Designing Curriculum for Chinese Characters

As abstract as such a concept might initially sound, I have created a system by which individuals can use Chinese characters—on the basis of their meaning—to write the English language. Already, English possesses an inescapably fraught relationship with its standard orthography. But in the midst of this orthographic chaos, and the requisite native English speaker's psychology to accept speech and writing to not be intimately bonded, arose an opportunity to divorce English from the Roman alphabet entirely and betroth the language to Chinese characters instead. This provides to the generic student a tangible and reliable method of absorbing characters in such a way that retention is not a problem, because the question of learning characters and the question of learning a "foreign language" are completely separated—an exact mirror to the circumstances that native Japanese speakers enjoy; which means that when the time comes to start learning the spoken elements of Chinese, a large portion of the work is already done.

However, although the logic of the Hwayih Woen system is already dutifully laid out on the project's main website, there still exists a need to provide tangible, step-by-step curriculum for generic students to use in the absence of a reliable instructor. Fortuitously, the design of this curriculum already exists in sketch form, with significant portions of the lower-level material already produced and available for public consumption. However, transforming these curriculum sketches into textbooks that the end-user can actually utilize is a process that requires an enormous time and labor cost. It is nothing short of a full-time endeavor. Reaching my fundraising goal here will enable me to cover not only my own basic living expenses but also my operational costs in such a way that I can transfer my full-time working hours 100% to the creation and roll out of a revolutionary new way to learn and master Chinese characters, the likes of which have never been seen in the Anglosphere before.

For more detailed information regarding this endeavor, please visit the project's main website at:

www.hwayihwoen.com
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