这套教材以零为起点，终点接近中级汉语水平。编写的主导思想是培养中学生学习汉语的兴趣。教材在内容的安排上力图自然、有趣，符合第二语言学习规律。教材语法点的出现顺序以表达功能的需要为基础，并用话题为线索来编排语言材料，从而带动交际能力的培养。 Learn Chinese with Me is part of the major project sponsored by China National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (NOCFL), who entrusted this task to Beijing Normal University. It is a series of textbooks designed especially for overseas high school students. It is mainly targeted at high school students or teenagers aged between 15 and 18 learning Chinese as a second language whose mother tongue is English. The entire series of Learn Chinese with Me is composed of 12 books，including 4 Student’s Books, 4 Teacher’s Books, 4 Workbooks and other phonetic and listening materials and multimedia materials supplemented to the Student’s Books. The series can meet the needs of teaching Chinese to 9-12 grades in the English-speaking area. This series of textbooks takes the students from beginner to low-intermediate level. The compiling principle is to foster high school students’ interest in learning Chinese. The content is natural and interesting and arranged in accordance with the rules of learning a second language. To cope with the general needs of conducting daily communication, the sentence patterns and grammar are presented to students in an order that is in accordance with functional usage; the language materials are arranged within situational topics.