Testimonials

Discover China replaces the rote memorization and drills adopted by standard Mandarin textbooks with a wide variety of enjoyable activities and interesting role-plays in the context of everyday life in modern China, making it possible for students to express themselves effectively as native speakers do.”

Tang Chiu Kay
Professor, School of Chinese at the University of Hong Kong


“Discover China is a well-thought out course that caters for the needs of Western students. It looks very attractive, has practical topics related to real life experience in China, and from a didactic point of view, the contents are well-planned and complete. The variety of exercises and tasks make it very easy to use. I can really recommend this course…”

Gwendolyn Tates
Chairperson Levende Talen Chinese section; Lecturer Chinese Language, The Hague University of Applied Science; Department Head Chinese Language and Culture, Rijnlands Lyceum Wassenaar


Discover China offers a series of meaningful topics, integrated task-based speaking activities and relevant exercises with direct links to the real world. Discover China minimises traditional teaching methodology, stimulates fun learning and empowers students to become effective learners. These unique features make it so different from other textbooks in the market.”

Huang Dian
Senior Lecturer in Chinese at the University of Westminster and Chair of the British Chinese Language Teaching Society


“Our students have really enjoyed using Discover China …It is informative, interesting and has provided terrific insights into Chinese culture which fits very well with the new Australian Curriculum. Well done, Discover China! 

Gregory Hughes
Chinese Language Coordinator, Melbourne Grammar School, Australia; Secretary, Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Victoria


“I highly recommend Discover China over all other textbooks I have used with my language students. The series is rich in culture awareness, language acquisition, and appeals to the 21st century learner.”

Bei Zhou
Chinese Instructor and Head Teacher, The Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds


“The textbook takes a practical approach and develops around the learners: what they might need to use the language for inside and outside the classroom. While the textbook uses close-to- life scenes and situations, which are stimulating and entertaining, it also illustrates the language in a structured way.”

Dr. Song Lianyi
Principal Teaching Fellow in Chinese, China & Inner Asia Department, Sc


“I highly recommend Discover China over all other textbooks I have used with my language students. The series is rich in culture awareness, language acquisition, and appeals to the 21st century learner.”

Shaz Lawrence
Founder, Creative Chinese


“I find Discover China carefully designed, well structured and beautifully printed. Its integrated approach to language instruction, inductive grammar teaching and abundant resources are distinctive. I am particularly delighted to see that most practice activities are constructive and consciousness-raising tasks.”

Lening Liu
Professor in Chinese Language and Program Director at Columbia University