Basic Chinese 500

基礎漢字500

Basic Chinese 500

基礎漢字500

Learn Chinese for beginners Sage Formula Basic Chinese 500

基礎漢字500的特色
The main features of Basic Chinese 500

基礎漢字500的特色
Main features

基礎漢字500的課程設計有以下特點:

There are 4 main features in the Basic Chinese 500 course:

以文句為主 Starting from sentences
以文句為主
Starting from sentences

從第一課的一個字開始,到了第二課,孩子已開始認讀詞語。第三課已是短句。第七課開始,孩子開始讀完整的句子了。

The very first lesson teaches 1 character. In the second lesson, your child learns to read a word. By the third lesson, your child starts to read phrases. From lesson 7 onwards, the lessons are all in the form of complete sentences.

固定的格式 Consistent patterns of the lessons
固定的格式
Consistent patterns of the lessons

全課程500課的格式都一致是每課6頁:
第1頁是課題,課題下面是該課的生字,旁邊有一幅畫。
第2-6頁是課文,每頁一句,共5句。每句一行,按級別由3-12個字不等。每頁都有一大幅插圖,是課文內容的提示。
書本編輯的格式是:每級五冊,每冊20課。

All 500 lessons of the course are 6 pages long.
Page 1 starts with the lesson title, followed by an enlarged version of the new character, showing the sequence of strokes, and a drawing.
Pages 2-6 are the contents of the lesson. There are one large drawing and one sentence, per page. Each sentence is one line of 3 to 12 characters each, depending on the level. The drawing provides clues to the sentence on the same page and helps the child to recall the lesson.
The course books are all arranged in the same format: 5 books per level, 20 lessons per book.

課文內容的重覆性 Repetition

孩子天然的學習模式是靠不斷重覆同一活動,直至學成掌握。基礎漢字500的課程中包含了各種不同的重覆,孩子輕易學習和練習。

Repetition is how children learn naturally. Basic Chinese 500 incorporates various repetitions which boost your child’s learning and retention.

每日一字 One character each day

課程建議孩子每天學習一課新課,每課只有一個生字。

The course design recommends your child to learn one new lesson each day. Each lesson contains one new character.

The 5 levels in the course

All available in Tradition Chinese and Simplified Chinese versions. English translation and Putonghua pinyin throughout.

全課程備有繁體版及簡體版,均為中英對照,全課文內容均註有標準普通話拼音。

Beginning Reader 啟蒙級

與孩子生活最息息相關的100個字

The 100 characters that are most relevant to the child’s everyday life

Beginning Reader 啟蒙級

與孩子生活最息息相關的100個字

The 100 characters that are most relevant to the child’s everyday life

繁體版
TRADITIONAL CHINESE
簡體版
SIMPLIFIED CHINESE

啟蒙級帶領小朋友向閱讀世界邁出第一步,從最基本的象形字「山」字開始,帶孩子踏上認讀的旅程。

啟蒙級的100個字不光是現代漢語中最常用的字,同時也與小孩子的日常生活最有緊密關係的字,而且還是兒童文學中最常出現的字。小朋友從書中學會的漢字,馬上可以在生活環境中隨處見到:他自然就會明白認字原來是一件有目的、又有趣的事。

啟蒙級的100個字當中,包括了22個部首字,同時也包含了常用的名詞、動詞、助語詞、形容詞等。從第2課開始,孩子就開始認讀短句,然後馬上就會讀完整的句子了。這就是孩子語言發展最天然的學習模式。

啟蒙級課程設計的特色是能自然地讓孩子反覆重覆練習。透過這種「重覆」,孩子輕鬆地就掌握了100個漢字,繼而可以開始自己獨立看故事和詩歌了。啟蒙級《基礎漢字500》共有約2800字。

透過啟蒙級孩子可以:

啟蒙級適合約3歲半以上孩子。

*寶貝盒是專門和基礎漢字500搭配的閱讀練習繪本。一套5冊圖書,當中包括了詩歌、動物故事、中國經典故事、生活小品和充滿幻想的童話。啟蒙級寶貝盒5冊圖書合共713字,不但能輕鬆有效地提升孩子的閱讀能力,也養成孩子的專注力和持久力。

BEGINNING READER starts with the most frequently used Chinese words and characters, and get the child reading sentences from the very start. The stories are centred around a child’s everyday life. Among this first set of 100 characters, 22 of them are common radicals, laying down a solid foundation for the child’s understanding of the Chinese writing system. The child learns to read in a natural and fun way.

