Chinese Language Education in the United States - Multilingual Education 14 (Hardback)
  • Chinese Language Education in the United States - Multilingual Education 14 (Hardback)

Chinese Language Education in the United States - Multilingual Education 14 (Hardback)

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Hardback 250 Pages / Published: 18/11/2015
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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.

Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
ISBN: 9783319213071
Number of pages: 250
Weight: 5266 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 16 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2016

"The timely and insightful volume under review here - the first collection of its kind - offers original, cross-disciplinary and indepth discussions of a wide range of critical issues related to CLE in the United States and beyond, from pedagogical, historical, political, economic, linguistic and sociocultural perspectives. ... It is a comprehensive and enlightening reference tool for teachers, scholars, policy-makers and students, and it suggests promising future research directions." (Hong Diao, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development,, August, 2017)

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