A Note on Characters
We teach both traditional and simplified Chinese characters in our beginning summer program. While many of our
students go on to work where
simplified characters are standard, we also have students who have gone on
to careers in Taiwan or Hong Kong where traditional characters
are still the norm.
A large number of Chinese characters are
the same in both traditional and simplified forms, and those that do differ mostly do so in systematic, easily recognizable ways.
We provide explicit instruction that helps students
develop effective reading skills in both systems, and writing skills in the system of their choice.