About the Author
Robyn Moloney is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, Macquarie University. She teaches Languages Methodology to pre-service language teachers, and supervises doctoral projects in language issues. Her research interests focus on language teacher development, intercultural learning, heritage language learners, and Chinese language education in Australia. She has many years’ previous experience as a secondary school teacher of various languages.
Dr Hui Ling Xu is a Senior Lecturer of Chinese Studies in the Department of International Studies at Macquarie University, Sydney. She has extensive tertiary foreign language teaching experience and broad research interests including descriptive linguistics, second language acquisition, teaching Chinese as a foreign language, Chinese heritage language education, and the use of innovative education technology.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Taking the initiative to innovate: Pedagogies for Chinese as a foreign language.- Chapter 2 Australian Language Policy and the learning and teaching of Chinese.- Chapter 3Principles and innovation design: CLIL units in Chinese.- Chapter 4 Fostering effective CFL education through autonomous learning: Learners' perspectives.- Chapter 5 Maximising language socialization and learning strategies through study abroad in China.- Chapter 6 Intercultural competence in tertiary learners of Chinese as a foreign language: Analysis of an innovative learning task.- Chapter 7 Developing interculturally-oriented teaching resources in CFL: Meeting the challenge.- Chapter 8 : Complementary peer learning in the multilingual L2 Chinese classroom through tandem translation.- Chapter 9 Teacher personal practical knowledge as a foundation for innovative practice: Narratives of returnee teachers of CFL in overseas contexts.- Chapter 10 CFL teacher identity construction: A core element of future innovative practice.- Chapter 11 The innovative and challenge of a Content and Language Integrated Learning approach to CFL in one Australian primary school.- Chapter 12 Task-based Chinese as a Foreign language (CFL) in Second Life for Beginner Learners and Educators.- Chapter 13 Digital tools for Chinese character acquisition and their impact on student motivation.- Chapter 14 Innovative learning design for online language learning: A systems design framework.