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汉语学者 Chinese Language Community [Apr. 19th, 2017|08:02 am]

Nicolay Shinkin
汉语学者 Chinese Language Community
Chinese, marketing, commercial, financial, textbooks

The Blog publications include but not limited to: Chinese commercial correspondence, Chinese marketing correspondence, Chinese financial correspondence, business writing Chinese, Chinese characters decomposition, Chinese numbers, addition in Chinese, subtraction in Chinese, multiplication in Chinese, division in Chinese.
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A Beginning Chinese Language Teacher’s Lesson Plan [Apr. 7th, 2017|07:42 am]

Being a beginning teacher of the Chinese language more than 30 years ago I used to get prepared for my lessons very responsibly and thouroughly. Normally I decomposed all new Chinese characters of the lesson so that my students might understand and memorize them as soon as possible. Below is the part of my everyday lesson plan summary:

Lesson 5 Text

很高兴收到您的来信,我们可以提供您所需要的产品。请将产品标准,规格和需要数量告知我们,以便我们更准确的为您报价。此致 敬礼! 王永亮

The Chinese Character Decomposition Guidance:

高 gāo,high,亠 tóu lid,丶 zhǔ dot,一 yī one,口 kǒu mouth,冂 jiōng down box,一 yī one,冋 jiǒng bright,冂 jiōng down box,口 kǒu mouth,冂 jiōng down box,一 yī one, 亠丶一口冂 一冋冂口冂 一

到 dào arrive,至 zhì arrive,一 yī one,厶 sī private,土 tǔ earth,十 shí ten,一 yī one,丨 gǔn line,一 yī one,刂 dāo knife,至一厶土十一丨一刂

提 tí, mention,扌 shǒu hand,一 yī one,亅 jué hook,是 shì be,曰 yuē say,冂 jiōng down box,二 èr two,疋 shū foot,乛 yǐ second,⺊ bǔ divination,丨 gǔn line,一 yī one,人 rén man, 扌一亅是曰冂二疋乛⺊ 丨一人

需 xū,need,⻗ yǔ rain,一 yī one,冖 mì cover,丨 gǔn line,⺀ èr two,而 ér but,一 yī one,丿 piě slash,冂 jiōng down box,丨 gǔn line,丨 gǔn line, ⻗ 一冖丨⺀ 而一丿冂 丨丨

标 biāo, sign, 木 mù tree,十 shí ten,一 yī one,丨 gǔn line,八 bā eight,示 shì spirit,二 èr two,小 xiǎo small,亅 jué hook,八 bā eight, 木十一丨八示二 小亅八

格 gé,standard,木 mù tree,十 shí ten,一 yī one,丨 gǔn line,八 bā eight,各 gè every,夂 zhǐ go,丿 piě slash,又 yòu again,口 kǒu mouth,冂 jiōng down box,一 yī one, 木十一丨八各 夂丿又口冂 一

Nowadays, quite a number of my students are the Chinese language teachers themselves and use the same Chinese language decomposition methodology as the core principle of their teaching philosophy.

Their students also demonstrate the same high academic scores in terms of the Chinese characters memorization! I am happy that my teaching principles are alive and I could do something what makes sense for people.

More information: http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/the-chinese-character-decomposition-guidance/18847104 and http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/polina985
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exam-based electives [Jan. 12th, 2013|04:23 pm]

Hey everyone, any suggestions for classes that are entirely or almost entirely exam based? I'm wrapping up an English degree and need to minimize the amount of paper-writing I'm facing. I'm thinking of classes like first year psych, which are (or at least were) based entirely on multiple choice exams. At this point I'm willing to consider any subject (and worry about registration hurdles afterward :P).
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rabaska suff [Apr. 6th, 2012|02:41 pm]
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i cant acess the rabaska because it said "W 2016 - A severe condition prevents you from accessing Rabaska, please contact your academic unit."
what does this mean? :(
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(no subject) [Mar. 3rd, 2012|05:38 pm]


I'm hoping to brush up on my French this summer. I was wondering if anyone knows how the placement tests work? Where do I go to sign up?

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wifi [Feb. 24th, 2012|08:04 pm]

Does anyone know how to connect to the uottawa wifi through nintendo ds/3ds?
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Calling GEG students! [Jan. 12th, 2012|11:08 am]

I have some books that I forgot to sell last year so maybe I can try and get rid of them here :)

Intro Stats 3rd Edition with the cd (MAT1371)
Geographic Information Systems and Science 2nd Edition (GEG2320)

I also have the books for MUS2331 and MUS2332
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(no subject) [Jan. 6th, 2012|02:15 pm]


i'm repeating my intro psychs this semester to boost my gpa for grad school.

does anyone know if the 8th edition of the textbook (orange one) is adequate, or should i rent a copy of the 9th as well? are there very big differences?
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DC++ network? [Sep. 9th, 2011|06:56 pm]

i've heard a lot about DC++ from my older sister and it sounds brilliant, so I'm wondering if there's a network set up for this year? And if so, does anyone have the information on it?
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(no subject) [Sep. 8th, 2011|05:19 pm]
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I'm a masters student in a bilingual program where students have to take a course in their second language. My french education is kind of a jumble. Core French (Grade 3 - 6), AP French (Grades 7-12), one intro class in university and the J'Explore Programme (Niveau 3). I haven't taken a class in 3 years but I've been living and working in Montreal, which made me reasonably comfortable speaking in a casual environment without worrying about all the terrible grammar mistakes I'm making. I still mess up my gender pronouns and I can't use the conditional properly in a conversation. But I can type a reasonably correct email and read teen novels.

I've got one year to get my fluency to a level where I can function in a french graduate class (albeit submitting papers in english). Basically I need to be able to understand a lecture and read graduate level assignments. I was placed in FLS2511 and sat in on a class today. The prof spoke 50% english (though he says that will change) and most of the students were uncomfortable putting a sentence together. The OBLI is giving me a choice of either FLS2511 or FLS2512 this term.

Can anyone weigh in on the difference between the two? Is 2512 substantially harder then 2511?
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