The Ni Hao textbooks feature a wide range of situational settings and vocabulary to encourage students to practice Chinese in everyday activities. Each lesson presents conversations as illustrated scripts that facilitate role-playing and help students put their communicative skills into action. Engaging additional sections clearly explain new vocabulary and language usage, character stroke order, and Chinese culture. Songs, rhymes, tongue twisters, cartoons, stories, and interesting features of Chinese characters tie the lessons together and make learning fun.
Each Ni Hao textbook includes a free download of the Ni Hao Language Lab Textbook Edition (Lab TE). 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.
The Ni Hao series includes textbooks, workbooks, and teacher's handbooks as well as great supplements like audio CDs and games software.
The software contains interactive exercises for the students to practice on what they have learned on their computer, while the audio CDs provide the listening components to the textbooks and workbooks.
The simplified Ni Hao books are produced in Australia, while we print the traditional versions here in the United States. While most of the content remains the same, some of the vocabulary about Australia has been changed to terms more common in America.