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  1. 1. Chinese Made Easy for Kids, recognized as one ofthe best Chinese learning materials worldwide,is made for you by Hong Kong’s prestigious JointPublishing Co Ltd. (est. 1948). Simplified and Traditional Chinese versions are both available For more information or services, please email to: or visit:     
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION The primary goal of this series Chinese Made Easy for Kids is to help totalbeginners, particularly primary school students, build a solid foundation forlearning Chinese as a second/foreign language. This series is designed to emphasizethe development of communication skills in listening and speaking. The uniquecharacteristic of this series is the use of the Communicative Approach, which alsotakes into account the differences between Chinese and European languages, in thatthe written Chinese characters are independent of their pronunciation. Chinese Made Easy for Kids is composed of 4 colour textbooks (Books 1 to 4), eachsupplemented by a CD and a workbook in black and white. 1 2 3 4 1
  3. 3. COURSE DESIGN Chinese Made Easy for Kids (Books 1 to 4) have been written to provide a solidfoundation for the subsequent use of Chinese Made Easy (Books 1 to 5). ls and P honetic symbo tones ls e phonetic symbo Children will be exposed to th author beginning. The and tone s from the very ry ercome tempora believes that children will ov m e, an d or t pe ri od of ti co nf us io n w it hi n a sh io n od pr on un ci at w il l ev en tu al ly ac qu ir e go on -g oi ng an da ri n w it h an d in to na ti on of M t, ti ce . T hr ou gh ou re in fo rc em en t of pi ny in pr ac each ue or grey above pinyin is printed in light bl , n to the ildren s attentio char acter, to draw ch characters. Chinese characters C hi ne se ch ar ac te rs in th is se ri es ar e ta ug ht ac co rd in g to th e ch ar ac te r fo rm at io n sy st em . Once the children have a good grasp of radicals an d si m pl e ch ar ac te rs , th ey w ill be ab le to analyze most of th e compound charac ters they encounter, and to m emorize new charac ters in a logical way.2
  4. 4. Vocabulary andsentence structuresChildren at this age tend to learn vocabularyrelated to their environment. Therefore, thechosen topics are: family members, animals,food, colours, clothing, daily articles, schoolfacilities, modes of transport, etc. The topics,vocabulary and sentence structures in previousbooks will reappear in later books of this seriesto consolidate and reinforce memory. Textbook: listening an sp eaking skil d ls The textboo k covers ne w vocabulary s e n te n c e s tr and simple u c tu re s w it h p a rt ic u la o n li st e n in g r e m p h a s is a n d sp e a k in g sk il ls . C h develop ora il d re n w il l l communic ation skills e x e rc is e s , through aud d ia lo g u e s , io q u e s ti o n s a and speakin n d a n s w e rs g practice. In , consolidate order to rein knowledge, force and the games in are designed the textbook to create a fu n learning en The accomp vironment. anying rhym es in the tex c o n si st o f n tbook mainly e w v o c a b u la ry in e a c h le language acq ss o n to a id uisition. iting hara cter wr ork book: c illsWan d readi ng sk suit the igned to y des carefull ted to tr ace exerc ises are e expec ty of ill b yA varie ildren w skills b , ability. The ch lop readingchildren s to deve raphs. The aract ers, and rt parag y ch d sho the and cop nces an ases as phrase s, sente adua lly incre reading cises gr to use el of the exer n their ability y lev dent i difficult e confi beco me mor children . 3 Chinese
  5. 5. COURSE LENGTH This series is designed for primary 1 to 6 students. With one lesson daily, ableand highly motivated children might complete one book within one academic year. Atthe end of Book 4, they can move on to the series Chinese Made Easy (Books 1 to 5)previously published. As the four books of this series are continuous and ongoing,each book can be taught within any time span. HOW TO USE Chinese Made Easy for KidsHere are a few suggestions from the author:The teacher should: provide every opportunity for the children to develop their listening and speaking skills. A variety of ,speaking exercises included in the textbook can be modified according to the children s ability go over the phonetic exercises in the textbook with the students. At a later stage, the children should beencouraged to pronounce new pinyin on their own emphasize the importance of learning basic strokes and stroke order of characters. The teacher shoulddemonstrate the stroke order of each character to total beginners. Through regular practice of countingstrokes of characters, the children will find it easy to recognize the old and new characters guide the children to analyze new characters and encourage them to use their imagination to aidmemorization modify the games in the textbook according to childrens abilities skip, modify or extend some exercises according to the childrens levels. A wide variety of exercises inthe workbook can be used for both class work and homework encourage children to recite times table attached at the end of Book 3 and 4 of this series. Theauthor believes that being able to recite the Chinese times table will facilitate the childrens learning ofmultiplication.The children are expected to: trace the new characters in each lesson memorize radicals and simple characters recite the rhyme in each lesson listen to the recording of the text a few times in Book 3 and 4, and tell the story if they can. As these textsare in picture book form, the children should find them appealing.The text for each lesson, the audio exercises, phonetic symbols and rhymes areon the CD attached to the textbook. The symbol indicates the track number. Forexample, is track one.4
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  22. 22. Other books in the same series:"Chinese Made Easy", books 1-5 (for secondary school students) This series includes: Textbook with CDs Workbook , Teacher s Book with CD
  23. 23. "Chinese Made Easy for Kids" adopts a new approach to teaching Chinese as a second/foreign language. Itis designed for primary school students who start learning Chinese as total beginners. This series "ChineseMade Easy for Kids" (Books 1 to 4) is the foundation course accompanying the series "Chinese Made Easy"(Books 1 to 5) published previously."Chinese Made Easy for Kids" comprises 4 books, each book consisting of one textbook with a CD and oneworkbook. After completing this series, students will be able to write from memory approximately 100 simpleChinese characters, recognize over 500 Chinese characters and develop listening and speaking skills froman early age.The focus of this series is: basic knowledge of pinyin basic knowledge of strokes and stroke order of characters listening and speaking skills a lively and free learning atmosphere of Chinese language learning through rhymes, pictures and story-telling tasks and activities designed for the target age group up-to-date topics relevant to primary school students.The topics included in this series:- Greetings - Daily routines- Classroom language - School subjects and facilities- Personal introduction - Parts of the body and illness- Numbers and date - Everyday articles- Countries and languages - Stationery- Occupations and work places - Articles in the house- Modes of transport - Animals- Colours and clothing - House and roomsEach book in this series consists of:Textbook with CDWorkbookAbout the author:Ms. Yamin Ma has an M.Ed. in Curriculum Designand Development from Queen’s University,Canada. Her research interest lies in educationalpsychology, ESL, and Chinese language teachingand learning. She has taught both English andChinese in China and Canada, and is currentlyteaching Chinese in an international school inHong Kong. She regularly attends internationalconferences and publishes articles. ¤TÁp®Ñ©±¡]-»´ä^¦³¤½¥q Joint Publishing (H.K.) Co.,Ltd.