Monday, April 23, 2012

Learning Chinese For Beginner--Lesson 1 : Pronunciation,Tone and Alphabet

Okay..There are so many chinese learning websites, and contain so many information, how do you choose a right website wont confused you and can keep you motivated?  My blog is for the self learner who really interested in learning Chinese.  Learning Chinese on your own I think that's possible, but you need to find the right way.  I feel the most important thing is your PRONUNCIATION.

Pronunciation is key for learning any language.  You need to be able to communicate with others when you learn a new language. When you learn in speaking Chinese, you need to be able to SOUNDS like talking in Chinese.  For my students, the first and the very important thing is to correct the pronunciation.  So the goal of this lesson:

1. general background of pinyin and tone,
2. pronunce chinese Alphabet. 

1.  General Background of Pinyin and Tone :  the definition of pinyin is Chinese Phonetic System for pronuncing Chinese Character.  Remember! Chinese Character has ONE syllable.  Tone; There are 4 types of tone, Different tone with the same syllable, has different meaning.  WATCH THIS VEDIO BELOW AND FOCUS ON PRONUNCIATION. NOTE: This person is not me, I am just using this video to demonstrate. 

2. The second vedio is for your alphabet pronunciation.  Chinese has 29 alphabet, you need to memorize all these 29 alphabet how to pronunce when you see them. then next step you will know how to use Chinese Pinyin. 

Assignment: you can do your own  alphabet cards, totally has 29 cards, always bring it with you and revise and you canalso  record how you sound when you repeat after those vedio.  That will always help your pronunciation. 

If you need online tutoring for your Chinese, I am in buddyschool teaching now, username is kai0224liu

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