For all beginning-level learners of Chinese, the Chinese BuilderCards are uniquely designed to help students build their Chinese vocabulary by understanding how groups of words are related. This method of learning associated words builds mnemonic connections that will help learners recall definitions and interpret unfamiliar words from context.
Using a carefully sequenced order, these cards present 768 head words plus more than 2,100 associated words that are linguistically, semantically and pedagogically related to the head words. Each card features a head word, which is chosen by the frequency of appearance in seven standard beginning-level publications (Integrated Chinese, Practical Chinese Reader, New Practical Chinese Reader, Practical Audio-visual Chinese, Hanyu for Beginning Students, Chinese Prime, Interactions: A Cognitive Approach to Beginning Chinese). Information presented on the card includes pinyin, an English definition, radical information, and number of strokes. The face of each card also includes a key to the chapter or section in each of the seven textbook series in which the character is introduced, for quick reference and useful sequencing. A 62-page companion booklet includes a pedagogical introduction, study guide, suggested learning strategies, an index of all words by card number and frequency, and an index to where each word appears in the seven publications.
Chinese BuilderCards are the perfect companion to any beginning-level Chinese textbook. Students will build confidence as they prepare to take the HSK, SAT II Chinese, AP Chinese, or other Chinese proficiency tests. This set is in simplified characters with pinyin.