Contemporary Chinese for Beginners is a key project published by Sinolingua and fully endorsed and sponsored by Han-ban/Confucius Institute Headquarters. This series has been published in 43 language versions.The 43 language versions have all been modified and translated from the original Contemporary Chinese Series (Chinese-English edition), which is one of the best-selling textbooks of Chinese language for adult learners and is widely adopted by schools in many countries. Each multi-language series includes 3 books: Textbook, Exercise Book and Character Book. There are also MP3 and CD-ROMs available to accompany the books. This series has a flexible teaching volume and comprehensive content. Structural, functional, and cultural notes are integrated through specific communicative tasks. Plots, situations, and topics in the textbooks are personalized, interesting, and lively. Moreover, the textbooks have been indigenized for each language version to better fulfill the needs of local students. The accompanied audio MP3 covers the texts, new words and supplementary words in the textbook, and vocabulary, sentences and listening exercises in the exercise book. The accompanying CD-ROMs include: Texts, new words, sentence patterns, grammar, phonetics and cultural notes. All texts are marked with Pinyin. Translation in local languages for Lessons 1-10 is provided. The definition, phonetics, usage and stroke order of Chinese characters are covered with all kinds of exercises for training on reading and writing. Comprehensive and diversified exercises for listening, speaking, reading and writing are designed from easy to difficult to satisfy the needs of the learners of different level.