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The Past And Present Of Chinese Language Teaching In Ireland, Caitríona Osborne, Qi Zhang, Yongbin Xia Jul 2019

The Past And Present Of Chinese Language Teaching In Ireland, Caitríona Osborne, Qi Zhang, Yongbin Xia

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

China’s booming economy is indeed one of the main reasons for the popularity of learning Chinese as a foreign language (henceforth CFL). With this growing interest in CFL, Ireland is likely to be behind global trends as Chinese is not yet included as a State-examined subject at any level in the Irish schooling system. Chinese language teaching (henceforth CLT) began to develop significantly in formal UK schooling during 2004-2005 (Zhang & Li, 2010), whereas the earliest occurrence of CLT seen in the Irish education system was in 2006-2007 when two Confucius Institutes were set up in Ireland. During this time ...


New Approach To Chinese Writing: An Exploratory Study Of Writing Performance On Social Q&A Online Community, Lin Zhu Jul 2019

New Approach To Chinese Writing: An Exploratory Study Of Writing Performance On Social Q&A Online Community, Lin Zhu

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

Many studies have investigated how the online community has informed language acquisition and teaching. In the scholarship of Computer-Mediated Communication Theory (CMC), while most of the studies have emphasized second language English writing using the CMC framework, evidence is shown to support CMC in foreign language instruction. However, there is a lack of research on how feedback from native speakers of Chinese influences Chinese learners’ writing in a web environment. In response to the research gap, drawing on sociocultural and CMC, the current exploratory study probes the nature of feedback on Zhihu, the largest Chinese social question-and-answer website, and how ...


Challenges Of Employing Voicethread To Enhance U.S. Collegiate Chinese Language Learners’ Oral Proficiency, Guangyan Chen, Junyu Zhang Jul 2019

Challenges Of Employing Voicethread To Enhance U.S. Collegiate Chinese Language Learners’ Oral Proficiency, Guangyan Chen, Junyu Zhang

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

The digital age in education inspires Chinese teachers to integrate Web 2.0 technologies into Chinese as a second language (CSL) curricula to enhance teaching effects. However, few studies examine the challenges that teachers face when integrating Web 2.0 technologies to improve student oral proficiency in Chinese. This study aims to investigate students’ perceptions of the effectiveness of the Web 2.0 technology VoiceThread (VT). It examines the challenges of integrating VT to enhance student oral proficiency. The authors conducted two studies with 31 students responding to a questionnaire in Study 1 and 48 students responding to the same ...


Motivating Students To Talk: Ted Conference In University-Based Chinese Language Classrooms, Danping Wang Feb 2019

Motivating Students To Talk: Ted Conference In University-Based Chinese Language Classrooms, Danping Wang

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

This paper presents an innovative teaching method that uses TED conference to stimulate and support learners of Chinese in improving their speaking skills. In non-target language countries, students are often reluctant to use Chinese in real life. This study overviews a case where TED conferences were integrated into a university-based Chinese language course in New Zealand. It also discusses the major findings emerging from implementing this innovative pedagogy as well as the recommendations for future research. While motivating students to use Chinese in public setting, the approach has also enhanced critical thinking skills and co-learning in language classrooms. This paper ...


Call For Submissions, Cltmt Editor Sep 2017

Call For Submissions, Cltmt Editor

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

Call for Submissions


Problems And The Coping Measures In American Beginners’ Chinese Calligraphy Writing, Huiwen Li, Brendan Mcdermott Sep 2017

Problems And The Coping Measures In American Beginners’ Chinese Calligraphy Writing, Huiwen Li, Brendan Mcdermott

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

Through class observations and interviews, this study identified eight types of writing errors that American beginners of Chinese calligraphy. These errors include: (1) failure to apply the Chinese philosophical mindset when producing a real work of calligraphy, (2) dropping some stroke(s) or stroke part(s), (3) misplaced strokes, (4) improperly connected strokes, (5) misshapen curved strokes, (6) disproportionate component size, (7) incorrect thickness and character size, and (8) angled vertical strokes. These errors reflect the students’ lack of knowledge of Chinese characters, the writing skills, and the application of Yin and Yang philosophy. Corresponding instructions and guidance are needed ...


Introduction Of The World Organic Language Teaching Approach, Jingyi Zhang Sep 2017

Introduction Of The World Organic Language Teaching Approach, Jingyi Zhang

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

This article introduces the OWL instructional approach including its rationale, target setting, procedure, and class structure. With the OWL experience, the author also gives reflections on this approach.


