In this groundbreaking new course, computer input of Chinese characters ("Computer Chinese") is utilized as both a language learning tool, and a fifth language skill, to make the process of learning Chinese more efficient, effective, and rewarding.
Typing Chinese involves entering pinyin, the romanized sounds for Chinese syllables, and then selecting the correct character. Learning accurate pinyin is crucial to speaking Chinese well, and in Chinese for Tomorrow, keyboarding pinyin forms the basis of a new learning method that lets learners use the language in a practical and engaging way very early on in their studies.
The authors' extensive field testing at New York University and elsewhere indicates that students using the Computer Chinese method learn Chinese characters more quickly, have better retention, and write more effective compositions than students learning by traditional methods. The Computer Chinese method is additionally useful for students who will take the Chinese AP Exam, which requires computer interaction.
Volume 2 is perfect for those who used Volume 1 in their first year of study, or for heritage students who want to deepen their communicative skills in Chinese. Character writing by hand is introduced at a more rapid pace, and students are challenged to contextualize larger amounts of new vocabulary, complex grammar patterns, and in-depth cultural material. Lessons focus on studying abroad, holidays and festivals, sports and extra-curricular activities, composing letters and e-mail, and more.
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