Enhancing linguistic and cultural proficiency through Chinese children’s literature

Bi, Lijun and Fang, Xiangshu 2015, Enhancing linguistic and cultural proficiency through Chinese children’s literature, Theory and practice in language studies, vol. 5, no. 9, pp. 1771-1777, doi: 10.17507/tpls.0509.02.

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Title Enhancing linguistic and cultural proficiency through Chinese children’s literature
Author(s) Bi, Lijun
Fang, Xiangshu
Journal name Theory and practice in language studies
Volume number 5
Issue number 9
Start page 1771
End page 1777
Total pages 7
Publisher Academy Publication
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1799-2591
Keyword(s) Chinese teaching materials
linguistic skills
cultural awareness
Summary This paper addresses the issue of selecting high-quality materials for teaching Chinese to non-native-speaker students. The paper argues that the unique nature of literary texts for children and adolescents written in simple and standard language reflecting the rich social fabric of China make them valuable materials for teaching foreign learners of the modern Chinese language. The special value of these materials to non-native learners lies not only in their linguistic aptness, but also in their informative connection between the modern Chinese language and the history and culture of China. The paper demonstrates how to effectively use these materials in a cooperative Chinese language classroom.
Language eng
DOI 10.17507/tpls.0509.02
Field of Research 200311 Chinese Languages
Socio Economic Objective 950203 Languages and Literature
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2015, Academy Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30079944

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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