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On today’s episode I discuss a topic I have previously blogged about: graded readers. For those who aren’t familiar, graded readers are books intended for beginner-intermediate language learners. They are typically set at different levels according to the number of words used. They enable Mandarin learners to start reading extensively with as few as 100 characters and I have benefited from them immensely in the past.
My guest today is Mandarin learner and entrepreneur Jeff Pepper from Imagin8 Press, a company he set up which publishes Chinese graded readers. His readers cover a diverse range of topics from novels to classic Chinese philosophy. I started by asking him how his own experiences of learning Chinese inspired him to start creating his own graded readers.
Anyone interested in Jeff’s readers can check out his website at https://imagin8press.com/