Chinese Idioms Literacy COOL is an inaugural piece of work using Chinese idioms to form a rhythmic passage. It is a complete system for learning Chinese that includes materials for standard pronunciation, basic word recognition, idioms practice, forming standard sentences, phrases accumulation, reading and comprehension and essay writing. When the child is learning the Chinese idioms, he is also familiarizing with the commonly used words and phrases in the Chinese language. Combined with the practicing of proper reading techniques and drilling of comprehension and essay writing utilizing idioms, (Chinese Idioms Literacy COOL) is a complete system that is able to enhance a child’s learning effectiveness within a short time frame.
How was designed?
Chinese Idioms Literacy COOL had compiled the commonly used Chinese idioms where every pair of idioms is connected with the last character of the 1st idiom rhyming with the first character of the second idiom, and every four idioms follow a similar rhythm. The rhythmic pattern of the full text makes it easy for recitation and memorization. At the same time, an unfamiliar character of an appropriate difficulty level would appear in every 3 characters on average. This helps the student to learn new words easily in a relaxed manner. Such intensive and extensive word recognition and reading helps the student to progress to understanding and comprehending the meaning of the idioms much better. The integrated training also utilizes a variety of methods and questioning styles to help the student learn repetitively and apply the idioms in different situations, be it verbal communication or essay writing.
Chinese Idioms Literacy COOL is authored by Principal and Founder of Yuquan Language School Ms Song Yuhong who, with more than ten years of overseas teaching experience, specially tailored this system for those staying outside of China but has a great interest in learning the Chinese language. There is no prerequisite to learning. Regardless of whatever one’s foundation in the Chinese language or one’s age, the learning is made fun and easy. It does not matter whether one has a conducive environment for learning Chinese. The learning effectiveness of this program is high and definitely beneficial for life.