I’ve got a few nice ideas for some extra stuff we can add to the Chinese course. When I was in Shezhen and Shanghai in February, I picked up a few children’s books. The books are quite tiny and each page has about 2 lines of text. What I’m thinking of doing is making each page of the book into a lesson, and basically letting people learn how to read that single page in each lesson.
So over the course of a month or so, one can actually learn to read an entire book – and get this: In Chinese characters, not pinyin. I think that would be quite cool. I’ll work on scanning the pages and making them into a lesson, I think it will be great.
(The book is quite nicely drawn, by the way)