The Evaluation Of Implicit And Explicit Instruction In Chinese Refusals: A Case Of A Japanese Learner, Bo Zhan Mar 2017

The Evaluation Of Implicit And Explicit Instruction In Chinese Refusals: A Case Of A Japanese Learner, Bo Zhan

Purdue Linguistics, Literature, and Second Language Studies Conference

No abstract provided.


Session A-3: The Yin And Yang Of U.S.-China Relations 1840-Present, Diane Haleas Mar 2017

Session A-3: The Yin And Yang Of U.S.-China Relations 1840-Present, Diane Haleas

Professional Learning Day

The United States and China have experienced both difficult relations and positive relations. For over 150 years these interactions between the United States and China have resulted in significant influences on political, economic, and cultural decisions in both countries. This presentation will offer an overview of time periods, emphasize crucial events, and analyze the implications for U.S.-China relations today and in the future. Lesson plan ideas will be included.


The Challenge Of Chinese Character Acquisition: Leveraging Multimodality In Overcoming A Centuries-Old Problem, Justin Olmanson, Xianquan Chrystal Liu Jan 2017

The Challenge Of Chinese Character Acquisition: Leveraging Multimodality In Overcoming A Centuries-Old Problem, Justin Olmanson, Xianquan Chrystal Liu

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

For learners unfamiliar with character-based or logosyllabic writing systems, the process of developing literacy in written Chinese poses significantly more obstacles than learning to read and write in a second language like Portuguese or Cherokee. In this article we describe the linguistic nature of Chinese characters; we outline traditional and new media approaches to Chinese character acquisition; we unpack how multimodal technologies combined with computational linguistics might be used to provide new types of support for Chinese character learning; and we offer a design that incorporates several of these concepts into a digital writing support tool that could work as ...


Digital Affordances On Wechat Learning Chinese As A Second Language.Pdf, Li Jin Dec 2016

Digital Affordances On Wechat Learning Chinese As A Second Language.Pdf, Li Jin

Li Jin

Different from the traditional term language input, affordance, an ecological term, has been deployed to analyze the perceived opportunities for second language (L2) learning an environment provides to L2 learners. L2 learning occurs only when the semiotic resources in the environment resonate with the learner's capacities such as their abilities, aptitudes, and attitudes. Adopting affordance as a theoretical and analytic construct, this study investigates using qualitative research methods what language development affordances WeChat, one of the most popular Social Networking Systems in Chinese-speaking communities, provided to two university-level Chinese language learners while they were studying abroad in an intensive ...


Students' Views On General Education: Insights Gained From The Narratives Of Chinese Students In Hong Kong, Daniel T. L. Shek, Florence K. Y. Wu, Wen Yu Chai Nov 2016

Students' Views On General Education: Insights Gained From The Narratives Of Chinese Students In Hong Kong, Daniel T. L. Shek, Florence K. Y. Wu, Wen Yu Chai

Pediatrics Faculty Publications

The General University Requirements (GUR) is a component of the new 4-year undergraduate program at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). This study examined students’ views and experiences of the GUR using a qualitative methodology. Written comments of 240 freshmen, sophomores, and senior-year students with reference to open-ended questions on their memorable experiences in the GUR study were collected. The qualitative findings suggested that students generally had positive views on the GUR in terms of its widely adopted active and experiential learning pedagogy, useful and attractive contents, caring teaching staff, and rich learning outcomes. Challenges were also identified for further ...


Maximizing Communicative Competency In A Classroom, Yinshun Wang Oct 2015

Maximizing Communicative Competency In A Classroom, Yinshun Wang

Faculty Publications & Research

Developing students’ communicative competence is a primary goal of many language classrooms. This session will present various strategies to encourage learner agency. The presenter will introduce strategies to execute fast-paced communicative learning activities that bypass mechanical activities and task-based student assessments to measure students’ proficiency in interpretive, interpersonal and presentational modes of communication. Examples of lesson plans and student work from a high school Chinese classroom will be provided.


American History Content-Based Instruction In China, Matthew K. Ingalls Jan 2015

American History Content-Based Instruction In China, Matthew K. Ingalls

MA TESOL Collection

This project demonstrates materials developed over a three-year period in Chinese international schools for the teaching of U.S. history to ESL learners. It includes an outline for a two-year curriculum with a regular weekly cycle, as well as a close look at strategies and tested activities intended to facilitate understanding of this complex topic and to encourage students to participate beyond passive reception. Specific cultural issues of teaching U.S. history in China are discussed, including issues of ideology and censorship.


