Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world. In a rapidly globalizing environment, speaking it is an increasingly important skill for young people in the UK.
'Mandarin Chinese Teacher Education' stems from the work of the UCL Institute of Education Confucius Institute, which supports the development of Mandarin Chinese as a language on offer in schools as part of the mainstream curriculum. This edited collection brings together researchers, teachers involved in action research and student-teachers, in an effort to address the current lack of literature specifically aimed at supporting Chinese language teachers. It features:
• practical ideas for teachers of Chinese to implement in their own classrooms
• evaluation of differing strategies and approaches unique to teaching Chinese
• examples of using action research to help teachers reflect on their own practice while informing practice across the discipline.
The book will be useful for PGCE Mandarin students, teacher trainers and those involved in the development of Mandarin Chinese in schools across the UK and further afield.