"Special Chinese" is online now
Posted by: frankrss (IP Logged)
Date: August 17, 2007 02:21PM
What is "Special Chinese":
The goal of this site is to communicate by radio in clear and simple Chinese with people whose native language is not Chinese. It helps people learn Chinese while they learn about Chinese life and stay informed about world news and developments in science. It can help you to improve your vocabularies, listening and speaking skills quickly!
The Elements of "Special Chinese"
It has a core vocabulary of 5500 words. Most are simple words that describe objects, actions or emotions. Some words are more difficult. They are used for reporting world events and describing discoveries in medicine and science.
Special Chinese broadcasters read at a slower pace, about two-thirds the speed of standard Chinese. This helps people learning Chinese hear each word clearly.