Learning English and Chinese as Foreign Languages

Learning English and Chinese as Foreign Languages
Sociocultural and Comparative Perspectives

by Wen-Chuan Lin

  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Release : 2019-09-30
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1788925165
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Learning English and Chinese is becoming increasingly important to the prospects of young people. This book compares English as a Foreign Language teaching in Taiwan with Chinese as a Foreign Language education in England in order to highlight how classroom activities are embedded within multiple settings, including ethnic or other social group cultures, family and community resources and school visions or goals. The book illustrates how in Taiwan different ethnic groups recognise, access and value English language learning to varying extents. Its findings illuminate why some ethnic groups are highly motivated to learn English and are able to gain privileged economic positions in the job market. In England, access to Chinese is marked by social class, and the book argues that this could augment an ‘educational apartheid’ that already exists in language teaching in secondary schools, thereby exacerbating existing inequality.

Learning English and Chinese as Foreign Languages

Learning English and Chinese as Foreign Languages
Sociocultural and Comparative Perspectives

by Wen-Chuan Lin

  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Release : 2019-09-30
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1788925157
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Learning English and Chinese is becoming increasingly important to the prospects of young people. This book compares English as a Foreign Language teaching in Taiwan with Chinese as a Foreign Language education in England in order to highlight how classroom activities are embedded within multiple settings, including ethnic or other social group cultures, family and community resources and school visions or goals. The book illustrates how in Taiwan different ethnic groups recognise, access and value English language learning to varying extents. Its findings illuminate why some ethnic groups are highly motivated to learn English and are able to gain privileged economic positions in the job market. In England, access to Chinese is marked by social class, and the book argues that this could augment an ‘educational apartheid’ that already exists in language teaching in secondary schools, thereby exacerbating existing inequality.

Selected Articles from Language Learning: English as a foreign language

Selected Articles from Language Learning: English as a foreign language
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1953
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How to Learn a Foreign Language

How to Learn a Foreign Language
A Book

by Pimsleur

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-09-03
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1442369035
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this entertaining and groundbreaking book, Dr. Paul Pimsleur, creator of the renowned Pimsleur Method, the world leader in audio-based language learning, shows how anyone can learn to speak a foreign language. If learning a language in high school left you bruised, with a sense that there was no way you can learn another language, How to Learn a Foreign Language will restore your sense of hope. In simple, straightforward terms, Dr. Pimsleur will help you learn grammar (seamlessly), vocabulary, and how to practice pronunciation (and come out sounding like a native). The key is the simplicity and directness of Pimsleur’s approach to a daunting subject, breaking it down piece by piece, demystifying the process along the way. Dr. Pimsleur draws on his own language learning trials and tribulations offering practical advice for overcoming the obstacles so many of us face. Originally published in 1980, How to Learn a Foreign Language is now available on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Pimsleur’s publication of the first of his first audio courses that embodied the concepts and methods found here. It's a fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of the mind of this amazing pioneer of language learning.

English in China

English in China
Language, Identity and Culture

by Emily Tsz Yan Fong

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2021-03-29
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 1000370879
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume explores Chinese identity through the lens of both the Chinese and English languages. Until the twentieth century, English was a language associated with capitalists and "military aggressors" in China. However, the massive progression of globalisation in China following the 1980s has transformed the language into an important tool for China’s modernisation. Regardless of the role English plays in China, there has always been a fear there that the spread of culture(s) associated with English would lead to weakening of the Chinese identity. This fear resulted in the development of the ti-yong principle: "Chinese learning for essence (ti), Western learning for utility (yong)." Fong’s book aims to enhance understanding of the ti-yong dichotomy in relation to people’s sense of being Chinese in China, the penetration of English into non-English speaking societies, the resultant tensions in people’s sense of personal and national identity, and their place in the world. Using Q methodology, the book presents observations based on data collected from four participant groups, namely high school and university students, teachers and parents in China, to investigate their perspectives on the status and roles of English, as well as those of Chinese. Considering the growing international interest in China, this volume will appeal to readers interested in China’s contemporary society in general, its language, culture and identity. It will be a useful resource for academics, researchers and students in the field of applied linguistics, language education and Chinese cultural studies and can also be adopted as a reference book for undergraduate courses relating to language, identity and culture.

