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Teaching Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Heritage Language Students : Curriculum Needs, Materials, and Assessment - Kimi Kondo-Brown

Teaching Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Heritage Language Students

Curriculum Needs, Materials, and Assessment

By: Kimi Kondo-Brown (Editor), James Dean Brown (Editor)

Paperback Published: 20th August 2007
ISBN: 9780805858785
Number Of Pages: 346

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This book contributes to building the research knowledge that language teaching professionals need in developing curriculum for the large population of East Asian heritage students (including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) in countries like the United States, Canada, and Australia, where speakers of East Asian languages 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 sub-discipline within the fields of foreign language education and applied linguistics. Special instruction for heritage language learners is on the rise, particularly in the U.S. 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 and 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 Assessment Procedures
"Teaching Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Heritage Language 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.

Industry Reviews

"...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

Prefacep. ix
List of Contributorsp. xv
Overviewp. 1
Introductionp. 3
Issues and Future Agendas for Teaching Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Heritage Studentsp. 17
Language Needs Analysisp. 45
Japanese and English Language Ability of Students at Supplementary Japanese Schools in the United Statesp. 47
Measuring the Japanese Proficiency of Heritage Language Childrenp. 77
Heritage and Nonheritage Learners of Korean: Sentence Processing Differences and Their Pedagogical Implicationsp. 99
A Separate Track for Advanced Heritage Language Students?: Japanese Intersentential Referencingp. 135
Attitude, Motivation, Identity, and Instructional Preferencep. 157
Heritage Language Learners' Attitudes, Motivations and Instructional Needs: The Case of Postsecondary Korean Language Learnersp. 159
Developing a "Compromise Curriculum" for Korean Heritage and Nonheritage Learnersp. 187
The Affective Needs of Limited Proficiency Heritage Language Learners: Perspectives from a Chinese Foreign Language Classroomp. 211
Curriculum Design, Materials Development, and Assessment Proceduresp. 235
Curriculum Design for Young Learners of Japanese as a Heritage Languagep. 237
Robust Learning for Chinese Heritage Learners: Motivation, Linguistics and Technologyp. 271
Online Chat for Heritage Learners of Chinesep. 299
Author Indexp. 329
Subject Indexp. 335
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ISBN: 9780805858785
ISBN-10: 0805858784
Series: ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 346
Published: 20th August 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1

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