4 replies on “In Memoriam: John DeFrancis”

  1. I went through DeFrancis’s beginning and intermediate books I forget how long ago, and despite their age, they’re still some of the best resources I’ve found for vocabulary building.

    His work set a bar I’ve yet to see met by any other pedagogical resource, a shame given the modern tools we have at our disposal.

  2. Would appreciate any information on his original language text also called Beginning Chinese, published long before the series developed for Seton Hall University.

    C. P. Sobelman

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