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ERIC Number: ED050614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960-Nov
Pages: 30
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The Teaching and Testing of Chinese in American Colleges, Universities, and Institutes: Conference Reports Numbers I and II.
FL Bulletin, n60 Nov 1959, n63 Nov 1960
These conference reports present a broad picture of the status of Chinese language instruction during the early 1960's and express concern for the development of introductory curriculum and expansion of existing programs at the college level. Aspects of curriculum development which are discussed include: (1) future needs and objectives of Chinese teaching, (2) basic goals of first year courses, (3) problem of characters, (4) class-hour schedules, (5) field work and experience in Chinese, (6) difficulties caused by terminology, (7) tests, and (8) texts and teaching materials. A survey by state and school of existing Chinese language programs in colleges and universities is included. The role of the Office of Education in supporting the study of neglected languages is discussed. The principal objectives of the second conference were to review the results of Professor John B. Carroll's Chinese language tests; to discuss further possible methods and materials for standardizing and improving the teaching of Chinese; and to recommend organizational steps to be taken to consolidate and perpetuate the interest in professionalizing the teaching of the Chinese language in the United States of America. (RL)
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