Multilingual Education

Chinese Language Education in the United States

Editors: Ruan, Jiening, Zhang, Jie, Leung, Cynthia B. (Eds.)

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  • Comprehensive and complex in its treatment of Chinese as a Foreign/Second Language
  • Offers a historical overview before launching into the latest information on current policy and practice of learning and teaching Chinese as a foreign or second language
  • Contains multi-disciplinary findings and examines CFL/CSL from a variety of perspectives and for all levels of education
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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.

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“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, tandfonline.com, August, 2017)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Historical Overview of Chinese Language Education for Speakers of Other Languages in China and the United States

    Wang, Wenxia (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • Chinese Government Policies and Initiatives on the International Popularization of Chinese: An Economics of Language Perspective

    Li, Shuai (et al.)

    Pages 29-45

  • U.S. Policies and Initiatives for CFL Education

    Sun, Jin’ai (et al.)

    Pages 47-62

  • Understanding Chinese as a Foreign Language from the Perspective of Second Language Acquisition

    Zhang, Jie

    Pages 63-82

  • Medium-of-Instruction Policy and Practices in CSL Classrooms

    Wang, Danping

    Pages 83-96

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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chinese Language Education in the United States
Editors
  • Jiening Ruan
  • Jie Zhang
  • Cynthia B. Leung
Series Title
Multilingual Education
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-21308-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-21308-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-21307-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36311-0
Series ISSN
2213-3208
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 250
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