Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language

Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language
A Pedagogical Grammar

by Janet Zhiqun Xing

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 9789882207479
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides a research-based account of how to teach and learn Chinese as a foreign language. Specially written for Chinese language teachers, student teachers, and applied linguists, this is the first book written in English that systematically addresses all major aspects involved in teaching and learning Chinese as a foreign language. It identifies five key areas: pronunciation (tones and pinyin), characters and words, sentences, discourse and pragmatic competence, and cultural competence. It covers all the fundamental grammar elements in Chinese, explains their functions in discourse.

Teaching and Learning Chinese

Teaching and Learning Chinese
Issues and Perspectives

by Jinfa Cai,Jianguo Chen,Chuang Wang

  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release : 2010-07-01
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN : 1617350664
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The book is linked to the annual theme of the 2008 CAERDA International Conference with contributing authors serving as keynote speakers, invited panelists, paper presenters, as well as specialists and educators in the field. The book provides a most comprehensive description of and a theoretically wellinformed and a scholarly cogent account of teaching and learning Chinese in general and in the United States in particular. It examines a wide range of important issues in Chinese teaching and learning: current state in teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL) in the United States, US national standards for learning foreign languages K-12, policy making about how to meet the growing demand for Chinese language and cultural education with regard to a national coordination of efforts, professional teacher training in terms of the quantity and quality of Chinese language teachers at all levels, promotion of early language learning, characteristics of Chinese pedagogy, aspects of Chinese linguistics, methods and methodology in teaching TCSL, techniques and technology in Chinese language education, curriculum and instruction in TCSL, cultural aspects of teaching Chinese as a Second Language, issues in Chinese pedagogy, development of Chinese as a Heritage Language (HL) and the issue of cultural identity for bilingual/multilingual learners (particularly bilingual/multilingual children), testing and evaluation in TCSL, Chinese literacy and reading, approaches to instruction and program design, etc.

Exploring Innovative Pedagogy in the Teaching and Learning of Chinese as a Foreign Language

Exploring Innovative Pedagogy in the Teaching and Learning of Chinese as a Foreign Language
A Book

by Robyn Moloney,Hui Ling Xu

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-08-23
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN : 9789811013072
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Teachers of Chinese as a foreign language in many international contexts are searching for pedagogic solutions to promote effective learning. Models of innovative and successful approaches are urgently needed. This volume presents a collection of compelling and empirically rich research studies that showcases innovative developments in the practice of teaching Chinese as a foreign language. The studies focus on three interrelated areas: learners, teachers, and applications of new technologies. Specifically, the studies explore methods for fostering learner-centred classrooms, autonomous learners, intercultural learning, the role of teacher views and identities, the nature of a ‘middle ground’ approach, and technologies that accommodate the unique aspects of the Chinese language, with new options for mobile and interactive learners. Providing both inspiration and practical models for language practitioners and researchers, it offers a vital resource for teachers’ professional development, and for pre-service teacher education.

Research Among Learners of Chinese as a Foreign Language

Research Among Learners of Chinese as a Foreign Language
A Book

by Michael Erwin Everson,Helen H. Shen

  • Publisher : Natl Foreign Lg Resource Ctr
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 0980045940
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cutting-edge in its approach and international in its authorship, this fourth monograph in a series sponsored by the Chinese Language Teachers Association features eight research studies that explore a variety of themes, topics, and perspectives important to a variety of stakeholders in the Chinese language learning community. Employing a wide range of research methodologies, the volume provides data from actual Chinese language learners and will be of value to both theoreticians and practitioners alike. [in English & Chinese]

APPLIED CHINESE LANGUAGE STUDIES VIIIINHERITANCE AND INNOVATION

APPLIED CHINESE LANGUAGE STUDIES VIIIINHERITANCE AND INNOVATION
Teaching And... Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language

by ZHAO. ZHIYAN SHUAI (GUO.)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781907838460
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language

Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language
A Pedagogical Grammar

by Janet Zhiqun Xing

  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Release : 2006-01-01
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9622097626
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides a research-based account of how to teach and learn Chinese as a foreign language. In addition to the discussion of relevant second/foreign language research, this volume gives detailed information on ways to develop a pedagogical modelthat is uniquely suited to teaching Chinese in five key areas: pronunciation (tones and pinyin), characters and words, sentences (when and why different sentence structures are used), discourse and pragmatic competence (coherence and genre), and cultural competence. Specially written for Chinese language teachers, student teachers and applied linguists, this is the first book written in English that systematically addresses all major aspects involved in teaching and learning Chinese as a foreign language. This book covers all the fundamental grammar elements in Chinese, explains their functions in discourse and communication, and explores different strategies for teaching and engaging students in learning the language.

