Let's Learn Mandarin Chinese Kit
This introductory program teaches 64 commonly used words and phrases grouped by themes: basic etiquette and daily routines, family members, body parts, objects, basic math, and interests (color-coded for easy use). Vocabulary is selected from all parts of speech so you can create simple sentences. The emphasis is on spoken language, but written is included on each flashcard. One side shows a picture indicating the meaning with 1-inch Chinese characters written in traditional character calligraphy. Pinyin pronunciation and tone indications are written below. The card's other side includes words and sentences in English and Chinese. The kit contains 64 cards, a wall chart including many of the vocabulary words, and an 85-page learning guide showing each track of the audio CD (which includes songs, poems, and a multiplication table). The CD follows each flashcard in numerical order and uses a mix of adult and child native speakers. A great, inexpensive way to introduce Chinese to the whole family. ~ Ruth
**Winner of the 2016 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award*
Let's Learn Mandarin Chinese Kit is a complete language learning tool specially designed to introduce young children to the basic sounds, words, characters and phrases of Mandarin Chinese in a fun and interactive way.
This Chinese language kit is perfect for use in a classroom setting, for homeschooling, on vacation, or anywhere else that learning takes place. It contains:
- 64 Chinese flash cards
- An audio CD with recordings of songs, games and activities
- A wall chart showing the main words and phrases at a glance
- A 32-page learning guide for parents and teachers
The flash cards present 64 basic words and phrases representing the full range of sounds in Mandarin Chinese and organized into thematic categories, including:
- Basic Etiquette and Daily Routines
- Introducing Family Members
- Identifying Objects
- Identifying Body Parts
- Learn the Multiplication Table
- Tell Me What You Like or Do Not Like
- Tell Me What You Like to Do
Each word is illustrated with a picture that serves as a useful visual aid to learning and remembering the word. The words often reflect cultural objects and can be studied in any order. Learners may focus on one theme at a time or mix them up for greater variety. Simple example sentences are given for each word to show how they are used.
The audio CD gives native-speaker pronunciations for all the words and sentences and also contains songs, games and other activities which promote interactive language learning. Finally, the kit includes a wall chart featuring all the pictures and words, and a booklet explaining how to use the flashcards, audio CD and wall chart and how to play the games and activities.