Wendy Lin, like all well-meaning parents who want their children to be bi-lingual, looked for educational materials to help her children learn Chinese easily. She found that the available materials were not up to par.
Being a certified Chinese language teacher, she wrote the lessons for her 3 children herself.
She knew a great deal of parents also had exactly the same dilemma, and she wanted to help provide suitable books. She completed her children’s lessons and came up with a textbook series about learning to speak Chinese as another language.
Wendy Lin’s Practical Chinese books – The Effective Way of Learning Reading, Writing and Speaking Chinese is specially designed to teach Chinese as a second language. Lessons focus on daily conversation and verb use. This differs from the Traditional Chinese language learning style that teaches through writing.
Practical Chinese has 10 degrees of books. These are obtainable in both Simplified and Traditional characters. Parents and teachers should be able to look for a text and exercises fitted to pre-K to college level. The curriculum of Practical Chinese book series is aligned with the ACTFL (Association of Chinese Teachers Foreign Language)
Practical Chinese exercises are gradually advanced as the student progresses:
– Learn writing characters in the right stroke order
– Translate words into Chinese
– Ask and answer questions as in real life situations
– Translate sentences, and
– Perform oral presentations.
Also great for self-study
Practical Chinese series comes with an introduction to Pinyin. It is included in the level one book. English and Pinyin are used to help students learn even in a non-Chinese environment. Lessons are connected; current lessons are built from previous lessons. Workbook and CD/Cassettes are for sale to each level of Practical Chinese.
Just how did other parents find this parent-written book?
YF from Valley Stream, NY found Practical Chinese a good starter book. This parent thinks the repetition in the book is good for YF’s 8 year old child. YF also recommends using the accompanying CD “as you can just play it in the backdrop anytime which means that your child is subjected to and becomes familiar with the sounds.”
Linda from Holland, Michigan says her daughter “has learned so much more since starting with this textbook,” while Shirley of Washington said “I am by using this program with my children. It’s ideal for character recognition and conversation. It’s a spiral program so old words are constantly reviewed and expanded with new words. My children are liking it and making good progress. The purchase price is also very reasonable.”
Ms. Wendy Lin is a certified Chinese language instructor. She’s an accomplished educational and working background on the Oriental, including writing the Chinese curriculum for the Marlboro School district. She is currently tutoring non-Chinese and adoptive families, and writes related articles for media.
Practical Chinese series is trusted by schools and the ones doing individual Chinese language study. Practical Chinese has been found in the US and Canada, Australia, Guam, Hong Kong, China, Israel and other countries. Join the parents who are satisfied with their children’s progress in learning Chinese once they order Practical Chinese books.