Manual for Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language

Manual for Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language
A Book

by Bo Hu

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-05-11
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN : 1351389017
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Written in an extended dictionary format, the Manual for Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language aims to cover all key terms related to teaching Chinese as a foreign language. Each section contains an introduction with language-specific information, and identifies students and teachers’ common questions, including the capacity of Chinese as a morphologically unmarked language to indicate categories such as tense and mood. Many entries listed in this manual come with an explanation, a commentary, and rich examples. The Manual for Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language appeals to both Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) teachers and students, as well as being the ideal reference for researchers conducting comparative studies of the Chinese and English languages.

Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Second or Foreign Language

Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Second or Foreign Language
Emerging Trends

by Ko-Yin Sung

  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2019-10-23
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN : 1498574807
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Second or Foreign Language, edited by Ko-Yin Sung, addresses three emerging themes in the field of Chinese language teaching and learning. (1) Increasingly ubiquitous in all language learning and teaching, and for the learning of Chinese as a second language in particular, information and communication technology (ICT) can serve as an important and effective tool. Several chapters focus on how certain emerging ICT tools are applied in teaching and learning Chinese as a second language. (2) Due to China’s economic and political influence, the number of students of all ages studying Chinese as a second language—but especially young learners—has increased in many parts of the world. Despite this, the research into teaching Chinese to young learners has lagged behind. Several chapters investigate young learners’ motivations and effective methods for assisting them to master the Chinese language. (3) The writing system of the Chinese language poses many challenges for learners, especially those more familiar with alphabetical languages. In light of this difficulty in learning Chinese characters, some of the chapters identify effective teaching and learning strategies to master the Chinese language.

Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning of Chinese as a Foreign Language

Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning of Chinese as a Foreign Language
A Book

by Amber Navarre

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-10-09
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN : 1317282337
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning of Chinese as a Foreign Language provides new and experienced teachers of Chinese with a timely review and evaluation of the use of technology in the language classroom. The book draws from Second Language Acquisition theories and empirical studies to demonstrate the use of technologies in facilitating language learning. With a strong practical and pedagogical focus, this is an ideal resource for current and prospective teachers of Chinese as a Foreign Language. Key features include: Demonstration and analysis of technologies in use Principles and methods to evaluate instructional technologies Summary tables presenting the key functions of each technology tool Online resources include up-to-date information on new technologies and tools to address the ever-changing nature of the topic.

Studies on Learning and Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

Studies on Learning and Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
A Book

by Xiaohong Wen,Xin Jiang

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2018-11-06
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 1351208667
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Studies on Learning and Teaching Chinese as a Second Language represents the current advances in the field. It showcases theoretically motivated empirical studies and diverse methods used for a better understanding of how Chinese language is acquired as a second or foreign language. This contributes to L2 acquisition research in general and L2 Chinese specifically. Furthermore, this research is useful for teachers seeking to understand their students’ learning processes and adjust their pedagogical approach for more effective instruction. The book bridges the gap between research and instruction by providing pedagogical implications rooted in empirical findings.

Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
The Way of the Learner

by Jane Orton,Andrew Scrimgeour

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-01-21
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 1351206850
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Grounded in analysis of Chinese and international educational concepts and classroom techniques currently used to teach Chinese as a Second Language, and a thorough review of recent research in the field, this volume identifies the learning challenges of the language for native English speakers. Orton and Scrimgeour assess the gap in knowledge and skills between learners’ initial and future proficiency levels as L2 Chinese speakers, map their needs as learners towards achieving a high language proficiency, and set out an informed, integrated teaching orientation and practice for the Chinese classroom that responds to those needs. Chapters in the volume address curriculum design, teaching diverse learners and levels, the learning challenges of Chinese oral and literacy skills, grammar and vocabulary, discourse development, cultural understanding, and the affordances of a visit to China. Filled with original and engaging teaching and learning tools and techniques, this book is an essential and rich content resource for primary and secondary teachers, and teacher candidates and educators in Chinese as a Second Language education.

Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education

Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education
Theoretical and Practical Issues

by Yang Lu (Language teacher)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9781315520810
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Educationdeals with the current issues and challenges faced by teachers and learners of Chinese. Written by leading professionals and academics, the book is the first collection of research articles based on data collected in higher education institutions in the UK. The studies focus on concerns related to learners of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) and aim to establish studies on teaching Chinese as a foreign language (TCFL) as part of the mainstream of applied linguistics The contributors have applied their theoretical backgrounds in applied linguistics and education to tackle issues such as how to benchmark the Chinese written language with CEFR, how to integrate standardised Chinese proficiency tests with institutional assessments and teaching methodologies. Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education will be invaluable to professionals, academics and students seeking theoretical frameworks in applied linguistics for TCFL.

Chinese as a Second and Foreign Language Education

Chinese as a Second and Foreign Language Education
Pedagogy and Psychology

by Qiao Yu Cai

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-01-22
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN : 9811074437
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book presents key issues in the teaching of Chinese as a second or foreign language (TCSL or TCFL). It investigates how multimedia can help to assist TCSL/TCFL and explores practical effects of multimedia-assisted teaching at secondary schools in the Philippines. It addresses the psychology of TCSL/TCFL and discusses various recurring foreign graduate students concerns when learning academic Chinese in graduate institutes in Taiwan. It examines issues of educational assessment and testing, analyzing the validity of a self-made placement test for an immigrant Chinese program, as well as the psychological characteristics of adult learners and their implications for immigrant Chinese curriculum design. As foreign learners of Chinese grow exponentially, this cutting edge read conceptualizes the educational philosophy of TCSL/TCFL as a distinctive discipline.

Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education

Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education
Theoretical and Practical Issues

by Yang Lu

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2017-02-24
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 131552080X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education deals with the current issues and challenges faced by teachers and learners of Chinese. Written by leading professionals and academics, the book is the first collection of research articles based on data collected in higher education institutions in the UK. The studies focus on concerns related to learners of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) and aim to establish studies on teaching Chinese as a foreign language (TCFL) as part of the mainstream of applied linguistics The contributors have applied their theoretical backgrounds in applied linguistics and education to tackle issues such as how to benchmark the Chinese written language with CEFR, how to integrate standardised Chinese proficiency tests with institutional assessments and teaching methodologies. Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education will be invaluable to professionals, academics and students seeking theoretical frameworks in applied linguistics for TCFL.

Learning Chinese, Turning Chinese

Learning Chinese, Turning Chinese
Challenges to Becoming Sinophone in a Globalised World

by Edward McDonald

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-07-03
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1136887180
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this book Edward McDonald takes a fresh look at issues of language in Chinese studies. He takes the viewpoint of the university student of Chinese with the ultimate goal of becoming 'sinophone': that is, developing a fluency and facility at operating in Chinese-language contexts comparable to their own mother tongue. While the entry point for most potential sinophones is the Chinese language classroom, the kinds of "language" and "culture" on offer there are rarely questioned, and the links between the forms of the language and the situations in which they may be used are rarely drawn. The author’s explorations of Chinese studies illustrate the crucial link between becoming sinophone and developing a sinophone identity – learning Chinese and turning Chinese. Including chapters on: relating text to context in learning Chinese the social and political contexts of language learning myths about Chinese characters language reform and nationalism in modern China critical discourse analysis of popular culture ethnicity and identity in language learning. This book will be invaluable for all Chinese language students and teachers, and those with an interest in Chinese linguistics, linguistic anthropology, critical discourse analysis, and language education. Edward McDonald is currently Lecturer in Chinese at the University of Auckland, and has taught Chinese language, music, linguistics and semiotics at universities in Australia, China, and Singapore.

Learning Chinese

Learning Chinese
Linguistic, Sociocultural, and Narrative Perspectives

by Patricia Duff,Tim Anderson,Roma Ilnyckyj,Ella VanGaya,Rachel Wang,Elliott Yates

  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release : 2013-03-01
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN : 1934078778
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The acquisition of Mandarin Chinese, one of the most important and widely spoken languages in the world today, is the focus of this innovative study. It describes the rise of Chinese as a global language and the many challenges and opportunities associated with learning it. The collaborative, multiple-case study and cross-case analysis is presented from three distinct but complementary theoretical and analytic perspectives: linguistic, sociocultural, and narrative. The book reveals fascinating dimensions of Chinese language learning based on vivid first-person accounts (with autobiographical narratives included in the book) of adults negotiating not only their own and others' language and literacy learning, but also their identities, communities, and trajectories as users of Chinese.

