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Multilingual Education

Exploring Innovative Pedagogy in the Teaching and Learning of Chinese as a Foreign Language

Editors: Moloney, Robyn, Xu, Hui Ling (Eds.)

  • Provides the first collection of urgently needed innovative pedagogies for the Chinese language teacher community, for use in many international teaching contexts
  • The first book to offer studies on Chinese language teaching and learning with an explicit focus on the three crucial areas: learners, teachers and technologies
  • Features research-based classroom studies of interest and practical value to practitioners, researchers, and teacher educators
  • Positions the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language within the broader context of contemporary theoretical changes in education and language pedagogy by considering intercultural language learning and the use of technologies in language learning
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About this book

Teachers of Chinese as a foreign language in many international contexts are searching for pedagogic solutions to promote effective learning. Models of innovative and successful approaches are urgently needed. This volume presents a collection of compelling and empirically rich research studies that showcases innovative developments in the practice of teaching Chinese as a foreign language. The studies focus on three interrelated areas: learners, teachers, and applications of new technologies. Specifically, the studies explore methods for fostering learner-centred classrooms, autonomous learners, intercultural learning, the role of teacher views and identities, the nature of a ‘middle ground’ approach, and technologies that accommodate the unique aspects of the Chinese language, with new options for mobile and interactive learners. Providing both inspiration and practical models for language practitioners and researchers, it offers a vital resource for teachers’ professional development, and for pre-service teacher education.

About the authors

Robyn Moloney is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, Macquarie University. She teaches Languages Methodology to pre-service language teachers, and supervises doctoral projects in language issues. Her research interests focus on language teacher development, intercultural learning, heritage language learners, and Chinese language education in Australia. She has many years’ previous experience as a secondary school teacher of various languages.

Dr Hui Ling Xu is a Senior Lecturer of Chinese Studies in the Department of International Studies at Macquarie University, Sydney. She has extensive tertiary foreign language teaching experience and broad research interests including descriptive linguistics, second language acquisition, teaching Chinese as a foreign language, Chinese heritage language education, and the use of innovative education technology.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Taking the Initiative to Innovate: Pedagogies for Chinese as a Foreign Language

    Moloney, Robyn (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Australian Language Policy and the Learning and Teaching of Chinese

    Möllering, Martina

    Pages 19-37

  • Principles and Innovation Design: CLIL Units in Chinese

    Orton, Jane (et al.)

    Pages 39-60

  • Fostering Effective CFL Education Through Autonomous Learning: Learners’ Perspectives

    Wang, Danping

    Pages 61-76

  • Maximising Language Socialization and Learning Strategies Through Study Abroad in China

    Tsung, Linda (et al.)

    Pages 77-95

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-287-772-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-287-771-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-1307-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exploring Innovative Pedagogy in the Teaching and Learning of Chinese as a Foreign Language
Editors
  • Robyn Moloney
  • Hui Ling Xu
Series Title
Multilingual Education
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-287-772-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-287-772-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-287-771-0
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-1307-2
Series ISSN
2213-3208
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 271
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations
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