Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language: Challenges and Principles
華語學刊 [Teaching Chinese as a Second Language]
This paper starts with discussions about some challenges in teaching Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) in grades 8-12, college, and graduate levels in the United States. In the second half of the paper, two perspectives in CFL pedagogy are noted with the foci on the relationships between language and culture and the five Cs in the U.S. National Standard for Foreign Language Education. In light of expanding interest in teaching Chinese in the United States, the motivation for this paper is to provide those interested teachers with an initial understanding of Chinese language education in the United States.
Wu, Ching-Hsuan, "Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language: Challenges and Principles" (2013). Modern Foreign Languages Faculty Work. 81.