2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I did not find the New Practical Chinese Reader to be a very good book for teaching yourself Chinese. It may work well in a classroom setting, but if you are trying to teach yourself a new language, this is not the book for you. It doesn't provide very good information when it comes to grammar or sentence structure. It focuses on mainly conversing with someone at a college or institution more than in the everyday world.