Milestones

The rich content and standard appropriate reading resources for other languages have always the envy of Chinese language teachers and learners. Our endeavors to put an end of this situation goes back a long way. The following is chronical list of the milestones in the development of iChineseReader. 

Pre-iChineseReader (2010-2013)

iRead Club 中文爱读俱乐部

January 2010, supported by the wholesale bookstore, iChineseEdu (formerly the Chinese Language Education and Research Center, CLERC) created iRead Club to provide catalogs of leveled Chinese reading materials for various Chinese programs. All titles on the catalog were categorized by content subjects and readers’ ages.

iChineseReader Magazine 爱读在线杂志

October 2013, the first issue of iChineseReader Magazine, an online bilingual magazine for Chinese language learners was published. Although this project was ended in one year, the Chinese and English names, “iChineseReader 爱读” were officially used and went to the public. They continued to be used for our current digital reading platform.

iChineseReader · 爱读 (2013-2017)

Our Story
Our Story
2013
2013-01-23

Project proposal was approved!

January 2013, primary project feasibility evaluation commenced, and project proposal was formally approved later in this year.
2013-04-15

Peking University Press and Juvenile & Children’s Publishing House joined the project!

April 2013, two best known publishers specializing in Chinese language education, Peking University Press and Juvenile & Children's Publishing House joined the project and provided thousands of popular book titles that iChineseReader can choose from.
2014
2014-11-01

iChineseReader Trial Web Version was launched

November 2014, iChineseReader trial web version was launched. It was one of the most sensational events in the Chinese L2 community that year. We received many constructive suggestions and feedbacks from trial users.
2015
2015-04-10

iChineseReader Version 1.0 Launched!

iChineseReader Version 1.0 Launched!
April 10, 2015, iChineseReader 1.0 (web and App for iPad) was officially launched. It was the first online platform that provides leveled popular Chinese readers to Chinese L2 learners and educators. The priority for first round inclusion in iChineseReader goes to popular titles widely read and loved by native readers.
2016
2016-04-01

iChineseReader 2.0 Version launched!

April 2016, iChineseReader 2.0 created for school adoption and L2 learners the “progress Reading” section, devoted mainly to works by local US teachers in accurate correlation with ACTFL and Common Core standards as well as all major Textbook series adopted in various Chinese programs.
2016-09-01

iChineseReader 3.0 version launched!

iChineseReader 3.0 version launched!
September 2016, iChineseReader upgraded to its 3.0 version. Standards and proficiency based contents ensure full adaptability in classrooms of both Chinese immersion and world language programs. The enhanced class management functions allow teacher to assign differentiated homework, and to evaluate student reading progress to determine if students meet the goals set forth by states’ learning standards.
2017
2017-11-14

iChineseReader 4.0 version launched!

iChineseReader 4.0 version launched!
Adopted by more than 300 U.S. schools and Chinese language programs, the first and most popular leveled Chinese reading platform iChineseReader will release its new version at ACTFL 2017.
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