Learn Chinese through Songs and Rhymes
“Learn Chinese through Songs and Rhymes” is a book written for English-speaking people who are learning Mandarin Chinese. This book demonstrates the usage of Chinese expressions through 40 simple songs and rhymes as well as a number of conversations and stories. Most of the songs and rhymes are familiar Western and Chinese traditional songs, such as “O Susanna” and “Traveler on Camel’s Back” (a Xinjiang folk song). This means that the readers can concentrate on learning the language rather than new music. Also, when they travel to China or Taiwan, they could teach the western songs to their new acquaintances over there.
This book provides English annotations and pinyin for all the vocabulary, songs and sample sentences. It also feeds the grammar to the readers in a logical way. The students will be reading or singing along with the downloadable audio files while following the text on the page. They will repeat many phrases many times without getting bored because they will be mostly singing, not studying.
“Learn Chinese through Songs and Rhymes” can be an inviting introduction to anyone interested in learning some Chinese. It can also serve as a helpful supplemental instruction material for any high-school or college students who are learning Chinese. In addition, Chinese instructors could use it to add fun and interest to the class.
After purchasing this book, please use Google Chrome to download the free audio files for this book from the Internet (Microsoft One Drive). They cover all the Chinese text in the book. Because the tonal information is lost in songs, a reading of all the lyrics is also provided. Therefore you don’t need to love singing to benefit from this book.
To see an animated book trailer, please click here.
At this link is a short video on the five tones used in Mandarin Chinese.
What my readers say about “Learn Chinese through Songs and Rhymes”:
“You can truly feel the soul of the author pour from the pages as she teaches you through music and art.” – Albert Robbins III
“One of the Best Books for Learning Chinese on the Market” – Michael West
“Awesome! I was soo excited about getting the book, I missed the page and dove right into the lessons. I’m very excited about learning the songs and rhymes : D Thanks so Much!!!” – Brent Cochran
“Really good book. I am intermediate Chinese student but I think this one of those few books that really gives you the foundation for you to progress afterwards.” – Javi
You could purchase this book via amazon.com and other online retailers. Or, you could ask your local bookstore to order this book for you.
Amazon.com provides a “Look Inside” feature that lets you see the table of contents, list of songs and rhymes, the index as well as the first few pages of the book. Here is the link to this book at amazon.com
Click on this link to purchase the book from East Wind Books of Berkeley – asiabookcenter.com .
Click on this link to Blue Heron Arts to purchase this book and supplies for Chinese brush painting and calligraphy.
Click on Barnes and Nobles to get to the listing at barnesandnoble.com.
Canadian readers please click on amazon.ca to get to the listing for this book.
This book is available in UK via amazon.co.uk.
Elsewhere in the world, please visit The Book Depository.