ERIC Number: ED195166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Chinese Language Study in American Higher Education: State of the Art. Language in Education: Theory and Practice. No. 30.
Eddy, Peter A.; And Others
A study was undertaken in order to provide current data and comprehensive information about Chinese language instruction in United States higher education. This report is based on the responses to a survey in 1979. In addition to the discussion of the survey responses, an examination of changes that have taken place since a previous report in 1969 is provided. The discussion of the survey report deals with the following data: (1) an overview of the survey procedures; (2) enrollments and enrollment trends, including "language-learning" and "language-using" courses, courses about Chinese offered in English, summer courses and extension courses; (3) teachers of Chinese--their responsibilities, pedagogical and linguistic training, openings for instructional personnel, and opinions on language-teaching changes; (4) a catalog and assessment of instructional materials that are most used and/or needed; (5) aspects of Chinese language instructional programs in American higher education; (6) students' language competence and reasons for studying Chinese; (7) funding of Chinese language instruction on United States campuses; and (8) a summary of the findings of the survey and the recommendations that follow from it. (AMH)
Descriptors: Chinese, College Second Language Programs, Enrollment Trends, Financial Support, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Proficiency, Language Research, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, Surveys, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
Center for Applied Linguistics, 3520 Prospect Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007 ($7.95).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.