The 10-week and online Cactus Mandarin courses are structured around a Mandarin language course book. The Cactus teachers will use the course book activities and exercises in class, and may also use the course book to set homework. The course book will be used approximately 60% of the time, with the other 40% made up of activities and tasks sourced by the teacher from additional resources. Your teacher will use their own materials, practice activities from other books, and ‘authentic materials’ from newspapers, magazines, the internet, video, radio, and podcasts. On this page you can check which course book you need to purchase for your level. We also offer our top tips on how to make the most of your course book.
|Beginner 1||HSK Standard Course 1 (Units 1 – 7)||9787561937099|
|HSK Standard Workbook 1 (optional)||9787561937105|
|Beginner 2||HSK Standard Course 1 (Units 8 – 15)||9787561937099|
|Beginner 3||HSK Standard Course 2 (Units 1 – 8)||9787561937266|
|Elementary 1||HSK Standard Course 2 (Units 9 – 15)||9787561937266|
|Elementary 2||HSK Standard Course 3 (Units 1 – 7)||9787561938188|
|Elementary 3||HSK Standard Course 3 (Units 8 – 14)||9787561938188|
|Intermediate 1||HSK Standard Course 3 (Units 15 – 20)||9787561938188|
|Intermediate 2||HSK Standard Course 4 A (Units 1- 5)||9787561939031|
|Intermediate 3||HSK Standard Course 4 A (Units 6-10)||9787561939031|
|Upper Intermediate Lower||HSK Standard Course 4 B (Units 11-20)*||9787561939307|
|Upper Intermediate Higher||HSK Standard Course 5A*||9787561940334|
|Advanced||HSK Standard Course 5B||9787561942451|
|Proficient||HSK Standard Course 6A||9787561942543|
|HSK Standard Course 6B**||9787561947791|
*These units will be taught over two course intakes. This means students should take two courses of Upper Intermediate Lower and two courses of Upper Intermediate Higher.
**Please note that 6B will be used once the 6A book is completed.
Cactus works with the European Book Shop in central London to ensure that all the course books we use are available for our students to purchase. There is a 10% discount with the European Book Shop for Cactus students. You may also find your course book on Amazon.
For more information on any of our courses, or just general advice on language learning, please call us on 01273 830 960 or contact us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.