Teaching and Learning Chinese as an Additional Language, challenging terminology and proposed solutions by Dr Chunlei Lu. Brock University.
The use of additional in the context of teaching or learning Chinese as an additional language (CAL) generates a positive, wholistic, and encouraging implication that promotes a better understanding of connotation of respect.
CAL is a politically, socially, linguistically and pedagogically appropriate alternative.
In order to create and maintain a more inclusive learning environment the examination of respectful and appropriate terms is both necessary and imperative from a contemporary global perspective.