Updated: Jul 30
By Jane Orton and Andrew Scrimgeour
Chapter 1 of this book is available online.
ISBN: 978-1-351-20687-7 (ebk)
So much to like:
The authors pinpoint why so many students of Chinese as a second language feel discouraged to the point of giving up.
How the socio cultural and educational beliefs and practices of teachers raised in the Chinese educational system are at odds with the western framework of educational norms.
Most of the great resources for Chinese learning are aimed at self-motivated young adults at University. Not much has trickled down into the realm of primary and secondary.
Many resources are created by native Chinese speakers; these resources may resemble ESL resources they used as a student, but are not in line with the needs of CSL students.