Book Chapter

Teaching Content, Developing Language in CLIL Chinese

Jane Orton, C Shei, MEM Zikpi, DL Chao

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Language Teaching | Routledge | Published : 2020

Abstract

Chinese is currently a popular choice for school language programs in English-speaking countries and, in elementary schools especially, it is increasingly often taught in immersion mode in a Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) program, in which the language is learned as it is used for the learning of one or more curriculum subjects, such as for example, Science or Mathematics. While benefiting from extensive work done in European language CLIL curriculum and pedagogy (e.g. Marsh 2002; Coyle 2007), Chinese as a Second Language presents several challenges new to the field and has required scholarship, diligence, and creativity from those who have developed, resourced, and taught i..

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