冚唪唥團隊有嘢講:熱烈慶祝達成第一階段240個粵文故事嘅目標

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當初加入冚唪唥時,聽到目標要做近200個故事,都冇乜信心可以完成到。但唔經唔覺,短短兩年幾嘅時間,我哋已經超額完成(一共240個粵文故事將會陸續喺網站上推出)!

喺度首先要多謝一班不辭勞苦,義務幫我哋嘅幕後功臣:粵文作家、粵拼及英文編輯、插畫師、錄音、排版設計、網站設計、程式設計、粵語老師、所有喜愛粵語嘅朋友,合力創作同推廣冚唪唥粵文。

240個故事得來不易,牽涉好多人力,所以我哋更加希望可以多啲人接觸同使用到我哋嘅粵文故事嚟學廣東話。冚唪唥嘅所有故事都開放畀任何人下載。其實呢個做法相當大膽,但當聽到好多人成日話廣東話好難學又冇咩資源嘅時候,我哋就更相信呢個係正確嘅做法。

我哋相信,將學習廣東話嘅門檻降低,就係鼓勵學廣東話嘅方法。冇資源?我哋有200幾個分級故事,慢慢由最簡單嘅故事邊睇邊學。中文字好難,睇唔明點學?我哋配晒粵拼、英文逐詞翻譯同錄音,唔識中文字都可以學聽同講先。學廣東話嘅書好貴?我哋全部資源免費開放。請廣東話老師都好貴?我哋啲資源簡單易用,搵個廣東話朋友幫你,照住步驟做就可以成為你嘅廣東話老師。

資源充足,人人都可以參與學習同教授廣東話,就係冚唪唥嘅目標。

要達到呢個目標唔容易,我哋嘅故事亦唔係完美嘅教材。幸好收到好多海內外學習者嘅支持,話畀我哋知佢哋好鍾意冚唪唥嘅故事,亦有本地教育工作者採用我哋嘅資源嚟幫非華語學生。呢啲都係我哋樂見嘅成果同堅持呢個計劃嘅動力。嚟緊希望創作更多唔同類型嘅材料,畀學習者同老師有多啲嘅選擇!希望大家繼續支持!

Joanne Chu

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冚唪唥終於完成咗第一階段嘅目標,整好咗二百四十本電子書,印咗四十本實體書,每本書有漢字粵拼英譯,仲有錄音版、插畫版。可以整到咁多資源出嚟,要俾掌聲每一個有份參與、有份支持嘅朋友。

計劃概念好簡單。用粵語寫故仔,變佢做書,做好多好多好多本書出嚟。出書啫,打完字,畫幅畫,拎去印之嘛?有個做法,係揾一個人寫晒所有故仔,交晒啲故仔俾同一個人畫插畫,再交晒啲稿揾一把聲錄晒。係咪好簡單?做落就發現,只要一涉及創作,投放嘅時間就唔係線性公式可以計到——工序會越嚟越熟,但係做嘢係會越嚟越慢。寫十本可以衝,做到三十本、五十本就會頹。喺大家乾塘、爆肝、滑瓦嘅循環之後,我哋意識到我哋唔係跑5KM,我哋係跑緊超馬,我哋係要借用大家嘅力量,先至可以完成今次創舉。第一階段得以完成,實在多得你哋每一個嘅鼓勵、貢獻,令到我哋慢慢揾到平衡,揾到出路。

我哋係2020年起步嘅,我肯定粵語教學嘅世界比起2020係豐富咗、得意咗。

兩年半後會係點樣呢,我哋拭目以待。

擇言

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The end of the beginning:

At HBL we are wrapping up “Phase 1” of content production for our graded readers.

In “Phase 1” the goal was the completion of 20 or more online titles for each level (1-7) of our graded scale.  In the weeks ahead a total of 240 titles will be finally uploaded online. This corpus creates a significant volume of diverse stories and a graded progression for the reader and teachers to repurpose for their needs. For language learning, volume matters. The first title was uploaded in June 2020. We have on average produced 2 titles every week.  

This ending of phase 1 is a significant milestone as it confirms that 1) creating materials through an open-source, community & volunteer-based publishing model is viable, 2) minimal resources are needed 3) richer and more varied content is created as compared to traditional for-profit publishing.

For any foundational learning resource corpus, an open-source and copyright-free model is the most inclusive. We hope that this sharing model becomes the default for Cantonese learning materials.

In the weeks ahead, we will document this journey through a series of blog posts: where we began and what we now understand. We will try to answer some questions for ourselves.  

In closing, I thank the incredibly talented and generous pool of our contributors and volunteers for believing in the necessity of what we were attempting and for giving so generously.  

If you find our materials worthy, please kindly give us a hand and let others know. 

Thank you. 

Viveik

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