Ni Hao, Volume 4 is the fourth level of the Ni Hao series and is designed for students who have completed Ni Hao, Volumes 1-3. This level is ideally suited for students in high school. Topics include relationships, dating, fashion, part-time jobs, school events, and social issues.
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. There are four lessons in Volume 4, each with four sub-topics, followed by example sentences, vocabulary, and character lists.
Ni Hao, Volume 4 introduces more than 440 words and phrases and 140 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. All characters learned from Ni Hao 1 to Ni Hao 4 are listed in the last appendix, arranged by the number of strokes. Students can look in the appendix to recap the pinyin and check the meaning of a particular character. This textbook includes the Ni Hao Language Lab Textbook Edition software download and 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 9781876739249 as the ISBN when instructed. The software is available for Windows and MacOS X and in simplified characters only.