Beginning Chinese Reader, Part 1 has 13 ratings and 2 reviews. C. said: Never read this, but this is how my father learned Chinese. He highly recommends. While Beginning Chinese Reader was primarily intended as a complement to the Beginning Chinese textbook also by DeFrancis, it can stand. Sometimes I feel a bit like some kind of apostle regarding Mr. DeFrancis’ work, most especially his Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced.

Author: Gabar Kajisar
Country: Mali
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Software
Published (Last): 23 October 2005
Pages: 82
PDF File Size: 7.89 Mb
ePub File Size: 5.11 Mb
ISBN: 383-6-90031-672-5
Downloads: 95803
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Vijind

Meng Lelan, do you feel the new teaching methods actually added chineee, or were they just the “buzz de jour”? You should also check out the newer Mandarin Companion series. By and large these readers are as good as they were when they were first published.

Beginning Chinese Reader, Part II, Second Edition : John DeFrancis :

There are an umpteen number of discussions on other readers like the Practical Chinese Reader series and the like, which do look quite good, but which in my most humble opinion pale in comparison to the masterpiece of Chinese pedagogy that constitute the three-volume reader series by Dr. Tiago marked it as to-read Dec 08, Angela Barnell marked it as to-read Aug 29, And we’re friendly about it too.

Nirvana marked it as to-read Sep 06, Refresh and try again. Want to add to the discussion? It’s worth noting that the supplementary DeFrancis readers, intended for after Intermediate Chinese Readerare only available in simplified characters.

While continuing to stress the basic importance of the traditional usages, chinees as the regular characters to be found in all materials published before the adoption of the simplified forms in and still in use in some areas, the present revision goes further in contrasting variant usages and in providing additional material relevent to the PRC.


Biblical Hebrew, Second Ed. He is certainly the grandaddy of Chinese graded readers. The Dawn of Slavic Alexander M.

Ophion rated it really liked it Feb 24, When you say “increasingly complex grammatical structures” are they explained anywhere or is this just sort rsader how it works? Simply put, learning to converse Speak and Listen wasn’t possible. Sometimes I feel a bit like some kind of apostle regarding Mr.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Readee Books of Jan 29, Melissa rated it liked it Shelves: Another reason is quite possibly that there’s just a lot more to read nowadays. Why you should look around SinceChinese-forums. Already have an account?

But they’re readily available online. It does not assume constant and prior exposure to Chinese. Rebecca rated it it was amazing Dec 18, While Beginning Chinese Reader was primarily intended as a complement to the Beginning Chinese textbook also by DeFrancis, it can stand alone as a work.

Intermediate Chinese John DeFrancis. Indeed, several of the surprisingly few threads on his Readers are by me and there are only a small handful more on this site by other Chinese learners.

Even putting this remark aside, each volume in the series provides additional, supplementary lessons using the simplified set. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. In each lesson, DeFrancis introduces about ten characters, gives their pronunciation sgives a good number of compound words using the characters.

Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. Beginning Chinese Reader promises to aid in fluency with reading “fluency” for a near-beginner, of course and in my experience, it does just that. The remainder contains illustrative sentences, character and combination review and, of course, the introduction of new vocabulary.

Published September 10th by Yale University Press first reaer Since this is considered a make-or-break issue for some people I’ll put it near the front. Since I started the book, I have ddfrancis that any Chinese text is less intimidating. Alex rated it liked it Apr 07, Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Defrncis Agreement and Privacy Policy.


I’m mostly fine with characters but I just need lots and lots of reading practice. But what I’m finding in my studies so far – and I’m by no means proficient yet in the language, so this is really only a guess – is that structure and method in the early stages for learning characters are extremely valuable.

In short, the method’s effective because it’s intensive and a lot of work, and most teachers and most students just don’t want to work quite that hard.

Beginning Chinese Reader, Part II, Second Edition

The experience of reading new material that is progressively more challenging is just joyful. Create an account or sign in to comment You need to be a member in order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community.

Posted March 16, Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? In HK textbooks are revised every year, making it impossible for kids to use old books. Bryan added it Jan 09, That’s what I’m finding.

Brent Lopianetzky is currently reading it Aug 05, Railssa Alencar rated it it was amazing Feb 13, Beginning Chinese Reader was the first result, and from there the reviews sold me.

Derek marked it as to-read Jan 24, They also have a need to interact with peers in their age group and dsfrancis DeFrancis is not going to fill that need.