Hi! This is Mr.Peng again, We really enjoy writing you and helping you improve Chinese.
Today is the most important rule. Most schools ignore it.
**RULE 3: The Most Important Rule– Listen First
Listening, listening, listening.
You must listen to UNDERSTANDABLE Chinese. You must listen to
Chinese EVERY DAY. Don’t read textbooks. Listen to Chinese.
It’s simple. This is the key to your Chinese success. Stop reading textbooks. Start listening every day.
**Learn With Your Ears, Not Your Eyes
In most schools, you learn Chinese with your eyes. You read textbooks. You study grammar rules.
TPRS Chinese is a listening system. You learn Chinese with your ears, not your eyes. You listen 1 to 3 hours every day.
Your speaking improves quickly. You speak Chinese easily. Spend most of your study time listening- that is the key to great speaking.
Good luck. We know you can do it.
Have a great day. Enjoy your Chinese learning!
PPS: Today’s Homework:
1. Read this article 5 times.Do this 5 times.
2. visit our website http://www.tprsc.com
A Story of Ryan
Ryan is from India. He moved to China a few years ago. He studied Chinese in India for many years– mostly grammar.
In fact, Ryan learned Chinese with his eyes- by reading textbooks, by studying grammar books, by remembering word lists.
She thought his Chinese was good. But when he came to Guangzhou (a city of china), he was surprised and shocked– he couldn’t understand anyone!
He joined an Chinese school in China. He went to school every day. What did they teach him? More textbooks, more grammar books, more word lists!
After 12 months of school, Ryan was angry and frustrated. The school cost over $10,000 for one year– but he still could not speak Chinese. He didn’t know what to do.
“I couldn’t believe it. After one year, I still couldn’t speak Chinese. I told the teacher, ‘this is a waste of time’. I was very upset.
Thank God I found a better way. Now I can speak Chinese. I understand native speakers. I talk to Chinese every day. I feel confident. I can’t believe I wasted so much time with schools… and so much money too!“