Ni Hao, Volume 3 is the third installment of the Ni Hao series, and is designed for students who have completed Ni Hao, Volumes 1 and 2. This level is best suited for students in middle or high school.
As in other levels, Chinese characters are used extensively throughout the text and are accompanied by pinyin which acts as a guide to pronunciation. Pinyin is gradually omitted as the student becomes familiar with the characters and vocabulary. Chinese culture related to the content of each lesson is introduced in the “Something to Know” section, designed to enrich cultural understanding and generate interest in learning the language.
Ni Hao, Volume 3 introduces more than 500 words and phrases and 151 written characters. Appendices with Chinese-English and English-Chinese “Words and Expressions” contain pinyin, English, and traditional and simplified character listings for words learned in the text. Volume 3 also contains an appendix listing Chinese Radicals. This textbook is in simplified characters.
FREE software download
A FREE download is available for the Ni Hao Language Lab Textbook Edition (Lab TE) software: download here. The software includes recordings of the pronunciation practice, dialogues and readings, vocabulary, and common phrases sections from each lesson in the textbook. Students can also record their own voice to compare pronunciation. To access this download you must go through the process as directed on screen and enter 9781876739546 as the ISBN when instructed. The software is available for Windows and MacOS X and in simplified characters only.