Needs Analysis And Curriculum Development Of Vocational Chinese For Ncs Students, Xiao Yan Qiu, Danping Wang, Hau Yee, Doris Lo, Ming Tak, Jackie Tsang Dec 2014

Needs Analysis And Curriculum Development Of Vocational Chinese For Ncs Students, Xiao Yan Qiu, Danping Wang, Hau Yee, Doris Lo, Ming Tak, Jackie Tsang

Practical Social and Industrial Research Symposium

No abstract provided.


Peer/Group Interaction In A Mandarin Chinese Study Abroad Context, Li Jin Dec 2013

Peer/Group Interaction In A Mandarin Chinese Study Abroad Context, Li Jin

Li Jin

www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?k=9781783092086


Curriculum Development And Students’ Learning Outcomes: A Case Study Of Putonghua Presentation Skills, Danping Wang, Xiao Yan Qiu, Man Lut Chau, King Lam, Jacquelin Choy Jun 2013

Curriculum Development And Students’ Learning Outcomes: A Case Study Of Putonghua Presentation Skills, Danping Wang, Xiao Yan Qiu, Man Lut Chau, King Lam, Jacquelin Choy

Practical Social and Industrial Research Symposium

No abstract provided.


China's 80后 And 90后: The Next Generation Of Leaders In The World's Next Superpower, A Students-Teaching-Students Course, Patrick Slavin May 2013

China's 80后 And 90后: The Next Generation Of Leaders In The World's Next Superpower, A Students-Teaching-Students Course, Patrick Slavin

Senior Honors Projects

In light of China’s recent reemergence as a global superpower, it is becoming increasingly important for westerners to understand its history and culture. For current college students, the culture of China’s youth is particularly pertinent.

In this project, a course, HPR 107: Chinese Youth Culture, was designed and taught through the Students-Teaching-Students program, which provides senior Honor’s Program students the opportunity to design and teach their own Honor’s Program course. The HPR 107 course focuses on China’s 80后 and 90后 generations, those born in the 1980s and 1990s, respectively.

This multi-faceted project includes: subject matter ...


Chinese As A Foreign Language (Cfl) Students’ Lexical Tonal Development: An Investigation Of Tonal Production And Awareness Of Tonal Categories, Li Jin Dec 2012

Chinese As A Foreign Language (Cfl) Students’ Lexical Tonal Development: An Investigation Of Tonal Production And Awareness Of Tonal Categories, Li Jin

Li Jin

This paper reports on an empirical study examining the relationship between beginning-level CFL students’ tonal production and their awareness of lexical tonal categories. Additionally, it investigated CFL learners’ views about the relationship. A mixed method approach was adopted to collect and analyze both quantitative and qualitative data from 23 beginning-level English-speaking adult CFL learners. The quantitative results show that the participants’ accuracy of lexical tonal production was statistically significantly correlated to their awareness of tonal categories and their tonal production was statistically more accurate than their awareness of tonal categories. The qualitative findings show that the participants didn’t rely ...


When In China, Do As The Chinese Do? Learning Compliment Responding In A Study Abroad Program, Li Jin Jul 2012

When In China, Do As The Chinese Do? Learning Compliment Responding In A Study Abroad Program, Li Jin

Li Jin

近年来中国大陆吸引了越来越多以英语为母语的留学生。留学生在中国留学期间是否学习到并在语言行为上体现中国文化的礼节方式是个很值得研究的话题。本文使用定性分析方式研究了美国大学生在中国上海暑期语言学习期间(八周)所习得的汉语称赞答复方式及学习称赞答复的过程。考察对象为四名在美国中西部一所私立大学学习汉语,以英语为母语的学生。其中两名二年级学生,两名三年级学生。数据来源为学生参加暑期学习班初期的问卷调查,每周一次的单独采访(一共六次),学生每周的博客,及本文作者的现场观察记录。分析结果发现四名学生学习到不同的称赞答复方式,称赞答复方式的学习过程复杂并受到个人在暑期学习期间社会经历的影响。本文并讨论了影响以英语为母语学生在中国短期留学期间学习称赞答复方式的各种社会及文化因素。 Recent years have witnessed an increasing number of English-speaking students studying abroad in China. Whether these students can learn and reflect in their behaviors certain uniquely Chinese-style speech acts during their sojourn in China merits investigation. This paper reports on a case study investigating what and how four American university-level students developed knowledge and skills of compliment responding in Mandarin Chinese when they were participating in an 8-week intensive summer language program in Shanghai. Among the four participants, two were from a 2nd-year ...


Qualitative Research Gains Equality: A Review Of Research Methodology: A Step-By-Step Guide For Beginners, Li Jin Apr 2012

Qualitative Research Gains Equality: A Review Of Research Methodology: A Step-By-Step Guide For Beginners, Li Jin

Li Jin

No abstract provided.


