Teaching Chinese, Japanese, and Korean heritage language students

Teaching Chinese, Japanese, and Korean heritage language students

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This book contributes to building the research knowledge that language teaching professionals need in developing curriculum for the large population of East Asian heritage students (including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) in countries like the United States, Canada, and Australia, where speakers of East Asian languages are among the fastest growing populations. Heritage learners are defined as those who initially acquired certain levels of linguistic and cultural competence in a non-dominant language mainly through interaction with foreign-born parents and other family members at home. Heritage language instruction is currently a hot topic and is becoming a sub-discipline within the fields of foreign language education and applied linguistics. Special instruction for heritage language learners is on the rise, particularly in the U.S. and Canada. Providing theoretical and practical information about heritage-language instruction in terms of curriculum design, learner needs, materials development, and assessment procedures, the goal of this book is not only to promote research about heritage students in East Asian languages but also to improve the teaching of these students in various educational settings and all over the world, especially in English speaking countries. Teaching Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Heritage Language Students is intended as a primary text or reference for researchers, educators, and students in the areas of curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment studies related to teaching bilingual and heritage students in general and East Asian heritage students in particular.curriculum needs, materials, and assessment Kimi Kondo-Brown, James Dean Brown. The mid-Autumn festival module begins with an introductory essay followed by the main essay, which is designed to provide students with a self- learninganbsp;...

Title:Teaching Chinese, Japanese, and Korean heritage language students
Author:Kimi Kondo-Brown, James Dean Brown
Publisher:Lawrence Erlbaum - 2008


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