Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education deals with the current issues and challenges faced by teachers and learners of Chinese.
Written by leading professionals and academics, the book is the first collection of research articles based on data collected in higher education institutions in the UK. The studies focus on concerns related to learners of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) and aim to establish studies on teaching Chinese as a foreign language (TCFL) as part of the mainstream of applied linguistics
The contributors have applied their theoretical backgrounds in applied linguistics and education to tackle issues such as how to benchmark the Chinese written language with CEFR, how to integrate standardised Chinese proficiency tests with institutional assessments and teaching methodologies.
Teaching and Learning Chinese in Higher Education will be invaluable to professionals, academics and students seeking theoretical frameworks in applied linguistics for TCFL.
Yang Lu is Assistant Professor of Chinese at the University of Nottingham, UK.
Chapter 1 European Benchmarking Chinese Language: Defining the Competences in the Written Language Yang Lu, Lianyi Song Chapter 2 Exploring the Criterion-Validity of HSK Levels 3 and 4: Are Assessments and CEFR Standards Related? Yang Lu Chapter 3 Problematizing Identity Work in CFL Teaching Materials Rugang Lu Chapter 4 Learning Chinese Idioms: A Luxury or Necessity for the Curriculum? Jiaqi F. Guo Chapter 5 An Experimental Study on Teaching Number-Related Chinese Metaphors with Cognitive Deep-Rooted Cultural Input Dian Huang Chapter 6 The Application of a Visual Stimulation Approach for Teaching CFL at Beginner Level Duo Luan Chapter 7 Bootstrapping Learning in a Chinese Beginners' Classroom Ann Devitt, Weiming Liu Chapter 8 The Impact of an Online Grammar Self-Assessment System on CFL Learners and Teachers Lijing Shi Chapter 9 An Analysis of Advanced L2 Chinese Learners' Common Errors and their Perceptions on Errors in Argument-Based Essays Catherine H. Xiang, Yue Ji Chapter 10 The Effect of Instruction on L2 Writing in Chinese: A T-Unit Analysis Shuai Zhao