Sociocultural Theory-Guided College-Level Mandarin Chinese Hybrid Course Design, Li Jin Dec 2011

Sociocultural Theory-Guided College-Level Mandarin Chinese Hybrid Course Design, Li Jin

Li Jin

This paper explains how sociocultural theory (SCT), particularly its three key concepts: mediation, zone of proximal development, and agency, can be used to guide the course design of college-level 1st-year Mandarin Chinese hybrid courses. Specific examples are illustrated to demonstrate how three aspects of the hybrid course design: 1) learning materials and tasks, 2) teacher-student and student-student interaction, and 3) assessments, are guided from a SCT perspective. The feedback from students enrolled in a college-level hybrid Mandarin Chinese course sequence is also provided.


Narrative Research Methodology In Mobile Work Research, Li Jin Dec 2010

Narrative Research Methodology In Mobile Work Research, Li Jin

Li Jin

This book review provides a summary of the content of the book “Mobile Work, Mobile Lives: Cultural Accounts of Lived Experiences” and a critical review of the methodological strengths of the articles included in the book. It also points out one structural weakness of the book. The appropriate readership is recommended as well


Everson, Michael E., & Helen H. Shen. (Eds.). Research Among Learners Of Chinese As A Foreign Language., Li Jin Dec 2010

Everson, Michael E., & Helen H. Shen. (Eds.). Research Among Learners Of Chinese As A Foreign Language., Li Jin

Li Jin

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Heisig, James & Richardson, Timothy, W. Remembering Simplified Hanzi 1: How Not To Forget The Meaning And Writing Of Chinese Characters, Li Jin Dec 2009

Book Review: Heisig, James & Richardson, Timothy, W. Remembering Simplified Hanzi 1: How Not To Forget The Meaning And Writing Of Chinese Characters, Li Jin

Li Jin

No abstract provided.


Review Of The Books Remembering Simplified Hanzi 1: How Not To Forget The Meaning And Writing Of Chinese Characters & Remembering Traditional Hanzi 1: How Not To Forget The Meaning And Writing Of Chinese Characters, By J. Heisig & T. W. Richardson), Li Jin Dec 2009

Review Of The Books Remembering Simplified Hanzi 1: How Not To Forget The Meaning And Writing Of Chinese Characters & Remembering Traditional Hanzi 1: How Not To Forget The Meaning And Writing Of Chinese Characters, By J. Heisig & T. W. Richardson), Li Jin

Li Jin

No abstract provided.


Dynamic Motives In Esl Computer-Mediated Peer Response, Li Jin Dec 2009

Dynamic Motives In Esl Computer-Mediated Peer Response, Li Jin

Li Jin

This paper reports a case study investigating how the use of instant messaging (IM) mediated ESL students’ motives in their participation in computer-mediated peer response (CMPR) tasks in an ESL academic writing class. Qualitative data including interview transcripts, chat transcripts, on-and off-screen behaviors captured on video cameras and with a screen-capturing tool, researcher observations, and student drafts collected from two low-advanced-level ESL students were analyzed. Data analysis indicated that with the opportunities afforded and challenges presented by IM technology, the ESL students were driven by heterogeneous and multiple motives even when they were participating in the same task, and their ...


Using Technology For Foreign Language Instruction: Creative Innovations, Research, And Applications, Li Jin, Tony Erben, Ruth Ban, Robert Summers, Kristina Eisenhower Dec 2007

Using Technology For Foreign Language Instruction: Creative Innovations, Research, And Applications, Li Jin, Tony Erben, Ruth Ban, Robert Summers, Kristina Eisenhower

Li Jin

No abstract provided.


Using Instant Messaging Interaction (Imi) In Intercultural Learning, Li Jin Dec 2007

Using Instant Messaging Interaction (Imi) In Intercultural Learning, Li Jin

Li Jin

No abstract provided.


Computer-Mediated Peer Response In A Level-Iv Esl Academic Writing Class: A Cultural Historical Activity Theoretical Perspective, Li Jin Dec 2006

Computer-Mediated Peer Response In A Level-Iv Esl Academic Writing Class: A Cultural Historical Activity Theoretical Perspective, Li Jin

Li Jin

Very few studies focus on how English as a second language (ESL) students’ agency and their unique histories as an integral part of the social cultural environment influence his or her participation in computer-mediated peer response tasks, particularly in a multimedia-based synchronous communication environment. Considering each ESL student as an active agency with unique historical bearings, the dissertation investigated ESL students’ participation in computer-mediated peer response (CMPR) tasks that used instant messenger (IM) as the communication technology between students from the cultural historical activity theoretical (CHAT) perspective, which views all human interaction as a dynamic developmental process. A case study ...