Belajar Bahasa Cina

Reading and Writing Course

This course is designed for students who can already speak Mandarin and now want to learn on reading and writing Chinese characters. We will focus on intensive spoken Mandarin, reading and writing Chinese characters.

Learning Outcome: Able to communicate fluently, read and write Mandarin characters.

Class size: Around 5 students   

Class duration: 2 hours/class

Age range: 15 years old and above

A Chinese character contains an indication of pronunciation as well as an indication of meaning.There are more than 100,000 different Chinese characters. However, The number of useful characters that we usually use is 2,000 to 5,000.  A character is not a random drawing. It is made of strokes. There are 6 basic strokes.Some of them have several variants, and strokes can be combined to create more strokes. But the basic idea is that most characters are made from a small number of strokes.

Strokes have names. By only naming the strokes, I can describe any character. In a way, strokes are closer to the concept of letters than characters are. They are the smallest unit of Chinese writing. Stroke order is important. Kids learn which stroke goes before which at school. It is important because of how muscle memory works. Our brain is able to automatically remember a complex sequence of movement. If strokes were written in a random order, they would be much harder to remember. There are only a few rules for stroke ordering. Characters that look very complex at first, are in fact just a familiar sequence of strokes.

 

Some of our students’ testimonials

“Before joining the class, i can speak very basic Mandarin but not able to recognise the characters at all. So, i joined this course as i want to learn to read and write Chinese characters as well as to enhance my communication skill. After 1 year of joining the class, i am able to read and write Chinese characters up to Standard 3. Thank you Jia Ming tutor for your guidance and motivatition towards my goal.” –

Mr Tan joined in September 2015, Shah Alam

“I’ve taken other writing classes and this one was by far the most helpful and most practical. My reading and writing skills improved dramatically over the last month.”

Fatimah joined in December 2015, Shah Alam
 

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How to enroll in BBC Reading & Writing course?
Please click here to book your trial class!