Online Seminar

Computer Chinese: A New Five-Skilled Approach to Teaching Chinese

Authors Wayne Wenchao He, a professor with over twenty years of experience and currently at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and Dela Jiao, Senior Lecturer of Chinese language at New York University, will discuss the innovative teaching approach that uses computer Chinese as a learning tool and fifth language skill. The authors will cover the basic concepts behind this teaching method, why it's relevant and effective, and how this method can be incorporated into the classroom using examples from their textbook series, Chinese for Tomorrow. (50 mins.)

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Is it Necessary to Develop Grammar Learning Materials?

The teaching of grammar has long been one of the most difficult challenges facing foreign language teachers. Wayne He and Dela Jiao, authors of Chinese for Tomorrow, explore ways that grammar can effectively and flexibly be incorporated into the curriculum at the first and second year level of high school or college Chinese language learning.

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