Learning and Instructional Experiences of English as a Foreign Language in Contemporary China, a Perspective Study Conducted in the Foreign Languages Department of a Chinese University

Learning and Instructional Experiences of English as a Foreign Language in Contemporary China, a Perspective Study Conducted in the Foreign Languages Department of a Chinese University
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dyslexia in the Foreign Language Classroom

Dyslexia in the Foreign Language Classroom
A Book

by Joanna Nijakowska

  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Release : 2010-06-23
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781847694003
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book addresses specific learning difficulties in reading and spelling – developmental dyslexia. Set in the cross-linguistic context, it presents issues surrounding dyslexia from the perspective of a foreign language teacher. It is intended to serve as a reference book for those involved in foreign language teaching, including experienced in-service teachers and novice teachers, as well as teacher trainers and trainees. It offers an up-to-date and reader-friendly study of the mechanisms of dyslexia and an overview of the current research on the disorder, in theoretical and practical terms. Its aim is to help teachers tackle one of the many challenges they face in the modern classroom: the organization of an effective foreign language teaching process for students with dyslexia.

Language Is Music

Language Is Music
Over 100 Fun & Easy Tips to Learn Foreign Languages

by Susanna Zaraysky

  • Publisher : Create Your World Books
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 101
  • ISBN : 0982018991
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Language is Music focuses on making learning foreign languages fun, easy and affordable for anyone with a desire to communicate effectively with people around the world. By applying over 100 simple tips to things you already do, such as listening to music or surfing the Web, you can experience the joy of "fluency" in any language without having to study abroad or spend money on private tutors. In Language is Music, Susanna Zaraysky masterfully shares her listening methods so that anyone can have fun learning any language. With over 100 tips and 100 free or low-cost Internet resources, you will learn how to use daily activities, such as watching T.V. or listening to music; conversation partners; and attendance at cultural events to become a masterful speaker of any tongue. "Learning foreign languages is like learning to sing a song or play music," says self-made linguist Susanna Zaraysky and author of Language is Music. Zaraysky has what you might call "an ear" for languages, having used music to successfully learn English, Russian, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Serbo-Croatian-all with excellent accents. Advance Praise for Language is Music "I love it! I think it will help people who want to learn, and those who are curious about additional language learning. Many people want to learn a language but are frightened, or disappointed by the courses they have taken. Reading Language is Music will encourage them to try again, on their own and with friendly supporters." -Dr. Elba Maldonado-Colon, Professor Department of Elementary Education Bilingual Program, San Jose State University LET IT JUST ROLL OFF YOUR TONGUE. With lyrical insight and solid experience, Susanna Zaraysky, author of Language is Music, provides easy steps for learning a language. Gone are the boring, disconnected strategies that most of us remember from school. You've never learned a language this quickly and easily. Zaraysky's methods embody fun, connection, rhythm, and above all...music. -Suzanne Lettrick, M.Ed Educator and Founder of The Global Education and Action Network "Forget dictionaries and phrase books . . . Susanna Zaraysky's easy-to-use guide to language learning is indispensable for any serious language learner wanting to become fluent--not just conversationally proficient--in another language. Language is Music will teach you how to make language acquisition a part of your daily life, and to recreate the kind of total-immersion environment necessary for fluency. Highly recommended reading for aspiring polyglots. Pick up this book and you too will be all ears!" -Justin Liang, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Marshallese, intermediate Spanish Back in France, I spent many years learning "academic" English in school. But I progressed much faster when I forced myself to listen to the BBC or not look at the subtitles when watching an American movie. I wish I had Susanna's book with me then. It's full of creative ideas and practical tips that are indispensable complements to the traditional methods of learning foreign languages -- and it's coming from someone you can trust, she speaks so many of them! -Philippe Levy, French native speaker This book is great. It showed me another aspect and a new approach of learning a language. I will put the book to good use. As a foreign English speaker, I spent many years at school learning English and did not make much progress. A lot of the tips that I read in this book, I learned them with time. However if I had read this book earlier, it would have made my life much easier and I would have saved so much time. I am going to apply the tips in Language is Music into learning a third language: Spanish. This time, I am sure I will make huge progress much faster. Not only is Language is Music useful in acquiring a foreign language, but the resources and websites in the book are valuable for someone who wants to travel abroad. -Fabien Hsu, French native speaker

