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Chinese Second Language Teacher Education And Teacher Self-Development, Xiaoping Gao Jan 2013

Chinese Second Language Teacher Education And Teacher Self-Development, Xiaoping Gao

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This paper addresses three key components in Chinese Second Language Teacher Education: the history, development and objectives of the field, the curricula of teacher education, and student teachers' self -reflection in teaching practices and its role in teacher self -development. Given the changes in the objectives and contexts of teaching Chinese as a second language. it emphasizes that student teachers' self - reflection in supervised teaching practice is central to realize teachers' self -development and to meet the requirement of International Standards for Chinese Language Teacher.


How Do You …? Use Film Viewing To Enhance Students’ Analytical Skills?, Alfredo Herrero De Haro Jan 2013

How Do You …? Use Film Viewing To Enhance Students’ Analytical Skills?, Alfredo Herrero De Haro

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Many teachers, and I have been one of them, treat listening skills as something that is innate and that can be neither learnt nor taught. That is, as something that students either can or cannot do, and as something that teachers have no control over. However, trial and error in lessons has shown me how, irrespectively of students’ level in the L2, there are certain things that we can teach students to make them better listeners and to help them understand how to improve their (foreign) language comprehension.

The starting point will be preventing our students from being passive listeners ...


Chinese Language Teaching And Teacher Training In Australia, Xiaoping Gao Jan 2013

Chinese Language Teaching And Teacher Training In Australia, Xiaoping Gao

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摘要:

自国家汉办2006年启动海外汉语教师志愿者项目以来,志愿者的素质问题逐渐成为志愿者选派、培训及国际汉语教育专业人才培养关注的焦点。本文旨在探讨赴澳大利亚志愿者的必备素质与培养策略。文章以澳大利亚的中文教育状况为背景,通过对比澳洲本土教师从业资格与志愿者的选拔条件、培训内容,提出满足澳大利亚教学需求的志愿者应具备良好的英语沟通能力、扎实的专业素养、踏实的敬业精神,娴熟的多媒体课件制作技巧、和适合学生特点的组织管理课堂教学活动的技能。本文并就如何培养志愿者的上述素质提出了相应的培养策略,以期丰富国际汉语教师志愿者的选拔、培训及相关研究,探索高质量国际汉语人才培养的新途径。


Collaborative Creation Of Spoken Language Corpora, Michael Haugh, Wei-Lin Melody Chang Jan 2013

Collaborative Creation Of Spoken Language Corpora, Michael Haugh, Wei-Lin Melody Chang

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Analysing authentic interactions at progressively greater levels of complexity is one means of promoting deeper engagement with pragmatic phenomena amongst L2 learners. However, effective analysis often requires a greater amount of data than learners can feasibly gather. It is proposed here that encouraging students to collaborate through the creation of a corpus of spoken interactions is one potentially effective way to help them engage with a much richer set of interactional data than they might normally encounter. Here we report on a corpus created through “crowdsourcing” the collection and transcription of recordings of spoken interactions, the Griffith Corpus of Spoken ...


Teaching A Mother Tongue Far Away From The Motherland: An Analysis Of Chinese Language Curriculum In Australian High Schools, Min Tao, Wei Wang Jan 2013

Teaching A Mother Tongue Far Away From The Motherland: An Analysis Of Chinese Language Curriculum In Australian High Schools, Min Tao, Wei Wang

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This article is concerned with the situation of teaching of Chinese as a first language or a mother tongue in Australia. Based on the analysis of the curriculum documents, students ' identities and exam papers in Victoria and New South Wales, the two biggest states in Australia, we argue that 1 ) the emergence of Chinese as a first language curriculum in Australia where English is the de facto national language is attributed to the globalisation and commercialisation in education; 2) the curriculum design of Chinese as a first language represents the curriculum' s Euro-centric mind-set and this also results in a ...


Time To Define 'The Cornerstone Of Public Order Legislation': The Elements Of Offensive Conduct And Language Under The Summary Offences Act 1988 (Nsw), Julia Ann Quilter, Luke J. Mcnamara Jan 2013

Time To Define 'The Cornerstone Of Public Order Legislation': The Elements Of Offensive Conduct And Language Under The Summary Offences Act 1988 (Nsw), Julia Ann Quilter, Luke J. Mcnamara

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This article addresses a contradiction that has long been at the heart of the criminal law concerned with ‘public order’. Although crimes such as offensive conduct and offensive language are amongst the most frequently prosecuted offences in Australia, their legal nature is poorly understood and rarely the subject of judicial scrutiny or academic explanation. In the context of ongoing controversy over whether such offences have a legitimate place on the statute books, we confront this oversight. This article draws on the High Court of Australia’s decision in He Kaw Teh v The Queen1 to lay out a methodology for ...