Chinese 1-2-3 is a college-level textbook on elementary Chinese. It is user-friendly to both instructors and students. The book consists of 20 lessons preceded by a concise introduction to the Chinese language and phonetic system, and a wrap-up review chapter at the end. Each lesson contains several short dialogues which represent various situations and contexts of one topic. This kind of format makes teaching and learning more dynamic. Free audio CD download & workbook. Traditional, Simplified Chinese characters. Pinyin, English.