LINGUIST List 31.1644

Fri May 15 2020

Books: Teaching Chinese as an International Language: Goh

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Date: 15-May-2020
From: Rachel Tonkin <rtonkincambridge.org>
Subject: Teaching Chinese as an International Language: Goh
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Title: Teaching Chinese as an International Language
Subtitle: A Singapore Perspective
Published: 2020
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Book URL: https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/asian-language-and-linguistics/teaching-chinese-international-language-singapore-perspective?format=PB

Author: Yeng-Seng Goh
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107660809 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 27.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107660809 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 22.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781107660809 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 26.83
Abstract:

Bilingual and bicultural scholar Yeng-Seng Goh offers the first in-depth English language analysis of global Chinese, exploring the spread of Chinese beyond China and its emergence as a global language. Approaching the topic from a Singapore perspective, Goh uses this fascinating language ecosystem, with its unique bilingual language policy, as a case study for Chinese language learning. Offering clear insights into the pedagogy of teaching Chinese as an international language (TCIL), this book covers a range of important topics, such as the use of English in the teaching of Chinese, the teaching of Chinese by non-native teachers, information and communications technology in L2 learning and teaching, and the progressive testing of receptive skills. In doing so, it presents a new, integrative approach to the compilation of Chinese learner's dictionaries, an innovative bilingual hybrid model for training TCIL teachers, and a solid theoretical framework for Masters of Arts programmes in TCIL.


1. The spread of Chinese as a global language; 2. Mandarin Chinese as spoken in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore: a comparison; 3. Hard truths about Chinese language policy and planning in Singapore; 4. A sociolinguistic profile of Chinese language student-teachers in Singapore; 5. Who are we? The China complex of Chinese in Singapore; 6. The use of English in the teaching of Chinese: making the most of the learner's linguistic resources; 7. The teaching of Chinese by non-native teachers: experience and implications; 8. ICT in L2 learning and teaching: design and development of bilingual digital instructional materials; 9. Internet Plus and TCIL: a progressive Chinese pronunciation programme; 10. From bilingual to monolingual: a new business Chinese test for the progressive testing of receptive skills; 11. The four language skills and the compilation of Chinese learner's dictionaries: an integrative approach; 12. The bilingual hybrid teacher model for teaching Chinese as an international language; 13. The master of arts in teaching Chinese as an international language; 14. The making of the translation service industry in Singapore; Epilogue.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)

Written In: English (eng)

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