The primary goal of this series is to help total beginners, particularly primary school students, build a solid foundation for learning Chinese as a second/foreign language. This series is designed to emphasize the development of communicational skills in listening and speaking. The unique characteristic of this series is the use of the Communicative Approach, which takes into account the differences between Chinese and European languages, in that the written Chinese characters are independent of their pronunciation. With one daily lesson, motivated student could complete one book within one academic year and move onto Chinese Made Easy (Books 1 to 5) previously published. Topics include: greetings, classroom language, personal introductions, numbers and dates, countries and languages, occupations and work places, daily routines, school subjects and facilities, parts of the body and illness, articles in the house, house and rooms, animals, and etc. Materials include 4 color textbooks (Books 1 to 4), each supplemented by a CD and workbook.Yamin Ma is the author of 'Chinese Made Easy for Kids Textbook 1 (Simplified Chinese) (English and Chinese Edition)', published 2005 under ISBN 9789620424694 and ISBN 9620424697.