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Researching Chinese Language Education

Researching Chinese Language Education

Functional Linguistic Perspectives

  • Author: Mark Shiu-kee Shum,Peter Mickan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131721000X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 292
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The culmination of more than a decade of research, this compelling volume offers a fresh approach for applying functional linguistics to assess student performance, to inform the teaching and learning of Chinese and to design curriculum and teaching materials. Documenting authentic systemic functional linguistics (SFL) studies in researching and teaching Chinese as a first or second language, this research is set in the multilingual settings of Hong Kong and Australia. The experiences of SFL and genre teaching in English have been well demonstrated as valid, viable and practical in different contexts; however this volume covers the relatively new domain of research into the applications of SFL to the teaching of Chinese. Using SFL as the research framework, the authors cover three major areas in Chinese language education: effective pedagogies, curriculum and material design, and text analysis. Covering major local curriculum reforms and the rapid growth of International Baccalaureate programmes worldwide, this book will be of interest to linguists, language teachers and teacher educators and those involved in the teaching and learning of Chinese around the world.

The Routledge Handbook of Language Education Curriculum Design

The Routledge Handbook of Language Education Curriculum Design

  • Author: Peter Mickan,Ilona Wallace
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317338898
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 376
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Curriculum design options cover a continuum from regional and school-based programs to national and international frameworks. How does policy speak to practice? What have teacher-researchers discovered through in-classroom studies? Where do you begin to describe or measure ‘effective’ language education curriculum design? The Routledge Handbook of Language Education Curriculum Design presents a comprehensive collection of essays on these issues by 31 established practitioners and new researchers. Informed by experienced scholarship and fresh studies, this handbook shares international perspectives on language education from policy and curriculum to teacher training and future directions. The handbook addresses language education curriculum design across five sections: Language curriculum design: perspectives, policies and practices Designs across the curriculum Curriculum designs in language education Curriculum resources, evaluation and assessment Teacher education, research and future projects With contributions from Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, Switzerland, Timor-Leste and more, the handbook represents the breadth of research into and the global implications for sound language education curriculum design. It considers equally the needs of students and policy makers from urban metropolises and remote communities. It is designed to reinvigorate discussions about education policy, curriculum management and the role of teacher-researchers.

Learning Chinese

Learning Chinese

Linguistic, Sociocultural, and Narrative Perspectives

  • Author: Patricia Duff,Tim Anderson,Roma Ilnyckyj,Ella VanGaya,Rachel Wang,Elliott Yates
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 1934078778
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 337
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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.

Addressing Difficult Situations in Foreign-Language Learning

Addressing Difficult Situations in Foreign-Language Learning

Confusion, Impoliteness, and Hostility

  • Author: Gerrard Mugford
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429810113
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 198
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This book examines a neglected area of foreign-language teaching and learning: difficult and aggressive situations. The author presents the real-life experiences of language users and analyses how these individuals have dealt with confusion, impoliteness and hostility in target-language contexts in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom and within their home country. By constructing a student-centred pedagogical model around the data collected, the author considers the choices available to language learners in difficult situations, as well as tools for language learners to develop pragmalinguistic and sociopragmatic resources.

Researching Chinese English: the State of the Art

Researching Chinese English: the State of the Art

  • Author: Zhichang Xu,Deyuan He,David Deterding
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319531107
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 279
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This volume offers a timely collection of original research papers on the various features and issues surrounding Chinese English, one of the varieties in World Englishes with a large and increasing number of learners and users. The five sections entitled ‘Researching Chinese English Pronunciation’, ‘Researching Chinese English Lexis, Grammar and Pragmatics’, ‘Researching Perceptions, Attitudes and Reactions towards Chinese English’, ‘Researching Cultural Conceptualizations and Identities in Chinese English’, and ‘Chinese Scholarship on Chinese English’, bring together three generations of Chinese and overseas researchers, both established and emerging, who offer lively dialogues on the current research, development and future of Chinese English. The introductory chapter by the editors on the state-of-the-art of researching Chinese English, and a concluding chapter by a leading researcher in World Englishes on the future directions for researching Chinese English make this an essential title for those who wish to gain insights on Chinese English.

The Field of Chinese Language Education in the U.S.

The Field of Chinese Language Education in the U.S.

A Retrospective of the 20th Century

  • Author: Vivian Ling
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351384996
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 460
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This book will be the first account of the development of Chinese as a foreign language in the U.S., as it interacts with the relevant entities in China and beyond. There are virtually no systematic retrospective reflections on the field outside of the greater China region; and yet over the past decades the field has grown by leaps and bounds, and it is critical now that we pause to reflect on what has happened and what we can learn from the past. The contributors are among some of the most influential pioneers in the field whose entire academic lives have been dedicated to its development. The Field of Chinese Language Education in the U.S.: A Retrospective of the 20th Century is aimed at those who are currently engaged in Chinese language education, as teachers or as students.

Minority Populations in Canadian Second Language Education

Minority Populations in Canadian Second Language Education

  • Author: Katy Arnett,Dr. Callie Mady
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN: 1783090324
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 224
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Until now, the picture painted of French second language learning in Canada has tended to focus on successful French immersion. This volume offers a broader representation, in response to the demographic changes that have made the French language classroom a more complex place. Focusing on inclusion and language maintenance, the chapters discuss how a multilingual population can add the two official languages to their repertoire whilst maintaining their languages of origin/heritage; how the revitalization of Indigenous languages can best be supported in the language classroom, and how students with disabilities can be helped to successfully learn languages.

Researching and Teaching Second Language Speech Acts in the Chinese Context

Researching and Teaching Second Language Speech Acts in the Chinese Context

  • Author: Cynthia Lee
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9811089809
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 110
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This book contributes to the literature of interlanguage pragmatics by building an interface between researching and teaching speech acts in the Chinese context. It is written for researchers, language educators, classroom teachers and readers who are interested in interlanguage pragmatics research, acquisition and teaching, with particular reference to speech acts performed by Chinese learners of English, and their relationships with the learners’ first language and cultural concepts. It provides a more advanced understanding of the production and development of speech acts of Chinese learners of English from the cross-linguistic, cross-cultural, L1 and L2 developmental perspectives, drawing on relevant second language acquisition theoretical frameworks. It also recommends research-informed pedagogies that are applicable to other learners of English.

Multilingualism and Translanguaging in Chinese Language Classrooms

Multilingualism and Translanguaging in Chinese Language Classrooms

  • Author: Danping Wang
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3030025292
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 127
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This book presents new research on Chinese as a Second Language (CSL) teaching from an ethnographic classroom study on classroom translanguaging practices that highlights the policy and pedagogical implications of adopting a creative and principled multilingual approach. Drawing on a case study from Hong Kong, it analyses naturally observed language patterns in CSL classrooms and the attitudes of students and teachers towards prescribed classroom language policies, and thereby demonstrates the importance of mixing Chinese, English and students’ home languages to achieve successful second language learning. It discusses the nature and guiding principles for classroom translanguaging research and provides research tools that will enable second language teachers to examine their own language practices. The author argues persuasively that second language teaching practices and policies must reflect the current reality of language use and the diverse learning needs of multilingual students. This book will appeal to teacher educators and researchers in fields such as second language acquisition, foreign language teaching and language policy.

Researching Chinese Learners

Researching Chinese Learners

Skills, Perceptions and Intercultural Adaptations

  • Author: L. Jin,M. Cortazzi
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230299482
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 321
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This collection focuses on Chinese learners with original data sets using innovative research methods. It investigates Chinese learners' learning and language skills, perceptions and particularly the processes of reciprocal intercultural adaptations in a wide international context of Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the UK.