Saturday, June 17, 2017

“The Chinese Commercial Contract Discussion” by Polina Shinkina


Each Unit of the textbook “The Chinese Commercial Contract Discussion” by Polina Shinkina includes the main text, list of characters used in the Unit, exercises on character study and character decomposition, grammar exercises on general questions study, exercises on the Chinese numerals study and The Chinese Character Decomposition Guidance for the Unit.

The main purpose of this book is developing speaking skills by means of studying general questions.

The skill of asking questions is very important in business talks with the Chinese trading partners as well as in business correspondence.



Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Chinese textbook: “Trading Email Writing for Beginners”

Polina Shinkina has just self-published “Trading Email Writing for Beginners” on www.lulu.com

The five standard emails provided in this textbook are written in full compliance with the modern Chinese email correspondence specific requirements to the email text layout, usage of standard lexicology and stylistics, introduction and closing phrases.

The email texts are followed by detailed wordings which facilitate and speed up the learning process.

This textbook is specially designed as a beginning course for the Chinese language learners who are willing to be successfully employed in the area of the international trading relations.

It also can be used by the Chinese language teachers as a supplementary material in their Chinese business writing lessons.

The first and unique Chinese email textbook for beginners!!!
Trading Email Writing for Beginners



Monday, May 15, 2017

‘Open the Door to Chinese Book 1’ Second Edition Published

The second edition of Polina Shinkina’s ‘Open the Door to Chinese Book 1’ self-publushed today on www.lulu.com.

The structure of the textbook remained untouched, some changes have been made in the part of the Chinese numerals.

Now the textbook contains samples and answers to the exercises on the Chinese numerals.

All the improvements make ‘Open the Door to Chinese Book 1’ more easy and interesting for self-learning and self-controlling of the learning process.

Author,
May 16, 2007

Mandarin Chinese Textbook for Beginners
Open the Door to Chinese Book 1 by Polina Shinkina



Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A Feedback from the Chinese Language Teachers


In responce to my articles about the Chinese character decomposition I am receiving a feedback from the Chinese language teachers.

The requests can be structurized as the following:

1. There is “something in the Chinese character decomposition”.
2. No time and resources to decompose the Chinese characters.
3. No textbooks with the decomposed Chinese characters.

My answers to the esteemed colleagues are:

1. The Chinese Character decomposition is the new word in the Chinese language teaching. No doubt in it.

2. Decomposition is a highly time consuming process. It took me about ten years to work out and test this principle in the classroom with my students.

3. The textbooks with the Chinese character decomposition are available on Polina Shinkina’s Author Spotlight page http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/polina985.  

All the Chinese characters are decomposed in them. No need for you to re-decompose. Just take the textbook you like and teach successfully!


Good luck dear colleagues in your noble endeavours!


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

中文数字一到十乘法。

中文数字一到十乘法三乘以三等于多少?
Chinese Numerals 1 – 10. Multiplication.

三乘以三等于多少?
sān chéngyǐ sān děngyú duōshao

3 х 3 = ?

A.
B.
C.

The Chinese Numerals for Businessmen by Polina Shinkina



Friday, April 14, 2017

汉子的‘骤’分解。Analyzing Chinese Character 骤 zhòu ‘gallop, sudden’ (17 strokes)


Chinese Character      zhòu  gallop, suddenconsists of the radical     mǎ   ‘horseand character    jù  ‘get together’. 

Chinese character      jù   ‘get togetherconsists of the radical      ěr   ear’, radical   yòuagainand character    yín  stand in the crowd’.

So, the main components of the Chinese Character      zhòu   ‘gallop, suddenare:

1. Radical      mǎ   ‘horse,
2. Character      jù   ‘get together’. 

Components of the Chinese character    jù   ‘get together’ are the following:

1. Radical      ěr   ‘ear’,
2. Radical      yòu   ‘again’ ,
3. Character      yín ‘stand in the crowd’.

The detailed decomposition of the Chinese Character      zhòu   ‘gallop, sudden’ and all its components looks like the following:

  mǎ  ‘horse’,
  jù  get together,
 qǔ  take,
 ěr  ear,
 yī  one,
 gǔn  line,
 gǔn  line,
 sān  three,
 yī  one,
 èr  two,
 yòu  again,
 yín  stand in the crowd,
丿  piě  slash,
 gǔn  line,

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