Stroke-order is taught in all Chinese reading and writing classes, and has made its appearance in all software, APPs and flashcards teaching Chinese characters. It is often regarded as the most important thing that students must learn.
Great music, wonderful food, and a fabulous opportunity to reveal the latest Chinese learning materials at ALA annual conference, those are the things we are excited about.
The ALA Annual conference serves as the top resource for public, private, and school libraries in the United States, providing a great platform for education solution companies to showcase their services and products. And this year, New Orleans is the host city of this conference. This is the right place to be for MSL Master. Apart from our textbooks and teacher’s manuals, we have got something new to show to the world.
MSL Master stands for Mandarin as a Second Language Master. There are three key words: "Mandarin", "second", and "master".
The first word is "Mandarin". It refers to Mandarin Chinese, Putonghua, a common language that most people speak in China. And many regions carry their own distinctive accents.
Mandarin Chinese is a language. One reason of learning a new language is to learn a new way of expressing ourselves. More over, "to express" has a built-in quality of clarity. We learn how to express ourselves in a new language and make all our expressions clear. Therefore, the first meaning of "express" in the title of textbook Mandarin Express series is "to express": to say something in Chinese and to say it clearly.
Teaching and learning Mandarin Chinese are going to stay around for a while. We want it to be enjoyable and effective, and to create great experiences for both teachers and students. And we want more people to know about it. So, next stop is Frankfurt Book Fair! Situated in the heart of Europe, Frankfurt is the place to meet, to discuss and to forge long term relationships. It is all about books, or about people who make books matter.