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Teachers News 教师资讯 | Issue 13

Posted on 27 Jul 2014 in Teachers News

Welcome to Issue 13 of Teachers News.  This month follows on from Issue 12 where we’re taking a closer look at the teaching of Chinese characters.

Our first instalment features Part 2 of our interview with Dr. Zhu Zhu, Chinese Language Programme Director of Asian Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Find out what she recommends for overcoming common problems, and motivating students to move beyond pinyin.

Next, read Alison Castle’s blog to see what she finds challenging about learning Chinese characters and what’s helped her move to the next level.

Finally, try out a unit from the Discover China 1 Workbook to see how it reinforces new vocabulary, and provides excellent practice for reading and writing characters.

Interview with Dr. Zhu Zhu – Teaching characters Part 2

Zhu Zhu presenting Leeds

Read the interview

Alison’s Blog

Alison Teachers News

Read the blog

Discover China Workbook 1, Unit 4

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Download our sample unit