Chinese Made Easy for Kids Buying Guide
Popular Learning Chinese Textbook series designed for Children Learning Chinese as a 2nd Language and foreign born Chinese
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our four year old... The textbook has fun, colorful illustrations, and
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is a great way to introduce your child to Chinese. It comes with a CD
so, if you do not speak Chinese at home, your child (and you) can still
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objective of this series is to help primary-school age students develop
their Chinese communication skills, particularly in listening and
speaking. It is hoped that after going the lessons, students will have
a solid foundation in Chinese as a secondary language. After using this
series, students may then proceed to use the next series "Chinese Made
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What you Can Expect to Learn from Chinese Made Easy for Kids
Phonetic Symbols and Tones. The children will be immediately
immersed in phonetic symbols and tones. The author believes children
will overcome the confusion quickly. With more exposure, the children
will eventually pick up good Mandarin pronunciation and intonation.
Pinyin will be reinforced continuously, but printed in light gray so
that the kids will be drawn to the Chinese characters instead.
Chinese Characters. Chinese
characters will be taught according to the character formation system.
Once the children have a good grasp of radicals and simple characters,
they will be able to analyze most of the compound characters they see.
They will also get to understand and memorize new characters in a
Vocabulary and Sentence Structure.
Kids pick up words easily if they recognize it around them. Chinese
Made Easy for Kids teach new words and how to form sentences correctly
by using example sentences in the family, school, play areas and other
interesting matters for kids.
Textbook with CD targets fun listening
and speaking skills.
Listening and speaking skills are main
priorities in the textbook. Kids will develop oral communication skills
through audio exercises in the included CD, dialogues, Q&A and
speaking practice. To reinforce learning, games and rhymes are included
in the lessons to make learning fun.
WorkBook. Many activities are
designed to match the kids' learning ability. Children will trace and
copy characters fpr writing. For more reading they will read phrases,
sentences and short paragraphs. Difficulty of exercises gradually
increase as the kids go along and become more confident to use Chinese.
level by level lessons :
Chinese Made Easy For Kids has 4 levels.
With daily lessons and proper motivating instruction, one book level
can be completed in an academic school year. Each level has a textbook
with CD, work book and flashcards. You may also use "Chinese Made Easy"
textbooks series after you finish all 4 levels.
Chinese languages available : Chinese
Made Easy for Kids is available in Simplified Chinese and Traditional
Covered in all Levels:
Note: Each Level in the Chinese Made
Easy for Kids series has the same themes, but with more expanded words
and sentences per book level.
learn about Chinese Greetings, Classroom Language, Personal
Introduction, Numbers & Dates, Countries & Languages,
Occupations, Transport, Colours & Clothing, Daily Routines, School
subjects & facilities, Parts of the body & illness, Everyday
articles, Stationery, Articles in the house, Animals, House &
to Use Chinese Made Easy for Kids
A Few Suggestions from the Author:
The teacher should:
After the lessons, children are expected to:
every opportunity for kids to use their listening and speaking skills.
The exercises in the books can be modified to match the children's
- go over the
phonetic exercises in the textbook with the students. Later, children
should be encouraged to pronounce Pinyin on their own.
the importance of learning the basic strokes and stroke order of the
characters. Teacher should demonstrate the stroke order of each
character to total beginners.With regular practice of counting strokes,
kids will find it easy to recognize characters and learn new ones.
children to analyze new characters and encourage them to use their
imagination to aid memorization.
- modify the
games in the textbook to match the children's abilities
- skip, modify
or extend some exercises according to children's levels. Use and/ or
modify activities for class or homework.
kids to recite the times table at the end of Book 3 and 4. Not only
will they easily memorize numbers, tey can also learn multiplication.
Note: The text for each lesson, audio exercises, phonetic
symbols and rhymes are on the CD attached to the textbook. The symbol
indicates the track number.
example, CD-T1 is Track one.
- trace new
characters in each lesson
radicals and simple characters
- recite the
rhymes 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. Stories are in picture book form so kids should find
About the Author
Ms. Yamin Ma has an M.Ed. in Curriculum Design and Development from
Queen's University, Canada. Her research interest is in educational
psychology, ESL, Chinese language teaching and learning. She has taught
English and Chinese in china and Canada, and is currently teaching
Chinese in an international school in Hong Kong. She regularly attends
international conferences and publishes articles.