Keeping My Mandarin Alive: Lee Kuan Yews Language Learning Experience [With CD] Chee Lay Chua

ISBN: 9789812564023

Published: May 25th 2005

Hardcover

241 pages


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Keeping My Mandarin Alive: Lee Kuan Yews Language Learning Experience [With CD]  by  Chee Lay Chua

Keeping My Mandarin Alive: Lee Kuan Yews Language Learning Experience [With CD] by Chee Lay Chua
May 25th 2005 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 241 pages | ISBN: 9789812564023 | 9.78 Mb

Learn Mandarin while you brush your teeth or shave? Read how Singapores Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew does it A Prime Minister as an interpretor? Find out when and why MM Lee had to do it. For the first time, this towering figure of the island-states politics gives a first-hand account of How he has learnt Mandarin over the last 50 years and kept it alive. When and Why had he decided to learn the language? Where did he get hold of the learning materials? Who he practises his Mandarin with?

What spurs him on? MM Lee goes beyond these 5Ws and 1H in Keeping My Mandarin Alive, to share the agony of a late Chinese language learner and how he has overcome the difficulties ? he strove to learn Mandarin only at age 32 (from 1955) and Hokkien at age 38 (from 1961). The comprehensive package also details how the English-educated Lee has been relating Mandarin to his master language in an effort to grasp the former and unravels how the latest technology has helped him in his quest.

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