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.

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.

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.

The Characteristics of Quality Online Chinese Language Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

The Characteristics of Quality Online Chinese Language Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Perceptions of Teachers and Learners

by Shubin Li

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Interculturality in Learning Mandarin Chinese in British Universities

Interculturality in Learning Mandarin Chinese in British Universities
A Book

by Tinghe Jin

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-11-30
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 1315392887
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As China and Chinese language learning moves centre stage economically and politically, questions of interculturality assume even greater significance. In this book interculturality draws attention to the processes involved in people engaging and exchanging with each other across languages, nationalities and ethnicities. The study, which adopts an ecological perspective, critically examines a range of issues and uses a variety of sources to conduct a multifaceted investigation. Data gathered from interviews with students of Mandarin sit alongside a critical discussion of a wide range of sources. Interculturality in Learning Mandarin Chinese in British Universities will be of interest to students and academics studying and researching Chinese language education, and academics working in the fields of language and intercultural communication, intercultural education and language education in general.

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.

Perspectives on Teaching and Learning Chinese Literacy in China

Perspectives on Teaching and Learning Chinese Literacy in China
A Book

by Cynthia Leung,Jiening Ruan

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-10-04
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 9400748213
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book offers historical, philosophical and cultural perspectives on literacy in China, providing a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary look at changes in Chinese literacy education from ancient times to today. A companion volume covers English literacy.

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Language Teaching

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Language Teaching
A Book

by Chris Shei,Monica E McLellan Zikpi,Der-Lin Chao

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-07-22
  • Pages : 664
  • ISBN : 1351598740
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Language Teaching defines Chinese language teaching in a pedagogical, historical, and contemporary context. Throughout the volume, teaching methods are discussed, including the traditional China-based approach, and Western methods such as communicative teaching and the immersion program. The Handbook also presents a pedagogical model covering pronunciation, tones, characters, vocabulary, grammar, and the teaching of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The remaining chapters explore topics of language assessment, technology enhanced instruction, teaching materials and resources, Chinese for specific purposes, classroom implementation, social contexts of language teaching and language teaching policies, and pragmatics and culture. Ideal for scholars and researchers of Chinese language teaching, the Handbook will benefit educators and teacher training programs. This is the first comprehensive volume exploring the growing area of Chinese language pedagogy.

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.

Engaging Chinese Students in Teaching and Learning at Western Higher Education Institutions

Engaging Chinese Students in Teaching and Learning at Western Higher Education Institutions
A Book

by Karen Burrows

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2016-09-23
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 1443831565
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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There has been an increase over the past decade in the number of Chinese students studying in western Higher Education Institutions, with figures expected to increase over the next 10 years. However, this has proved particularly challenging for the lecturers in these Institutions regarding how best to engage and teach this particularly unique student group. The Chinese student presents these challenges due to the many cultural and language differences that can be identified, as well as to the western teacher’s perception of how these students like to be taught. This book disputes such myths, and provide a useful guide on what those challenges are, offering practical guidance on how to overcome them. The book firstly identifies and defines the Chinese student studying for a degree in western universities and institutions, before going on to examine and explore the cultural differences by discussing issues around teaching and learning. A chapter focusing specifically on language breaks down the differences in detail, with discussions around tonal language and its impact on the student’s understanding. Further chapters discuss attitudes to learning, staff support for teaching this particular group, and, finally, some practical suggestions on how best to engage the student and enable them to achieve.

Teaching and Learning Chinese in Schools

Teaching and Learning Chinese in Schools
Case Studies in Quality Language Education

by Robyn Moloney,Hui Ling Xu

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-05-29
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN : 3319893726
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book presents the principles of quality teaching in Chinese, as exemplified in case studies of primary and secondary school classrooms. Drawing on data from five Australian schools, the authors identify the key practices necessary to produce a quality learning experience for students. The book offers a thorough grounding in the issues involved in teaching different age groups, and many practical strategies, including a comprehensive overview of digital technologies for teaching and learning Chinese. It will provide a valuable resource for students and scholars of applied linguistics, in addition to supporting teacher training and professional development.

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.

Teaching and Learning English in East Asian Universities

Teaching and Learning English in East Asian Universities
Global Visions and Local Practices

by David D. Qian,Lan Li

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2014-10-02
  • Pages : 470
  • ISBN : 1443868647
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The 25 chapters contained in this book were all written by scholars working in the field of applied linguistics and English language teaching in various East Asian contexts. East Asia is large and diverse in terms of socio-economic, linguistic, and ethnic parameters. Statistics alone cannot give a clear understanding of what goes on in rural and urban universities and what challenges English language teachers and learners face in those contexts. To understand this wide gamut of issues in English language teaching in East Asia is thus a very large undertaking. The book addresses some of these issues, arranging its 25 chapters into five sections: namely, Assessing Language Performance; Teaching English Writing; Learner Autonomy; Corpus and Discourse Research; and Learning English in East Asian Contexts. Many of the chapters in this volume concern familiar topics such as linking assessment to teaching, learning and curriculum; conducting assessment validation research; examining meta-cognitive strategies; investigating teaching and learning English for academic purposes; and profiling prevailing word lists for language learners. Other chapters are on novel or lesser known topics such as non-verbal delivery in speaking assessment; the use of visualization as a reading strategy; learner strategies in a Facebook corpus; effects of discourse signaling cues and rate of speech; and an ontogenetic analysis of college English textbooks. Collectively, these chapters showcase English language learning, teaching, and assessing in a range of contexts using a variety of methods and techniques to deal with issues relevant to East Asian teachers, learners and researchers.

