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Culture Shock Hanban Teachers Encounter In American Classroom Teaching, Shunqing Li, Lifen Han, Huiwen Li Sep 2017

Culture Shock Hanban Teachers Encounter In American Classroom Teaching, Shunqing Li, Lifen Han, Huiwen Li

Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology

Hanban teachers have made important contributions to the spreading of Chinese language and culture in the US. They also experience great cultural shocks during their teaching, which greatly challenge their life, work and even their physical and mental health. What are those cultural shocks? What are the causes of them? Can we find out some methods to prevent or deal with them? The present study, by employing classroom observation, interview, and self-reflection approaches, investigates the cultural shocks Hanban teachers commonly encounter during their teaching in K-12 schools in the State of Ohio, and conducts analysis of the causes of these ...