Language Education in China : Policy and Experience from 1949

Language Education in China : Policy and Experience from 1949
Policy and Experience from 1949

by Agnes S.L. Lam

  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Release : 2005-10-01
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 9622097502
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Language Education in China: Policy and Experience from 1949 is unprecedented as a comprehensive study of the multilingual circumstances in China. It tracks policy changes in the learning of Chinese, foreign languages and minority ethnic languages in China since the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. On the basis of survey and interview data, the experiences of different age cohorts of learners are presented as "windows" to the realities of language education policy implementation over the last half century. The effects of political changes, language backgrounds and various motivations for learning, at both the national and individual levels, are vividly presented in this composite story of China and learners in China.

Foreign Language Anxiety. A Case Study of Chinese University Students Learning English as a Foreign Language

Foreign Language Anxiety. A Case Study of Chinese University Students Learning English as a Foreign Language
A Book

by Yin Xiaoteng

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2016-11-15
  • Pages : 21
  • ISBN : 3668340420
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Scientific Study from the year 2016 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, , language: English, abstract: This paper presents an empirical study of Foreign Language Anxiety in Chinese university students learning English as a foreign language. The subjects of the present study were 344 college students from Mainland China. They responded to a 5-point Likert scale questionnaire adapted from Horwitz’s Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (FLCAS). Their responses to the questionnaire were submitted to exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis (with the help of statistical package of SPSS and AMOS) for identifying anxiety dimensions. The results show that four dimensions of anxiety exist among the subjects and the two dimensions of the FLCAS were closely examined to find the extent to which that the four-factor model adequately fit the data. The fit indices suggested that the instrument measuring the dimensions of anxiety specific to college students in China was valid construct-wise and reliable for future use.

Chinese vocabulary for English speakers - 9000 words

Chinese vocabulary for English speakers - 9000 words
A Book

by Andrey Taranov

  • Publisher : BoD - Books on Demand
  • Release : 2013-11-29
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1780718608
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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T&P BOOKS VOCABULARIES are intended to help you learn, memorize, and review foreign words. The dictionary contains over 9000 commonly used words. Recommended as additional support material to any language course. Meets the needs of beginners and advanced learners of foreign languages. Convenient for daily use, reviewing sessions and self-testing activities. Allows you to assess your current vocabulary. This book can also be used by foreigners to learn English. THIS REVISED EDITION (American English, July 2013) contains 256 topics including: Basic Concepts, Numbers, Colors, Months, Seasons, Units of Measurement, Clothing & Accessories, Food & Nutrition, Restaurant, Family Members, Relatives, Character, Feelings, Emotions, Diseases, City, Town, Sightseeing, Shopping, Money, House, Home, Office, Working in the Office, Marketing, Sports, Education, Computer, Internet, Tools, Nature, Countries, Nationalities and more ... SPECIAL FEATURES of T&P Books bilingual vocabularies: Words are arranged according to their meaning, not alphabetically. Content is presented in three columns to facilitate the reviewing and self-testing processes. Each theme is composed of small blocks of similar lexical units. The vocabulary offers a convenient and simple transcription for each foreign word. IF YOU HAVE any question, suggestion or feedback, please contact us: admin@tpbooks.com. Ref. BODFR

