|Chinese script, the simplified version no less than the traditional, has a widespread reputation for being fiendishly complex. A fresh new English student of Chinese, about to start his studies, was once told:
so you want to learn Chinese, well the script is difficult – and it gets harder.
“A good text book.
I’ll be recommending it to my pupils. Good for independent learning too.”
Dr T Munford.
Well now, step into the Chinese Classroom, Book 2 and enjoy a gentle yet thorough introduction to this amazing and totally different form of written communication.
The Chinese Classroom, Book 2, is made up of
* short lessons introducing a group of characters
* exercises using these characters (with answers)
* exercises built around photos of Chinese signs
Click on the links below to view some of the features
For the first block of lessons you will be given some character building exercises.
You'll be encouraged to say the exercises out loud (this helps you remember).
Character recognition is the main focus of the book and is reinforced by puzzles.
You're only halfway
through the book and you can already figure this out!
on the street
In no time you can start finding your way around.
400 characters and 500 'words'
By the time you reach the end of the book you will have a Chinese vocabulary of some 500 words and will have mastered some 400 individual simplified characters or hanzi. And all of these are brought together in a glossary of characters used in the book.
Listen to the key Chinese words being spoken and download vocabulary files.