“Impressing Recognition Technique” is a fast and easy method of learning Chinese created by JianBo Wei. At this point, it is the best, most efficient way to learn Chinese that enables students to learn a great amount of Chinese vocabulary words.
“Impressing Recognition Technique” is designed according to the structure of Chinese characters. We focus on 185 main radicals and another 42 sub-radicals, which form the students’ Chinese foundation. Similar to the alphabet, these radicals can be combined to create tens of thousands of characters. One of the specialties of Chinese word is that it usually needs only two or three radicals to form a character. For example, the word “bud” (芽) is made up of a radical called “grass head” (芽) and the character known as “tooth” (牙). The word “good” (好) is made up a radical known as “girl” (女) and a character called “boy” (男). These top-bottom structure and left-right structure are a piece of cake to students who are familiar with radicals. When students master the radical’s structure and meaning, they are able to separate and combine more characters, which made up of radicals and characters. As a result, learning Chinese will be much easier for them.
In order to let the students to study Chinese in a happy atmosphere with good results, Ms. Wei uses “picture-memorizing technique.” Instead of the radicals themselves, she replaces them with pictures. One picture represents one radical and a picture is worth a thousand words. The picture can resemble the radical’s structure and meaning. Through the picture, students can memorize the word’s definition, structure, and pronunciation. In ten minutes, students can memorize up to ten to twenty vocabularies.
“Impressing Recognition Technique” has another characteristic: learning new vocabularies with familiar words. For instance, after students learn the words “person” (士) and “mouth,” (口) they can learn the word “lucky” (吉), which is composed of the words “person” and “mouth.” Later on, they can learn another new word, “orange,” (桔) which made up of the radical “wood” (木) and the word “lucky” (吉). Each new vocabulary has a colorful picture to represent its meaning. For example, the word “lucky” (吉) is on the lucky (吉祥) graphic, while “orange (桔)” is on the picture of an orange. Using previously known radicals and characters combined with pictures, students will have a lasting impression of new vocabulary.
The facts prove that “Impressing Recognition Technique” give amazing results:
- Vivid image for students.
- Understand the meanings of words in a short period of time.
- Develop students’ Chinese speaking ability.
- Easy to work with.
- Short practice time.