BEGINNING CHINESE READER DEFRANCIS PDF

Tojale Sign In Sign Up. Bryan added it Jan 09, All were in traditional Chinese. The majority, or at least a good percentage, of Mandarin learners seem to focus on simplified because it is the official set of Mainland China, where Mandarin is most widely and natively spoken. Given the easy access to alternatives, I think that would go a long way to explaining the lack of popularity of the series you talk about. After seven years, this series became inappropriate because it depended heavily on storytelling instead of real life situations.

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Tojale Sign In Sign Up. Bryan added it Jan 09, All were in traditional Chinese. The majority, or at least a good percentage, of Mandarin learners seem to focus on simplified because it is the official set of Mainland China, where Mandarin is most widely and natively spoken. Given the easy access to alternatives, I think that would go a long way to explaining the lack of popularity of the series you talk about.

After seven years, this series became inappropriate because it depended heavily on storytelling instead of real life situations. Open Deffrancis See a Problem? Modern Persian Donald L. Never read this, but this is how my father learned Chinese.

I think it takes a certain approach to learning for students to find use in these books though. When I got them many years ago, I paid quite a bit more for used versions. The kids you teach and their parents are lucky. Newer textbooks require access to the Internet and technology which helps increase instructional time in the classroom instead of spending so much time in class drilling the students. Not a very realistic teaching approach because fewer and fewer parents are able to maintain a Chinese speaking atmosphere in the home these days.

I love those books! In each lesson, DeFrancis introduces about ten characters, gives their pronunciation sgives a good number of compound words using the characters. Most 10 Related.

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Xhinese to add to the discussion? By and large these readers are as good as they were when they were first published. His Beginning Readers were extremely useful and I learned much from them. If not, why not? Not a very realistic teaching approach because fewer and fewer parents are able to maintain a Chinese speaking atmosphere in the home these days. Angela Barnell marked it as to-read Aug 29, In addition, I think there has a significant business interest in the last 20 years in convincing teachers and students that the latest and greatest textbooks i.

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Beginning Chinese Reader, Part 1

While continuing to stress the basic importance of the traditional usages, such as the regular characters to be found in all materials published before the adoption of the simplified forms in and still in use in some areas, the present revision goes further in contrasting variant usages and in providing additional material relevant to the PRC. The 1, combinations are based on characters; in all, the book contains , characters of running text. All compounds appear in illustrative sentences accompnied by English translations, in dialogues as a means of audio-lingual reinforcement, and in narrative or expository form. Supplementary lessons present reading material using the simiplified characters adopted in mainland China. To suit the needs of the beginner, characters are introduced in large size, and tables indicate the sequence of strokes used in their formation. In addition to a pinyin index, there are three summary charts in which the characters are arranged by lesson, by number of strokes, and by radical. A fourth chart contrasts regular and simplified characters; a fifth chart presents variant forms of the same chracter.

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