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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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About this book

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)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Historical Overview of Chinese Language Education for Speakers of Other Languages in China and the United States

    Pages 1-28

    Wang, Wenxia (et al.)

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

    Pages 29-45

    Li, Shuai (et al.)

  • U.S. Policies and Initiatives for CFL Education

    Pages 47-62

    Sun, Jin’ai (et al.)

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

    Pages 63-82

    Zhang, Jie

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

    Pages 83-96

    Wang, Danping

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-21308-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-21307-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36311-0
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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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