“A good text book.
I’ll be recommending it to my pupils. Good for independent learning too.”
Dr T Munford.
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.
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
Some key features of The Chinese Classroom 2
- Character building – for the first block of lessons you will be given some character building exercises.
- Exercises – you’ll be encouraged to say the exercises out loud (this helps you remember).
- Puzzles – character recognition is the main focus of the book and is reinforced by puzzles.
- Cartoons – 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.