一个普遍的观点是，学中文就是要看一共学了多少个汉字， 汉字学得越多越好。于是，学生之间会经常互相问: “你学了多少个汉字了?”
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It’s time to be creative
Learning Chinese takes people into a wonderful creative field which is full of joy and pleasant surprises.
Students toy around elements of Chinese language and create interesting conversations and great stories. It’s like playing with all those small pieces of Lego. We are only limited by our own imaginations.
This creative field should be open to students from day one.
However, the theme of learning Chinese is often dominated by the question “how many characters have you learned?” This question has led many students to focus on accumulating Chinese characters. They spend so much time and energy either to look up characters or to memorise them. But these efforts hardly bring any intoxicating sense of delight. This is unfortunate. Accumulating characters for the sake of accumulating characters does not enhance students’ learning experience, nor help them develop their Chinese skills.
The real question we should ask is “how much Chinese reading and writing have you done?” With this question, students’ focus is turned into reading for ideas and writing for creation. Amazing learning results can be achieved.
Therefore, in order to encourage students to read more and to write more, this first ever Chinese Writing Contest is launched, inviting learners of Chinese worldwide to show their creativity using 320 Chinese characters.