In my post: How to Raise a Bilingual Child, I shared some ideas about how to help a child learn a second language. In this post, I will talk about how to teach a kid Mandarin Chinese at home.
Let’s be honest. Back to twenty years ago, no people asked this question. Why? Because few people were interested in learning Mandarin Chinese.
However, in the past ten years, especially, recently, more and more people start to ask this question: Why learn Mandarin Chinese?
I found something interesting. When people search online about Mandarin Chinese learning, ” the best way to learn Chinese” ranks very high.
In this post, I try to answer this question based on my own knowledge. I am sure every one has his own answer.
As a parent myself, I know how important it is to have a support group and community while we raise bilingual kids.
As a Chinese teacher and parent, I keep looking for better ideas to help my kids and hopefully other kids learn Mandarin-Chinese in an effective and fun way.
With this purpose, I am going to interview people who have some good ideas and lessons to share.
If you read my former posts: Basic Rules for Reading Chinese Characters, you might get some ideas about how to guess the meaning of one character by reading its radical.
In this post, I will talk about which way is good to read out the Chinese character.