Category: Pedagogy

Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning of Chinese as a Foreign Language (1st Edition)

Dr. Amber Navarre is the 2018 winner of ACTFL Award for Excellence in Foreign Language Instruction Using Technology (post-secondary). Her book, Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning of Chinese as a Foreign Language, published by Routledge Chinese Language Pedagogy series, is now available on Amazon. This book provides new and experienced teachers of Chinese with a timely

Drop in Chinese Enrollment Requires Serious Reflections & Creative Ideas

I have read more reports and heard from more colleagues these two years that the Chinese program enrollment numbers have either plateaued or decreased. At my university, enrollment has remained in general strong, however, last year, we did see one of our smallest incoming 1st-year language classes. It might have been just a blip and the

Content-Based Instruction Using Chinese Mobile Apps

[This is an invited post from Thomas N. Rooks, 榮天漠]   Introduction Daily life in mainland China has been transformed by the rise of mobile apps.  For instance, mobile payment apps have turned China into a nearly cashless society, and you can now travel without buying a metro card or queuing up at a ticket counter.  With

An Imperative for Innovation in Chinese Language Pedagogy

Though interest in studying Chinese as a second language has increased dramatically in the past 20 years and enrollments in Chinese have steadily grown since the mid-1990s, it is clear that the rapid growth of the 2000s is waning. A recent study by the MLA is showing that university level study of Chinese has only

Call for Blog Submissions & Discussion Board Comments

Past participants of Chinese Innovation Forum are invited to share your poster session displays or any other reflections on this forum. Teachers, students of Chinese, administrators are all welcome to share your class designs, pedagogical ideas, research summaries, inquires and any comments related to the teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture. Blog Submission: