Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology
University of Southern California (emeritus)
I present the following hypotheses: Providing students with comprehensible and interesting reading material in pinyin will result in improved acquisition of oral/aural Mandarin. This additional competence in Mandarin will make texts written in Hanzi more predictable and easier to understand, resulting in improved acquisition of Hanzi. If these predictions are confirmed, it means more rapid acquisition of Mandarin and more efficient acquisition of characters.
"The Case for Pinyin: A Suggestion,"
Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology: Vol. 4:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/cltmt/vol4/iss2/2