Rapid Literacy in Chinese. For Beginners
Size: 178 MB
Author: Zhang Pengpeng
Publisher: 话语教学出版社 (Sinolingua Press)
This book teaches reading comprehension of 750 Chinese characters in a minimum amount of time. It starts from scratch – no prior knowlege of Chinese characters is assumed. Most other books are just lists and lists of Chinese characters, that apparently you must stare at a sufficiently long for them to sink in. This book, however, is from the source – the Beijing Chinese Institute. The method here to teach “Rapid Literacy in Chinese” is near perfect – and appears to be something new. Let me describe: There are 25 chapters. Each chapter introduces a single sentence containing 30 new letters. You memorize each sentence, and practice the reading sections in each chapter, getting extensive use with the 30 characters of that chapter. By the time you finish 25 chapters, you can read 750 Chinese characters near fluently. The 25 core sentences are also listed on 2 summary pages, and can be read through quickly for an entire review of the 750 characters (something you should want to do frequently). Additionally, the 750 characters are listed in alphabetical order on a page by themselves, for quick review. There is also an extensive dictionary of all terms and letter combinations learned in the many practice texts – the longest text being two full pages of Chinese containing all the letters you’ve been learning.