Major Milestone REACHED!

今天是重大的一天! 9歲7個月大的小女兒,以ㄧ分鐘~400-500個字的速度,讀“納尼亞傳奇:獅子,女巫,和衣櫥”無注音中文版的前兩章,比姊姊早ㄧ年多達到我自認為“中級”水準的閱讀程度。
注音/拼音是對以母語方式學中文的學生非常有幫助。 要閱讀流利,只要閱讀,閱讀,再多讀一些!”

該帶女兒們好好去Busch Gardens玩ㄧ趟了(小女兒的願望)!

Today is a momentous day!  “Georgia”, who is about 9 years and 7 months old, read the first two chapters of the Chinese edition of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe”, without zhuyin.  She read it at a pace of ~ 400-500 characters a minute, which is half her pace of reading books with zhuyin.  She achieved this reading proficiency level (“intermediate” level to me) a little over one years of age ahead of her elder sister, who reached this level almost two years ago.

There are Chinese guru who advice against relying on phonetics, I suggest: ” There is a better way!  It happens to be the SAME OLD WAY Chinese are taught and learned in mainland China or Taiwan.  Phonetics are just fine and can be extremely helpful to students learning Chinese the first-language way.  One just needs to read, read, and read some more!”

The girls are due a trip to Busch Gardens (Georgia’s request)!



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