Two months ago, The Teochew Store made our popular "Conversational Teochew In A Month" (潮州話一月通) text-cum-audio self-learning course available to all to download for FREE. The response was beyond what we expected.
To help learners revise and have a structured means for further practice, a friend and supporter of our website, as well as keen advocate for the revival of southern Chinese languages, S.L., has created and generously volunteered to share two decks of Anki flashcards that cover the vocabulary terms and phrases/sentences in "Conversational Teochew In A Month". These flashcards may be used on computers as well as Android/iOs mobile devices.
What is Anki
"Anki" (暗記), which means "memorisation" in Japanese, a spaced repetition-flashcard software program.
Spaced repetition, as suggested by its name, is a learning technique based on repeated reviews of previously learned material. Through the incorporation of increasing intervals of time between each subsequent revision, it exploits the psychological spacing effect (i.e. learning over a period time, as opposed to studying the same amount of content in a single session).
In the Anki program, learning contents are broken into decks of individual flashcards. Users would then review, on a daily basis, these flashcards in an order that is predetermined by algorithm to make remembering easy. Many users of Anki have reported satisfaction in achieving greater efficiency in learning, as compared to traditional study methods, in either decreasing the time spent studying, or increasing the amount of information learned.
Here is a video introducing the Anki software and how to use it:
To Use Conversational Teochew In A Month Anki Cards
Before you use "Conversational Teochew In A Month" Anki flashcards, you need to first download and install the Anki software, which is available for different types of devices:
1. Desktop/laptop computers (FREE) - click here to download
2. Android devices - AnkiDroid (FREE) - click here to download from Google Play
3. iOs devices - AnkiMobile (US$24.99) - click here to purchase and download from iTunes (alternative Anki apps are available at different prices)
Disclaimer: The Teochew Store has no commercial or other affiliation with the developers of Anki or its mobile apps. Our recommendations are based solely on the functionality and compatibility of the relevant applications.
After downloading the programs and installing them on your computer/device (using instructions provided by the software/app providers), go to our "Conversational Teochew In A Month - Anki Flashcards" product page (click here), add BOTH decks (Vocabulary and Phrases/Sentences) to shopping cart and then complete the check-out process. Once done, a download link will be sent automatically to an email address you provide.
After saving the decks to your computer/device, open the Anki program and then "import" them from the file menu on the top left.
1. To start your revision, first select the deck you wish to study and click on it.
2. Click again on "Study Now" and Anki automatically selects a number cards for you to revise for the day.
3. Each card will first show a Teochew vocabulary item or phrase/sentence, written in Traditional Chinese and accompanied by an English translation.
4. Try to say out the vocabulary term or phrase/sentence in Teochew. Once done, click "Show Answer".
5. The same vocabulary term or phrase/sentence will be displayed again, this time with its audio reading played out. If you are satisfied that you got the correct answer, rate your performance by selecting "Good" or "Easy". If not, choose "Again" to revise the same card in the current session.
A video demonstration is shown below:
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