As I prepare for our upcoming China trip, I am once again working on simple Chinese phrases and characters. I have been doing this for a while and have not been too successful. My husband sent me a lecture from TED talks. I love the online talks from TED, brief lectures on something that you may know nothing about. There is such a wide variety that you can always find something you are interested in. So, this one is about the road to literacy, fluency, reading simple characters and how it begins. I really enjoyed it and wanted to share it with you.