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

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.

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  

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!