Teaching Chinese Language in Singapore

Efforts and Possibilities

Editors: Soh, Kay Cheng (Ed.)

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  • Shares many ways of teaching and evaluating oral and written Chinese skills
  • Provides innovative ideas regarding Chinese Language curricula, instructional materials and methodologies
  • Offers ideas that can be applied in practising teachers’ classrooms to promote more effective and efficient student learning
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About this book

This book presents the experiences of Chinese Language researchers in Singapore to Chinese Language researchers and teachers in other countries and regions, such as the USA, the UK and Asia, that are home to a large number of learners, young and old. As such, the innovative ideas it provides can be applied in practising teachers’ classrooms to promote more effective and efficient student learning. Beyond pedagogical innovations, the book also includes papers on the assessment of Chinese Language learning and teacher literacy – two areas that have been largely neglected by the Chinese Language research and teaching communities, not only here in Singapore, but also around the world. This book, the sequel to “Teaching Chinese Language in Singapore: Retrospect and Challenges” (Springer, 2016), is future-oriented, highlighting ideas that merit further attention from researchers and practitioners alike.

About the authors

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

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Chinese Language Curriculum in Singapore (1960–2000): From Culture Transmission to Language Application

    Pages 3-23

    Chin, Chee Kuen

  • Conceptualization of the Chinese Language Teaching Paradigm

    Pages 25-36

    Chin, Chee Kuen

  • Chinese Language Teaching Paradigm: Case Study

    Pages 37-49

    Chin, Chee Kuen (et al.)

  • Mandarin Competence of Primary School Students in Singapore: A Preliminary Comparison Across Academic Level and Home Language Backgrounds

    Pages 51-62

    Goh, Hock Huan (et al.)

  • Improving the Teaching of Chinese Speaking of Young Students from English-Speaking Families: Teacher’s Professional Development

    Pages 65-82

    Yan, Jing (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching Chinese Language in Singapore
Book Subtitle
Efforts and Possibilities
Editors
  • Kay Cheng Soh
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-8860-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-8860-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-8859-9
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4260-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 193
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations
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