21 February 2015

Learning Chinese is easy according to Shao Lan Hsueh

For us foreigners, Chinese language looks hard,but is it really ?

Few days ago I saw talk by Shao Lan Hsueh on TEd about her method to learn Chinese called  "Learn to read Chinese ... with ease!" (Her talk can be found here: -  http://www.ted.com/talks/shaolan_learn_to_read_chinese_with_ease)

I must admit ,it is quite pretty combination of Chinese characters with their visualization.
It will works much better with traditional Chinese as if you learn Chinese for while,then you will probably know  that Simplified Chinese makes easier to write but more difficult to discover meaning than traditional Chinese ,because character lost 'meaning' during simplification. I found that learning Chinese character can be a very interesting discovery process about Chinese culture.
It doesn't solve my problem with learning pronunciation,but it is great way to learn Chinese.

If you want know more about Shao Lan Hsueh  look to her homepage : http://shaolan.com.
If you want watch talk :  http://www.ted.com/talks/shaolan_learn_to_read_chinese_with_ease

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