Chinese Language & Chinese Characters is a brand new course book for beginners of Chinese. It has adopted the best parts of Chinese-language textbooks and applied the concepts of European and American teaching materials to produce a Chinese-language teaching materials that suit European and American audiences. The product of more than a decade of research and innovation, continually refined and revised through student feedback, these books have been extensively optimized for European and American students. They’ve been in use for a number of years at the University of Zurich, and are much loved by students there.The Chinese Language & Chinese Characters series in total consists of four books – Chinese Language, divided into a first and second half, teaches the Chinese language in terms of listening, speaking and grammar. The compliment Chinese Characters focus on writing and reading, and is split into two volumes.