Interculturality in Chinese Language Education

Interculturality in Chinese Language Education
A Book

by Tinghe Jin,Fred Dervin

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-06-27
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN : 1137583223
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book calls for a change in the way interculturality is introduced in Chinese language education, while the demand for Chinese language teaching increases around the world. The concept of culture – as in the phrase ‘Chinese culture’ – has often been one of the main emphases of Chinese language education, providing students with facts about China and ‘recipes’ on how to meet Chinese people and how to behave like them. However, Chinese culture, like all cultures, does not constitute a closed system, but is constantly evolving and exchanging with other cultures. This unique volume comprises studies from around the world that promote intercultural awareness, dialogue, and encounters in Chinese language education. Written in a clear and readable style, this book will appeal to a diverse readership, from practising and training teachers of Chinese, to researchers interested in language and intercultural education.

Chinese Language Education in the United States

Chinese Language Education in the United States
A Book

by Jiening Ruan,Jie Zhang,Cynthia B. Leung

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2015-11-10
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 3319213083
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book offers historical, philosophical, and sociocultural perspectives on Chinese language education for speakers of other languages with a special focus on Chinese language education in the United States. It provides a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary look at changes in CFL/CSL education over time in China and the U.S. and the philosophical, political and sociocultural influences that led to these changes. The essays address a wide array of topics related to Chinese language education, including: A historical overview of the field Theories that apply to CFL/CSL learning Policies and initiatives for CFL/CSL by the Chinese and U.S. governments Medium of instruction Curriculum and instruction for CFL/CSL learners at K-12 and college levels Technology for CFL/CSL education Chinese language learning for heritage learners CFL in study abroad contexts CFL teacher education and training This work is essential reading for scholars and students interested in gaining a greater understanding of Chinese language education in the two countries and around the world.

Learning motivation for Chinese as a second language and the implications on teaching Chinese as a second language

Learning motivation for Chinese as a second language and the implications on teaching Chinese as a second language
A Book

by Holger Weinreich

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2018-11-20
  • Pages : 12
  • ISBN : 3668838623
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject Orientalism / Sinology - Chinese / China, grade: 1,3, University of Göttingen, language: English, abstract: There is a vast amount of studies that try to investigate why students learn a second language. In the following term paper, the author tries to give an overview about the different motivational theories, beginning with the socio-educational model by Gardner and its specification by Dörnyei and Csizer. In addition to that, the author also takes a look at motivational theories that include heritage learners. Although until now there is no data available about the percentage of heritage learners among German students that learn Chinese as a second language, taking a look at the number of Chinese people living in Germany, points into the direction of a growing number of heritage learners at German schools. Over the last seven years, 2007 to 2014, the number of Chinese people living in Germany has grown from 78,000 to 110,000, which means an increase of approximately 30%, in some areas in Eastern Germany, Chinese even now make up the largest number of people from a foreign country among the population. Although the number of children under 18 only amounts to roughly 8,500, it can be be assumed, that in the future, there will be a significant number of heritage learners in German schools. The author’s term paper also takes a look at current empirical findings regarding motivation of learners, who learn Chinese as a second language and tries to evaluate possible implications for Chinese language classes. The basis for this is the best-practice approach for Chinese language classes by Andrea Valenzuela, which can be found in her book „Praktisches Handbuch für den Chinesischunterricht“ (2011).

Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Teaching and Learning: Technological Advances

Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Teaching and Learning: Technological Advances
Technological Advances

by Zou, Bin

  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 2013-01-31
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 1466628227
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Educational technologies continue to advance the ways in which we teach and learn. As these technologies continue to improve our communication with one another, computer-assisted foreign language learning has provided a more efficient way of communication between different languages. Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Teaching and Learning: Technological Advances highlights new research and an original framework that brings together foreign language teaching, experiments and testing practices that utilize the most recent and widely used e-learning resources. This comprehensive collection of research will offer linguistic scholars, language teachers, students, and policymakers a better understanding of the importance and influence of e-learning in second language acquisition.