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
The Context of Being, Interculturality and New Knowledge Systems

by Margaret Kumar,Thushari Welikala

  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release : 2021-09-03
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1800430086
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book approaches notions of Being, Interculturality and New Knowledge Systems, through a team of expert contributors who share their evidence-based knowledge. It attempts to address the missing connections between what is recognised as 'global knowledge' and the underrepresented knowledges that are constructed across higher education.

Engaging Chinese Students in Teaching and Learning at Western Higher Education Institutions

Engaging Chinese Students in Teaching and Learning at Western Higher Education Institutions
A Book

by Karen Burrows,Amy Pearson,Nick Wragg

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN : 9781443897754
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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There has been an increase over the past decade in the number of Chinese students studying in western Higher Education Institutions, with figures expected to increase over the next 10 years. However, this has proved particularly challenging for the lecturers in these Institutions regarding how best to engage and teach this particularly unique student group. The Chinese student presents these challenges due to the many cultural and language differences that can be identified, as well as to the western teachers perception of how these students like to be taught. This book disputes such myths, and provide a useful guide on what those challenges are, offering practical guidance on how to overcome them. The book firstly identifies and defines the Chinese student studying for a degree in western universities and institutions, before going on to examine and explore the cultural differences by discussing issues around teaching and learning. A chapter focusing specifically on language breaks down the differences in detail, with discussions around tonal language and its impact on the students understanding. Further chapters discuss attitudes to learning, staff support for teaching this particular group, and, finally, some practical suggestions on how best to engage the student and enable them to achieve.

Teaching and Learning Chinese in Global Contexts

Teaching and Learning Chinese in Global Contexts
CFL Worldwide

by Linda Tsung,Ken Cruickshank

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2010-11-11
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0826424481
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Although there is an extensive literature on the teaching of English as a Second or Other Language, there is very little published research on the teaching or learning of Chinese in similar contexts. This book is the first to bring together research into the teaching and learning of Chinese as a foreign language to non-native speakers, as a second language to minority groups and as a heritage/community language in the diaspora.The volume showcases the contribution of researchers working in such areas as language teaching and learning, policy development, language assessment, language development, bilingualism, all within the context of Chinese as a Second or Other Language. This is an exciting extension of teaching research beyond the traditional TESOL field and with be of interest to researchers and practitioners working in applied linguistics and Chinese language education worldwide.

Organizing Academic Work in Higher Education

Organizing Academic Work in Higher Education
Teaching, learning and identities

by Liudvika Leišytė,Uwe Wilkesmann

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-04-14
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1317437357
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Organizing Academic Work in Higher Education explores how managers influence teaching, learning and academic identities and how new initiatives in teaching and learning change the organizational structure of universities. By building on organizational studies and higher education studies literatures, Organizing Academic Work in Higher Education offers a unique perspective, presenting empirical evidence from different parts of the world. This edited collection provides a conceptual frame of organizational change in universities in the context of New Public Management reforms and links it to the core activities of teaching and learning. Split into four main sections: University from the organizational perspective, Organizing teaching, Organizing learning and Organizing identities, this book uses a strong international perspective to provide insights from three continents regarding the major differences in the relationships between the university as an organization and academics. It contains highly pertinent, scientifically driven case studies on the role and boundaries of managerial behaviour in universities. It supplies evidence-based knowledge on the effectiveness of management behaviour and tools to university managers and higher education policy-makers worldwide. Academics who aspire to institutionalize their successful academic practices in certain university structures will find this book of particular value. Organizing Academic Work in Higher Education will be a vital companion for academic interest in higher education management, transformation of universities, teaching, learning, academic work and identities. Bringing together the study of the organizational transformation in higher education with the study of teaching, learning and academic identity, Organizing Academic Work in Higher Education presents a unique cross-national and cross-regional comparative perspective.

The Palgrave Handbook of Motivation for Language Learning

The Palgrave Handbook of Motivation for Language Learning
A Book

by Martin Lamb,Kata Csizér,Alastair Henry,Stephen Ryan

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2020-01-11
  • Pages : 697
  • ISBN : 3030283801
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This handbook offers an authoritative, one-stop reference work for the dynamic and expanding field of language learning motivation. The 32 chapters have been specially commissioned from the field’s most influential researchers and writers. Together they present a compelling picture of the motivations people have for learning languages, the diverse ways we can research motivation, and the implications for promoting and sustaining learners’ motivation. The first section outlines the main theoretical approaches to language learning motivation; the next section presents ways in which motivation theory has been applied in practice; the third section showcases examples of motivation research in particular contexts and with particular types of language learners; and the final section describes the exciting directions that contemporary research is taking, promising important new insights for academics and practitioners alike.

Learning Chinese as a Heritage Language

Learning Chinese as a Heritage Language
An Australian Perspective

by Guanglun Michael Mu

  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Release : 2015-10-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1783094281
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores heritage language learning, in particular Chinese Australians' learning of Chinese. The book is based on a mixed methods study which uses Bourdieu's sociological theory, and offers implications for sociologists of language and education, Chinese heritage language learners and teachers, and language an

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 : 323
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • 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 model that 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.