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Pages: 4299-4302
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain

A CONTEXTUALIZED APPROACH TO TEACHING CHINESE IN THE NON-NATIVE ENVIRONMENT: A CASE STUDY AT RHODES UNIVERSITY, SOUTH AFRICA

Y. Yang

Yunnan Normal University (CHINA)
Recent literature on 2nd language teaching has contained much information on and support for the contextualized approach, which indicates that opportunities must be provided for students to practice using language in a range of contexts likely to be encountered in the target culture.

As China's economy booms and communications with the world have seen rapid growth, there has also been a sharp increase in the world’s demand for Chinese teaching. However, though a great deal of Chinese learners are learning domestically, most learners are learning overseas, in the non-native environment.

The purpose of the chapter is to explore how to provide students with much more practical opportunities to learn Chinese. In order to accomplish this, the college-level Chinese textbook “New Practical Chinese Reader” is instrumental as it has fit into classroom instruction with a communicative approach at CIRU (Confucius Institute of Rhodes University) and suggests improvements on helping students to apply knowledge to coping with authentic language-use situations in a non-native environment. Some case studies of contextualized Chinese teaching at the CIRU will also be analyed.
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Y. Yang (2015) A CONTEXTUALIZED APPROACH TO TEACHING CHINESE IN THE NON-NATIVE ENVIRONMENT: A CASE STUDY AT RHODES UNIVERSITY, SOUTH AFRICA, INTED2015 Proceedings, pp. 4299-4302.
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