A Corpus Study of Collocation in Chinese Learner English

A Corpus Study of Collocation in Chinese Learner English
A Book

by Yuanwen Lu

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-12-08
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN : 1315464713
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Collocation is an important tool in describing lexical behaviour in language and has received increasing attention in recent years. Based on two corpora: LOCNESS (the Louvain Corpus of Native English Essays) and MLC (the Non-English major Mainland Chinese Learner Corpus), this book explores the features of Chinese learner English with analysis of grammatical and lexical collocations. The findings show that Chinese university students use collocations with considerably less variety and Chinese language and culture exert a substantial influence on their English writing. It also discusses ways to tackle the problems Chinese English learners face and the pedagogical implications for teaching English and learning English collocations. As one of the first systematic studies to investigate collocations in Chinese learner English based on learner corpora, this book not only analyzes how Chinese learners use collocations in their English writing, but also provides significant implications for foreign language teaching and learning.

Computer, Intelligent Computing and Education Technology

Computer, Intelligent Computing and Education Technology
A Book

by Hsiang-Chuan Liu,Wen-Pei Sung,Wenli Yao

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2014-03-26
  • Pages : 1510
  • ISBN : 1315775565
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This proceedings set contains selected Computer, Information and Education Technology related papers from the 2014 International Conference on Computer, Intelligent Computing and Education Technology (CICET 2014), held March 27-28, 2014 in Hong Kong. The proceedings aims to provide a platform for researchers, engineers and academics as well as indu

Conceptual Shifts and Contextualized Practices in Education for Glocal Interaction

Conceptual Shifts and Contextualized Practices in Education for Glocal Interaction
Issues and Implications

by Ali Fuad Selvi,Nathanael Rudolph

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-11-03
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN : 9811064210
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book employs the realm of English Language Teaching (ELT) as a discursive point of departure to explore how individuals, groups, entities and institutions apprehend, embrace, deal with, manipulate, problematize and resist glocal flows of people, ideas, information, goods, and technology. It apprehends and attends to tensions arising from the fluidly local-global construction and negotiation of borders of identity and interaction within a diverse array of contexts and English education therein. These tensions, whether conceptual or pedagogical, may arise in and through governmental and institutional policymaking, teacher training, or curriculum and materials development, and in the learning experience both within and beyond the classroom, as teachers and students engage with course content and each other.

Learn&Draw English&Chinese #5

Learn&Draw English&Chinese #5
Animals

by Words Pictures Words Pictures Limited

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2018-11-13
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781729734469
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why is LEARN&DRAW English & Chinese #5 so awesome? Easy-to-use supplementary materials for young learners! Your kids will learn English and Chinese words by tracing them. Funny pictures to colour will help kids remember meanings of the words. Learn more about ANIMALS with this book! Why it's worth buying? professional illustration entertaining for kids helps learning English and Chinese at the same time Go buy this now Simply scroll up to the top the page, and click on the yellow "buy now" button

Surprised by Faith

Surprised by Faith
Conversion and the Academy A Collection of Papers Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Conversion of C. S. Lewis

by Daryl McCarthy,Bob VanderVennen,Joy McBride

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2009-03-26
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 1443808830
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Surprised by Faith celebrates the 75th anniversary of C. S. Lewis “kicking and screaming” his way into Christianity—his 1931 conversion. Lewis described himself as, “the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England." But a convert, nonetheless, surprised by joy. This volume was inspired by Lewis’s autobiographical account of the life-events which led to his coming to faith—an event that had a profound effect on his work and his relationships. In Surprised by Faith, Lewis’s conversion is explored as both “a rational quest for truth and a romantic quest for meaning.” This collection of essays commemorates Lewis’s conversion, but also celebrates, examines and discusses what conversion means to us as scholars, academicians, and most importantly, as human beings. It’s a kind of conversation about conversion. The conversation’s participants are individuals from a variety of backgrounds who themselves have been converted in the classic Christian sense. Surprised by Faith hopefully will challenge the reader to think more deeply, biblically and theologically about the transformation that takes place in each life that embraces Christ and moves from unbelief to belief. The essays look at the influence of conversion on perspectives as they relate to various disciplines, such as anthropology, poetry, psychology, education, philosophy and culture.

