My Mother Tongue is a brand new Chinese Language text that has been purpose-written for senior secondary students. The content-it's themes, topics and levels-has been developed in accordance with the Chinese Study Designs and Collaborative Curriculum and Assessment Framework for Languages (CCAFL). My Mother Tongue is aimed at 1st language students. The content is presented in a range of text types and addresses relevant themes and topics in appropriate breadth and depth. Chinese, as with some other LOTEs, is to be divided into streams: - First language (background speaker) - Second language - Second language advanced The text contains ten stand-alone chapters that allow for a number of entry points. It also features authentic text and resources that teachers usually have difficulty finding, recreating or compiling. My Mother Tongue features vocabulary lists at the end of the book and a glossary of key vocabulary that includes pinyin. My Mother Tongue is accompanied by text-type, context, background information and suggested classroom activities.