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Teaching Writing in Chinese Speaking Areas

Teaching Writing in Chinese Speaking Areas

  • Author: Mark Shiu-Kee Shum,De-lu Zhang
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 0387269150
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 272
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One of the most civilized nations in history, China has a long-standing writing tradition and many Chinese texts have become world treasures. However, the way the Chinese teach writing in various countries in contemporary times is little known to the outside world, especially in Western countries. Undoubtedly, the Chinese have had an established traditional method of writing instruction. However, recent social and political developments have created the perception amongst both practitioners and researchers of a need for change. Whilst certain socio-political changes, both in Mainland China and in the territories, acted as agents for reform of the teaching of composition, the shape these reforms are taking has been due to many different influences, coming both from inside the countries themselves and from foreign sources. Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore have each developed their own approach to the teaching of composition.

Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language

Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language

A Pedagogical Grammar

  • Author: Janet Zhiqun Xing
  • Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
  • ISBN: 9622097626
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 336
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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.

The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Chinese Language

The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Chinese Language

  • Author: Sin-Wai Chan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131738248X
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 790
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The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Chinese Language is an invaluable resource for language learners and linguists of Chinese worldwide, those interested readers of Chinese literature and cultures, and scholars in Chinese studies. Featuring the research on the changing landscape of the Chinese language by a number of eminent academics in the field, this volume will meet the academic, linguistic and pedagogical needs of anyone interested in the Chinese language: from Sinologists to Chinese linguists, as well as teachers and learners of Chinese as a second language. The encyclopedia explores a range of topics: from research on oracle bone and bronze inscriptions, to Chinese language acquisition, to the language of the mass media. This reference offers a guide to shifts over time in thinking about the Chinese language as well as providing an overview of contemporary themes, debates and research interests. The editors and contributors are assisted by an editorial board comprised of the best and most experienced sinologists world-wide. The reference includes an introduction, written by the editor, which places the assembled texts in their historical and intellectual context. The Encyclopedia of the Chinese Language is destined to be valued by scholars and students as a vital research resource.

Easy Learning

Easy Learning

Chinese Characters

  • Author: Ping Makarsky,Robert Gray
  • Publisher: Ping Makarsky
  • ISBN: 1456416340
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 290
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"Easy Learning: Chinese Characters" is designed for English speakers or anyone who has a good command of the English language. Unlike Chinese speakers, English speakers are used to a phonetic writing system, that is-“what they read is what they hear”. When they see an English word, they expect its letters to tell them the pronunciation and recognize its meaning. Thus English speakers find Chinese characters to be too complicated and confusing because they cannot pronounce them easily. Without a phonetic system, they have to find the pronunciations through pinyin and then find the meaning. Therefore, English speakers think they need extra time to learn to connect the graphic shapes of Chinese characters with their pronunciation. So learning the Chinese language can seem like learning two different languages: one for listening and speaking, and the other for reading and writing. However, if you can master the methods of learning Chinese characters in this book, you will get twice the results with half the effort! "Easy Learning: Chinese Characters" can make your Chinese character learning process easy and fun! It is intended to be an intensive course book for English speakers who have just started to learn Chinese writing. Anyone who has pinyin as a foundation can study this book by themselves. This book has 86 lessons in total with detailed explanations of 550 basic Chinese characters and over 2400 Chinese words and phrases. This gives learners the foundation from which they can expand to read the 4000 basic Chinese characters. With basic knowledge of the evolutionary history of Chinese characters, learners will gain a brand new perspective and profound understanding during the learning process. Over 90% of the characters in "Easy Learning: Chinese Characters" are accompanied with pictures showing how the character evolved from its original shape to its current simplified form. Only less than 1% of the characters in this book may need to be memorized mechanically but even they are provided with vivid pictures to help remember them. All of the characters, words and phrases are provided with detailed pronunciation in pinyin. So all the lessons taught in this book should be easily mastered by new learners. All languages are connected. Chinese is similar to English in numerous ways. Pictophonetic characters make up over 90% of all Chinese characters. By mastering the rules of pictophonetic characters, one can read most of the characters. Chinese radicals (the part of a Chinese character which represents its meaning) are like English monograms. Monograms represent the meaning of words, for example, words containing "astro" are mostly related to stars. "Easy Learning: Chinese Characters" focuses on teaching you to master basic character forms including pictographic characters, self-explanatory characters and ideographic characters. These make up the foundation of all characters. This book references several Chinese language sources in order to provide precise and detailed explanations of each character. These sources include: The Contemporary Chinese Dictionary, Advanced Chinese Characters Dictionary, Kangxi Dictionary and Shuowen Jiezi-Explaining Simple and Analyzing Compound Characters.With the help of "Easy Learning: Chinese Characters", learners will have the confidence to master Chinese reading and writing in a relatively short period of time.

Guide to Studying Abroad

Guide to Studying Abroad

  • Author: William W. Cressey
  • Publisher: The Princeton Review
  • ISBN: 9780375763717
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 508
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Provides profiles of more than 875 study abroad programs, covering such topics as choosing the best progam, financial aid, health and safety issues, college credit availability, eligibility requirements, and living arrangements.

Li Bai & Du Fu

Li Bai & Du Fu

An Advanced Reader of Chinese Language and Literature

  • Author: Zu-yan Chen
  • Publisher: Cheng & Tsui
  • ISBN: 9780887275371
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 259
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Chinese Affairs ...

Chinese Affairs ...

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  • Category: China
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The Chinese Recorder

The Chinese Recorder

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  • Category: China
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The Library Journal Book Review

The Library Journal Book Review

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Lessons in Communication

Lessons in Communication

A Study of the Integration of Western Business Philosophy and Chinese Culture

  • Author: Douglas P. Menelly
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1453520120
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 183
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This book discusses the collisions between, and integration of, Western management practices and Chinese culture. With the rise and rapid development of China, foreign direct investment continues to pour into the country. While expatriate managers attempt to implement proven, winning Western management theories in China, they are learning that implementation in China is far different from the techniques used back home. It is vital to have a strong understanding of Chinese culture, history, and norms in order to penetrate the Chinese business market. This timely, relevant book discusses the successes and failures of several dozen foreigners in China as they navigate the emerging business landscape, specifically as related to cultural differences and communication gaps. Further, the book presents several case studies, and aims to provide the reader with insight, value, and a distinct perspective into the rich, Chinese culture that permeates every aspect of life in the country.