East Asian Languages and Cultures | Teaching Chinese as a Foreign/Second Language
C525 | 1634 | Liu


This course examines the contemporary paradigms of foreign language
pedagogy, investigate their implications upon Chinese language instruction
in the U.S., identify critical issues of language pedagogy, and explore
various techniques of teaching four language skills.  Special topics include
teaching culture, teaching learning strategies, uses of authentic materials,
computer-assisted language learning, content-based instruction,
textbook/courseware evaluation, and student performance assessment.

The class, in a seminar-practicum format, is conducted mainly in the target
language.  Class assignments may include observations, lesson plans,
microteaching, critical presentations of selected readings, and a synthesis
paper.  Active participation in class is mandatory.  Graduate students and
advanced undergraduates of EALC, Comparative Literature, Education, and
Applied Linguistics, with an interest in acquiring knowledge, skills, and
experience in teaching Chinese as a foreign language are welcome.