Journeys 启程

An Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture

Journeys invites the beginning-level student to explore the Chinese language and culture in an engaging, learner-friendly program. Journeys stresses linguistic accuracy by providing a solid grammar scope and sequence, plus accurate, clear, and jargon-free grammar explanations, as well as ample practice of new structures to provide students with a solid foundation.

What sets this program apart?

Journeys features a modern design with authentic content, engaging video, and powerful online tools.

NEW to this edition:

  • Language in Action videos shot on location in present language and culture as students follow the adventures of a group of friends in Taipei
  • Program design presents the vocabulary and grammar in smaller, more comprehensible chunks based on specific language tasks, designed to increase student retention
  • Authentic content and video in a variety of formats, including public interest service ads, news features, mini documentaries, and vlogs that engage and are accessible to students
  • Student learning support beyond the textbook—a Student Activities Manual with additional practice and a Character Writing Manual to practice handwriting
  • A preliminary unit introduces students to Chinese characters and to pinyin to help students decode new vocabulary


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 Digital at your fingertips

Experience the Journeys Supersite, an unparalleled digital learning environment with integrated content, resources, and tools built exclusively to support language learning.

  • Plenty of Practice: Program-specific, theme-based practice activities with auto-grading and immediate feedback
  • Engaging Media: Episodic, character-driven videos, authentic cultural videos, and synchronous video chat activities
  • Vocabulary Tools: Audio and interactive flashcards give students useful review and practice for learning vocabulary
  • Communication Tools: Partner Chat activities get students talking in a fun, interactive, low-stakes setting, and online forums encourage discussion as students post and respond to text or audio posts
  • Safe Environment: Clean interface, innovative tools, and seamless textbook-technology integration

Product details

  • Author
    Xiwen Lu, Rachel Tianxuan Wang
  • Lessons
    12 total, 6 per volume
  • Published

For students

  • Student Edition available in print and digital (online vText) fomats
  • SAM—the two-volume Student Activities Manual
  • Character Writing Manual (CWM)
  • Supersite with a wide variety of interactive activities
  • And more!

For instructors

  • Digital Instructor's Annotated Edition (DIAE) available in two volumes
  • Instructor Supersite with all-in-one gradebook, testing program, additional instructor resources
  • And more!
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