The 5 books of BEGINNING READER contain around 2800 characters. The design of the course embeds numerous repetitions of the characters, in tune with the child’s natural way of learning. Once the child learns these 100 characters, they will be able to read stories and poems on their own.

Through BEGINNING READER, the child learns:

BEGINNING READER is for 3½-years and up.

*Treasure Box is a set of 5 picture books written especially for Beginning Reader graduates. These 5 picture books include a Chinese classical story, an animal story, a rhyme, a fairy tale and an everyday life story.

Budding Reader 萌芽級

提升孩子閱讀能力的100個字

The 100 characters that boost the child’s reading ability

Budding Reader 萌芽級

提升孩子閱讀能力的100個字

The 100 characters that boost the child’s reading ability

繁體版
TRADITIONAL CHINESE
簡體版
SIMPLIFIED CHINESE

為甚麼說萌芽級提升孩子的閱讀能力?

孩子從啟蒙級學會了100個字,但更重要的是:他們明白了文字、聲(語)音、意思這三者之間的關係;文字和其他圖案是不一樣的。神秘的文字符號得到了解碼,他們的認知有了突破。這時,他們對文字因為了解而產生了更深一層的好奇心,他們對認讀的渴求和速度往往讓父母跟不上。萌芽級基本課程配合這時的孩子的發展需求,為他們帶來了精彩的動詞、方向詞、形容詞…他們的閱讀世界因此變得更繽紛了:自然界的景物、人與人之間的交往、一些基本的情感反應,都進入了他們的理解範圍之內。

透過萌芽級孩子可以:

萌芽級適合約4歲以上孩子。

Your child has learnt the 100 characters from Beginning Reader. More importantly, they have come to understand the relationship between writings, pronunciations and meanings. They discover that writing is different from drawings or patterns, and start to learn how to decode writing. Such understanding is a breakthrough in their cognitive development. This development brings about a further curiosity towards writing and induces a natural thirst towards reading more. And your child now learns at a tremendous speed. Budding Reader specifically caters to your child’s cognitive and linguistic developments by teaching them to express actions, descriptions, directions and more. They learn to express themselves more precisely. The world of their reading becomes more exciting. In Budding Reader, the child learns about the nature, interpersonal relationships and some basic emotions.

The learning outcomes of BUDDING READER are:

BUDDING READER is for 4-years and up.

Building Reader 躍進級

豐富詞組及一字多義的100個字

The 100 characters that make up compound words and create different meanings

Building Reader 躍進級

豐富詞組及一字多義的100個字

The 100 characters that make up compound words and create different meanings

繁體版
TRADITIONAL CHINESE
簡體版
SIMPLIFIED CHINESE

當孩子藉著啟蒙級和萌芽級掌握了200個漢字後,他們的認讀水平很可能會出現爆發性的突破。這時,孩子的語言發展進入高度敏感期,他們對閱讀和學習新字詞的熱忱可以說是飢渴的;我們除了必須義不容辭地及時為他們提供大量的新字外,還應該配合他們的認知發展,教導他們字詞配搭怎樣能產生全新的意思。這個階段的孩子愛極了創制新詞、組織新句…他們就是這樣透過不同的練習去摸索語言的規則。

躍進級正好配合孩子這時的發展。

而完成了躍進級的小朋友,不但已累積了300個最常用的漢字,也開始體會到不同的漢字相互組合之後,意思會與單獨使用時的含意有所變化。他們的求知慾有了進一步的發展需求。閱讀已不再是單純的了解故事內容,而是尋求其他知識的一條途徑。

透過躍進級的基本課程孩子可以:

躍進級適合約4歲半以上孩子。

After your child has learnt the 200 characters through Budding Reader, their ability to read will grow exponentially. Right around this time, they also enter the sensitive period of language development. They have an innate need to learn more new words and to read. This is the time when we should provide them with a large amount of new words and expressions. We should teach them how different words and characters can be put together to form entirely different meanings. Children at this stage also love to make up and create new words, expressions and sentences. This is how they explore language and linguistic patterns to practice and learn.

Building Reader is written for children who are going through this development.

Once your child completes the Building Reader, they will accumulate 300 of the most commonly used characters. Furthermore, they will discover that when characters are put together to form words, the meanings will be different from when the characters are used on their own. Meanwhile, their hunger for knowledge is reaching a new level. Reading serves more than simply understanding a story. Reading is becoming a tool to acquire more knowledge.

The learning outcomes of BUILDING READER are:

BUILDING READER is for 4½-years and up.

