Improving the teaching of Chinese speaking of young students from English-speaking families: Teacher’s professional development

Jing YAN, Hock Huan GOH, Hong Xia ZHOU

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Abstract

This article highlights the recent shift in the teaching of Chinese Language in Singapore from its traditional emphasis on oral communication. It looks into the Chinese Language teachers’ beliefs, teaching strategies, and difficulties encountered in implementing the change. The research team design lessons plans which were implemented by purposively selected teachers in five schools. Teachers were observed and interviewed, and multiple case studies were reported. Copyright © 2018 Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeaching Chinese language in Singapore: Efforts and possibilities
EditorsKay Cheng SOH
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Pages65-82
ISBN (Electronic)9789811088605
ISBN (Print)9789811088599
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Citation

Yan, J., Goh, H. H., & Zhou, H. X. (2018). Improving the teaching of Chinese speaking of young students from English-speaking families: Teacher’s professional development. In K. C. Soh (Ed.), Teaching Chinese language in Singapore: Efforts and possibilities (pp. 65-82). Singapore: Springer.

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