ParkeNYU Posted December 20, 2015 at 10:39 AM Report Share Posted December 20, 2015 at 10:39 AM The Overseas Chinese Affairs Commission of the Republic of China had at least two textbooks available on their server that were free to download, but they've since disappeared. Fortunately, I managed to save the PDFs before that time. The content is pretty good, but the pages are rather crowded. The titles are Speak Mandarin in Five Hundred Words and Speak Mandarin in One Thousand Words. Since these books are intended for Taiwan-focused (overseas) Mandarin students, I decided to cut out all the fat and abridge the books. One thing curiously missing from both books is any sort of primer or introduction to pronunciation and spelling, so I took it upon myself to create one. So far, I have completed transcribing and altering the first five chapters of the first book, but I want feedback on layout and structure before I continue. Please keep in mind that I am only using the content that already exists in the books; I am just rearranging it and deleting a lot of distracting fluff. Here are the first five chapters: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15757362/SM500W_abridged%28SAMPLE%29.pdf Here is the pronunciation sound-board: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15757362/ZHUYIN_SOUND_BOARD.swf Here is the spelling guide: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15757362/ZHUYIN.pdf 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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