Confident Reader 信心級

從具體事物進階到抽象概念的100個字

The 100 characters that evolve from concrete to abstract concepts

Confident Reader 信心級

從具體事物進階到抽象概念的100個字

The 100 characters that evolve from concrete to abstract concepts

繁體版
TRADITIONAL CHINESE
簡體版
SIMPLIFIED CHINESE

從躍進級畢業後,這時的孩子開始發展抽象概念。

這個階段的孩子除了閱讀能力的提升,他們的思考模式也開始突破具體實物的局限,而導向各種抽象的意識。同時,由於他們開始認識到現實世界的多種常規,因此能體會到反常事物帶來的幽默感和詼諧,亦自然地會喜歡透過歸納推理去進行猜謎語之類的遊戲。

信心級把握4歲半孩子開始發展抽象概念和認知的高敏期,教導孩子認讀第四組100個漢字,其中包括大量情感、思維、抽象意念的字詞,幫助孩子認讀和理解他們這個年齡最感興趣的故事。

透過信心級基本課程孩子可以:

完成信心級的小朋友最少能認讀400個漢字。

適合約5歲以上孩子。

對於一些抽象意義的漢字,5歲以下的孩子往往雖然可以記住字形和讀音,但卻未必能理解這些字詞的確切含意。

The graduates of Building Reader begin to develop an understanding of abstract concepts. Along with increased reading ability, their minds start to break through the confinements of the concrete and physical world. Abstract thoughts start to form in their heads. With their understanding of the patterns and rules of our world, they begin to appreciate the humour that comes from certain abnormalities or irregularities. They begin to use logical thinking and to enjoy riddles.

Around 4½ years is the sensitive period for children to develop such an understanding of abstract concepts. Confident Reader grasps this opportunity and introduces a fourth set of 100 characters to your child. These include a rich depository of words that describe emotions, thoughts and abstract concepts. They help children of this age to read and to comprehend what they are most interested to learn about.

The learning outcomes of CONFIDENT READER are:

CONFIDENT READER is for children 5 years and up.

(Although some characters may seem easy for a younger child to learn and remember, they may not be able to fully understand the abstract ideas. Therefore, we recommend to wait until your child is cognitively ready before starting Confident Reader.)

Fluent Reader 實力級

從自我邁向社群的100個字

The 100 characters for community life

Fluent Reader 實力級

從自我邁向社群的100個字

The 100 characters for community life

繁體版
TRADITIONAL CHINESE
簡體版
SIMPLIFIED CHINESE

進階到實力級的孩子漸漸地開始擺脫強列的自我意識,開始關心自身以外的事物,甚至投入社群生活了。
除了核心家庭成員之外,祖輩和近親使孩子的生活變得更豐富,多姿多彩的校園生活也加添了孩子的學習情趣。孩子亦會開始注意到社會大環境中的景物和各行各業的人。
實力級的詞彙包括有人際關係、公共場所、職業、活動等。透過實力級,孩子亦能掌握到基本的、常見的反義字和詞,還有各種形容感官的字。

進階到實力級的小朋友學習漢字和練習閱讀已有一年多 (400多天) 的時間,經過這段時間的操練,他們已養成了良好的閱讀習慣,也培養出較長時間的專注力,這些對他們日後的學習都有莫大的幫助。待完成最後這100天的學習,孩子就可以輕鬆地獨立閱讀並理解大部份的兒童故事、寓言和兒童文學了。

即使到了實力級,我們的課程還是一樣:插圖保持著孩子喜愛的原始色彩,但構圖比以前豐富了;課文長度依然保持平均一分鐘就可以完成一課,但內容題材更精彩有趣了;依然是每課學一個生字,再配合不同的反覆練習,但句子和組詞更複雜和具挑戰性了。因此,孩子一方面不會因為內容加深了而感到吃力,另一方面他們對學習的趣緻始終能保持在高位。實力級就這樣為孩子在接受正規教育前作好充份的準備,更為孩子的終身學習奠下實力的基礎。

透過實力級基本課程孩子可以:

實力級的畢業生可以獨立閱讀實力級寶貝盒、成語漫畫、反斗歌、兔寶寶奇遇 (長篇劇場版漫畫)。

實力級適合約5歲半以上孩子。

The Fluent Reader child emerges from being ego-centric and develops empathy. They show more interest towards the outside world and are more curious to interact with other people. Their immediate family members, grandparents and close relations all play an important role in their lives. They interact with friends at school. They notice things and happenings in the bigger community. They recognise people engaging in different jobs.

Fluent Reader caters to these developments in your child and introduces words that describe public places, jobs, activities, interpersonal relations and more. It introduces common antonyms and words that describe feelings and emotions.

