The first Chinese series written for background and non-background learners, Jinbu provides a thorough foundation for progression to further studies of Mandarin Chinese. The Jinbu series depicts contemporary China and Chinese communities that today’s students can relate to.

  • Year Levels 7–9
  • Curriculum ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
  • Subject Languages
  • Resource Formats Print, Digital
  • Learning Focus Chinese

What it is

The Jinbu Chinese language series is for lower secondary students who are learning Chinese with no prior knowledge of the language, and also those who may already have some background. With Jinbu, language learning involves: 

  • both classroom and online learning 
  • a balanced approach through speaking, listening and writing 
  • engaging teaching through contemporary contexts 

How it helps


Provides a contemporary approach: This series engages students with depictions of contemporary China and Chinese communities that students can relate to. 

Supports with digital resources: Jinbu enhances learning with online activities, eBook versions of the textbooks, and audio and video materials. 

Caters to varying needs: Whether students are completely new to the subject or have some prior knowledge, they’ll be challenged with activities tailored to their needs. 


Builds a solid foundation: Jinbu provides a solid and thorough foundation for learners to progress to further studies of Mandarin Chinese. 

Provides interactive activities: Enhance your students’ learning with integrated multimedia activities that extend the reading experience. 

Supports with extra resources: Enrich your teaching with audio resources, interactive activities, extension and cover work for learners of varying abilities. 

What it includes

Discover more about the Jinbu Chinese language series.

Jinbu 1 & 2, 1st Edition

Student Books

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The Student Booksinclude:

  • a wide variety of activities catering to different abilities
  • 'Investigating Characters' units making characters easier to remember
  • rich illustrations and photographs to engage students.

Jinbu 1 & 2, 1st Edition

Activity Books

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The innovative Activity Books continue the language and cultural explorations with:  

  • prompts for intercultural language learning (IcLL) 
  • fun activities that support each topic covered in the Student Books
  • exercises perfect for homework, extension and cover work.

Jinbu 1 & 2, 1st Edition

Student eBooks

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The eBook versions of the Student Books on Reader+ include: 

  • the full eBook version of your Student Book 
  • bonus multimedia assets and interactive content
  • access to content anywhere, anytime
  • quick navigation, note-taking and bookmark options 
  • access on PC and Mac, Android and iOS.

Jinbu 1 & 2, 1st Edition

Audio CDs

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The Audio CDs for the Jinbu series accompany the book resources, with:

  • all of the audio for the listening activities in the Student Books
  • audio recorded by native Chinese speakers
  • recordings at the right pace for new learners.

The audio tracks are also revisited for extension work with the worksheets provided online on Pearson Places.


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