Learn to speak Mandarin: Improve wellbeing

Author: Guido Deboeck

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 035924176X

Category: Education

Page: 392

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Learning to speak Chinese Mandarin can have beneficial effects on your health, especially your mental health, hence your overall wellbeing. This book makes learning Chinese Mandarin real easy because it uses an approach that children use to learn their mother tongue. Since one sixth of the world population lives in China, learning Chinese can improve your exchanges with a vast number of people This is of increasing importance in a world that is more and more intertwined with economic and social networks.
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Chinese Characters Made Easy

Learn 1,000 Chinese Characters the Fun and Easy Way

Author: Michael L. Kluemper,Kityee Yam Nadeau

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804843850

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 216

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This highly-visual book introduces an effective new method for learning Chinese characters using visual stimuli and pictographs. Learning the basic characters used to write even simple Chinese sentences can be a long and arduous process. Chinese Characters Made Easy makes the learning process fun and easy by presenting the 1,000 most common characters using a new mnemonic approach that associates each character with a memorable visual and verbal clue—making memorization easy. The character for person, for example, is superimposed over a sketch of a man representing "a person standing on two legs"—drawing the reader's attention to the distinctive shape of the character and associating the sketch with the character's meaning. The Chinese characters are presented in groups or clusters all sharing common elements and meanings, for context and ease of identification. These groups of characters all share common root symbols known as radicals, or relate to a particular theme or topic such as colors, numbers, animals, or body parts. Pronunciations, meanings and vocabulary compounds are provided for each character in the group. A free audio CD provides native-speaker pronunciations for all the characters and their associated vocabulary. A short introduction explains the history and structure of the Chinese writing system. This Chinese character book's visual approach is a powerful learning tool. It can be used by serious students and is entertaining and useful to general readers who are curious about how the Chinese writing system works and how it developed.
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Chinese Flash Cards Kit Volume 1

Characters 1-349: HSK Elementary Level (Downloadable Audio Included)

Author: Philip Yungkin Lee

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462914683

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 32

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Everything you need to learn the 349 most basic Chinese characters quickly and easily is in this box - our #1 Chinese language learning kit! 349 Flash Cards. A Handy Organizing Ring . Audio Recordings of More than 2000 words and phrases . Plus a 32-page study booklet. To succeed in mastering Chinese characters, there are just 3 secrets: begin with the most useful characters, study them in the most effective order, and use repetition galore! Flash cards remain one of the most effective tools for rapid memorization, and Tuttle's flash cards are the best available today. Whether on a train from Beijing to Shanghai or sitting under a tree in Berkeley, you can be study Chinese with this well-designed, easy-to-use set of flashcards. Developed with HSK study and AP test-prep in mind, the front of Tuttle's Chinese Flash Cards give one Chinese character, a stroke order guide, 4 words and phrases, and look-alike alerts to help avoid confusion. On the reverse is as much information as a dictionary entry: Romanized pronunciation and English meanings, sample sentences for correct usage, plus helpful mnemonics and learning tips. Downloadable audio gives native-speaker pronunciations and a handy organizing ring is the perfect way to keep the cards all together when you're on the go.
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Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education

Theoretical and Practical Issues

Author: Yang Lu

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 131552080X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 258

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Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education deals with the current issues and challenges faced by teachers and learners of Chinese. Written by leading professionals and academics, the book is the first collection of research articles based on data collected in higher education institutions in the UK. The studies focus on concerns related to learners of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) and aim to establish studies on teaching Chinese as a foreign language (TCFL) as part of the mainstream of applied linguistics The contributors have applied their theoretical backgrounds in applied linguistics and education to tackle issues such as how to benchmark the Chinese written language with CEFR, how to integrate standardised Chinese proficiency tests with institutional assessments and teaching methodologies. Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education will be invaluable to professionals, academics and students seeking theoretical frameworks in applied linguistics for TCFL.
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Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

The Way of the Learner

Author: Jane Orton,Andrew Scrimgeour

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351206850

Category: Education

Page: 202

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Grounded in analysis of Chinese and international educational concepts and classroom techniques currently used to teach Chinese as a Second Language, and a thorough review of recent research in the field, this volume identifies the learning challenges of the language for native English speakers. Orton and Scrimgeour assess the gap in knowledge and skills between learners’ initial and future proficiency levels as L2 Chinese speakers, map their needs as learners towards achieving a high language proficiency, and set out an informed, integrated teaching orientation and practice for the Chinese classroom that responds to those needs. Chapters in the volume address curriculum design, teaching diverse learners and levels, the learning challenges of Chinese oral and literacy skills, grammar and vocabulary, discourse development, cultural understanding, and the affordances of a visit to China. Filled with original and engaging teaching and learning tools and techniques, this book is an essential and rich content resource for primary and secondary teachers, and teacher candidates and educators in Chinese as a Second Language education.
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