As a culture-based primer, this text takes an unusual and innovative approach, with lessons organized around readings on Chinese history, culture, geography, literature, folktales and mythology, customs, and cuisine.

Author: Duanduan Li

Publisher: Asian Studies

ISBN: 9780231125550

Category: Foreign Language Study

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This first-of-its-kind, two-volume primer is addressed to meet the needs of the rapidly growing number of Chinese language students who were raised in the United States in Chinese-speaking homes and can speak the language but who cannot read or write it. The book's lessons and exercises build upon the cultural knowledge of these "advanced beginners" in order to facilitate full language acquisition. As a culture-based primer, this text takes an unusual and innovative approach, with lessons organized around readings on Chinese history, culture, geography, literature, folktales and mythology, customs, and cuisine. The focus, therefore, is not on sentence grammar, but rather on reading strategies and on "discourse grammar," a new, more authentic approach to the study of languages.

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Language Teaching

Currently, Chinese/English bilingual programs and Chinese language programs in K-12 schools are not designed for CHL ... Popular choices among CHL track programs are A Primer for Advanced Beginners of Chinese (大学中文) published by ...

Author: Chris Shei

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351598740

Category: Education

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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.

Chinese as a Heritage Language

Therefore, the acquisition of sophisticated, academic, and other registers is an appropriate goal for advanced ... for beginners: Oh, China by Princeton University Press (Chou, 1999), and a Primer for Advanced Beginners of Chinese by ...

Author: Agnes Weiyun He

Publisher: Natl Foreign Lg Resource Ctr

ISBN: 0824832868

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 271

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"The authors examine the socio-cultural, cognitive-linguistic, and educational-institutional trajectories along which Chinese as a Heritage Language may be acquired, maintained and developed. It draws upon developmental psychology, functional linguistics, linguistic and cultural anthropology, discourse analysis, orthography analysis, reading research, second language acquisition, and bilingualism. This volume aims to lay a foundation for theories, models, and master scripts to be discussed, debated, and developed, and to stimulate research and enhance teaching both within and beyond Chinese language education."--BOOK JACKET.

Chinese Language Education in the United States

A primer for advanced beginners of Chinese [བྷᆖ䈝᮷]. New York: Columbia University Press. Li, W. (2011). Moment analysis and translanguaging space: Discursive construction of identities by multilingual Chinese youth in Britain.

Author: Jiening Ruan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319213083

Category: Education

Page: 250

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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.

Classroom Research on Chinese as a Second Language

After successfully completing the sequence, BL students could join the third-year Chinese course along with non-heritage learners who had finished two ... the Volume One of A Primer for Advanced Beginners of Chinese (Li et al., 2003).

Author: Fangyuan Yuan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351356488

Category: Education

Page: 288

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This collection brings together a series of empirical studies on topics surrounding classrooms of Chinese as a second language (L2) by drawing on a range of theoretical frameworks, methodological strategies, and pedagogical perspectives. Over the past two decades, research on classroom-based second language acquisition (SLA) has emerged and expanded as one of the most important sub-domains in the general field of SLA. In Chinese SLA, however, scarce attention has been devoted to this line of research. With chapters written by scholars in the field of SLA—many of whom are experienced in classroom teaching, teacher education, or program administration in Chinese as a second language—this book helps disentangle the complicated relationships among linguistic targets, pedagogical conditions, assessment tools, learner individual differences, and teacher variables that exist in the so-called "black-box" classrooms of L2 Chinese.

Minority Populations in Canadian Second Language Education

Li, D., Liu, I., Liu, L., Wang, H., Wang, Z. and Xie, Y. (2003) A Primer for Advanced Beginners of Chinese. New York: Columbia University Press. Li, G. (2006) Biliteracy and trilingual practices in the home context: Case studies of ...

Author: Katy Arnett

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783090324

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 148

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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.

Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association

at X ) A Primer for Advanced Beginners of Chinese by Duanduan Li , Irene Liu , Lening Liu , Hailong Wang , Zhirong Wang , and Yanping Xie . New York : Columbia University Press . 2003. ( Traditional Characters .

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Chung kuo A Chung kuo

Elementary Reader of Modern Chinese for Advanced Beginners Chih - p'ing Chou , Perry Link , and Xuedong Wang Oh , China ! is a textbook for the growing number of companied by vocabulary lists , grammar notes , usage " advanced beginners ...

Author: Zhiping Zhou

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691058788

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 536

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Oh, China is a textbook for the growing number of "advanced beginners" who are studying Mandarin Chinese. These are students who, usually because of their Chinese family backgrounds, can speak and understand elementary Mandarin, but cannot read or write well enough for an intermediate course. Most first-year texts serve advanced beginners poorly by focusing on elementary vocabulary and conversation that the students already know. In contrast, this book offers help with what they most need: reading and writing, grammar, and achievement of standard pronunciation. The content of the lessons has also been chosen to appeal specifically to advanced beginners. There are three clusters of topics: the home and social life of young Chinese- Americans, the notions of "overseas Chinese" and their ties to China, and important figures in modern Chinese history. Each lesson is given in both traditional and simplified characters, and, for the first fifteen lessons, in hanyu pinyin as well. The lessons are accompanied by vocabulary lists, grammar notes, usage exercises, and character stroke-order charts. The book begins with a detailed chapter on "foundation work" in Mandarin pronunciation, complete with exercises. It concludes with a complete Chinese-to-English vocabulary index. Oh, China is designed for one year's study at the college level and will prepare students to enter third-year courses. The latest in a series of Chinese language texts published by Princeton University Press, it will meet an important and growing need in the teaching and study of Mandarin. Audio and video materials are available for use with this text. For further information, contact the Chinese Linguistics Project, 231 Palmer Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. 08544. (609-258-4269).

Oh China

An Elementary Reader of Modern Chinese for Advanced Beginners - Revised Edition Chih-p'ing Chou, Perry Link, Xuedong Wang ... Students begin with either Chinese Primer or Oh, Chinal depending on their previous exposure to the language.

Author: Chih-p'ing Chou

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400840139

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 448

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Oh, China! meets the needs of advanced beginners or "heritage learners" who already speak some Chinese but require instruction in reading and writing fundamentals before moving to the intermediate level. In this fully revised edition, state-of-the-art lessons go over the basics of standard Mandarin pronunciation and introduce students to Chinese characters. The textbook moves at a faster pace than those designed for absolute beginners and allows students to rapidly develop strong foundations in grammar and vocabulary. It contains topics that are especially relevant to heritage learners, such as growing up in a bilingual, bicultural environment, and exposes students to essential issues for understanding contemporary China today, including economic development and political relations with Taiwan. This essential of Chinese language learning contains updated lessons, grammar notes, and exercises, and its new user-friendly format juxtaposes text and vocabulary on adjacent pages. Updated and revised edition Designed for advanced beginners who already speak some Chinese Offers strong foundations in pronunciation, characters, and grammar Covers topics relevant to heritage speakers and contemporary Chinese society Single volume user-friendly format

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( Oh , China ! Elementary Reader of Modern Chinese for Advanced Beginners ) . Princeton , New Jersey : Princeton University Press . Huang , Weijia and Qun Ao . 2002. ... A Primer for Advanced Beginners of Chinese . Vol . 1 and Vol . 2 .

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