- Paperback: 263 pages
- Publisher: Foreign Languages Press; 1 edition (1 Aug. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 7119073508
- ISBN-13: 978-7119073507
- Product Dimensions: 20.9 x 1.3 x 14.5 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,038,513 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Turbo Chinese: How an Indian Learnt Chinese Characters Paperback – 1 Aug 2012
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What can a man from the land of software and street squalor; yogic nirvana and dreamy Bollywood tell over half a million working expats in China, about learning the language? That learning Chinese (and doing it fast!), has less to do with memory and more to do with technique; that Chinese comes alive when learning is organic and inspired by life experiences rather than restricted to templates as books make us believe. Turbo Chinese is more lateral and less literal. It is a learning approach that prompts one to be playful and practical not pensive and pedantic; be inquisitive and imaginative not just intelligent. It is a response to the fact that a working executive does not have the luxury of time to learn the conventional way and thus a more creative approach is needed. It focuses on what can be learnt quickly rather than following a sequential academic approach. It looks at Chinese, from a learner's point of view instead of a teacher's perspective. Turbo Chinese attempts to make the