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Article: Teaching Chinese as a second language in China: the cases of South Asians and ethnic Koreans

TitleTeaching Chinese as a second language in China: the cases of South Asians and ethnic Koreans
Authors
KeywordsChinese language
Context
Multiculturalism
Policy and practice
Second language acquisition
Issue Date2008
PublisherEquinox Publishing Ltd.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.equinoxjournals.com/LHS
Citation
Linguistics and the Human Sciences, 2008, v. 4 n. 3, p. 265-288 How to Cite?
AbstractGlobalization consists of cross-cultural, transnational, interregional integration and participation, immigration being one of its main phenomena. Immigrants' participation in every aspect of mainstream society requires knowledge of local language. Non-Chinese ethnic groups in Mainland China and Hong Kong face a challenge of predominant Chinese medium of instruction in order to reach a level of Chinese language proficiency. This research is a comparison of Chinese language studies among ethnic Koreans in Mainland China and South Asians in Hong Kong. The comparative analysis goes through three aspects: sociocultural context factors, policies and practices of Chinese language education. Since education never exists in a social vacuum, we highlight the importance of the interplay between the educational policy, practice and wider political, socioeconomic, cultural and ideological contexts. It is argued that the Hong Kong government and Chinese government have gone to great lengths to accommodate Chinese language acquisition, but there is still room to further inclusive educational policies if a world-class multilingualism/multiculturalism is sought.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/125467
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dc.contributor.authorGao, Fen_HK
dc.contributor.authorPark, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKi, WWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTsung, LTHen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-31T11:33:08Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-31T11:33:08Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationLinguistics and the Human Sciences, 2008, v. 4 n. 3, p. 265-288en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1742-2906en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/125467-
dc.description.abstractGlobalization consists of cross-cultural, transnational, interregional integration and participation, immigration being one of its main phenomena. Immigrants' participation in every aspect of mainstream society requires knowledge of local language. Non-Chinese ethnic groups in Mainland China and Hong Kong face a challenge of predominant Chinese medium of instruction in order to reach a level of Chinese language proficiency. This research is a comparison of Chinese language studies among ethnic Koreans in Mainland China and South Asians in Hong Kong. The comparative analysis goes through three aspects: sociocultural context factors, policies and practices of Chinese language education. Since education never exists in a social vacuum, we highlight the importance of the interplay between the educational policy, practice and wider political, socioeconomic, cultural and ideological contexts. It is argued that the Hong Kong government and Chinese government have gone to great lengths to accommodate Chinese language acquisition, but there is still room to further inclusive educational policies if a world-class multilingualism/multiculturalism is sought.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherEquinox Publishing Ltd.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.equinoxjournals.com/LHSen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofLinguistics and the Human Sciencesen_HK
dc.rightsCopyright of Linguistics & the Human Sciences is the property of Equinox Publishing Group and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.).-
dc.subjectChinese language-
dc.subjectContext-
dc.subjectMulticulturalism-
dc.subjectPolicy and practice-
dc.subjectSecond language acquisition-
dc.titleTeaching Chinese as a second language in China: the cases of South Asians and ethnic Koreansen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailGao, F: gaofang@graduate.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailPark, J: jpark@graduate.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailKi, WW: hraskww@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailTsung, LTH: lindat@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityPark, J=rp00947en_HK
dc.identifier.authorityKi, WW=rp00912en_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.1558/lhs.v4i3.265-
dc.identifier.hkuros180530en_HK
dc.identifier.volume4-
dc.identifier.issue3-
dc.identifier.spage265en_HK
dc.identifier.epage288-

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