Merry Christmas and 聖誕快樂 to all those who celebrate! I know it’s Christmas Day so hopefully, you had a great morning of basking in the glow of your grateful children. But if you are now begging to be educated on learning Chinese (oh, don’t lie – you totally are!!), I’ve conveniently compiled my Top 10 Chinese Posts of 2015.
No, no. No need to thank me. (Ok, you can thank me just a little.) Likely, you’ve chanced upon a few of these posts in the past, but if you haven’t, here is your chance to catch up. 🙂
1) Should Your Child Learn Traditional or Simplified Characters? – Want your kid to learn Chinese but not sure whether you should choose Traditional or Simplified characters? This post may help (and has a handy chart)!
2) Realistic Expectations for Learning Chinese – So you want your kid to learn Chinese? Here are some common unrealistic expectations families often have about learning Chinese.
3) The Costs of Learning Chinese – This post talks about the costs associated with learning Chinese, both monetary and opportunity.
4) The Case for Zhuyin (Bopomofo) – Why you should consider teaching your kids zhuyin even if they may already recognize some Chinese characters as well as read pinyin.
5) Sagebooks – A review and resource for Sagebooks and supplementary materials.
6) How to Gauge Chinese Fluency – So your kid is learning Chinese. How can you accurately gauge their Chinese fluency if you don’t personally speak the language?
7) Mandarin Immersion Facebook Groups – A few Mandarin Immersion Facebook Groups and pages that I find helpful in this bilingual journey.
8) Daily Noodles – A quick review and resource for Daily Noodles, an online Chinese resource that has workbooks, activities, and videos for kids learning Chinese.
9) How an Article Confirmed My Worst Fears About Mandarin Immersion – In which I explode over a seemingly innocuous Mandarin Immersion schooling article.
10) Why I Am So Insistent on Mandarin Immersion – Mandarin immersion is a big deal for me, but not for the reasons you might think.
Thanks again for taking the time to read (I know many of them are quite verbose). Have a wonderful Christmas!