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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Practical Chinese Curriculum - The Effective Way to Learn Chinese

Practical Chinese is one of my favorite Learning Chinese Textbooks Series. It's also known as The Effective Way to Learn Chinese, and a lot of people for whom other systems have not worked out for, use Practical Chinese. I like how the author, Wendy Lin developed Practical Chinese to teach her own daughters in the US, because the traditional Learning Chinese method that focused on characters was not working. Practical Chinese uses Pinyin and English, and builds up competency by focusing on conversation through it's ten levels. Feedback has been very positive from customers, especially for the activity book.

Short summary of Practical Chinese

Name Motivation to Write Author Location Characters Teacher's Edition Age
CD
Levels

Practical Chinese - Effective way to learn ChineseTeach her kids to learn Chinese in the US (Wendy Lin)US (from Taiwan)Simplified and Traditional Chinese Character Versions with Pinyin NoAges 3 - Teenager (some adults even use it)
Yes 10

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Anonymous Lisa Chan said...

I'd sure like something like this for Cantonese. I'm having the darndest time coming up with a process for teaching myself (husband is Cantonese) - want to raise bi-lingual children.

October 22, 2008 at 6:18 AM  

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