A collection of chengyu stories and other ancient Chinese stories and parables, with vocabulary glosses and comprehension questions. These were included in the Integrated Chinese 2nd Edition Workbook and are now being offered as a free supplement to the 3rd Edition (or any other textbook).
Professor Jianhua Bai, the co-author of Beyond the Basics, has created these 20 short video clips to accompany the text. The clips feature native Chinese speakers discussing topics related to the lessons in the book.
The Huanying series has built-in reading activities for students. However, if teachers would like to help students build stronger reading skills in Chinese, or if teachers plan to offer an after-school reading program, here are some suggestions for additional reading materials.