China Panorama - Phonetic Introduction
Practicability is what features this Chinese phonetics introduction program –
With overseas learners of Chinese as the targeted users, a systematic teaching of pinyin is given respecting initials, finals, tones as well as its spelling.
A complete English explanation is applied to depict how and where the initials and finals of pinyin are enunciated physically. Moreover, such sounds are not only demonstrated by voice but also cartoon pictures.
Cartoons are again employed to display syllable and word combination procedures and facilitate similar sound comparisons and contracts, reinforced by the demonstration reading. Appropriate intervals are left for the learner to repeat and follow up.
Dialogs are en facto pragmatic situational scenes which encompass focuses of learning in each episode. Baldness of syllables and words detailing could be thereby rendered into useful conversations for students.
Pronunciation points are incorporated into interesting situational dialogues.
Difficult points in Chinese phonetics are evenly distributed throughout the program. A large number of read-along exercise are deigned for key points. In addition, Similar, commonly- -mistaken sounds are paired and drilled extensively to make Learning more efficient.
The practical orienrarion of the program is reflected in its stress on imitation. Explanations are kept to a minimum; the focus is on drilling difficult syllables and tones to help learners master natural and standard Chinese pronunciation.