Standards Alignments

Common Core State Standards
ACTFL proficiency guidelines
iChineseReader 20 proficiency levels

Unlimited Readers

Thousands of e-books and keep growing
Articles authored by lead teachers in U.S.
Classic series from popular publishers

Reading Modes

Simplified or traditional characters
Mandarin or Cantonese
Pinyin, audio, recording and note taking


Corresponding e-quizzes
Benchmark passages and running records
Incentive Bubble-Bubble deep ocean games

Classroom Management

Define each student's starting level
Differentiated reading assignments
Comprehensive reports

Mobile Convenience

Available on PC, chromebook,
iPad and android tablets
24/7 accessibility

iChineseReader: Read the Best


iChineseReader is the most widely used online reading platform for K-12 Chinese programs in the United Sates.

Thousands of interactive Chinese e-books are placed at 20 proficiency levels and cover teaching content and subject areas across grades K–12.

Leveled Books at a Glance

Free Samples

What Our Users Say

  • When I was first presented with iChineseReader, I was very impressed. I immediately knew that the reading proficiency of our SFUSD Chinese language learners could be dramatically improved by providing this wonderful resource. The iChineseReader team continues to impress me with their effort to add quality books and align them to both Common Core State Standards and ACTFL proficiency levels. Also what separates iChineseReader from other competitors is that iChineseReader has a lot of informative texts in content areas like Math, Science, and Social Studies. To make iChineseReader more teacher friendly, the team creates mini lesson plans to go along with the books in the library. Teachers said that they had been waiting for quality Chinese readers at various levels for their students; they were excited that they could assign differentiated reading homework for their students. Now, many of them are reporting that their students are reading a lot more Chinese books and teachers can see that students are reaching a higher reading proficiency. Parents were equally excited about this resource.

    Daisy Chan
    Daisy Chan
    Teacher on Special Assignment, Multilingual Pathways Department, San Francisco Unified School District, CA
  • 我们学校每周都有借助iChineseReader 上的“分级阅读课”,更多的时候,学生是用它做家庭自学阅读。布置完功课后,老师还可以了解学生的阅读进度和测试结果,就连哪些学生调皮了,没读书直接跳到最后一页去做测验,我们都能看得出来!很多读物都是专门为外语学习者编写的,考虑到了我们学生的语言能力和心智成熟度。内容方面能引起学生的兴趣,加上繁简、拼音、有声无声等切换功能,学生能根据需要在阅读时寻求协助或者选择挑战。除此之外,我们有些老师还从平台里选了很多内容当教材使用。iChineseReader对我们老师和学生都助益良多!

    Kevin Chang
    Kevin Chang
    Director of Chinese Program, Chinese American International School, CA
  • My AP Chinese students have been using iChineseReader for one semester now and so far the result I’m seeing is quite phenomenal! With more than 2,000 fiction and non-fiction Chinese e-books across 20 proficiency levels, iChineseReader is an online reading platform tailored to meet different students’ need and interest. I’m able to find lots of e-books related AP culture topic on iChineseReader and assign them as meaningful reading and listening homework assignments. Students can also choose readings based on genres and topics of their interest. I see iChineseReader as a great tool and platform to enhance my students’ reading and listening skills.

    Connie Chen
    Connie Chen
    Mandarin Teacher, Los Altos High School, CA
  • iChineseReader is a wonderful tool that we have been waiting for as a Chinese dual language program for a long time! Our community has been seeking an online educational tool that allows students to continue to read in Chinese at home with parents’ support, especially for families who are not from Chinese-speaking backgrounds. The teachers have expressed that they appreciate having iChineseReader available for both literacy groups and in differentiating reading for students. iChineseReader is very much part of what we use to cultivate the love and feeling of success for reading at appropriate levels and in working towards anticipated proficiency levels.

    Monica Lo
    Monica Lo
    K-12 Chinese Dual Language Curriculum Developer, Chinese World Language Curriculum Developer, Bellevue School District, WA
  • With the adoption of the program last year, my students show tremendous improvement in both the conversational and reading skills. I see students without Chinese Language background improve their reading standard from level 1 to 4. Besides, students whose home language is Chinese are delighted to tell me how parents engage in reading with them every day. The program gets my students pumped up and excited about Chinese learning. It’s wonderful to see students come to the classroom in a very happy mood, with wonderful things to say about them, and eager to share what they read at home.

    Clara Lu
    Clara Lu
    4th and 5th Grade Teacher, West Portal Elementary School, CA
  • I have struggled to find materials for students’ daily reading, group reading, as well as identifying students’ reading levels. iChineseReader has offered everything I need! At the beginning of the school year, I gave the students a baseline assessment by conducting a running record using iChineseReader’s benchmark books. After collecting and analysis students’ data, I set their reading levels through my teacher account, and assigned them books to read daily. At the same time, in the class I formed my reading groups based on the data. During guided reading I teach what the groups need to improve. Running records were conducting throughout the school year, roughly once a quarter. I also used the data to communicate with parents about their children’s reading levels at the teacher parent conference.

    Lichang Tan
    Lichang Tan
    4th Grade Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Global Village Academies, CO
  • When our teachers first learned about iChineseReader, we immediately became thrilled-it is exactly what we are looking for! All the dual language classes from our school have used the program effectively in and outside of the classroom. We consider iChineseReader as the best online reading program because it aligns with common core standards and content objectives, tailors leveled reading texts in different genres and offers comprehension assessments.

     Judy Ouyang Bello
    Judy Ouyang Bello
    Dual Chinese Language Teacher, Glenwood Elementary School, North Carolina
  • iChineseReader is a very effective and interactive Mandarin reading program for students to practice reading and improve comprehension skills in class and at home. My students love it, and they say it is the coolest online reading program ever! I always use iChineseReader in class for my students to review and reinforce the vocabulary and grammar for each unit. I also set up readings from iChineseReader for their homework or afterschool reading practice. It works really well!

    Xiaobo Lu
    Xiaobo Lu
    Lower School Chinese Teacher, Trinity Episcopal School, Virginia
  • 我研究了目前市面上的各种在线读本和读本软件,iChineseReader的图书分级做得最细,分类也很清晰。除每篇文章有测试题外,每一个级别还有一个类似英文的running record的水平测试。最让我兴奋的是,它不仅仅有市面上流行的系列图书,还有北美在职明星老师们的原创!无论是辅助课堂教学还是给学生布置课后作业,用起来都得心应手。

    纽约Avenues: The World School中文老师
  • I'm not a Mandarin speaker. As a parent of a language immersion student, I wonder how well my son is picking up the language. My own son enjoyed the reading in iChineseReader more than the alternative Mandarin practice that my wife would assign to him over the summer. I would recommend iChineseReader to any parent who wants their child to practice reading Chinese. The reports you can get from iChineseReader as a parent or teacher allow you to track how much your kids or students are reading and comprehending.

    Kirt Minor
    Kirt Minor
    Dad of a 5th grader in the Mandarin Immersion program at Azevada Elementary School, California

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