Teaching Chinese Language in Singapore

Concerns and Visions

Authors: Soh, Kaycheng

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  • Draws on the author’s extensive training and experience in educational statistics and measurement
  • Broadens the scope of problems in Chinese language teaching by adopting concepts and theories beyond Chinese linguistics
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This book addresses the problems and issues surrounding teaching Chinese as a second language in the Singapore context. It identifies four main areas of concern: (1) Neglect of culture in the teaching of Chinese; (2) Difficulty of learning Hanzi (Chinese characters); (3) Cognitive and affective aspects of Chinese language learning; and (4) Authenticity of the Chinese language in a global and Singapore context. 
The book includes lesson design and instructional practices for re-prioritizing Chinese as a set of trainable skills, as well as teaching culture in the context of teaching the language. It also introduces the Chinese as a Second Language Readability Formula to help learners overcome their difficulties with learning Hanzi (Chinese characters), and the Attitude Toward Chinese Language Scale to help understand the various factors that can influence Chinese language learning. It also proposes a student-oriented model for conducting problem-based research, tapping into the disciplines of psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics.
Resolving or minimizing the issues identified here requires action at the macro level by Chinese language researchers on a national scale, and at the micro level by classroom teachers through action research.

About the authors

Dr. Soh Kaycheng is currently a Research Consultant at the Singapore Centre for Chinese Language. He is actively involved in training Chinese language teachers and conducting action research workshops, and publishes regularly on issues and problems in Chinese language instruction. He has also published books on global university rankings, international comparisons of academic achievement, educational measurement, and teacher creativity.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching Chinese Language in Singapore
Book Subtitle
Concerns and Visions
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-1149-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-1149-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-1148-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 152
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
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