Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language

A Pedagogical Grammar

Janet Zhiqun Xing

Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language

Janet Zhiqun Xing

Distributed for Hong Kong University Press

340 pages | 6 x 9
Hardcover $50.00 ISBN: 9789622097629 Published January 2006 AAUKEU - ALL AMERICAS & UNITED KINGDOM & EUROPE
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.
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