Attitudinal Evaluation in Chinese University Students’ English Writing

Attitudinal Evaluation in Chinese University Students’ English Writing
A Contrastive Perspective

by Xinghua Liu,Anne McCabe

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-09-15
  • Pages : 141
  • ISBN : 9811064156
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book offers up-to-date insights into the long-standing controversy of whether or not Chinese learners of English adequately express their attitudes in written English. It compares four writing datasets from three groups of student writers (e.g., English-speaking students’ English texts, Chinese-speaking students’ Chinese texts, and both English and Chinese texts produced by the same group of Chinese-speaking students majoring in English), and applies the appraisal framework, an analytical tool developed in the field of Systemic Functional Linguistics. The book provides a nuanced view of the deployment of attitudinal patterns and the linguistic resources used for attitudinal evaluation in Chinese students’ English writing. Accordingly, it offers a valuable resource for all those interested in second language writing, contrastive rhetoric, second language acquisition and systemic functional linguistics.

Perspectives on Teaching and Learning English Literacy in China

Perspectives on Teaching and Learning English Literacy in China
A Book

by Jiening Ruan,Cynthia Leung

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-11-29
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 9400749945
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is one of two volumes by the same editors that explore historical, philosophical, and cultural perspectives on literacy in China. This volume focuses on English literacy in China, while the other volume is on Chinese literacy. In modern day China, English has enjoyed an increasingly important status in education, but not without challenges. The essays in this volume provide a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary look at changes in English literacy practices and literacy instruction in China from the first English school in the 19th century to recent curriculum reform efforts to modernize English instruction from basic education through higher education. Together, the essays address a wide array of topics, including early childhood English education, uses of information technology to teach English, and teaching English to Chinese minority students. This work is essential reading for those who want to expand their understanding of English literacy education in China.

Early Learning of Modern Foreign Languages

Early Learning of Modern Foreign Languages
Processes and Outcomes

by Marianne Nikolov

  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Release : 2009-02-27
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1847699871
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Modern languages are offered to young learners at an increasingly early age in many countries; yet few publications have focused on what is available to children in different contexts. This volume fills this gap by documenting the state-of-the-art in researching young language learners using a variety of research methods. It demonstrates how young children progress and benefit from an early exposure to modern languages in different educational contexts, and how affective, cognitive, social, linguistic and classroom-related factors interact in the processes. A special strength is the range of languages: although English is the most widely learnt language, chapters focus on various target languages: Croatian, French, English, German, Italian, Spanish and Ukrainian and the contexts include China, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Norway, Poland, the Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

Foreign Language Learning Anxiety in China

Foreign Language Learning Anxiety in China
Theories and Applications in English Language Teaching

by Deyuan He

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-01-18
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN : 9811076626
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Already the focus of much interest for 50 years, the study of foreign language learning anxiety (FLLA) still remains a popular research topic among scholars in Western countries. FLLA is believed to be an important cause of students’ “dumb English”. Considering the paucity of monographs on FLLA in China, this book represents an important step towards filling this gap. The author uses his PhD dissertation as a foundation for reviewing and discussing previous literature, as well as the current status of and major issues concerning FLLA worldwide. The book explores FLLA in China by using innovative triangulated research methodology, combining both quantitative and qualitative methods, namely surveys, focused interviews, and classroom observations. It also highlights the significance and implications of the research results and predicts the future of global FLLA research with a particular focus on China. Readers will discover the latest developments and issues concerning FLLA, causes of FLLA, and verified, effective strategies for alleviating such anxiety.