Ni Hao 2 is the second level in the series and is suited to junior high school students in grade 9 or 10.
As in Ni Hao 1, Chinese characters in this level are used extensively throughout the text and are companied by Pinyin, which is gradually omitted.
Ni Hao 2 has a stronger focus on important sentence structures and the language introduced is more frequently and functionally repeated. The settings and topics are closely related to students' daily lives to make the language meaningful, and the dialogues are spiced with humour to keep students engaged.
Adults with some prior knowledge of Mandarin Chinese may find this level more suitable than Ni Hao 1.
This level introduces more than 440 words and phrases, and provides 140 characters to learn to write.
Topics includeo asking the date, birthdays
The Ni Hao teachers handbooks
The teacher's handbook contains a general information section and a reproducible section.
The general information section provides explanations lesson by lesson and includes notes on the textbook and the workbook. It provides the materials for the listening exercise in the workbook and answers to the workbook questions. A variety of learning activities are suggested.
Some of the activities require specially designed worksheets. These are included in the blackline masters section. The teacher can photocopy these worksheets for class use. Some activities require small game cards or flashcards which can also be produced using the materials in the second part of the blackline masters section. There are the "phrases & pictures" and the "characters" in the second part of the blackline masters section. Both can be reduced to make small game cards or enlarged to make flashcards.
Level 1: Introductory Level
Level 2: Elementary Level
Level 3: Intermediate Level
Level 4: Advanced Level
Level 5: Higher Advanced Level