By: Disney, translated by 谢沐 etc.
Originally Published in: United States
Language: Simplified Chinese and English
Pages per book: 96
Lines per page: 3-8 lines
Price per book: $13.45
Chances are that the Chinese learner in your life already knows and loves these blockbuster Disney movies!
The fact that these characters and stories are already familiar to young learners (and the fact that the English text is also on the page in case they don't remember something from the movie) means that these books are great for scaffolded learning.
Perfect for a child with about 1000 Chinese characters under his or her belt to read independently.
Professional, smooth Chinese translation. Common language except for the translation of names.
The "uncommon" vocabulary in this set consists mostly of translated names. Although transliterated names can seem difficult for young learners to grasp, some language immersion experts recommend using real names to help familiarize young learners with Chinese characters that they will encounter later. Although a phonetically translated name may seem to be irrelevant as a "word", each Chinese character in the name is usually a character that a Chinese speaker needs to know.
For example, lighting McQueen, translated into 闪电麦坤 ( shǎn diàn mài kūn ): 闪电, lighting; 麦, wheat; 坤 , universe, all are frequently used Chinese characters. In addition, the word 闪电麦坤 has become a "real" and common word as the popular Disney movie and story have become part of the Chinese pop culture.
Each page of the book contains either a word bubble for Key Vocabulary or Advanced Vocabulary.
Each book ends with a few exercises derived from the stories.
Each of the books is a substantial 90-page story!
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me": Children ages 4+ will enjoy having these books read to them by a caregiver.
"Read by myself": A Chinese learner who knows about 1000 characters will be able to independently read these books with minimal assistance.