Teaching Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Heritage Language Students: Curriculum Needs, Materials, and Assessment

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This book contributes to building the research base and specific knowledge that teachers and other professionals need in developing curriculum for the large and growing population of East Asian heritage students (including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean students) in countries such as the United States, Canada, and Australia, where speakers of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean are among the fastest growing populations. Heritage learners are defined as those who initially acquired certain levels of linguistic and cultural competence in a non-dominant language mainly through interaction with foreign-born parents and other family members at home.

Heritage language instruction is currently a "hot topic" and is becoming a subdiscipline within the fields of foreign language education and applied linguistics. Special instruction for heritage language learners is on the rise, particularly in the United States and Canada. Providing theoretical and practical information about heritage-language instruction in terms of curriculum design, learner needs, materials development, and assessment procedures, the goal of this book is not only to promote research about heritage students in East Asian languages but also to improve the teaching of these students in various educational settings all over the world, especially in English-speaking countries. The volume is organized in four sections: Overview - addressing the timeliness, necessity, and applications of the work and issues and future agendas for teaching Chinese, Japanese, and Korean heritage students; Language Needs Analysis; Attitude, Motivation, Identity, and Instructional Preference; and Curriculum Design, Materials Development, and AssessmentProcedures. Teaching Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Heritage Students is intended as a primary text or reference for researchers, educators, and students in the areas of curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment studies related to teaching bilingual and heritage students in general and East Asian heritage students in particular.

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"...this book provides a much needed contribution to the understanding of East Asian HL learners. Indeed, much of this work is relevant to foreign language educators in general. Those interested in needs assessment and curriculum development will particularly enjoy this text." — Tim Newfields, TESL-EJ, June 2008, Volume 12, Number 12
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805858785
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/29/2007
  • Series: ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Part I: Overview. K. Kondo-Brown, J.D. Brown, Introduction. K. Kondo-Brown, Issues and Future Agendas for Teaching Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Heritage Students. Part II: Language Needs Analysis. H.C. Kataoka, Y. Koshiyama, S. Shibata, Japanese and English Language Ability of Students at Supplementary Japanese Schools in the U.S. T. Hasegawa, Measuring the Japanese Proficiency of Heritage Language Children. H-S.H. Kim, Heritage and Non-Heritage Learners of Korean: Sentence Processing Differences and Their Pedagogical Implications. K. Kondo-Brown, C. Fukuda, A Separate-Track for Advanced Heritage Language Students?: Japanese Inter-Sentential Referencing. Part III: Attitude, Motivation, Identity, and Instructional Preference. J.S. Lee, H-Y. Kim, Heritage Language Learners’ Attitudes, Motivations, and Instructional Needs: The Case of Post-Secondary Korean Language Learners. W.H. Yu, Developing ‘A Compromise Curriculum’ for Korean Heritage and Non-Heritage Learners. H.D. Weger-Guntharp, The Affective Needs of Limited Proficiency Heritage Language Learners: Perspectives From a Chinese Foreign Language Classroom. Part IV: Curriculum Design, Materials Development, and Assessment Procedures. M.O. Douglas, Curriculum Design for Young Learners of Japanese as a Heritage Language. S-m. Wu, Robust Learning for Chinese Heritage Learners: Motivation, Linguistics, and Technology. D. Zhang, N. Davis, Online Chat for Heritage Learners of Chinese.

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