By the time your child begins Fluent Reader, over a whole year (400 days) will have elapsed since they first started to learn to read Chinese. During this time, they have established a good study routine, and developed stronger focus and stamina. These will help them in their other studies throughout their life. After these last 100 days, your child will also be able to enjoy most children’s stories, fables and children’s literature.

Fluent Reader maintains the same design and pattern of the course. Most of the colours used in the illustrations are still primary colours, but the composition becomes more sophisticated. The reading of each lesson can still be finished within just one minute, yet the topic and content are more interesting and intriguing. Each lesson still teaches only one new character, yet the vocabulary, phrases and sentence structures are more complex and challenging. Fluent Reader keeps your child engaged without burning out. It prepares your child for formal education and lays the foundation for life-long learning.

The learning outcomes of FLUENT READER are:

The graduates of Fluent Reader can read all Treasure Box stories, Idioms in Comic, Flip-Flop Fun, Bunny’s Adventure (graphic novel) independently.

FLUENT READER is for 5½-years and up.

豐富的配套語文活動 / 遊戲 / 練習... Collections of language activites

豐富的配套語文活動 / 遊戲 / 練習... Collections of language activites

配套的閱讀練習卡,精巧、靈活、耐用,除了可以集中練習認讀,更可配合我們特別設計的一連串卡牌活動,令語文學習活起來!

The accompanying set of Study Cards are flexible and durable. On top of focused practice, we have designed numerous card games and activities to engage your child and make language learning fun.

學會了基本的漢字,自然要派上用場,閱讀故事,同時也進一步學習更多的語法和詞彙組合。寶貝盒就是最合適的配套延伸學習。

Once your child has learnt the basic characters, they will want to read stories on their own. At the same time, they want to expand their vocabulary and learn to use them. Treasure Box is the perfect companion to extend your child’s learning.

學以致用,才能真正發揮語文學習的作用。我們備有一連串豐富的語文遊戲。

Please take advantage of a series of language activities, all inline with the Basic Chinese 500 curriculum.

What parents and teachers said about the course

What parents and teachers said about the course

Basic Chinese 500 words is a methodological teaching aid that encapsulated all the necessary step to teaching children Chinese words and sentences. Children is able to learn, create and ultimately put together all these words into day-to-day use. Basic Chinese 500 was learnt in integral part of forming our curriculum and I would highly recommend it to all parents and teachers.
Grace Tan
Principal of Chinese DOJO, Australia
在国内的两星期我每天和姐妹俩共读4节课,目前已经读完了两本。真的体验非常好,姐妹俩都喜欢,觉得画面很好笑。而且汉字的难度增长是潜移默化的,它每节课都会重复前面学过的词,像滚雪球一样,旧词会不断出现然后也不断加入新词,我能感觉到孩子们吸收的很快,好多字都认识了。
AnnXi... 安X
Parent - on WeChat
Chinese is not my main language. I'm now learning Chinese through this Sagebook series which I've actually bought for my 5yo son. I will follow the writing and write down the words on my notebook. It helps me to remember better. And the audio available helps me to pronounce the words correctly. Thanks!
Adeline N
Parent - in Sagebooks Support Group
I'm really satisfied with these books as this is helping both my 5 year-old and my 2 year-old daughters learn Chinese (the younger one is still studying [level] 2 but she seems to have a near perfect retention rate).
Bertrand L
Parent in France - by email
我七歲的女兒一口氣在兩個月內把第一至四冊讀完。她學習得很留順和特別用心,我估是她對自己的中文的自信心大大增加。而她更愛唸寶貝盒,因它們是真的中文故事書,而且內容生動有趣,又有挑戰性。
P T King
Parent in HK
For SAGE, I really like that no preparation is needed. I point at the words and read once- she points at the words at repeats after me once- and simply from the way the book is structured through its repetition, it gets absorbed finally. I understand the starting is always the hardest, but in my experience with the SAGE, once you get into it, the rest runs like clockwork.
Veda L W
Parent - Facebook
透過一個美國自家教學的華人家庭...我認識到《基礎漢字500》這套書。我由第一套開始給滴滴看,很有耐性地每天讀,結果平時可能學一個字學半天都學不會的滴滴,用了不到三個月時間學會了100個字,而且不會忘記,這實在讓我鼓舞。
iamke....
Parent - blog
I am very happy that my kids love learning Chinese (Cantonese) with Sagebooks that we use. Especially my 7 years old is very very interested to learn and go through very single set. That made our learning process so much smoother. She even helped me to teach her brother and sister. I am a proud mama now.💪💪😍😍 Way to go.
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