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ERIC Number: EJ1087932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2331-186X
The Tongue in Between: Some Thoughts on the Teaching of Chinese as a Second Language in Singapore
Tan, Chee Lay
Cogent Education, v1 n1 Article 967478 2014
In Singapore's unique and complex linguistic environment, it is common to have Chinese-language learners from many different backgrounds in the same school classroom, which is why Singapore is nicknamed as a "language laboratory." In this paper, I hope to examine our linguistic environment and response strategies from different angles, including theories of second-language acquisition and Singapore's teaching methods and distinguishing features. This paper argues that Singapore's approach to teaching Chinese as a second language have to be highly diverse and specialized, in cohesion with Singapore's constantly evolving sociolinguistic landscape and Chinese-language teaching environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A