Teaching and Learning Chinese in Schools: Case Studies in Quality Language Education

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Springer International Publishing, Jun 11, 2018 - Foreign Language Study - 102 pages

This book presents the principles of quality teaching in Chinese, as exemplified in case studies of primary and secondary school classrooms. Drawing on data from five Australian schools, the authors identify the key practices necessary to produce a quality learning experience for students. The book offers a thorough grounding in the issues involved in teaching different age groups, and many practical strategies, including a comprehensive overview of digital technologies for teaching and learning Chinese. It will provide a valuable resource for students and scholars of applied linguistics, in addition to supporting teacher training and professional development.

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Robyn Moloney is Senior Lecturer in Educational Studies at Macquarie University, Australia. Her research interests include teacher education, narrative enquiry, intercultural competences and Chinese language education, reflected in her publication output.
Hui Ling Xu is Senior Lecturer in International Studies at Macquarie University, Australia. Her research interests include linguistics, second language acquisition, pedagogy, and intercultural communication. She has published extensively in the development of Chinese language teaching in Australia's secondary and tertiary context.