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ERIC Number: ED419406
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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The Interdependency of Language and Literature: An Approach to Teaching Chinese Literature in Chinese.
Fu, Hongchu
One college teacher's experience with teaching Chinese literature in Chinese is described, focusing on the value of teaching literature in its original language and on the interdependence of language and literature. The course was offered to students with 3 or 4 years of college-level Chinese language instruction. Several considerations in developing such a course are noted: students with better language background appreciate the literature better, and students with lower-level language skills improve them through the study of literature; a literature course differs from a language course in it focus, and offers a different kind of language usage to students; selection of instructional materials is crucial; and at the college level, offering breadth of course coverage is more successful than depth. The instructional materials used in the course are outlined, reasons for their selection are discussed, and the approach taken to both linguistic and literary issues is examined. Finally, considerations in student assessment are examined. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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