New practical Chinese reader : textbook 1 -- 2nd ed.
Beijing Language and Culture University Press (2014)
This beginner course introduces spoken and written Chinese through combining pronunciation and character recognition with useful, everyday, functional language.
Each of the 14 lessons begins with two short dialogues which are broken down into sections to practice phonetics (pronunciation and tones) and reading and writing basic characters.
Good choice for those who would like to learn spoken and written Chinese together, through lots of repetition and manipulation of small units of language.
CH CBEG 16; CH CBEG 16(CD) Open access