lessons ranging from Greetings, Family, Dates and Time, Hobbies, Visiting Friends, Making Appointments, Studying Chinese, School Life, Shopping, Talking about the Weather, Dining, Seeing a Doctor, Dating, Renting an Apartment, At the Airport, and more. Pinyin is included in all lessons in Level 1. At end of each lesson, there are pattern drills, pronunciation exercises and an English text of the dialogues. In Level 1 Part 2, pinyin texts can be found at the end of each lesson.