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Friday, September 20, 2013
  • Let theory inform practice: Connecting the dots between linguistics and teaching Chinese as a foreign language

    Time: 12:00pm - 01:15pm 

    Place: Student Building, Room 150


    Henghua Su

    “In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.” From a pedagogical perspective, linguistics is often perceived to be too theoretical to directly apply to teaching Chinese as a foreign language. Many Chinese instructors are discouraged to learn linguistics under the assumption that theory and practice are disconnected. To address their concerns, this presentation will discuss several prominent issues in Chinese language as examples to illustrate how these generally considered difficulty-to-teach aspects of the language could be explained with fundamental linguistic concepts and rules. My purpose is to raise Chinese pedagogues’ linguistic awareness and helping them teach more effectively.


    In category: Second language acquisition


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